End Citizen United, a political action committee was founded with the aim of bringing reforms to the US campaign finance system. Since the Supreme Court decision in 2010, some corporations and billionaire spend massive amounts of money to buy elections. There is a lack of transparency and accountability; however, End Citizen United which was founded and is funded by grassroots donors, are ready to fight the kinds of Koch Brothers so that there will be no more corruption in the electoral system.
End Citizen United work to overturn Citizen United and end dark unlimited money by raising the issue of money in politics, so it becomes a national priority, electing reforms candidates and using grassroots to show political power on the issue.
Democrats are leading in fighting the Citizen United, and the committee thinks they will make great leaders on OpenSecrets.org. In the 2016 election, the End Citizen United gave their full support to the Democrats; the Republicans, on the other hand, were standing with the Supreme Court with the decision that caused the US a corruption-free election.
End Citizen United planned to raise at least twenty-five million dollars to support Democratic candidates on Facebook; they formed an expenditure arm to support the candidates financially through polling, television ads, and direct mailing. By August 2015, End Citizen United had three hundred and twenty-five thousands of supporters, and the number was expected to go up because of their partnership with Ready for Hillary which had over four million supporters.
End Citizen United endorsed many Democratic candidates; in August 2015 alone former Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin were among the fifteen candidates signed. The Communication Director Richard Carbo said that End Citizen United is not like any other PAC because they are focusing on supporting candidates who are in support of the reforms and want to fight against Citizen United and those shady organizations on actblue.com.
John Wonderlich, a director at Sunlight Foundation, said that the battle of constitution amendment is a hard one for those who are advocating for it, especially since America has not had another amendment since the one done in 1992. Rick Hasen, an expert in campaign finance regulation, thought it would be easier to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice instead depending on the candidates that would be chosen. However, Hasen said having End Citizen United keep the public aware of what is happening in the political world and keep the Supreme Court and Politicians on toes.
End Citizen United hopes to make the campaign finance reforms even in local level; they want a constitution amendment so they can be able to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court ruling. They know if the decision is reversed the US will always have a transparent election that will not be influenced by the people who just want to balance political power to their favor.