End Citizens United is a liberal political committee established in 2015. It focuses on driving big money out of politics. It is the third largest federal political group with more than 3 million members. This is according to press release in the year 2016.
Endorsement of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
In the upcoming U.S. Senate race, the committee says it will be endorsing Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. She is been on the forefront in the struggle to restructuring of the campaign finance system during her tenure as an attorney general for North Dakota. She recently presented a bill that escalates plainness and pushback against shady money during campaigns.
She also introduced the Sunlight for Unaccountable Non-profits Act with the help of Senator Jon Tester. Through it, the public is able to know when benefactors spend more than $5000 during campaign periods. It is also intended to have no effect on non-profits undertakings that do not take part in elections.
End Citizens Group Endorses Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
The End Citizens Group is also aiming at endorsing Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse for his re-election into congress. He is a campaign- finance reformer who also opposes dark money used during campaigns. This organization contributes to campaign for politicians who opposesthe expanded ability of political corporation to make contribution through Supreme Court’s citizen decision. In his book, published in 2017, he talks of corporate infiltration of American democracy. He is in conflict with such decisions, and he is viewed as an advocate who calls for transparency in political expenditure and contributions.
End Citizens United’s Goal
As a political action committee, its goal is to raise more money of its own. They hope to elect more Democrats into congress in the upcoming midterm elections in 2018.They target to reform finance used during campaigns.
End Citizens United group has managed to raise more than $4 million during the first quarter of this year, $40,000 of which contributed for the first time as said by its president and executive producer, Tiffany Muller. The group plans to raise $35 million to be used during the forthcoming Congress elections. Achieving $35 million target will be a tremendous outpouring from $24 million raised during its first election phase, of action, back in 2016.
Impact on Political Affiliation
Through its spokesman, Adam Bozzi, it is said that the group has build more connections to those campaign-finance groups. For case in point, his group worked together with more than 24 groups to convince Republican Senators who received campaign aid from Betsy DeVos and her rich family to excuse themselves from voting during her nomination as Education secretary for Trump. This cast resulted to a 50-50 tie between DeVos and vice president Pence, breaking the vote in her favor.