In 2010, the American Supreme Court made a ruling in favor of corporations and unions. Stating that these departments have the same rights as human beings, the court cited that they are entitled to speech rights according to the first amendment. There was no good reason for allowing the government to bar associations from using the legal treasury funds to support elections. Thence, the court ruled against any practice that stood on the way of political action committees. The court also indicated that the constitution allows such corporations to conduct their activities in a peaceful manner. That marked the beginning of End Citizens United in the American political landscape. The court ruling contributed to its growth thereby seeing it being launched in 2015.
Founded in March 2015, End Citizens United is funded from the grassroots. The donors understand the importance of funding this committee as it has a direct impact on the political landscape. In general elections, people donate funds to facilitate the process. Faced with the challenge to determine the source of dark political money that has a negative influence on elections, End Citizens United is in the field to scrutinize all processes. The team is dedicated to battling the disastrous impacts of dark money by reforming the finance system for campaigns.
With a team of trained elected professionals, candidates, voters as well as the press, End Citizens United is revolutionizing politics in America. The grassroots donors are committed to battling the brazenness of ill fated billionaires who have been trying to buy the electoral system. This is set to be the key building structure for an extensive coalition geared towards a reforming the finance docket and urging policy makers to act against the raw deal. For End Citizens United, the objective is to eradicate the era of big money politics by fixing the rigged system. The political action committee is set to elect champions of campaign reforms, a unit that is dedicated to honesty and passing of the relevant ballot papers during campaign.
In the first three months of 2017, End Citizens United made a collection of $4 million geared towards future political projects. With the objective of raising $35 million by mid 2018, End Citizens United is focused on winning the 2018 congress elections. The fundraising details were announced by USA TODAY. It is highly projected that End Citizens United will manage to get the funds given that in 2016, the team managed to garner $25 million. To determine the growth of the group, approximately 40,000 people made their first contribution to End Citizens United with 100,000 being the total number of donors. The leaders of the group explained that their main objective is to elect a focused candidate who will chair finance campaign reforms.