The Citizens UNited Supreme Court decision of 2010 is one of the most controversial in the history of U.S. politics as the rise of big money in politics has become a major issue for millions of people across the nation. The End Citizens United PAC is now taking the fight to the ballot stations of the U.S. with a push to end the influence of the billionaire donor class responsible for changing the face of elections for Congress and the race for The White House.
Knowing where the financing for campaigns and individual candidates who are looking to take up positions of responsibility within the U.S. Federal Government. IN 2017, End Citizens United is still concerned about the problems of discovering just where the money provided for campaigns is coming from, particularly the vote to provide new rules and regulations designed to weaken the protections many people look to as they hope to discover just which groups and organizations are looking to fund candidates during major elections. A recent amendment inserted into a spending bill by House Republicans reduced these areas of oversight even further as the influence of a few major donors continues to rise. End Citizens United have also voiced their concern about the lack of oversight provided for churches who have now begun providing major funding for many conservative candidates and organizations during election campaigns.
Operating as a traditional PAC, End Citizens United have not struggled to build a significant level of financial support at a grassroots level with the group reporting $4 million already raised through donations not permitted to exceed $5,000. In the coming months, the campaign hopes to create a greater level of financial support for Democrats who have been at the heart of the growing level of concern about the influence on policy developed by the Citizens United decision; a range of financial options are being explored as End Citizens United looks for new ways of developing the fund used for the midterm elections the campaign hopes to build up to an impressive $25 million.
The rise of End Citizens United has been all the more impressive because the PAC has only been in operation since the early stages of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election cycle. In 2017, the grassroots funding of End Citizens United reached an impressive $12 average donation as $4 million was raised across the first three months of 2017 as officials stated their belief the PAC was on course to match and even outstrip its goal of $25 million by the time the 2018 midterm elections take place.
Find more about End Citizens United: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/