After the just concluded elections ended, there were countless accusations about the election results being manipulated by various groups. The Russians, for instance, were said to have had a hand in the manipulation of the results to favor one of the candidates, and a few other accusations were traded here and there. However, one of the issues that seemed most prominent in all of this was the fact that the re-entry of Super PACs to the political scenes appears to have introduced dirty money and a lot of underhand tricks into the national politics. One group which is not letting the issue of these PACs go is the End Citizens United PAC.
This political Action Committee has a number of agendas they have been thinking of. The first of these agendas is getting the Supreme Court to overturn a decision which is made in 2010, in the F.E.C against the End Citizens United Group. In the case, the large corporations and PACs were allowed to participate in the national elections and support political candidates of their choice. The spirit in which the bill was passed into law might have been confident. Unfortunately, a lot of dirty money has found its way back into the national politics, and hence the mud-slinging and all the other adverse effects being witnessed in domestic politics.
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The End Citizens United PAC has a few goals. The first is to raise enough money to support the candidate of their choice in the coming mid terms. When they started the electoral cycle in 2015, they had managed to contribute about $2 million. However, this amount went up to about $25 million. It is projected that the number will go up to $35 million by the time the midterms come around in 2018. They aim to use this money to use the political candidates who their feel supports their liberal views.
The other goal they are working on, is that of getting the supreme court to amend the constitution and overturn the decision that was made in 2010. They hope to make this happen by getting the 1 million signatures and presenting them to the Supreme Court. They have established a partnership with the group known as ‘Ready for Hillary’, to see if these people will assist them with the signatures they need. Already, they have access to the mailing list used by Ready for Hillary. Some people have reservations about the ability of the group to get the SC to amend the constitution; however, the team feels confident that they will manage to leave a mark in the society. They feel that it is their role to inform the public what they might not know about the governance and constitution.
Learn more about End Citizens United: https://actionnetwork.org/groups/end-citizens-united