End Citizens United is an organization that was established following a court ruling that’s now known as Citizens United. Its goal is to bring politics back to the people and away from the influential billionaires. Over the years, the group believes that the wealthy individuals and families in the United States have wrestled political control away from the masses. Through its campaign, it intends to make politics attractive to everybody once again.
Supporting Democratic Candidates with Shared Values
One of the organization’s goals is to support those with shared values and vision. It supports any Democrat seeking an elective position in Senate or the House of Representatives. It was established in March 2015. Importantly, its end game involves passing a constitutional amendment on the Citizens United ruling mentioned above. If the amendment is successful, the organization will reverse the decision and limit the control the super PACs currently enjoy.
In the past, the group has not been afraid of endorsing any Democratic Party candidate with shared values. It took this decision because of the strong belief that changes to the law can only happen when the right people are in power, or positions of influence. To achieve this goal, the group helps the candidates it endorses to raise funds for the political campaigns. In this regard, the group’s approach is different from other PACs’.
It uses a political approach to achieve its objectives. As previously stated, it works with individuals it supported and helped get elected into Senate or House. End Citizens United believes this is a more pragmatic approach. It believes people in positions of influence in Senate or House are more willing to push its agenda through. All the candidates it endorses must have a proven record of favoring campaign finance reforms.
Reducing Influence of Wealthy Families
Apart from that, End Citizens United is also aware of the power of families such as the Koch Brothers. The Koch Brothers are renowned for waging all manner of war against candidates they do not like. The brothers work in a similar fashion to several dark money groups. Candidates under attack by Koch Brothers and other similar groups often lack the financial wherewithal to fight back. In such instances, End Citizens United comes in to provide assistance.
Candidates who receive support in the form of money that’s impossible to trace often have to do their masters’ biddings. They rarely have time to do what’s right for the Americans they ought to be serving. End Citizens United seeks to change this too. It aims to bring accountability back into politics. This goal is achievable when the organization supports the election of pro-reform candidates and make ‘money in politics’ a national discussion.