Recently, Congressman John Sarbanes and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi set up a By the People Reform Package that received much support from the End Citizens United. The package reform is chaired by both Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Sarbanes.
The proposals which were set within the reform aim to empower the nation’s ethics laws, secure the campaign finance system and give power back to the voter. This comes just in time after an election that had quite the controversy following an alleged outside spending. This new reform seeks to ensure that there is the utmost accountability in government.
Controversy following the recent elections comes about with the Trump administration being accused of allegedly violating the campaign finance rules, more so, having been instigated by Russian confederates.
President and Executive Director of End Citizens United, Tiffany Muller, commented that there are individuals with unlimited money that influence elections to meet their special interests. She added that with loopholes in the government it has become easy for foreign governments to funnel secret money into the elections, thus keeping the everyday American oblivious of what is happening.
End Citizens, a Political Action Committee, is aimed at reforming their campaign finance and countering the adverse effects of Citizens United. During the first yearly quarter of 2017 the political action committee raised over $4 million and it the committee reckons it will come up with $35 million ahead of the 2018 midterm elections for Congress. These numbers show a positive spin from the $25 million that was raised by the committee during the 2016 elections in its first cycle of operation.
The Political Action Committee’s leader, Tiffany Muller, said that the funds raised by the committee would be geared towards electing “campaign-finance reform champions” to congress. Aside from fighting back the corruption that is in the government the, the committee also seeks to stand against Trump and hi nominees, especially supreme court’s Judge Neil Gorsuch.
End Citizens United also helped advocate for the contribution of $500,000 towards the campaign for the congressional candidate, Jon Ossof. Mr. Ossof, who is 30, is a first-time democratic candidate who wishes to fill in for Republican Tom Price, in suburban Atlanta.
The Political Action Committee runs traditionally and does not accept individual donations which are over $5000. Nevertheless, despite this limitation, the committee in 2016 raised donations that ranked it among the top Democratic-aligned groups that were spending in the elections.