Campaign funding in US elections is always a contentious matter and several politicians, wealthy and powerful individuals want the outcomes to be in their favor. Therefore, these individuals are willing to do anything to make sure the people they prefer attain power. A majority of these people are billionaires who spend large monies to influence the election outcomes.
The majority of the grassroots American citizens do not embrace these practices. Therefore, the donors from these areas teamed up to formulate End Citizens United. This a Political Action Committee formed with an aim of stopping and discouraging use of money to influence election outcomes. Besides, the aim of this committee is to eliminate the effects caused by lack of a Citizens United front as well as changing their campaign finance strategies. The well-wishers and donors from the grassroots finance End Citizens United.
The citizens believe that they have the power and ability to stop the billionaires from influencing voters. They want to prove to aspirants, voters, elected officials and the media that they are ready, willing and able to eliminate these election malpractices. The grass root donors are committed to the formation of a coalition that would champion amendments to the campaign finance law. They are also planning to pressurize legislators to join them in this fight.
There are many activists in the grassroots who are devoted to a transparent funding of elections. To realize this, grassroots donors and supporters finance the initiative. With such support, the political action committee mission is destroying Citizens United as well as stopping availability and use of illegal money in politics.
Some of the strategies in place to realize this dream include electing candidates committed to these reforms, prioritizing the issue of money used in politics as well as capitalizing on the grassroots numbers to show political strength in matters to do with finances in politics. Veteran Democratic operatives have been appointed to ensure the desired changes are realized.
The political action committee wanted to have a great impact in the 2016 US elections. It wanted to bring campaign finance reforms by financing some Democrat candidates during the November 2016 elections. End Citizen United group had raised a significant amount of money from the grassroots donors to support the aspirants.
The supporters of End Citizens United are the people who were unhappy with the ruling made by Supreme Court giving Citizens United power to source campaign money from anywhere. This contributed to use of dark money in political campaigns.
The journey to overturn the Supreme Court decision is not that rosy, but the End Citizens United group is focused and determined. By 2015, the group had collected over 300,000 signatures for the End Citizens United petition.