End Citizens United believes the political stage of the U.S. is no longer fair for all despite many still believing this is the spiritual home of democracy. The traditional PAC believes it has an important role to play in raising awareness of the damage the 2010 Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court which removed the financial restraints placed on the traditional PAC and allowed the establishment of Super PACs trading on the unlimited funds available from corporations and billionaire donors on both sides of the political spectrum.
For the majority of citizens in the U.S. the Citizens United decision may not have seemed like a major issue but the publishing of the “Big Money 20” list by End Citizens United shows how the majority of Republican lawmakers have been affected by the arrival of billionaire donors over the last few years. Although the list of the top 20 targets for End Citizens United may be largely a marketing decision to highlight the extent to which U.S. politics are rigged against the common humanity in favor of billionaires and corporations who are funding the campaigns of many of the top political officials in the nation.
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One of the most unsettling revelations from the “Big Money 20” list is the inclusion of House Speaker Paul Ryan and top Republican senator Ted Cruz; the two figures should be returned to Washington with ease but the fact they have been mentioned in respect of campaign finances could have an impact on the size of the victory each politician sees during the midterms. A higher level of support for the reform of the election finance laws is being sought by End Citizens United as the group looks to build on the three million members who have already made their way to the traditional PAC to show their support for ending the divisive Citizens United decision.
End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller has revealed the PAC is on course for a high level of donations leading to it overcoming the $25 million in donations End Citizens United received during the 2016 elections according to action.dscc.org. Despite donations being capped by the PAC at just $5,000, the group has managed to raise $7 million by the middle of 2017 to remain on course for an impressive war chest of $35 million by the time the midterms of 2018 reach election day across the U.S.
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