End Citizens United wants to be a bigger player in its field of business. They want to do this by putting in more money funding Democratic candidates running for competitive positions for the House and the Senate. They plan on channeling tens of millions of dollars into this endeavor.
End Citizens United is a political action committee that is dedicated to campaign finance reforms. The group which relies on donor funding has been able to raise more than $2 million so far against a target of $25 million to $30 million. This was according to the group’s Communication director Richard Carbo. All these efforts are geared towards reversing a Supreme Court decision that gave rise to super PACs that led a lot of dirty money finding its way into politics. The group is leading a petition to push Congress to pass this legislation. 325,000 have signed this petition so far.
End Citizens United has so far endorsed 11 Democratic candidates. The group says that endorsing the candidates ensures that the hole in the political side of these reforms is covered. It ensures that backing candidates so that they are elected will ensure that the laws that are already there are changed using the support of those elected. The group plans to set up a financial arm so that they support the candidates through TV adverts and polling. It hopes to push for reforms in campaign finance on the local and state level.
However, their main objective is enacting their agenda on the national level through a constitutional amendment. This will require support by a two-thirds majority in the House and the Senate and also support from three-quarter of the states. This is despite the fact the country has never passed a constitutional amendment from 1992. According to experts, End Citizens United helps to make public awareness of the Courts decision and its implications. The group says that the reason why they don’t support Republicans is that, the Republican is largely against the reversing of this Supreme Court decision that has proved to be a disaster.
More than 100,000 people have contributed towards this course. About 40,000 among them were making contributions for the first time. People have felt the need to elect candidates that support campaign finance reforms in the country. Those donating are starting to feel that the system is not designed to favor them. The ones that give the biggest donations usually have a lot of say in the operations of the group.
Recently the political action committee managed to get contributions of more than $4 million against a target of $500,000. This is despite the fact that the organization cannot accept donations of more than $5000 from an individual donor. The group’s spokesman says that they have built many ties with campaign finance groups