The controversial Supreme Court’s Citizens End ruling of 2010 will forever go down in infamy. That ruling made it possible for political lobbyists to exploit the already rigged political system to their favors. Wealthy people and corporations received the green light to give as much money as they please to U.S campaigns. Eventually, the leaders become pawns to the lobbyists; the interests of the millions of regular citizens get relegated to the second slot.
Who Runs End Citizens United?
Infuriated by the Supreme Court decision, Tiffany Muller and her friends decided to set up the End Citizens United Movement. Tiffany Muller is the organization’s President and Executive Director. ECU embarked on a mission to raise millions from regular Americans. The contributions are for funding clean politicians get voted into office. The money goes into making a profound positive impact on the poor and marginalized communities all over the US.
Facts and Figures End Citizens United
- Founded in 2010
- ECU has an estimated 3M members
- ECU has around 270,000 donors
- ECU has received close to 2M individual contributions
- Organization has raised upwards of $35M
- Maximum individual donations of less than $5K accepted
ECU News Highlights
The reformist group regularly posts insightful articles showcasing their successes and progress. One recent post talks about how the incumbent Florida senator, Bill Nelson already has savings and pledges of up to $5M to use in the next electioneering cycle. That’s a phenomenal accomplishment especially considering, Sen. Bill Nelson doesn’t have a challenger from the GOP Party yet. End Citizens United has a working agreement with the senator.
Florida Senatorial Race
Most Republicans, including President Trump, are solidly behind Gov. Rick Scott for the Florida seat. The Republican, Scott, is yet to confirm his candidature to the Florida public. Analysts argue that Rick is afraid of waging a battle with the Democrat who doled out $70M of his personal fortune to win the 2010 gubernatorial elections. Early polls show the race is still anyone’s guess. The two men are head-to-head with Nelson enjoying a slight lead.
Democrats Taking over Texas
In a separate article, End Citizens United stand behind the campaigns to elect the first-ever Democrat Senator in Texas. The Lone Star State hasn’t had a Dem in charge since 1994. Rep. Beto O’Rouke is seeking to break the dry spell for his party in the forthcoming elections. Rep. O’Rouke faces a stiff competition from the seasoned politician and a formidable fundraiser, Sen. Ted Cruz.
O’Rourke has turned down all offers from Super PACs and corporate donors. Today, he’s managed to raise over $2m from an estimated 46,574 donors. The average donation stood at $44.
Other candidates who’ve benefited from End Citizens United include, the Democrat Jon Ossof. Mr. Ossof shocked the entire nation by raising $4M for his election bid in the state of Georgia.