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Taking our democracy back, state by state

What is Fight for Reform?

The Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. F.E.C. completely changed the landscape of American politics, opening the door for billionaires, corporations, and special interests to spend unlimited, untraceable money to influence our elections.

We’re fighting back. Fight For Reform, a state-level project of End Citizens United, is working to reform our broken campaign finance system at the local level. We're connecting grassroots activists to ballot initiatives that will bring transparency and accountability to local elections - and for the first time, we're endorsing reform champions running in state and local elections in 2018. We’ve done the legwork of identifying where our supporters can have a real impact -- now we need your support!

Winning these campaigns doesn't just help end the corrupting influence of money in their state, it sends a national message: it’s time to take our Democracy back.


Missouri’s politicians have failed to live up to a high ethical standard, and the result has been waves of scandals and a flood of dark money into state politics. Missourians won’t stand for it anymore.

The Clean Missouri Initiative is designed to:

  • Put into place fair, reasonable contribution limits
  • Close loopholes where millionaires can skirt limits through pass-through committees
  • End the whopping amount of lobbyist gifts to politicians
  • Stop the revolving door that lets politicians become lobbyists shortly after their term ends

The Clean Missouri initiative is Fight For Reform’s first endorsement for the 2018 election. You can read our full endorsement here.

South Dakota

After voters passed a comprehensive set of ethics reforms in 2016, the Republican-led legislature declared an illegitimate “emergency” to prevent the law from taking force. But South Dakotans aren’t backing down. They’re coming back with a proposed constitutional amendment to end this abuse of power and to get government back to its job of serving the people – not special interests.

South Dakota’s Amendment W is designed to:

  • Protect voter-approved laws from legislative interference
  • Ban foreign money in South Dakota politics
  • Ban campaign money from union and corporations to candidates and political parties
  • Ban politicians from using state resources for personal gain

You can read our full endorsement here.


Nineteen states and over 800 cities and towns throughout the country have endorsed a 28th Amendment to overturn Citizens United. This November, Massachusetts can become the twentieth state to do so!

The People Govern, Not Money Initiative is designed to:

  • Support the passage of the 28th Amendment to get big money out of politics
  • Overturn the disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision
  • Declare that corporations are not people

You can read our full endorsement here.

End Citizens United

Established March 1st, 2015, End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee funded by grassroots donors. We are dedicated to countering the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reforming our campaign finance system.

We’ll show elected officials, candidates, voters, and the press that the grassroots are fighting back with force against the increasing brazenness of billionaires trying to buy our elections.