The End Citizens United PAC has grown up from its roots as a small movement begun during the build-up to the 2016 Presidential elections to become one of the top grassroots campaigns for political change in the U.S. The growth of End Citizens United comes amid a growing group of U.S. voters concerned about the issues facing the people of the nation as the growing number of billionaire financial donors to political parties and individual candidates has become a concern in the wake of the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision. Tiffany Muller, the President, and CEO of End Citizens United points to the fact the PAC took in an amazing $4 million in donations across the first three months of 2017 as proof the political tide is turning against the so-called donor class who many feel have too much influence over the future of the U.S.
At the outset of the grassroots campaign to produce a better quality of life for the people of the U.S., End Citizens United decided the Democratic Party had candidates and existing politicians friendlier to the cause of bringing an end to the Citizens United decision than those on the Republican side of Congress; the latest candidate to be given the support of End Citizens United is Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has maintained a consistent position in opposition to the Citizens United decision. Tiffany Muller explained the endorsement of Senator Warren for the 2018 midterm elections was based on the 2012 decision by Warren to create the People’s Pledge plan that required candidates in Massachusetts candidates to donate half the cost of all TV ad’s to charities. Elizabeth Warren herself has maintained a consistent position throughout her time in Washington over the growing influence of wealthy political donors she feels are threatening the democracy of the U.S.
The $4 million in donations received by End Citizens United is all the more impressive when one realizes the group operates as a traditional PAC, meaning the End Citizens United group can only accept a maximum donation from an individual of $5,000. The average donation received by End Citizens United has been reported to have risen to $14 as an ambitious goal of raising $35 million by the time of the 2018 midterm elections has been set by the group as being within reach. The 2018 Massachusetts midterm elections featuring Elizabeth Warren will see the donors and members of End Citizens United mobilized in support of the candidate chosen as being the best option for furthering the cause of bringing an end to the unfair donations provided by wealthy donors. In Massachusetts alone, End Citizens United are contacting their 100,000 members to provide support for Senator Elizabeth Warren as she attempts to aid the cause of bringing an end to the Citizens United decision.