End Citizens United, launched in 2015 was a significant player in the 2016 American Presidential elections. The PAC contributed a lot of money in support of the Democratic Party candidates.
It was the assumption of many that the PAC would support the Republicans. However, due to the nature of their business, End Citizens United offered support for the Democratic candidates. The organization was supporting candidates who believed in their mission.
End Citizens United is a traditional PAC. That means that they cannot accept contribution above $ 5,000 from the individual donations.
Why the End Citizens United was formed
In 2010, the Supreme Court reversed the bipartisan law that prohibited ‘soft money’ in the presidential elections. With the introduction of the new law, the billionaires in the United States had the opportunity of using the money to buy or influence the elections. That meant that there would be no transparency and accountability from the leaders. It was for that reason that the End Citizens United was formed; to reverse the Supreme Court ruling made in favor of the Citizens United. That was where the PAC got its name.
In 2016, the PAC had the goal of raising $25 million in support of the Democratic Presidential Candidate Hilary Clinton and other candidates too. The organization also wanted to collect signatures to compel the Congress to reverse the Supreme Court ruling.
Many people highly criticized the move of having the Congress amend the constitution. The mission was a pipe dream considering that there has never been a Constitution amendment since 1992. Even though their dream seems unachievable, the PAC efforts have not gone unnoticed. End Citizens United has managed to raise awareness about the Supreme Court.
The Organization has partnered with the Grassroots activists to educate people on the ruling and its effects to the American Democracy.
End Citizens United seeks to support candidates who are passionate about the financial reforms.
End Citizens United has managed to raise money to support their agenda. The PAC managed to raise approximately $4 million by March 2017. Their goal is to raise $35 million by 2018 for the Midterm Congress elections. The primary purpose of the campaign is to elect reform champions to the Congress.
According to the PAC President, the Democrats were furious after President Donald Trump won the elections. The party seeks to fight back against the reforms that the President seeks to impact in the constitution. They also want to fight against the nominees that have been proposed to the different cabinet position including the Supreme Court nomination. End Citizens United has an agenda of electing candidates who seek to fight the Trump’s nominees and agendas.