End United Citizens (ECU) continues to endorse candidates in a bid to oppose the Supreme Court decision that opened doors allowing undisclosed and unlimited spending in elections. The first round of House endorsements for the 2018 cycle includes 19 champions of campaign finance reform across 11 states.
The Political Action Committee is reforming the campaign finance system by funding candidates to elevate the campaign as a critical campaign issue with the first round of endorsements looking to connect those candidates with 3 million grassroots donors. By the 2018 elections, it wants to elect a majority in the House of Representatives to end the Big Money influence attempting to highjack the democracy of the United States. The Big Money and its corroding influence continues to call the shots in Washington despite President Trump’s promise to ‘drain the swamp’ in his first 100 days.
Now, everyday Americans across the country are combining their efforts to fight back and end the United Citizens campaign funding by electing a wave of reformers who are committed to ending the rigged system in Washington by getting the Big Money out of politics.
In its bid to drive the big money out of politics, it is raising its funds as a traditional PAC and cannot accept donations larger than $5,000 from an individual donor. It was the 4th largest federal PAC in
the 2016 cycle with more than 3 million members and 330,000 donors with an average contribution of $14.
Progressively, the organization has announced that it has collected more than $4 million during the first three months of this year on a $12 average contribution from 100,000 donors, 40,000 of which are new donors and projects it will raise $35 million ahead of the 2018 midterm elections for Congress, which is a significant increase from the funds it took in its first election cycle in operation.
The increase in funding will allow ECU to scale up its resources as it heads for the 2018 midterms. It is continually highlighting the broad appeal for meaningful campaign finance reform. In addition to supporting End Citizens United, ECU members’ are helping elect a reformer in Georgia’s 6th district special election donating over $825,000, with an average contribution of $14.
ECU ran paid media for Ossoff and worked with local and national media to help promote Ossoff’s progressive message. The End Citizens United continues to expand working towards the reform of campaign finance system.