In the wake of the growing political undercurrents following the controversial firing of the Federal bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey, End Citizens United has partnered with a likeminded organization to push for political accountability. The partnership was announced by the organization’s president and executive director Tiffany Muller. The partnership with Every Voice will focus on pushing for the appointment of a nonpartisan and independent investigator to probe the controversial suspected links between President Trump’s campaign team for the 2016 presidential elections and Russia. This includes cyber attacks instigated by suspected Russian hackers against the Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
To achieve their goal, the new partnership will sponsor grassroots campaigns including advertisements and mobilization of locals to pressurize sitting senators to push for the appointment of an independent investigator into the alleged rigging of elections by the Russians. The campaigns will also including urging the electorates to call their senators and sign a petition towards the same. Their decision is informed by the growing number Congressional leaders and senators sharing their stand. The campaign is specific and has identified specific senators to target with petitions, calls and advertisements. The 3-million membership organization, End Citizen United, was founded in 2015 and is dedicated to protecting the integrity of U.S electoral process against the debilitating effects of the big money entities allowed by the Supreme Court ruling to finance political campaigns. These ideals are also shared by its partner, Every Voice.
Preparations for 2018 Congressional Midterm Elections
The upcoming 2018 Congressional midterm elections presents a unique opportunity for End Citizens United to support candidates it believes will push for policies aimed at suppressing the stranglehold big money has on the country’s electioneering process. Towards this end, the grassroots activism political action committee has embarked on an aggressive initiative to raise funds. The first quarter of 2017 has brought in significant success as the number of first time donors has increased significantly, making up to 40 percent of donors. The organization has raised $4 million so far. The leadership of End Citizens United headed by Tiffany Muller, the executive director and president, believes that donations made to the organization will surpass the $25 million it raised during the 2016 electioneering period. It is projected that up to $35 million will be donated to the PAC to support various causes and candidates whose ideologies will reform the current campaign finance laws.
The Democratic-aligned PAC with strong grassroots presence has already pledged to support several senators and congressional candidates such as Jon Ossoff. As an opponent of big money in politics, End Citizens United only accepts donations that do not exceed the conservative$5,000. The organization has also partnered with likeminded organizations to push for such causes as calling on the Senate reject some of the nominees for various cabinet positions in President Trump’s administration.