The fight to eliminate corruption from American politics continues. In 2010 the Supreme Court made a controversial ruling on the court case Citizens United versus the Federal election commission. As a result of this decision, corporations were ruled as being entitled to the same rights as individuals. This is allowed an influx of donations that are untraceable from individuals and corporations who have deep pockets. This is being referred to as big money in politics. Tiffany Muller at her grassroots political action committee End Citizens United are fighting to change things in the United States of America. Since its inception
End Citizens United has managed to generate nearly $50 million in fully accountable and traceable political contributions that have been submitted to the Federal elections commission for auditing. This is part of an ongoing effort to maintain complete transparency and to achieve total Reformation of political campaign finance laws.
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Just recently End Citizens United has made an endorsement of potential senatorial candidate Conor Lamb. Conor Lamb is running for a position in the 18th District of Pennsylvania as a Democrat. End Citizens United pledged $250,000 worth of advertising in order to support this candidate. The money will be used in order to purchase air time for television ads as well as digital video ads that are going to inform the public about the mismanagement of funds that has occurred under their current representative Republican Rick Saccone. Rick Saccone first ran for election on a platform that promised not to accept donations from political action committees however immediately upon receiving his political position he spent $435,000 on personal expenses. This was deemed as a frivolous use of taxpayer money as taxpayers have been adding to his expense account since 2010. This is just one example of what has been called the Big money 20. The big money 20 is a group of 20 political power in Congress that are recipients of political contributions from large corporations and billionaires.
End Citizens United has taken a pledge to promote campaign-finance reform and as such is working towards and overturning of Supreme Court decision from 2010. As part of this effort End Citizens United has dedicated itself to the support of Conor Lamb. Tiffany Muller, the current executive director of End Citizens United, has stated that they aim to inform the public that Conor Lamb has a strong record of integrity in comparison to Rick Saccone’s history of exploitation. As of now, Conor Lamb is need of a significant amount of support from outside groups. The Republican candidate is outspending the Democratic candidate by a margin of 17 to 1. The district that Conor Lamb is attempting to overtake is one of the most contested districts in all of America.