Understanding the Vision and Mission of End Citizens United

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.

 

George Soros Agrees Too Much Influence Is Allowed For Wealthy Donors In U.S. Politics

The major donor to the Democratic Party, George Soros, has been at the forefront of the relaxed laws for political donors that allow almost unlimited campaign donations to the party or candidate of their choice. Politico reports George Soros has taken advantage of these relaxed campaign funding rules to donate a combined total of more than $50 million to the Presidential election campaigns of John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, not counting the funding supplied to the campaigns of President Barrack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns Soros largely sat out due to some policy disagreements with the Obama Administration. As one of the main political donors to the campaigns of a number of liberal candidates and causes on the left of the political spectrum one would expect George Soros to be a major supporter of the Citizens United ruling that allows donors to write checks of any size to politicians, Super PAC’s, and major campaigning groups, but the Holocaust survivor takes a different view and supports moves to return U.S. politics to its earlier state where political donations were capped at federal level. Read his profile at Forbes.

The view of George Soros that political donations should be limited came around in the wake of the 2004 Presidential election where Soros had backed then Senator John Kerry in his bid to defeat President George W. Bush to the tune of $27 million. The loss of the election and the personal criticism aimed at Soros for backing his own political views allowed the legendary hedge fund manager to take a fresh look at how the changes in political funding had changed the U.S. political landscape, and created a view Soros did not like the look of; following the 2008 election campaign the Hungarian born financial expert believes the influence he and his fellow donors have developed over the course of the 21st century should once again be limited. Read more on NYTimes.com.

Across the world George Soros has developed a reputation as one of the world’s most important protectors of democracy and basic human rights; Soros uses his Open Society Foundations network of charities to educate individuals about the benefits of democracy and how best to work to break the stranglehold of a ruling tyrannical regime. In the U.S. the End Citizens United campaign group backs many of the candidates George Soros has identified as offering a political view similar to his own and has seen a major level of financial and vocal backing provided by the founder of Soros Fund Management. The grassroots nature of End Citizens United means financial donations are capped at $50,000, a figure provided for the group by George Soros as he has thrown his backing behind the campaign to limit his own political influence in the U.S. for the good of the nation.

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