End Citizens United refers to a political action committee that has been campaigning finance reform. Even though it started on a small scale, it is becoming quite big now. This is because they are planning to get into funneling millions of dollars. This will be done as they will be supporting those Democratic candidates who are into House as well as Senate races. They are not doing it for any particular State as such but doing this all across the US.
The End Citizens United group managed to rise close to $2 million in collections. All this has come only through donations coming in from small donors. They are planning collections between $25 – 30 million in this entire cycle.
The PAC is focused on getting a constitutional amendment passed to reverse the decision of the Supreme Court that was given in 2010. It had led to super PACs coming up leading to huge amounts of dark money being able to enter politics in an easy manner. Over 325,000 people have signed the petition by End Citizens United. This is a petition in which there is a demand that Congress has to pass such legislation.
They also have a lot of other plans in the pipeline that will increase this number in a big way. The End Citizens United has entered into a partnership with the “Ready for Hillary” campaign. Here, they will be sharing their email list of nearly 4 million people with them so that they are able to reach their potential supporters.
The endorsement of 11 Democratic candidates has already been announced. These are Russ Feingold of Wisconsin in addition to Michael Bennet of Colorado. They both are former Senators. With such endorsements, their campaign will surely get a big boost.
The fact is that End Citizens United is one among many other PAC’s that focus on campaign finance reform. The difference is that it is a Group looking at the political angle also. They are trying such people to get elected who would be willing and keen to change the existing laws. This is why the Group is backing only those candidates who are favoring finance reform and will be standing up with End Citizens United.
They will be setting up an expenditure arm very soon as they are going to back their candidates financially. This will be done in a big way. The initiatives would include television ads, direct mailers along with polling. All this is going to require a lot of money.
These campaign finance reforms will also be on local along with state level. After all, any constitutional amendment has to win consent that has to come from two-thirds of Senate and from the House too. It has to be ratified by three-fourths of states to win consent.