End Citizen Smart Strategy of Ending Citizen United

End Citizen was established in 2015 and has grown into a successful company making $2million in a month. Its mainly funded by grass-root donors who share in the vision of rid of rigged political system that see billionaires influence the tide of elections. End Citizen steers campaigns for people who want to see reforms in ending a lot of money in politics and also the end of dark money.

 

The political action committee planned to fully participate in influencing reforms in 2016. This by supporting those who were running as Democratic candidates in senate races and competitive House in the country.

 

Their goal was that the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision is reversed by passing a constitutional amendment which saw that PACs given powers less powers that made a trend of billionaires to push for their own political interest in untraceable, unlimited money in elections. End Citizens have managed to get 325, 000 people to sign the petition that seeks to pass the new amendment. Their partnership with Hillarys’ group “Ready for Hillary “boosted them up to get over 4,000,000 people from the grassroots.

 

End Citizen managed to endorse 11 democratic leaders. According to Carbo, they said the group is unique from other groups since their strategy involves getting the people they have selected to be elected who can amend the constitution. This means that their candidates must be in line with End Citizens’ goals of being against Citizen United

 

They plan to support their candidate financially in campaigns and also start campaign on both state level and local level. According to Rick Hasen, a professor of law, for the constitution amendment to go through, it must be approved by two-thirds from senate house. He, however, was of the opinion that this will put pressure on politicians and Supreme Court not to worsen things. It will also help creating public awareness.

 

The group has received huge donations having great support from grassroots of over $14.86 . They plan to raise over $35 million before 2018. Their average total amount they received is $ 12million in 2016 which they feel the system is against them since those who have money have the biggest say. They argue that those whom they try to campaign against get huge support very easily than them. After Trumps win,, the group is still ready to fight especially on his nominees and agenda, this includes the Supreme Court nominee.

 

The group is still strategizing to see which active role they will play in 2018 by planning to campaign for Jon Tester OF Montana and Sherron Brown of Ohio. According to Adam Bozzi , End Citizen United spokesperson ,he said that the group has built strong bonds to the donors from grassroots as opposed to mere activism, this makes the group stands out from other groups as the strongest PAC group ever.

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