The End Citizens United refers to a Political Action Committee (PAC) formed in 2016 to bring political reforms in America. Its main focus was to campaign and push for changes in the finance section. The End Citizens United envisioned accomplishing this by directing millions of dollars in the campaign of Democratic aspirants during the 2016 elections.
End Citizens United (ECU) recently praised Senator Booker for his decision to reject PAC funds. Cory is part of a developing trend, as an unmatched number of aspirants are refusing funds from corporate PACs. End Citizens United encourages its endorsed nominees to commit to rejecting special interest money. According to the president of ECU Tiffany Muller, the decision of Senator Booker to turn down money from corporate PACs demonstrates his leadership and commitment in the struggle to unrig the electoral structure that’s dragging most of the Americans behind.
Senator Booker’s decision came on the heels of another critical announcement recently by Senator Kirsten who announced, alongside an ECU endorsement that she is turning down PAC funds during her re-election campaign. Tiffany Muller mentioned that rejecting PACs money shows their accountability to the Americans and not the corporate special interests.
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ECU has over 70 aspirants who are rejecting PACs funds, including its endorsed aspirants such as Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Beto O’Rourke (TX-Senate), Dean Phillips (MN-03), Randy Bryce (WI-01), Conor Lamb (PA-18), Andy Kim (NJ-03) and Christina Hartman (PA-16). As voters become more and more frustrated with the way America conducts business, political nominees who make this commitment prove to the voters that they are standing up for them and not the agenda of corporate special interests.
According to ECU, the American’s faith in their government is currently low, with over 90% believing the administration is working on the agenda of some special interests. A strong reform agenda would assist in ending the outsized influence the special interests has on the politicians and help build trust with the constituents once more. ECU found that 62% of the Americans believe that every aspirant who rejects corporate PAC funds is an indication that the aspirant is committed to reforms.
The other primary objective of ECU is to fight for financial reforms even at the state levels. To achieve this, ECU is campaigning to reverse the 2010 Supreme Court judgment on the powers given to the PAC. The only means to meet these objectives is to get financial donations and backing by the U.S citizens. The committee plans to continue with the changes once it sponsors nominees in the Congress.
End Citizens United accumulated more than 4 million dollars during the first three months of the campaign. The group projects to raise more than 35 million dollars by 2018 when the country is entering the congress elections.
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