End Citizens United Makes Its Name Reality as Promised When the PAC was First Established
When End Citizens United launched as an American Political Action Committee (PAC), nearly 2 years ago, the goal was to make its name a reality. The PAC raised approximately $2 million in small donations to launch its finance campaign reform, reported MSNBC, on August 20th, 2015. Communications Director Richard Carbo estimated small donors were expected to contribute $25 million to $30 million in donations, for 2016. Ends Citizens United recruited over 325,000 individuals to sign a petition requesting Congress to take action and pass a constitutional amendment. Whenever the legislation passes, it will reverse the 2010 Supreme Court’s ruling for Citizens United, which has loopholes for big money influence by foreign entities.
Today, the name End Citizens United is made reality in the launch of a national campaign to demand Congress to pass the Get Foreign Money Out of U.S. Elections Act. The official announcement was released to the public on its website, in a May 30th, 2017 press release. The PAC’s name made headlines, in 2016, for raising $25 million to support the presidential election campaign for Hillary Clinton. The new year started with $4 million in financial donations being raised, by the end of March, for the 2018 Congress Midterm Elections, said U.S. Today.
The new Act will reach the huge milestone of closing loopholes that allow foreign influence by funneling enormous amounts of cash. End Citizens United is backing Representative Jamie Raskin for introducing the legislation, while pressuring members of Congress and the House, both Republicans and Democrats. Almost two weeks ago, the PAC’s Executive Director and President, Tiffany Muller was troubled about a report released by TIME that Russia invested in social ads to influence last year’s election. She insisted that it’s time for Congress to be responsible and reform existing campaign finance laws. Outside interference in U.S. elections has a significant effect on American democracy when foreign spies and Wall Street donors donate untraceable mega donations discreetly.
End Citizens United is quickly taking action to restore trust among millions of American citizens and voters. The PAC is joining forces with other Committees, voters, and democratic candidates to make their voices heard in elections, as opposed to big money spenders and large corporations. Before End Citizens United was formed, they were aware, to overturn the ruling of the Supreme Court, two-thirds of the House and Senate must approve; and three-fourth of states must ratify. Financial supporters of finance campaign reform are expected to donate $35 million before the 2018 Congress Midterm Election. Donations are now being disbursed to cover expenditures for pushing Congress to pass the new Act, bringing recognition to the goals of End Citizens United.