Have you ever heard of the End Citizens United (ECU) committee? They are a group of political reformers that want to revamp the political system to a more transparent one. They have already raised millions of dollars towards that goal.
Among the political action committees, End Citizens United is one of the most supported and most important movements that fight for a better political system. They have grassroots donors that contribute towards their goal every month. At the beginning of 2017, for example, they have been able to raise millions, and the PAC is trying to hit a $30 million margin by the 2018 midterm elections for Congress.
The Citizens United was a disaster that happened long ago in the history of the United States. In the American political system, there was a landmark that was accepted by the supreme court to allow freedom of speech and capital support for organizations and corporations to fund the candidates and assist their campaigns.
Because of that, elections are now full of interests and people with wealth behind each and every campaign that we see on the television. The real fights for a better education, for freedom or a society without prejudice, those are all behind a world of interested investors who find ways to use people in power to make political actions that would support their selfish plans. It’s been happening for ages, and it’s nothing new, but not everyone is aware of that problem, not every American even knows what the Citizens United landmark is.
The Political Action Committee aims to put an end to this by electing their own Democrats who are sympathizers of the reform. In early 2017, the PAC was able to raise more than $500,000 in funding to support the candidacy of Jon Ossoff, a Democrat that also wants to use his voice to end this corruption. Jon Ossoff is one of those political figures that also intends to see the Citizens United end like many other Americans do.
But, if the End Citizens United Committee wants to put a stop to the monetization of campaigns, why do they use that own broken system to their advantage? It’s simple, to raise awareness to the problem, and show how broken and unreliable the landmark is and how it breaks the meaning behind elections.
Jon Ossoff was able to surpass that amount, reaching $4 million for the April 18 special election. Now, they are aiming towards other Democrats who are also pro-reform, like Rob Quist.
On 22 May 2017, the committee announced that they had achieved a margin of $200,000 in support to their newest political candidate, Rob Quist. Rob is a personal favorite of the donors of ECU because he is strictly against the Citizens United system and wants to use his influence in the American politics to raise awareness and vote for the end of the landmark.
As months’ pass, the PAC achieves more and more success in changing the political figure of the U.S.