A decision made by the US Supreme Court in 2010 on the Citizens vs. Federal Election Commission sent a stunning shockwave throughout the entire American political system. The decision was faced with long-term implications and is still developing a challenging opposition as the court’s ruling continues unabated. This includes the political action committee End Citizens United. There are plenty of court cases that each generation holds. This case alters the political grounds on which various countries stand. Some cases like Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954 was not only made controversial because of a court ruling. Such claims were also backed with other consequences that were ongoing.
Some of those ramifications are still playing to date and resulted in irreversible changes to the culture of the American people. End Citizens United may be the kind of case that the current generation’s Supreme Court may need. The End Citizens United has since then affected the profoundly controversial decision that had concerted a political pushback.
Efforts have been made by different political organizations to succumb to the End Citizen’s United political effects. Additionally, they have also attempted to find a legal means to overturn it. The End Citizens United was established in March 2015, to assist in the political fight. There was an attempt in 2008 by the End Citizen’s United conservative group to air a lengthy film of attacking Hillary Clinton during democratic presidential primaries. During this period she was still a political candidate.
The Federal Election Commission found that the movie named ‘Hillary’ was just a 90-minute campaign ad. However, the conservative group ‘the End Citizen United’ never revealed whom they paid to film the clip. Also, they never shared how much they spent to air the ad. This was against the law as the federal law required that the amount paid for ads used during political campaign be revealed to the public.
The End Citizens United filed a case that the FEC ruling is dismissed. A federal court then ruled unanimously against the conservative group and later upheld the decision of the FEC. Two years after president Barrack was elected president, a federal court ruled in the process and upended a century of campaign finance law. The ruling came along with very profound effects. The decision was judged as less creative. For a long time now the citizens united have fought several battles which most of them have been found profound and compelling.
There is a new political action committee that wants to champion for reforms in the campaign financing processes on endcitizensunited.org. This outfit has been looking for ways to make it possible to tunnel big sums of money, in the tens of millions of dollars to all the Democratic Party candidates that are running for an elective post in the 2016 elections. End Citizens United has managed to raise $2million from small scale donors from across the country and is hoping that they will manage to raise this amount to the tune of $30 million dollars by the time the campaigns end. This information was disclosed by the communications director of the group, Richard Carbo.
End Citizens United has a goal of reversing a law that was amended in 2010. The law they are fighting against was the Citizen’s united ruling by the Supreme Court, which made it possible for super PAC to enter the political arena. As a result, a lot of black money has gained access to the American political scene. The petition on Facebook that they created has been signed by more than 325000 Americans and they are hoping that the partnership that they have created with the Ready for Hillary movement will boost the petitions to reach 4 million of their liberal supporters.
The month that has ended saw the group endorsing an additional 11 democratic candidates on msnbc.com. There have been many other groups that have been focusing on campaign related financial reforms, the different thing about this group is the fact that they are actually addressing the political side of the entire issue and that they want to get people elected. This means that they will be backing candidates and offering them some form of protection against the Koch brothers and other such groups that use dark money in their campaigns.
This year, End Citizens United has decided to start an expenditure arm that will be autonomous and will financially back the financial initiatives of the candidates that they will have endorsed. When speaking about the initiative that is being taken by the group, Sunlight Foundation’s Policy Director, John Wolderich stated that trying to push for reforms in the constitution was a very bold and ambitious move by the group. He reiterated the fact that he wished the group complete success in their initiative on opensecrets.org.
He stated that since 1992, the American constitution had not been amended. He noted that the end result of this complacency has been a society that becoming more and more partisan. The group was praised because of the role they have been playing in informing the citizens about the decisions that are being made by the Supreme Court and how the decisions affect their day to day lives. The movement hopes that their hard work will ultimately lead to success in the amendment push.