The End Citizens United is a political action committee that came into the face of political changes in 2016 in America. Its primary focus was to push and campaign for reforms in the finance sector. The End Citizens United intended to achieve this by channeling millions of dollars to the campaign of Democratic candidates in the 2016 elections.
Donations to the End Citizens United
The group received 136,000 donations, with an average donation standing at $14.86. The goal of the End Citizens United is to pass an amendment in Congress to reverse the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court of the United States made in 2010.The decision in 2010 gave PAC immense powers and provided a loophole to have large amounts of money channeled to politics and politicians. The End Citizens United mobilized more than 325,000 citizens to sign and petition for the passage of the legislation.
One other primary objective of the End Citizens United is to campaign for financial reforms in the State levels. The only means this can be achieved is by reversing the 2010 Supreme Court decision on the powers granted to the PAC. These objectives will be met with the financial backing and donations by the people of the United States. The committee intends to continue the changes once it has its sponsored candidates in the Congress.
The End Citizens United collected more than US$ 4 million in the first three months of its campaign. It is projected that it will raise more than $35 million by 2018 when the United States is entering into the midterm Congress elections. The projection is according to the USA TODAY.
Role of the End Citizens United in U.S elections
Some of the evidence for the potential and success of this committee is the donation of $500,000 it gave to the election and campaign of a Democratic candidate in Georgia, Jon Ossof. He is a first-time political candidate, and he is 30 years old. He challenged the political establishment when he raised $4million for the 18th of April special election, which was done to replace the vacant seat, left by the then Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
The group is examining the areas it plans to venture into in 2018.The plan is according to the deputy political director of the End Citizens United, Muller. However, he has indicated that they will be playing a leading role in defending the Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Jon Tester of the Montana State in the 2018 midterm elections.