The power and influence of political action committees have grown over the last several decades in the United States of America. After the announcement from the Supreme Court in their ruling on the court case of Citizens United versus the Federal election commission that corporations would be entitled to special protections that are typically reserved for individuals in the country corporate mega-donors have opened the floodgates to donations to political campaigns across the nation.
As a result, there has been growing sentiment that the possibility of corruption is ever more significant in our nation has ever faced in the past. In response to the growing concerns grassroots, political action committee End Citizens United was formed on 1 March in 2015. Since its initial inception, the organization has made significant inroads in the American political system.
By utilizing the expert leadership of Tiffany Muller, executive director and president of the organization, and Matt Burgess, Executive Vice President of the organization, they have managed to grow from a fledgling into an organization that encompasses greater than 3 million individuals. Even more astounding is the organization’s ability to generate greater than $60 million in political contributions over the last three years. $35 million has been generated political contributions in the 2018 cycle alone all through small donations. The average contribution is under $15.
End Citizens United is a nonprofit organization that was formed in order to help eliminate the undue influence of corporate mega-donors and political campaign processes. End Citizens United has helped to elect 15 members of Congress to positions of influence in our nation. The one thing that all of these politicians have in common is a shared stance against accepting donations from corporate mega-donors and special interest groups. While the sentiment was much smaller during the first election cycle the organization took part in 2016 were only a handful of senators publicly announced projecting donations from corporate political action committees it has grown significantly stronger in the intervening years. In fact, in 2018 during the midterm election cycle Tiffany Muller the organizations Pres. and Executive Director has stated that greater than 70% of political candidates have taken a public stance against accepting donations from corporate mega-donors and political action committees.
Cory Booker is just one senatorial candidate that has taken a stance against corporate mega-donors in a recent trend that is growing across the nation. Tiffany Muller has stated that End Citizens United will be fully supporting Cory Booker in his bid for senatorial position and that he is commendable as having demonstrated clear dedication to serving his constituents. Another such politician that has received an endorsement from the organization is Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand who has made a similar public announcement rejecting corporate mega-donors.