One of the things that make the American system of democracy so great is its ability to change over time. While the issue of big money is rising to the forefront of American politics, there is one organization that has spearheaded the effort to eliminate undue influence over our politicians.
This organization is known as End Citizens United. It is led by Tiffany Muller who is the current executive director and president of the political action committee. This political action committee has been comprised of grassroots funding methodologies. Since its initial founding, it has managed to grow itself to be one of the most significant political action committees found within the United States. During the first election cycle that it was able to take a part of it managed to generate $25 million in political donations. All of this was submitted to the Federal election commission to be audited in order to stay true to the organization’s mission purpose which is the elimination of big money in politics and to have our politicians remain accountable.
This year the organization has generated an additional $35 million in political contributions through the grassroots funding methods. The midterm elections grows ever nearer in the year of 2018 the races on to advocate for reformation of campaign finance laws. End Citizens United has endorsed a number of candidates for political positions that are in favor of their efforts. One such man is Cory Booker who has recently made an announcement that he would no longer accept donations from corporate political action committees. After this announcement End Citizens United gave him significant praise. This is just one in a string of recent announcements by politicians across the nation that are rejecting donations from corporations.
Cory Booker was remarked upon by Tiffany Muller president of End Citizens United. She said that he has demonstrated a level of commitments to his constituents that is commendable. He will be working with End Citizens United in order to change the political process so that everyone can have an equal vote in our American democracy.
Another politician has taken a similar pledge is Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand who has also recently announced that she would no longer accept corporate interest money. She is also endorsed by End Citizens United. Tiffany Muller has stated that Kirsten Gillibrand has a career that is built on a promise to lead by example. By rejecting money from corporate political action committees, she has demonstrated clear leadership and dedication to the people of New York. She has first-hand experience of how corporate mega-donors are able to manipulate Congress and to put politicians in their pockets. By making this announcement, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is taking a stand against big money.
Visit endcitizensunited.org for more details about the organization.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) March 20, 2018