End Citizens United is a political action committee seeking to overturn the decision made in the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The court case was particularly notable as the FEC tried to keep big money out of politics. Unfortunately, however, the court ruled in favor of Citizens United back in 2010.
Five years later, End Citizens United was established to help rectify the actions taken by the Supreme Court. End Citizens United was founded by its President and Executive Director, Tiffany Muller and they are headquartered in Washington DC. Their current mission is to raise $35 million for the upcoming midterm elections.
This is 10 million more than their fundraising goal from last year and they plan to use the funds they raise to help Democratic candidates emerge victorious in the midterm elections. Recently, they released what they refer to as the Big Money 20, a list of Republican candidates running for office who put their own self-interests ahead of their constituents. Their mission is to target these “worst of the worst” candidates and ensure they are not reelected. The list includes such greedy and depraved Republicans as Ted Cruz and Dana Rohrbacher. They’ve also recently released the list of their endorsements for the upcoming midterms. The list includes such high-profile Senate candidates as Claire McCaskill, Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin as well as up-and-coming politicians like Kyrsten Sinema, Kirsten Gillibrand and Heidi Heitkamp.
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Between their endorsements and their targeting of the Big Money 20, they hope to elect strong progressives and forward-thinking candidates to office in 2018 which is the next step on the road to overturning the Citizens United case. How they will fare in the upcoming elections remains to be seen but, if the past is any indication, the Democrats are poised to take back the Senate, House and Congress. This is based on the fact that progressives have been winning the majority of elections ever since the 2016 presidential election.
End Citizens United is notable for helping elect strong progressive candidates such as Maggie Hassan and Catherine Cortez-Masto. In addition, they’ve also endorsed such high-profile candidates as Jon Ossoff, Beto O’Rourke and Hillary Clinton. So we wish them the best of luck as they try and win numerous seats in the upcoming midterm elections and hope that they will someday be able to accomplish their goal of overturning citizens united and keeping big money out of politics.