End Citizens United has been able to make a significant impact on the American political system since its inception in 2015. This grassroots political action committee was first formed in response to the Supreme Court decision made in 2010 over the controversial court case Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commision. This Supreme Court decision eliminated regulations which were in place that limited the ability for corporations to donate large amounts of funding to political campaigns. Since the Supreme Court decision, the influence that corporations and mega-donors have on our American political process has grown significantly. End Citizens United was formed by Tiffany Muller in 2015 along with the help of Matt Burgess the executive vice president of the Corporation in an effort to organize a combined political effort to overturn the Supreme Court decision.
End Citizens United has stated that their mission during the 2018 midterm elections is to help eliminate members of the Big Money 20. The Big Money 20 are current political members who have positions within the US Congress that are known to have ties with corporate interests and billionaires. In many cases, members of the Big Money 20 have voted in favor of corporate interests. In an effort to eliminate the Big Money 20 from their positions of political power End Citizens United has publicly endorsed a number of Democratic Party members, all of whom have taken public stances against the acceptance of political campaign contributions from mega-donors corporations.
One of the most recent endorsements that have been made by End Citizens United was the endorsement for Dan Feehan. Dan Feehan is running for Congress in Minnesota’s first Congressional District. He is most well-known for his support of the bill DISCLOSE Act and Government By The People Act. Both of these bills are aimed at increasing the transparency and accountability of the election cycle in the United States of America. Similar to all of the other political party members who have received endorsements from End Citizens United Dan Feehan has announced that he is rejecting donations from corporate political action committees. There have now been over 100 political candidates who have made a similar promise to reject money from corporate political action committees. End Citizens United president Tiffany Muller has stated that Dan Feehan has shown an obvious commitment to the Reformation of campaign finance laws in the United States of America and the reduction of the influence of big money in politics.