The sudden drop in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Poll supporting Hillary Clinton is blamed on big money spending and Russian interference. The FBI investigation into the email scandal may, as well, had some influence on voters last minute irrational decisions to vote for Trump, or not to vote at all. Political Action Committee organizations, including End Citizens United is bringing in millions of dollars to elect competent Democrats supportive of ending big money to Influence campaigns. The present conditions of American Democracy is in danger of taking away voting power from the citizens and giving corporations the power, instead. The TIME released a report recently claiming that Russia influenced the opinions of the public by the use of foreign investment money for Ads on social media.
End Citizens United’s Director and President, Tiffany Muller voiced her opinion and concerns on the present state of Democracy. She also commented on the responsibilities of Congress to change the situation in a press release, on May 19th, 2017. In her opinion, she’s convinced campaign finance laws cause vulnerability of Democracy, in America. The loopholes in the political campaign system give room for Wall Street donors and spies from other countries, such as, Russia to spend unlimited money and influence elections. End Citizens United is promoting reform of our political campaign system by passing tough disclosure laws to keep campaigns from the influence of foreign finance.
Muller places the responsibilities on U.S. Congress to reform the system and place requirements on FEC and FCC to prevent unidentified donors and untraceable donations in elections. She said that without tougher laws, local, state, and federal elections will be in danger. The integrity of Democracy was tarnished in the presidential election, but, something is being done, now, by PAC organizations to prevent interferences from foreign and anonymous contributors. In April of this year, USA Today reported news End Citizens United raised $4 million, by the end of March. Their prediction is to raise $35 million before the 2018 midterm Congress elections begins.
Political Action Committee, End Citizens United was formed March 1st, 2015 fighting for campaign finance system changes. The PAC is going after big money spending in politics by supporting Democratic candidates who have the same mission as them to reform its present state. The organization alongside other PACs are working diligently to defeat Citizens United and its unlimited money spending in rigged elections. Unlike Citizens United, End Citizens United has a limitation on the amount of money an individual can donate at one time, a $5,000 maximum. Reform of the existing political financial system will restore integrity of American Democracy.