End Citizens United Pushes For A Constitutional Amendment

In 2010, the Supreme Court made a ruling in the favor of Citizens United. Over the years, several organizations have come out attempting to revert the court’s ruling. However, none of these entities has made much impact on the United State’s politics like the new political action committee that was recently formed, End Citizens United. This organization is planning to take action through a different approach. They seek to push for a constitutional amendment. The PAC plans to achieve this objective by sponsoring Democratic Candidates running for both the House and Senate positions.

Within one month of its formation, End Citizens United managed to raise over $2 million from small donors. According to the body’s communication director, Richard Carbo, the group targeted to raise over $25 million before the general elections. The amount would be used to sponsor liberal candidates and support the company’s activities. In its first month of operation, End Citizens United managed to register over 325,000 members. The members appended their signatures to the group’s petition to overturn the 2010 ruling, which allowed for the rise of super PACs and the flow of dark money into politics. Richard said that the body would partner with other liberal causes such as ‘Ready for Hillary’ to expand the number of Americans supporting the petition. He believes that by using ‘Ready for Hillary’s contact list, the group will have over 4 million members.

Cardo believes that other PACs pushing for campaign finance reform have not been able to explore all possible options. End Citizens United is going to change this status quo by exploring the possibility of funding candidates to both Houses. The elected leaders would help the group to push for a constitutional amendment. Presently, the body is already sponsoring 11 candidates. Some of the notable individual’s in the list are Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado and former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin. As the donations increase, the PAC is expected to support more candidates. This information was originally published on MSNBC.

In addition, End Citizens United upholds accountability and transparency. It seeks to show how the money received would be expended. Recently, the PAC announced that it would be setting up an independent expenditure arm. This department will handle all the expenditures of the group, including sponsoring Democratic candidates, television ads, direct mailers and polling. However, the main goal of this institution is to amend the country’s constitution. The last constitutional amendment in the United States took place in 1992, setting the bar too high for the PAC. However, its leaders are not discouraged by the high odds against them. The team believes that the amendment is a possibility that must be explored.

About End Citizens United

End Citizens United was founded in 2015. The PAC’s main objective is to deliver campaign finance reform through a constitutional amendment. It aims to achieve this objective through relying on liberal politicians in both the House and the Senate. Since its formation, the group has garnered vast grassroots support that has served to enhance the entity’s agenda across the United States. The average donation made to the group is $14.86.

 

 

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