End Citizens United plans on making a difference in campaign finance reform. Their ultimate goal is to have a constitutional amendment passed reversing one of the decisions made by the Supreme Court. The 2010 decision released numerous super PAC’s and caused questionable money to become infused in politics. Their petition has 325,000 signatures and is expected to continue rising. End Citizens United is using television advertisements, polling and direct mailers in their campaign. In order to overturn the Supreme Courts decision they require two-thirds of the vote from the senate and the House and three-fourths of the states must ratify them. The last time a Constitution amendment was passed in the United States was 1992.
End Citizens United has chosen to deny their support to Republicans because they believe their spending is no longer under control and they are trying to prevent the Supreme Court’s decision from being over-turned. They are supporting candidates who believe in campaign finance reform. Their have received 136,000 donations and currently have five members of staff.
End Citizens United has raised $4 million in three months and expect to raise an additional $35 million. Approximately 100,000 individuals have made contributions in the year’s first quarter. Their average contribution is $12 and are fighting back against the system. The Democrats are furious regarding President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. End Citizens United has received $500,000 from their contributors for the campaign of Congressional Democrat Jon Ossoff. Mr. Ossoff has already raised over $4 million for the seat in the Republican House in Atlanta, Georgia. The seat was left vacant by Tom Price. End Citizens United is expected to defend Montana’s Jon Tester and Ohio’s Democrat Sherrod Brown.
The name End Citizens United is derived from the decision of the Supreme Court in 2010 that allowed both corporate and union donations in candidate elections. This also enabled unlimited spending by the PAC’s. They operate as a traditional PAC and are unable to accept a donation exceeding $5,000 from any individual who chooses to make a donation. They are in one of the top positions of Democratic aligned groups due to their fundraising effort. The Huffington Post proclaimed the fundraising efforts of End Citizens United as aggressive and caused concerns regarding the collection of political cash and grassroots activism.
As the spokesman for End Citizens United Adam Bozzi stated they are building ties to the finance groups for the campaigns. Part of this was a collaboration by an excess of two dozen separate groups who were urging the Republican Senators who had been given campaign donations by Betsy Devos and her family to recuse themselves. End Citizens United did not believe they should vote on her nomination to be the Educational Secretary for President Donald Trump.