One thing that was different about the just concluded presidential election was the level of participation that political activist groups showed in the process. An observer noted that some of the PACs seemed to have crawled out of the woodwork and resurrected right back to life. Well, one of the PACs which has been active since 2015, and which took a significant role in the Democratic Party Campaign, was End Citizens United.
This PAC has been working hard for the past two years to support their candidate of choice. In the first quarter of 2016, they had raised a mere $ 2million, which they used to help a few of the Democratic Party Candidates. However, by the end of the year, they had managed to raise this amount to $4 million. What is even more promising is the fact that this PAC hopes that they will have increased that sum to $35 Million by the time the midterms start in 2018. Now that their Democratic Presidential candidate of choice did not make it to the White House, the PAC feels that the contributions from first-time contributors have been on the rise. The CEO, Tiffany Muller, states that perhaps this is a way of the candidates who supported Clinton showing their need to rectify things which they feel have been going wrong.
The other agenda that this party has is to influence an amendment to the constitution. There was a lawsuit that took place in 2010, dubbed the End Citizens United, super PACs were allowed to participate in the political processes. As a result, people feel that there has been an increase in the penetration of dirty money into politics. This PAC aims to have the constitution amended such that those big PACs will stop interfering in the national politics. The group has been gathering signatures for the petition that they intend to present to the Supreme Court. They have teamed up with the group known as Ready For Hillary to try and get more support for their cause. They are hoping that the group which has more than four million members will give them a boost in their petition signatures.
Some people have been critically assessing the move by the PAC. They seem to think that the move to change an entire system is a little bit ambitious. However, the CEO of the Group states that the country has not had a constitutional amendment since 1992 and that it would be great if people considered the possibility of getting an amendment. They also state that it is their duty as a PAC to inform the masses about the things which are going wrong in the political scene. As ambitious as their goal seems, it is always great to hope that they will bring some changes to the political scene.
Find more about End Citizens United: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/james-bopp-citizens-united/