Last year, End Citizens United, a new political action committee, expressed its commitment to campaign finance reform and be a renowned PAC. To spearhead its endeavors, End Citizens United made plans to funnel tens of millions of dollars to various Democratic candidates who were running in Senate races and the competitive House across the nation.
In the same month it was formed, End Citizens United raised over $2 million from small donors. Also, it expected to receive a total of $25-$30 million according to Richard Carbo, the group’s communications director. During the same duration, End Citizens United also unveiled the endorsement of 11 candidates belonging to the Democratic Party. Some of the mentioned candidates included Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.
Since its inception, End Citizens United has received about 136000 donations with average grassroots donations amounting to $14.86. Additionally, the group consists of five staff members including Valerie Martin and Reed Adamson, who are experienced in campaign management.
The Objective of End Citizens United
The driving force behind End Citizens United involves passing a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision on Citizen United. In 2010, this decision facilitated the emergence of a tidal wave of dark money and Super PACs in politics. Furthermore, over 325,000 individuals had signed the group’s petition aimed at forcing Congress to reverse the Citizen United decision. End Citizens United expected the number to rise after partnering with another group dubbed as Ready for Hillary.
End Citizens United has plans to create an independent expenditure arm early in 2017. The arm will be aimed at financially supporting candidates through numerous initiatives such as direct mailers, polling and television ads.
About End Citizens United
End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee that was formed on March 1st, 2015. Since its inception, the group has maintained its commitment to not only counter Citizens United but also reform its campaign finance system. End Citizens United aims at showing the voters, elected officials, media and candidates the devotion of the grassroots in combating the billionaires’ intentions to buy the elections. This action plays a vital role in fostering a broad coalition aimed at pressuring legislators to take action and campaign finance reform.
The End Citizens United is steered by its mission to combat the high spending in politics by the wealthy in society. The objective also involves dismantling the rigged political system through passing state ballot measures and electing campaign finance reform champions. Elected champions are intended to work towards ending dark and unlimited money in politics. The group also hopes to accomplish its mission through raising the money issue in politics as a national priority, electing pro-reform candidates and utilize grassroots membership to display political power. Follow the organization on LinkedIn.