Elections in the United States of America changed significantly after the decision made by the Supreme Court on the case between Citizen United and the Federal Election Commission in 2010. It also made open the door for people with special interests and billionaires alike to spend much money in the America’s election. It is in this connection that a political action committee known as End Citizen United was established. The board is funded by grassroots donors and is devoted to making reforms in the America’s system of campaigns. They aim at making it known to the voters, candidates, the press, and election officials that the grassroots are not pleased with the billionaire’s attempt to buy elections. The outcry is meant to reach the lawmakers so that they take necessary action and is key to the establishment of a partnership to bring reforms in the campaign finance.
End Citizens United’s paramount goal is to pass an amendment reversing the 2010 decision by Supreme Court on Citizen United that increased the super PACs and increased dark money in the political world. Over 325,000 people signed the petition by End Citizens United demanding that the Congress should pass such legislation. The group also partnered with Ready Hillary and the support went up. Ready Hillary had over four million people and rented its email list. End Citizens United was pleased to announce that it endorsed Democratic candidates.
End Citizens United is a different group altogether since it seeks to address issues not dealt with by other PACs. It aims at giving its full support to candidates who support the campaign finance reforms and will stand up against Citizen United. As a group, End Citizens United intention is to set up an independent disbursement arm backing candidate using advertisements on televisions, polling, and direct mailers.
The hope of End Citizens United is to assist in enacting the reforms on campaign finance at both the national and local level. The primary purpose of the group is passing the constitutional amendments. End Citizen United has a tremendous support by the grassroots and prides itself in having 136,000 donations. The group has five staff members who include Reed Adamson who managed 2012 Brad Schneider’s victory and Valerie Martin who worked in the 2006 campaign at Missouri.
The mission of End Citizens United is to fight and destroy the political system that is rigged and characterized by much money. The mission is achievable by selecting proper reforms on the campaign fund as well as passing the state ballot measures. Illimitable and dark money in politics will be a thing of the past.
End Citizens United offers its support to Democrats since they are at the forefront in the fight against Citizen United and hence there is a possibility of change in its leadership.