End Citizen United is a popular Political Action Committee that is mostly financed by gross donors in the United States. The group was founded in the 2015, and it is mostly dedicated to countering the effects of Citizen United and also reforming the campaign finance system in the country.
The organization focuses on showing voters, elected officials, candidates and the press that the grassroots are working hard against the billionaires in the country who only want to buy the American elections. At the end of the day, it will be easier to pressure the lawmakers to take some action against these individuals.
End Citizen United supports the Democrats in their races. The Democrats are always in favor of meaningful in the US finance system, and this is one of the reasons it is supported by the group. The group also stand up for the vulnerable candidates who are under attack by mega-donors, dark money groups and corporates. End Citizen United supports Democrats because they believe that real change can only take place under their leadership.
Since it was established several years ago, End Citizen United has already raised over two million dollars from donors in the country. The group is looking forward to raise thirty million, according to its current director, Richard Carbo. Before the general elections, the group announced the official endorsement of eleven candidates in the Democratic side.
Although there have been several PACs in the past who want to focus on the campaign finance reforms in the country, Richard says that his organization is entirely different. According to him, most of these PACs had holes in the conversation that were addressing the political aspect of it, and they were only getting individuals elected. There was no one to change the existing laws. However, End Cited United is backing candidates who are in favor of the campaign finance reforms. These candidates are also against Citizen United.
Richard says that his group is planning to set up a special independent expenditure arm this year to financially support the candidates who have been endorsed. These candidates will be supported through direct mailers, television ads and polling. This will make things easier for the candidates in the future elections. The group’s financial information is available on OpenSecrets.Org.
End Citizens United and its leaders are hoping to successfully enact the campaign finance reforms, in particular on the local and state level. However, the primary objective of the group at the moment is to pass a constitutional amendment that will be able to overturn the Supreme Court decision that was approved in the year 2010. The bill has been met with a lot of skepticism from finance experts in the country. All constitutional amendments in the US, after all, should win the consent of at least two-thirds of the House and the Senate. The amendment must be ratified by at least three-fourths of states too.
Learn more about the group on EndCitizensUnited.Org