In 2015, End Citizens United began its grass roots efforts by focusing on a mission of eliminating the current political process, for non-transparency of campaign finance.
The political action committee’s (PAC) stern approach to bringing reform needed a wide-range of support; from petitioners to political power forces themselves. In order for this mission to occur, End Citizens United needed to raise an enormous amount of donations.
In an astounding conquest, End Citizens United rapidly raised $4 million within the first year, with a forecast contribution of $35 million before the 2018 mid-term elections. With an average of $12 contributions, End Citizens United began an uphill battle only to surpass each milestone by reaching an estimated $25 million to date. This accomplishment confirms the ability, for End Citizens United to get the voices of the people into the political system, one donation and one voice at a time.
End Citizens United’s fight, for transparency of the political system, and against corporation and billionaire contributions, is well on its way to victory. The organization is standing by its belief that the political process has become rigged and politicians are being auctioned off to the highest bidder. Supporters and petitioners are standing right alongside End Citizens United with as little as five dollar donations. The organizations call-to-action is being heard far and wide among the voters.
With the 2018 elections just a short time away, politicians are well-aware of the expectations voters are holding for reform. Those politicians who commit to End Citizens United, that campaign reform will become a reality, will be in a more-favorable position for re-election. End Citizens United’s power is on the rise, and their momentum has already started to take notice by liberal politicians who have the most to lose.
The U.S. Supreme Court made its 2010 decision with Citizens vs. F.E.C., and End Citizens United says the decision effectively left the political system vulnerable to an opened-ended financial pit-fall, with no end in sight. End Citizens United has formed great alliances within the political power structure and gained considerable support, for having the decision overturned. In addition, the organization has assembled an elite collaboration with dozens of campaign-finance groups.
Facing an enormous uphill battle, End Citizens United has met every challenge to achieve its mission. The PAC has been able to reach millions of voters to leverage their individual strengths, and they have defeated many obstacles designed to hinder their efforts.
End Citizens United has made the task of ending the disastrous effects of the Citizens United decision appear effortlessly; a task that voters believe is on the right side of the political process. In an unprecedented grass roots cause, End Citizens United has made reforming campaign finance a very reachable goal.