BRINGING DEMOCRACY BACK WITH END CITIZENS UNITED

End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee that was established on 1st March 2015. The committee is dedicated in ending the adverse effects caused by Citizens United and bring about reformation to the campaign financing system. This was a move seen necessary since the formation of Citizens United, as the very rich were now seen to have intentions of “buying elections”. Introduction of End Citizens United was seen as a move towards campaign finance reforms, while exerting more pressure on lawmakers to have them take action.
The main aim being to curtail Big Money dominance in politics and dismantle the rigged political system by electing campaign finance reform champions. The movement mainly gives its support to Democrats in various key races as they are mostly seen to influence the change towards better reforms to the campaign finance system.
The group’s ultimate and most important goal is influencing a constitutional amendment to reverse the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. The decision by the Supreme Court was seen to unleash a tidal wave of big dark money into politics. This allowed aspirants to raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations as well as from individuals to use in their campaigns. End Citizens United, has previously partnered with “Ready for Hillary” towards the signing of their petition aimed at reversing the Supreme Court’s decision.
Among the members who have previously been endorsed by End United Citizen include; former Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado. The group interests have been to offer support to candidates who are capable of bringing a change to the existing laws on campaigns and elections. The group has plans which are underway to establish an independent expenditure arm that will financially back the endorsed candidates through initiatives such as television adverts, direct mailers as well as polling. The change which End Citizens United is hoping to enact is at the local as well as the state level.
Many entities have come to appreciate the work of End Citizens United group, as it is seen to create public awareness. It has as well induced political pressure on both the Supreme Court as well as other political actors, not to make things any worse. The movement is financed by thousands of grassroots supporters from all over the country. In future, the group is hoping to make its financial reports public, a move seen to advocate for transparency and accountability. Those willing to fund the movement are investors whose main aim is reclaiming back the taken democracy. Through their unending efforts, the movement hopes to facilitate the election of pro-reform candidates. This will make the issue of money in politics a national priority and using their membership to enact political pressure.

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