Also Known as ECU, End Citizens United is a political committee that is based in the United States. It is an organization that is committed to turn around the 2010 decision that was made by the US Supreme Court in the Citizens United versus the Federal Election Commission. The decision deregulated limits which are independent expenditure group spending against or for specific candidates. End Citizen United is committed on driving the big money out of politics and their goal is to elect the campaign-finance reform champions to the congress. This is done by raising and contributing money for the candidates and also running independent expenditures. The organization was established in 2015and began its operation in the first election cycle in the year 2016 with funding of over $25 million.
Since it was founded, End Citizens United has been able to endorse Democratic candidates like Hillary Clinton, Zephyr Teachout, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Russ Feingold and also Jon Ossoff. ECU is also among the biggest outside organizations to assist in electing senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Maggie Hassan. This was during the elections of 2017 and it spent $4.4 million during the races. The established organization stated that by mid 2017 it had raised over $7.5 million from the grassroots donations. It also plans to come up approximately $35 million for the election cycle of 2018. End Citizens United is recently-founded political committee that is devoted to campaign finance reforms and is said to be a big player in the year 2016. The main mission of the organization is to funnel many millions of dollars to the Democratic Candidates who are running in Senate and Competitive House races throughout the United States.
Since it was established, End Citizens United has managed to raise a lot of money towards election campaigns and helped many candidates in acquiring their seats. The crucial goal of End Citizens United is to get ahead of a constitutional amendment so as to turn back the Citizens United decision which was made by the Supreme Court. Since 2006, over 325,000 individuals have managed to sign to the petition by End Citizens United that demands the congress to pass such legislation. Just recently, End Citizens United made announcement about their endorsement of eleven Democratic candidates who include Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin who is a former senator. End Citizens United has plans to come up with an independent arm early next years in order to support the candidates financially via initiatives such as polling, television ads as well as direct mailers. The organization hopes to continue with its public awareness about the decision of Supreme Court as well as keep its political pressure on the Supreme Court and also other political actors.