The End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee, founded in the United States in the year 2016. Its sole mandate was to spearhead reforms in the financial dockets of the Federal government and other Federal institutions like the Congress. It was formed in the wake of the Democratic Party primary nominations, with a keen interest to have the party field as many candidates as possible. The candidates would, upon winning, bring about these reforms.
How it managed to mobilize statewide donations
End Citizens United has reported that it was able to solicit the support of more than 136,000 contributors, who willfully and voluntarily donated to their causes, indicating an average donation standing at $14.86. The changes envisaged are to be brought about in the Congress through an amendment, which will seek to reverse the decision made by the American Supreme Court in the year 2010. Pundits have cited the decision by the Court in 2010 as having created a major loophole through which interest groups loot public resources and state coffers, and have the money channeled to politicians and their parties. End Citizens United was able to mobilize 325,000 citizens as signatories to the petition they intend to have legislated.
Meeting other crucial objectives
It is also in the interest of the End Citizens United to have the proposed laws trickle down to the legislative bodies of the State governments. Most of the precedents set by the Supreme Court have their direct effects on the fiscal policies at the level where people feel it the most, being undoubtedly the states. Nothing has been left to chance. The Democratic Party is fielding candidates in all these elective positions while on the other hand lobbying for the support of the End Citizens United as well as the House Committee on Finance.
Approximate collections made from the donations
The first three months of intensive and aggressive collection drives saw End Citizen United collect $4 million. By 2018, going by the projections and the positive reviews being received from the citizens, the organization will collect more than $35 million. It will be at a time the States will be entering into the midterm congressional elections, a perfect timing indeed, according to the USA Today.
What to expect from End Citizens United come 2018
The political action committee is doing an analysis on the likely races and the states they will show interest come 2018, in the congressional midterm elections. The analysis is according to the Deputy Director of Political Affairs at the End Citizens United, Muller. Democratic candidates who have already been assured of full support include Ohio’s Senator Sherrod Brown and Montana’s Jon Tester.