End Citizens United is an organization that has been working to bring about political reforms in the American government. Formed as a result of the Supreme Court ruling in ‘Citizens United,’ which was a case that allowed large corporates to invest into political parties without question, and without having to disclose the amount to the public. This invited a lot of corruption into the system, which is when ECU came in to help the people once again establish control in matters of governance and which concern their everyday lives.
Since then, ECU has managed to streamline change on a national level and has had a significant impact on the society. People from all over the country have come forward in support of ECU, because it adheres to the concerns and worries that they have about the government, and proposes implementable solutions to resolve the situations to the best of their abilities.
ECU believes that the Democratic Party is the better option in terms of leading the people from a governmental position. The organization has time and again expressed the drawbacks of the Republican Party, providing hard evidence to support their claims. Most recently, ECU was responsible for uncovering the illegitimate nature of the campaigns that the Republican Party had used. Even though the United States has a ban on foreign nationals from spending on political parties, the Republican Party still found a way to do so. It was discovered that the ads that appeared on Facebook, urging people to vote for the Republican Party were funded and aired by a Russian company. This goes against the laws that the country follows, but the people leading the nation currently are bending it in ways to suit them best. This incident coming to light has further established Russia’s prominence in the Republican Party and their meddling in the government of America. At the rate of which the Republican Party is currently functioning, there is scope for a lot of trouble on United States Soil.
When it comes to what they are going to do about the situation, the ECU has big plans. One of the big plans of the ECU is to ensure that the Democratic Party gets elected in the 2020 elections. The organization has been working hard to achieve this and has tried to support the elected representatives of various states across the country. One of the more recent people that ECU came forward in support of was Doug Jones, who will be running for the U.S Senate against the Republican Party nominee Roy Moore. Having an incredible amount of experience and aim to better the society with positive insights was just one of the many reasons why the ECU came forward to endorse him.
In a recent development, Representatives John Sarbanes (D-MD) and David Cicilline (D-R.I) came up with an editorial in The Hill. It explained the plans of Democrats to unrig the American democracy and save it from the special interest groups and lobbyists who are controlling Washington. It stated that Democrats want better jobs, wages, and future for the American people. Further, it stressed out its commitment to the middle class and struggling communities. It also promised improved opportunities and better living conditions for the hard working Americans. The party asked the support of the people to bring down the influence of the special interest groups in the government and form a government with deep connection and accountability to the people.
It continued that more people are now aware of the situation of the increasing influence of big money donors in the American administration. The government policies are now focused on to boost the stock markets in the country in an attempt to increase the corporate earnings. Contrary to the big earners, middle-class Americans are struggling to meet their ends and even receives cut on their retirement income. With the influence of their patrons, the Republican leaders are planning for more tax cuts to help the corporations and the wealthy people in the country. Sadly, all these attempts are made while there are concerns about the support to popular initiatives such as Pell Grants, Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid.
Interestingly, End Citizens United started the fight against the big money influencers since it founded in 2015. It should be noted that the PAC was formed to defend the 2010 Citizens United verdict that gave unlimited and uncontrolled spending rights to corporations and unions. The court further stated that the corporations have the equal First Amendment rights similar to citizens. Since then, large money flow into politics and the campaign system became highly visible, and it grew in such a way that money could even buy the elections. People are becoming aware of the threats of the situation year after year, and that brings more support for End Citizens United from all sections of the society.
It is reported that the PAC has received contributions worth $4 million within the first three months of this year. Interestingly, the PAC is planning to collect at least $35 million before 2018 Congress elections. Tiffany Muller, Executive Director of the PAC, has confirmed that it has received contributions from more than 100,000 individuals during the period. Interestingly, 40,000 of the individuals made their contribution for the first time to the PAC. It shows the mass support for the PAC and its mission. The PAC is planning to spend the money to elect as many campaign-finance reform champions as possible in the next year elections.