End Citizens United is a political action committee seeking to overturn the US Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Committee. This ruling made it legal for corporations and labor unions to distribute ads endorsing or denouncing political candidates. Previous to this decision by the Supreme Court, such political ads were considered illegal under the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. Dedicated to transparency in political campaign spending and backed by a grassroots network of donors, End Citizens United hopes to keep “Big Money” out of the American political process. The PAC supports Democratic candidates because Republican leadership in Congress is standing squarely in the way of overturning this disastrous Supreme Court decision.”
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) January 9, 2018
For the 2018 election End Citizens United hopes to unseat four Republicans in the House of Representatives. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine), Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) are among the top 20 politicians that find themselves in the crosshairs of their Big Money 20 campaign which is “aimed at defeating incumbents who do the bidding of special interest groups such as drug companies, big oil and wall street while rigging the system.”
Tiffany Muller, executive director of the political action committee stated, “California represents some of the best opportunities and, frankly, some of the most egregious examples that we have seen.” Rep. Hunter is under current investigation by the FBI for misusing tens of thousands of campaign dollars for things such as payments to his children’s private school and even the $600 fee to transport his family’s pet rabbit on an airliner. The PAC also states on their website that Rep. Issa has voted against consumer protections that would prevent internet service providers from selling personal information without permission after receiving $82,225 in campaign contributions from the telecom industry in 2016.
Formed in 2015, End Citizens United has shown an amazing ability to raise funds. During the 2016 election they spent $25.5 million campaigning for change and raising another $12.5 million by the end of 2017. They boast over 3 million members and in an effort to show their commitment to financial transparency, are proud to publish their Federal Elections Committee filings for anyone’s perusal.
End Citizens United info: endcitizensunited.org/news/