There was a landmark issued in the history of the American politics, which is called Citizens United. Created and approved in 2010, six years before the election of Donald Trump, the Citizens United is a landmark U.S. constitutional law and corporate law case which tried, at its time, to increase the relationship between donors & investors with their candidates and their campaigns. The goal of the landmark, however, really made the political campaigns more shady as a result.
End Citizens United (ECU) committee was created with the goal of raising awareness to this problem. Citizens United started an era of political candidates that lack the transparency that was so core to the American politics once. With billionaires and investors behind each and every campaign nowadays in the U.S., the committee is trying to gather citizens of the country, donors and members of the group that wants the landmark to be changed once and for all.
The group of political reformers wants to change the political system, and they are doing this by electing Democrats through the same problems that Citizens United has been causing since 2010. ECU is finding politicians who also want the Citizens United to have an end, and the group is incentivizing their followers to fund the campaigns of those Democrats. Through this strategy, the hole in the Citizens United case becomes transparent to those in the Supreme Court.
The End Citizens United political committee has already raised millions of dollars from their followers towards changing the United States’ politics forever.
Changes are already noticeable. The PAC (Political Action Committee) has already raised $4 million by mid-2017, but the amount that they projected for the rest of the year until the 2018 midterm elections for Congress is much larger than that number. With the optimistic and positive results that are resulting from the actions of ECU, the group thinks that they will be able to raise a $35 million of fundraising just from their donors ahead of the elections.
With 3,000,000 members that have joined the team and are funding the investments of the PAC towards revamping the political system of the U.S., they have already been able to make necessary changes and raise awareness for the last couple of years. The Democrat Jon Ossoff, for example, is a supporter of the reform. ECU was able to raise $500,000 by the start of the year from their donors to support his campaign.
It is certainly a group that will change the political figure of the United States in the future, as they are already causing significant changes today. As 2017 progresses, ECU is showing that the group is continuously changing this reality. As of 9 June, 2017, End Citizens United announced that their funding for Ossoff’s campaign reached a total of $1.25 million.