End Citizens United, a political action committee, has managed to raise nearly $2 million so far. This has come mainly from the small donors. This indicates how focused this group is. They have plans for getting between $25 million and $30 million during this entire cycle.
End Citizens United is focused on getting a constitutional amendment passed. This will reverse the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Citizens United. It was passed in 2010. This had given rise to super PACs, and there was a tidal flow of dark money into politics.
Today End Citizens United has 325,000 signatures of people on its petition. It is demanding that Congress should pass this legislation. But End Citizens United is not resting at this number alone. They are focused and quite clear that they should boost this number.
They are trying a number of ways to achieve this. One of them is their partnering with the campaign, “Ready for Hillary.” On its front, End Citizens United is going to rent out its email list to them. It has over 4 million people. Now this list can be used for reaching out to the potential liberal supporters. Hence it will be working both ways for the involved parties.
End Citizens United is going to endorse 11 Democratic candidates. These will include two former Senates too. These are Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin along with Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado.
One thing to note here is that End Citizens United is one among many PAC that are campaigning finance reform. It is important to listen to their communications director, Carbo in order to understand why End Citizens United is different. They are also looking at the political aspect here.
End Citizens United is trying to help people to get elected. This way those people will come in power who would like to change the existing law. Thus the group is backing all those candidates who favor campaign finance reform. These persons would be able to stand up against the Citizens United.
End Citizens United is also supporting those candidates who are under attack by the billionaire conservatives like the Koch brothers besides other black-money groups like them.
This is not an easy issue. Any constitutional amendment is an uphill task. A fact needs to be remembered that no Constitutional amendment has been passed in America since 1992.
But groups like End Citizens United are doing a number of other good things too. They are keeping the public aware of all the decisions that are being taken by the Supreme Court. They keep political pressure on the Supreme Court so that things do not worsen any further. And such a huge amount of money will definitely impact the House race.