Big Money 20’s main mission is to defeat candidates who do the bidding of special interests and instead allows billionaires and the special interests themselves to spend their own big money on electoral campaigns. Senator Ted Cruz, for example, went as far as to state that money can represent speech and argued that the campaign finance reform was about silencing the people. Which goes against the right to free speech.
End Citizens United (ECU) is a grassroots organization trying to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), which legalized billionaires and special interests to anonymously spend unlimited amounts of money on their election campaigns. ECU’s main mission is to work to end such Big Money in politics and using methods of raising the issue to the public by doing things like endorse pro-reform candidates, work with state campaigns to pass pro-reform laws, and using memberships as an outlet of forum discussion. ECU’s current president and executive director, Tiffany Mueller holds the record for leading to organization to more than three million members and donations of over $25 million with the average member donation of almost $15. Her leadership has also led to the election of 15 pro-reform members, including Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire.
ECU currently has a list of about 123 candidates. Some of these include Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, and Senator Elizabeth Warren. To ECU, being pro-reform is the understanding that elected officials are there to represent the country’s entire population and not just to favor large corporate companies.
The latest news that ECU is focused on is Paul Ryan’s retirement and the latest evidence of coordination between Rick Scott and the New Republican Super PAC. Claiming that he’s only responsible for their financial account, an FEC complaint investigation has found that Scott guilty of impulsively wiring $1.2 million of soft money into Super PAC without testing the Senate bid. Which also does not follow the finance limit regulations.
ECU has its headquarters in the Washington D.C. area.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) March 20, 2018