End Citizens United (ECU) executive director and president Tiffany Muller released a statement concerning the new agenda that was unveiled by the House and Senate Democrats on July 24, 2017. According to the President, the agenda named as ‘A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future,’ represents a recipe for success in 2018. He feels that the system has always been stolen from the citizens and auctioned to the highest bidder. In the process working families have been isolated. Tiffany Muller further stated that American jobs are being exported, costs of prescription drugs is rising while wages have remained constant. He believes that the move by Senate and House Democrats would fix the out of order system.
Polls results from Hart Research indicate that 79 percent of voters in Senate battlegrounds agree that the system is being rigged against them. A significant number agrees that rigging the system against them is a bigger problem than government exaggerated spending, high taxes and the overwhelming burden on their businesses. ECU is committed to correct the system by funding and campaigning for a Congress, which will fight to overturn the Supreme Court Ruling of 2010 (Citizens United) that marked the entrance of undisclosed dirty money in the American politics. By doing so, ECU will deliver a system that works for the American citizens as opposed to the current one, which serves the interests of the wealthy.
End Citizens United Plans to Raise $35 Million for 2018 Midterm Elections
End Citizens United is a grassroots– funded political action committee committed to electing a congress that will end the rigged system and bring it back to the American Citizens. The PAC collected $4million within the first three months of 2017 and is committed to raising $35 million for 2018 midterm elections. This amount will be significantly high given that the committee raised $25 million in 2016.
According to Tiffany Muller, this year, over 100,000 people have contributed and about 40,000 of them being new donors. He associated the rapid increase in the number of donors to the general feeling amongst the citizens that the system is being rigged against them. Additionally, the Democrats are bitter about President Trump win as well as the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to head the Supreme Court.
A win for End Citizens United
Some of ECU efforts have come to fruition. A Democrat Senate candidate in Georgia, Jon Ossof won in the April special election. Additionally, the PAC managed to collaborate with Republican senators who agreed to rescue themselves from voting on the Betsy DeVos nomination. This resulted in a 50-50 vote. Although Vice President Pence voted to break the tie in favor of Betsy, this was a big win for ECU.