On the 26th of July, 2017, End Citizens United officially declared its endorsement of Senator Elizabeth Warren who has proved an instrumental figure in ending of the ‘Citizens United’ decision arrived at by the United States Supreme Court. The endorsement was spear headed by the End Citizens United president and executive director, Tiffany Muller, who expressed her strong belief in Senator Warren’s determination to stop the venal influences in the political scene. Mrs Muller further termed the Senator as the most active voice in abating the corrupting effect of money in politics.
It is without question that Senator Warren has been adamant and for transparency among donors who have insisted on hiding their political, budgetary allocations. This, suggests Warren, is an unscrupulous means of using donation funds to gain political advantage while undermining the average American aspirant from a shot at Congress. Warren is vigorously seeking to overhaul the ‘Citizens United’ legislation which gives wealthy donors the prerogative to withhold their political spending from the public through a constitutional amendment currently under discussion. If approved, the bill will effectually address the growing influence of money in politics ensuring no money ends up in the hands of corrupt politicians. Apart from his push to end Citizens United, Senator Warren has fought for the accountability of state contractors and other public firms also to disclose their political spending. She has come under fire from Wall Street moguls for her fight against for consumer sovereignty and against customer manipulation. She has also reiterated her wish for the people of Massachusetts to focus on the candidates and not on unofficial groups keen on tarnishing candidates’ outlooks.
Senator Warren’s endorsement by End Citizens United confers a significant advantage in her audacious campaign. Indeed, End Citizens United have employed a fighting fire with fire technique where they have raised an astounding four million dollars in the first three months of their liberal campaign from about a hundred thousand members of whom forty thousand were first-time givers. Mrs Muller has projected an estimated thirty-five million will be raised by 2018 just before the congress elections commence. The Democrats that make up End Citizens United have further been motivated by President Trump’s entry into office and his retrogressive agendas and unfit nominees. These funds will enable Senator Warren and her counterparts to check the proliferation of wealthy politicians who use the money for political mileage and allow the election of “campaign-finance reform champions” as put by Mrs Muller.
End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee whose main agenda is to fight the Citizens United legislation that essentially allows the entry of big cooperations into the politic with selfish agendas. This grass-root funded committee seeks to overturn the legislation and pave the way for honest leadership.
Visit endcitizensunited.org for more details about the group.