The legality of the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision has always been questioned by independents and left-leaning individuals who feel the mega-donors and special interest groups which have caused issues for a number of years by building the campaign funds of Republicans unfairly. There are many aspects of the 2010 ruling which End Citizens United, a traditional PAC allowing members to provide just $5,000 per election cycle in funding, include the fact many aspects of special interest group funding remain hidden from the public.
— Tiffany Muller (@Tiffany_Muller) May 16, 2018
End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller believes she has the ability to build a brighter future for the people of the U.S. who wish to return the election finance regulations to a level playing field. Muller has headed a number of initiatives in the short life of ECU which was established in 2015 and has seen more than 70 independents and Democrats sign an election finance pledge created by Muller explaining they will not accept special interest finding during this election cycle.
The Citizens United decision was originally taken in 2010 after a group bearing the name of the decision attempted to pay for the broadcast of the documentary, “Hillary: The Movie.” A challenge was made about the broadcasting of the movie as no details were provided about the funding behind Citizens United or exactly who was paying for the broadcast of the production; the legal challenges eventually led to a 5-4 Supreme Court decision stating political donors did not need to provide details of their allegiance or just where funding for politicians campaigns was coming from.
Despite the strong rebuttal of the decision by left-leaning judges on the Supreme Court, the decision has remained in place and groups such as End Citizens United are the only ones now fighting to protect the remaining election finance regulations. The damage caused by the Citizens United decision has been seen on many levels as Tiffany Muller believes the major effect of the decision has been to encourage a greater number of Republicans to accept funding from groups such as the Koch Brothers to further the interest of donors. In supporting Democrats and independents friendly to their cause, End Citizens United hope to enact a change in the political makeup of Washington D.C. and place power back in the hands of the American electorate once again.