End Citizens United was established on March 1st, 2015. This Political Action Committee (PAC) is largely sponsored by grass root donors. Their main objective is to oppose the grievous effects of Citizens United on elections and enhance reforms in financing campaigns. The entity focuses on showing the candidates, voters, press, and the elected officials that the grassroots are resisting the increased insensitivity of billionaires who are attempting to buy their elections. End Citizens United seeks to establish a broad alliance that will work towards reforming campaign finance and pressuring the legislators to take action.
The mission of End Citizens United is to fight against federal big money and dismantle their rigged system of politics by electing champions of campaign finance and passing measures of state ballot. The champions will be tasked with the duty of overturning Citizens United’s objectives. This way, they will end dark and unlimited political money. They will be able to achieve this objective by electing candidates who support reforms, making the issue of political money a priority of the nation, and using the membership of the grassroots to show political power. End Citizens United supports candidates who are committed to reforming the campaign finance system.
The ultimate goal of End Citizens United is to pass an amendment of the Constitution to reverse the decision made by the Supreme Court in Citizens United Case against FEC. The 2010 ruling led to the formation of super PACs because it gave power to the use of mysterious money in politics. The group is different from other PACs that zero in on reforming campaign finance. This is because they are focusing on supporting different persons vying for elective positions, especially those who will play a significant role in changing the existing laws. The entity will support Democratic candidates considering that they support the reform agenda. End Citizens United expects to pass reforms of campaign finance at the state and local level.
Recently, the group and some of the leading grassroots groups in the country met to launch a huge campaign, which was organized in all 50 states, to overcome the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The record of Judge Gorsuch in politics shows that if he were confirmed, the citizens would face undisclosed spending in their elections. This situation would allow dark money to be used in the elections. Such bog money would have adverse influence on the democracy, minimizing the level at which the voices of American families can be heard. The campaign will capitalize on the massive demonstration of grassroots power, which shall stir resistance movements across the nation. These campaigns will include airport protests, the Women’s March, and actions that have dominated congressional phone lines and town halls. End Citizens United maintains their belief in the significance of transparency in political finance.