End Citizens United was created after the 2010 Supreme Court design in Citizens United v F.E.C. This ruling changed political elections by allowing corporations and people to spend large sums of money in elections without being traced. No longer do people know who is donating in the election, this ruling completely eliminated transparency and accountability regarding political elections and the funding supporting them.
End Citizens United is a grass root funded Political Action Committee that formed to try and create reform in the campaign finance system. Their mission is to fight against Big Money in politics and to fight against a rigged political system and ultimately overturning the supreme court ruling. Leading this effort are Democrats. Although other political parties see the issues that this ruling has created, through Democrats, End Citizens United believes that change can happen under their leadership. End Citizens United supports candidates that have a strong dedication and passion to changing the campaign finance system.
End Citizen United ultimate aim is to overturn that Supreme Court ruling but they also are trying to create change at local and state levels. Within their first month they were able to raise 2 million dollars through small donors and since then have been gaining momentum. Through their funding, they will be able to fund candidates that have the same ultimate goal as them and who will attempt to make reforms to the campaign finance system. To achieve their goal they are aiming to have a constitutional amendment passed that will reverse the 2010 Supreme Court ruling. This ruling allowed dark money into politics and created an increase in super PACs.
End Citizens United brings awareness to the people about the negative issues and impacts this ruling has. Through their funding, they will be able to help get people in office who have the same aim as them. Through this aim, there will be an attempt to eliminate dark money from campaigns and keep corporations and billionaires from controlling campaigns in their favor. End Citizens United has gained a lot of momentum and support in their beginning stages and is continuing their efforts to create real change.