Contributions Roll In to Grass Roots Movement

When it comes to speaking up against the government, individuals usually don’t have a voice. Especially when going up against large groups of lobbyists. But the End Citizens United political action group is changing that.

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling establishing that “corporations are people”, conglomerations, wealthy individuals, unions and other special interest groups are now able to contribute unlimited funds for elections held in this country. The result of this ruling has created an environment where “big money” is in a position to influence elections. There is no longer transparency regarding contributions. Many voters are of the opinion that those with the most money, win.

Enter End Citizens United, is a new grass roots organization aimed at campaign finance reform. Garnering its name from the political action committee Citizens United, End Citizens United is gaining ground in its fight against those using their monetary influence in elections. It is doing this by obtaining contributions to support Democrats who back campaign reform.

Recent candidates whom the ECU has endorsed for the 2018 cycle include Jon Ossoff for Congress along with Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown and Jon Tester, all for the Senate. Each has been vocal champions of finance reforms.

Established March 1st, 2015, End Citizens United is gaining traction. In just two years the organization has grown to 3 million members. Supporters of the group are fighting back against wealthy individuals and corporations who they feel are ‘ trying to buy our elections’. And they have become a force to be reckoned with.

Already amassing $4 million in donations in the first quarter of 2017, sources report they are on track to bring in an additional $30+ million by the midterm Congressional elections. This $4 million was collected from approximately 330,000 donors, many of who contributed to End Citizens United for the first time. Contrary to ‘big money’ contributions, this year’s average contribution to End Citizens United was just $14. Compare that to what Unions and Special Interest Groups contribute and it is apparent that when joined together for a common cause, the population does have a voice.

In just two years the organization has grown to 3 million members. Supporters of the group are fighting back against wealthy individuals and corporations who they feel are ‘ trying to buy our elections’. And they have become a force to be reckoned with.

Already amassing $4 million in donations in the first quarter of 2017, sources report they are on track to bring in an additional $30+ million by the midterm Congressional elections. This $4 million was collected from approximately 330,000 donors, many of who contributed to End Citizens United for the first time. Contrary to ‘big money’ contributions, this year’s average contribution to End Citizens United was just $14. Compare that to what Unions and Special Interest Groups contribute and it is apparent that when joined together for a common cause, the population does have a voice.