It is said that a journey of a thousand steps begins with just one. In the journey to have a more just and trustworthy Missouri and Unites States government, there is one more step to that is on its way to being made. This step to be made is actually located in Jefferson City. Currently, the proposed Clean Missouri initiative is on its way to the ballot box. The spirit of Clean Missouri is to combat lobbyists in Jefferson City. At the moment, all that needs to be done is the collection of signatures. And, if all goes as planned, it should be up for vote in the 2018 voting cycle.
Pushing back against lobbyists, is not the only purpose of this initiative. It also plans to close loopholes that allow unlimited funding and unfair influence in politics through the channeling of PAC (Political Action Committee) campaign funds to one candidate. This is the kind of law drafting that End Citizens Now is in existence for. The very purpose of their establishment is to stop the effect that Citizens United has over the campaign finance system.
The good news is that End Citizens United now is the largest campaign PAC within the US, with over three million members. Like many freedom fighting organizations, the demands of this organization are simple and twofold. These are transparency and accountability when it comes to elections across the state and throughout the United Sates, in the Fight for Reform movement. It starts with Fight for Reform connecting grassroots activists with donors to push through the Clean Missouri initiative.
Tiffany Muller, Executive Director of End Citizens United, is very plain spoken in her political views and points of discrepancy in politics. She makes these clear when referring to politicians such as Eric Greitens, and she expects the ECU organization through the Clean Missouri to bring meaningful reform to state elections. Muller, along with many of her contemporaries feel that Missourians deserve a stronger voice in their democracy.
Sometimes in politics, you have to fight fire with fire to save lives or in most cases the civil rights attached to life. That is exactly the case when it comes to the 4 million USD (United States Dollars) the End Citizens United PAC has under its belt to combat big money in politics. However, that is just the tip of the iceberg with an expectation to raise 35 million more bucks by 2018. This is an ambitious leap of about ten million from the amount raised in the 2016 election.
One of the most exciting parts about the money collected so far is that a lot of it is coming from new donors who sense the severity of the situation. Even bigger news is that all of this money is not coming from one mega source but from contributions where the average amount is 12 USD. That is a good indicator as to the public’s opinion regarding the ECU organization and its causes.