End Citizens United aspires to publicize the group’s agenda in 2016. The group is a new Political Action Committee (PAC) that is dedicated to reform the campaign finance system. It further plans to channel tens of millions of dollars to Democratic candidates who are running in Senate races and Competitive Houses. The inauguration of End Citizens United happened in August 2015. The group has collected over$2 million from small donors. Furthermore, it aims to collect between $25 million and $30 million for the entire campaign.
The Goal of End Citizen United
The primary goal of End Citizens United comprises passing a constitutional amendment that reverses the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United. The decision strengthened super PACs and unleashed dark money in politics. So far, over 325, 000 people have signed the group’s petition, which demands the Congress to pass the law. Moreover, the number is expected to increase. This is after the group collaborated with “Ready for Hillary” movement. Additionally, the group declared that it had supported 11 Democratic candidates.
The Campaign of End Citizen United
Richard Carbo, the communications director, cited that End Citizens United was unique. This is because the group allowed the election of people who could modify the existing laws. Thus, it meant supporting candidates who were for the campaign finance reform; backing up candidates who were against Citizen United; and supporting those candidates who were under attack by the Koch brothers.
Earlier 2017, End Citizens United plans to set up an independent expenditure structure that will financially support the candidates through programs such as poling and television ads. The campaign finance professionals are doubtful of passing the constitutional amendments. This is because of the constitutional amendments must win consent from two-thirds of the House and the Senate.
John Wonderlich from the Sunlight Foundation cited that a constitutional amendment is a challenging to pass. Furthermore, since 1992, America has not passed any constitutional amendment. Rick Hasen who is an expert in campaign finance regulation mentioned that $100 million would not be sufficient to pass the constitutional amendment unless the Supreme Court Justice underwent change. However, Hasen argued that End Citizens United served a purpose of informing the public about the court’s decision.
Republican leadership in Congress is against overturning the Supreme Court decision. Thus, End Citizens United is not supportive of the Republicans. So far, the group has received 136,000 donations as well as grassroots support that average to $14.86.
End Citizens United
End Citizens United is a reputable Political Action Committee (PAC) funded by grassroots donors. It was established in March 2015. The group is committed to avert effects of Citizens United and reform its campaign finance system. The group’s mission is to fight against dark money in politics and reverse the rigged political system by electing candidates who support the campaign finance reform.