There has been a silent but important battle going on beneath the curtains of our Nations Capital for almost a decade now. The United States government has become beholden and battered by the rise of dark money and special interests in the political realm. The reason for this rise in dark money can be attributed directly to the debate before the Supreme Court that was brought up by the conservative movement, Citizens United.
Citizens United, led by lawyer James Bopp, effectively fought for and opened up the purse strings of corporate lobbyists in the political realm. This damaging event has led to a downward slide in accountability at the highest level of government. Fortunately there is a team at work fighting against the Citizens United decision, End Citizens United.
End Citizens United is what is called a political action committee. These committees are largely in charge with making dramatic change at the highest levels of government by way of engineering grassroots optimism, raising funds, and endorsing politicians whoa re willing to fight for the right changes that they believe in. End Citizens United is a PAC that was developed in order to combat against the damaging and dangerous Citizens United decision back in 2010. Their goal is ultimately to introduce a constitutional amendment in order to rid the US government of the Citizens United ruling. Doing so would help give a little more power back to the people while taking it away the corporations who have polluted the political spectrum.
End Citizens United has been having one heck of a year in the wake of President Trump’s inauguration. With so many people standing against Donald Trump, End Citizens United has been able to harness their energy into fundraising in order to bring the fight to the White House in order to render real change. Through the first quarter of 2017 End Citizens United has raised nearly $4 million in funds with their goal to be raising a total $35 million by the end of the year. End Citizens United is setting themselves up to compete with their chosen legislators during the 2018 Congressional Elections which could likely change the entire landscape of the United States.
Tiffany Muller is the president of End Citizens United and she understands that there is a long way to go before real change can be rendered at the highest levels of government. The reason? The government has never been this partisan before and finding bipartisan support will prove to be almost impossible. Still, End Citizens United is focused on bringing on board high ranking progressive politicians in order to support their endeavors including Elizabeth Warren — who will be running in 2018 during the campaigns.