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End Citizens United: Establishing their Name In The World

Before 2015, no one had heard about End Citizen United. However, after its establishment in August 2015, the Group has garnered great attention from the public. This is because they have a clearly defined goal: overturning the Supreme Court ruling passed in 2010.

 

How was the group going to achieve that? They are going to collect signatures and raising $25 million towards the agenda.

 

The question is; why did they wait until 2015 to start the campaign? The reason is so as to get Democrats and the liberals elected who will support the agenda for reversing the Supreme Court ruling.

 

The group seems to have achieved great success because in only one month they were able to raise $2 million.

 

Background

 

In 2010, the Supreme Court overturned the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act that prohibited the use of Soft money in the election. The Supreme Court was providing a ruling on a case presented by the Citizen United. The PAC wanted the court to reverse the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act clause that prohibited ‘electioneeirng communications.’ Even though the Supreme Court upheld the law on advocacy ads, they changed the soft money law.

 

The law states that the corporation and committees were not allowed to raise money or spend money that was not subject to federal limits. According to the End Citizens United, the ruling would adversely affect the elections.

 

They raised concerns that the election will no longer be free and fair. This is robbing the American people their Democratic right. By reversing the law, the billionaires now had the chance to influence the elections to their favor.

 

The primary goal of the End Citizens United is to raise money to influence the Congress to overturn the Supreme Court ruling.

 

The first agenda of the group is to have people elected who support the vision. That is why they endorsed 11 Democrat candidates. They will then raise the issue of money to be a national priority and to advance their agenda they will use the grassroots members. End Citizens United greatest supporters are the grassroots activists.

 

The ultimate goal of the campaign is to have a constitutional amendment, and by the end of 2015, 325,000 people had already signed the petition. After partnering with ‘Ready for Hilary,’ the group received $4 million more emails.

 

While the desire to have a constitutional amendment is genuine, the dream may be far-fetched according to the critics. There has not been a constitutional amendment since 1992. Despite having the influence, it will hard to get the Congress to amend the constitution.

 

They can, however, be commended for providing the public with information on the Supreme Court ruling. The group has also kept the pressure on the Supreme Court and the political leaders not to make the situation worse.