With the 2018 congressional elections fast approaching, End Citizens United or ECU rightly challenges today’s corrupt political agenda that has left everyday Americans powerless. The grassroots-funded movement strives to empower Americans by electing Congress members that value democracy. In light of his political assault, ECU strongly opposes Citizens United, which allows Congressional candidates to exercise aggressive fundraising tactics to gain political advantage during elections. The decision handed down by the Supreme Courts in 2010, rescued enterprising political parties that support this agenda. Now, ordinary Americans face tougher times as healthcare privileges diminish, job outsourcing activities gain momentum and salary scales remain frozen.
While the average American is left to endure this unfairness, “special interests” control over Washington deepens. A recent polling conducted by Hart Research revealed that an estimated 79 percent of the voting population in Senate conflict states blame the “rigged system” for the nation’s escalating crisis. ECU strongly argues that unrigging the bigoted system will gradually put an end to some of the country’s worsening economic, social and political issues. It’s committed to disarming the internal forces fueling corruption with undisclosed funds. In an effort to realize this goal, ECU builds on the idea of a revised legislation that addresses campaign finance reform. The organization launched a clean fundraiser during last year’s election, reporting over $25 million in donations with an average contribution of $14.
As it continues its unwavering assault on the “rigged system,” ECU still manages to stay on top of fundraising. USA Today learned that ECU ongoing fundraising projects should haul a generous $35 million in donations before the next midterm congressional elections. At the beginning of this year’s fundraising calendar, it succeeded in raising $4 million just three months into the cycle. As a PAC that’s established on traditional values, ECU has a levied a $5000 donation cap for individual contributions. The PAC isn’t shy of its progress and remains optimistic about the fundraising projection for 2018.
The PAC’s director and president, Tiffany Muller, reported that the organization received 40 thousand new pledges of the 100 thousand donors recorded during this year’s first quarter. Its median donation is scaled down to about $12 in accordance with the latest updated record. As the ruling Republican House lost a seat after decommissioning former Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price; ECU quickly elected newly campaigning Democrat, Jon Ossoff, to represent Georgia during the emergency election. In an effort to mobilize a campaign for the young emerging Democrat, ECU sought donations to reach a $500 000 threshold. Surprisingly, Ossoff hauled over $4 million in donations. While ECU stance on races for the upcoming congressional election in 2018 is undecided, it’s clear on its role to overturn Citizens United.