End Citizen United Actions of 2017

July 5th, 2017 by admin
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The end Citizen United is a political action committee that was created to help drive large amounts of money used in politics into other areas. The group’s name refers to the Supreme Court’s decision of 2010 on citizens united. It was formed on March 1st, 2015; it is aimed at fighting large political groups which pay for elections to go their ways. The decision opened up the door to the union and corporate donations in the election of candidates. It also helped in launching PAC. It was formed by a group of people who raised more than four million dollars during the first three months of 2017. The group had targeted to collect approximately 35 million dollars before the 2018 congressional midterm elections. The funds would be a massive upsurge of the 25 million dollars taken by PAC during the 2016 elections in their first operation cycle. The funds collected by PAC came from contributions of more than 100,000 individuals. 40,000 among them was their first contribution while the rest had many several other contributions before. As indicated by Tiffany Muller the PAC president, the goal of the group was to elect campaign finance reforms champions to Congress. Muller noted that PAC had received an average contribution of $12 million this year. Some donors, however, feel like the system is rigged as the people who contribute more money have the biggest say. Though the donors are against the system, it is a way for the biggest donors to fight back. To add to the momentum of the organization, the Democrats are furious on the win of President Trump. They are ready to fight back against his agendas and nominees such as the Supreme Court pick.

Lately, the committee has urged its donors to contribute half million dollars to the congressional campaign of Democrat Jon Ossoff. Ossoff is a first-time political candidate in Georgia who is thirty years old. He has surprised many people by raising $4million for the special election on April 18 aimed at filling a Republican House seat in Atlanta. The suburban seat was left vacant by Tom Price the health and human service secretary.

Muller who is also the former deputy political director of the Senate democrat’s campaign. Muller noted that end citizen united is still evaluating the races it will concentrate on in 2018. Muller, however, indicated that it might participate in defending Democrats Sens and Jon Tester of Montana in 2018. The committee acts as a traditional PAC; it does not accept donations of more than $5,000 from an individual. Despite their limit on contributions, its income in 2016 helped put it among the top spending Democratic aligned groups in 2016. It also sparked some concern among campaign finance managers who stress on grassroots activism rather than collecting political funds.

 

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