In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled against the Citizens United in a case with F.E.C. This decision completely transformed the political landscape of the United States of America. The court proceeded with its strategy to establish a legal basis that humans are corporations and vice versa. This probed billionaires into spending unlimited money in political campaign and elections. The result was no accountability or transparency. In fact, most billionaires like the prominent Koch brothers have been trying to get into politics. The cycle continues with many high profile citizens illegally delving into political power.
End Citizens United was founded on March 1st, 2015. It is a committee for political action supported by grassroots donors. The organization is committed to countering disastrous effects geared towards interfering with the lives of citizens. The committee fixes these issues through reforming the campaign finance system. The aim of End Citizens United is showing the elected officials, voters, and candidates that the grassroots’ commitment is fighting against the billionaires who focus on buying elections. The primary objective of the group is building a strong coalition focused on campaign finance reform. Additionally, the organization pressures policy makers to act against these political offenders.
The mission of End Citizen United is battling big money spenders in politics who rig elections. The organization does this by electing champions for campaign finance reforms. Also, the committee passes state ballot measures. The selected champions strategize on overturning Citizens United by putting a stop to unlimited money spending in politics. End Citizens United is controlled by a belief in the power of money transparency. They practice what they preach. The group’s recent filing with the commission of federal elections was filled on February 20, 2017.End Citizens United implements this mission through the following steps:
- Electing active reformists
- Whistleblowing on the issues of political money
- Deploying grassroots membership for political demonstration
End Citizens Contribution
On 4th April 2017, the news headlines were filled with reports concerning End Citizen’s collection of over $4 million with a projection of raising $35 million before the 2018 congress elections. USA Today provided this report. The amount would be higher than the total amount the group raised in 2016, towards the just completed presidential elections. In that year, approximately 100,000 people made contributions to the PAC. That marked the first quarter of the year. 40,000 people made their first contribution.
According to Tiffany Muller president and executive of PAC, their core objective is to elect champions for campaign finance reforms to Congress. Muller added that the current average contribution of PAC is $12 million. The donors felt like they had been rigged out of the system. According to them, the highest bidder gets power. Donating millions towards the fight was their way of hitting back. Also, the furious Democrats were willing to contribute towards fighting Donald Trump and his government.