End Citizens United is a political committee formed in the United States of America. Its mission is to reverse a decision that was made by the United States Supreme Court in 2010. This decision exempted limits of spending for certain candidates. End Citizens United has its concentration in raising huge donation for campaigns and is focused who will support campaign finance reforms by donating money to the candidates and controlling their independent disbursements. The Committee was launched in 2015 and started executing its duties during the first election cycle in 2016.

It received over $25 million for supporting its work. The Committee has gone ahead to support some Democratic candidates in the United States. They include Hillary Clinton, Zephyr Teachout, Russ Feingold, Elizabeth Warren, and Jon Osoff. End Citizens United has gone further to support U.S senators like Maggie Hassan and Catherine Cortez Masto who were running for the senator’s seat in the 2016 elections. The two combined spent a sum of $4.4 million in their campaigns for office. The organization is working to get more donations 2018 election cycles whereby it is targeting a sum of $35 million. View the group’s profile on Politifact.com.

The mission that drove its founding was to support the election of more Democrats. The founders of this organization were fundraising specialists who were members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign committee who are currently managers of Mothership Strategies. The committee urged the citizens of the United States by mobilizing them to send donations of at least $5 to help in supporting Democrats in election campaigns. The citizens, in turn, gave their donations to End Citizens United committee and they were able to raise $11 million where most of the money came from online donations. The End Citizens United is highly supported by citizens and it is because of this support that it was impossible to pass the Democratic Party Agenda.

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The political action committee known as End Citizens United recently announced four more endorsements for the coming midterm elections.

The first is former navy SEAL Josh Butner who will seek to defeat Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter for California’s District 50 seat. Hunter has been named to ECU’s “Big Money 20” list. This list denotes politicians who have been especially egregious in taking big money from giant corporate special interests and billionaires.

The next announced End Citizens United candidate is Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. She will make her challenge for Florida’s 26th District. If selected to run by Florida Democrats, Mucarsel-Powell will take on Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo in what promises to be an extremely competitive race.

ECU has also chosen to back Max Rose for the New York District 11 race. Rose will be the first post-9/11 combat veteran and Afghanistan War vet to seek office in a New York City district. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Daniel M. Donovan.

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Finally, End Citizens United has endorsed Sylvia Garcia for the 29th District seat of Texas. The Texas 29th is currently held by Democrat Gene Green who is not seeking reelection.

All four of these candidates strongly support the primary goal of End Citizens United – which is to get the corrupting influence of big money out of politics. ECU was established in 2015 in reaction to the 2010 Citizens United ruling which made it legal for mega-corporation and billionaires to donate as much money as they want to any political candidate.

Those candidates tend to be far-right, radical Republicans who are beholden to the corporate cash cows who helped them buy their way into public office. The founders of End Citizens United say the average American voter is increasingly being shoved aside – their interests ignored – as Senators and House members do the bidding of their campaign cash contributors.

End Citizens United has raised $35 million dollars without taking big donations from major corporations or private billionaire oligarchs. Rather, ECU has put together its PAC money the old-fashioned way – one small donation at a time from ordinary American citizens.

In fact, the average donation from more than 400,000 people who donated to ECU is just $14. To date, more than 3 million people have signed on as members of End Citizens United. Working together with individual hard-working Americans, getting big money out of politics is possible – and electing more Democrats to both houses of Congress is the just the first step.