End Citizen United: A Company Working Hard To Make Election Finance Free

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Citizens United is a conventional non-profit organization. Tiffany Muller is the current chairman and the president of ECU. It brought a Supreme Court case in U.S. known as Citizens United v. FEC that greatly loosened rules for governing election campaign finance. The mission for Citizens United mission is to restore the government of United States to “citizens’ control,” pursuing to “reassert the conventional American values of freedom of enterprise, strong families, limited government, and national security and sovereignty. And to fulfill that mission, Citizens United produces web advertisements, documentary films, and television commercials.

 

 

President and Executive Director for ECU are Tiffany Muller and hold a record of sanctioning the advanced grassroots to get ambitious goals, and she is excited to use her talents to assist end Citizens United and get money out of the politics. Political Director, Jody Murphy is a veteran of local and state political campaigns, and he has worked with state judicial caucuses for the last decade. Immediately before joining ECU, he served as an Independent Expenditure and Political Director for the DLCC. Adam Bozzi is Communications Director along with Rajan Narang as Sales and Local Strategy Director.

 

 

In recent weeks, the civil action committee has assisted urge its contributors to donate US$500,000 to begin a congressional campaign for Jon Ossoff, a Democrat and also a 1st-time political candidate who stand from Georgia. Jon has surprised political establishment by raising more than US$4 million for 18th April special election to fill a seat for Democrat House in a suburban part of Atlanta left vacant by Tom Price, Human and Health Services Secretary.

 

 

Muller, previous deputy political director, said the group is still investigating the races in which it’ll be active any time in 2018, but it can still play a role in protecting Democratic Senators. The name End Citizen United refers to Supreme Court’s decision of 2010, which opened the door to union and business donations in candidate elections and assisted them in launching super PACs, which can increase unrestricted amounts.

 

 

ECU operates as a conventional PAC and can’t accept donations above US$5,000 from an individual donor. Despite such donation cap, the fundraising in 2016 assisted vault it to the topmost ranks of groups that are Democratic-aligned and spending in elections the previous year.

 

 

Aggressive fundraising campaigns by End Citizens United also sparked distresses among few campaign-finance watchdogs, who are emphasizing grassroots activism above collecting political cash. Adam Bozzi, the spokesman for End Citizens United, said that this group had built more ties to such campaign-finance groups. For example, ECU collaborated with a couple of dozen of groups to urge senators from Republican team who received recent campaign donations from Betsy DeVos, wife of a well-known philanthropist Dick DeVos, to save themselves from voting on Betsy nomination as an Education secretary for Trump.