Citizens in the Fight Against Billionaires Who Are Trying to Buy Elections
End Citizens United is formed by people who advocate changes in how to fund campaigns have big plans for 2016. In addition to being scheduled to become a major factor in the political sense, this organization plans to spend tens of millions of dollars on Democratic candidates campaigns in all political races across the US. They were created as an opposition to the decision of the Supreme Court from back in 2010. This decision was primarily a legal basis for the misconceptions that corporations are people.
The world needs more great organizations like these that will fight the impact of billionaires on elections and therefore the life of all citizens of a country. The primary purpose of this group is to fight against the inflow of money that can not be tracked, as well as the withdrawal of the decision of the Supreme Court. Many people recognize the positive aspects of the mission of the organization members to be more precise: More than 325 000 people have signed End Citizens United’s petition already before the end of August of 2015. This figure will no doubt continue to grow because of the real purpose of their existence as well as because of an association with “Ready for Hillary.” We must also note that the group has great marketing skills they proved this by renting out email lists of Hillary Clinton supporters in this way, their word and idea will reach many people.
Despite many new members, new donations and good individuals who support the work of the organization, Rick Hasen, a campaign finance regulation expert and a professor of law and political science at the UC-Irvine School of Law, thinks that although this number significantly increases and their fund could reach $100 million, chances to get a constitutional amendment to ban decision of Supreme Court are minimal.
You wonder why End Citizens United don’t back up Republicans even though if you ask many Republicans for their opinion about spending in campaigns they will say it’s out of control. The answer and problem are in Republican leadership in Congress. To be very objective, End Citizens United, a political action committee whose primary goal is driving massive amounts of money out of politics, is raising some money of its own. The group collected more than four million dollars during the first three months of this year and based on the opinion of the experts more than 35 million is expected by the end of the year. If compared to the previous year significant progress is more than obvious because in 2016 „only“ 25 million was collected. End Citizens United Very transparently shows its expenses, for example, this year, one of the biggest donations was to help to the congressional campaign of Democrat Jon Ossoff, a first-time political candidate in Georgia of 500 000$. An increased number of grants is an excellent indicator that more and more people recognize the importance of this organization and their struggles.