Progressives and moderates around the United States have been united in their focus on a constitutional amendment that has fundamentally broken the way that Washington D.C. works: the Citizens United decision. Citizens United, conservative group, fought for the loosening of regulation and restriction when it came to donations during campaigns. Their goal was ostensibly to open up the ‘freedom’ to donate as much support as possible. The more practical and intended reality was this: Citizens United wanted to open up campaign financing in order to allow big spending corporate donors to fund the Republican party. This should make anyone mad because it is a subversion of our very democracy. The political action committee (PAC) End Citizens United has been uniquely focused on overturning this dangerous legislation.
Tiffany Muller, the President and lead adviser at End Citizens United, has been one of the most successful individuals in terms of actually attacking the problem of Citizens United. There have been countless PACs and groups that have sought to get rid of this constitutional amendment but the vast majority of them have failed due to one reason or another. We credit the election of Donald Trump with the rise in End Citizens United’s successful funding levels. People are justifiably angry that Donald Trump is sitting in the most prestigious office on the planet. This has led to an influx in donations to the End Citizens United PAC. In fact, nearly 100,000 people donated to End Citizens United during the opening quarter of 2017. Of that number, nearly 40% of these donors were giving money for the first time. This is the greatest measure to showcase just how politically active and expedient people are becoming.
End Citizens United knows what few other attempts had known: that real change must happen via supporting progressive politicians. In order to take a real swing at Citizens United there will need to be legislators sitting at the highest offices on Capitol Hill. That is why Tiffany Muller and the End Citizens United team have begun to endorse candidates like Senator Elizabeth Warren. Senator Warren is a vocal anti-Citizens united politician who has spent the majority of her career trying to help regular Americans shrug off the shackles of corporate donors and special interests. Warren says, “As long as the Citizens United ruling remains in effect, our democracy is in real danger.”
Warren has always been vocal in her displeasure toward current campaign financing standards. Senator Warren wants to put an end to billionaires and millionaires swaying elections, subverting the will of the people. Warren wants to put forth a constitutional amendment in order to get rid of Citizens United — something End Citizens United is fully behind with support.