After the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the case that involved End Citizens United group against F.E.C, many things have taken place in the U.S especially during electioneering period than any other time in the history of the U.S. The case that was before the jury was not an easy one. The jury was supposed to decide whether it is lawful for candidates, special interest groups or political parties to spend an unlimited amount of money during political campaigns.
In other words, those who were for the case argued that nobody should stop anybody from spending. Anybody can spend the way they want in an election. Political groups, as well as their candidates, can spend as much as they want without question. It is on this idea that End Citizens United group was formed on March 1, 2015. When coming up with the group, three years ago, the founders said that they were committed to ending the limitless expenditure. They said that candidates, special interest groups, and political parties must be stopped from spending a lot during elections.
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To achieve their goal, End Citizens United started to lobby their members to contribute. They continue to contribute to date. Speaking during the launch in 2015, Richard Carbo, End Citizens United’s Communications Director said that as long as the members are willing to contribute, they will raise whatever needed amount to put their pro-reform leaders in positions of governance.
True to Richard’s words, by August 2015, five months after forming the group, End Citizens United had collected $2 million. “This money is a donation from well-wishers and is going to support our noble course in a large way. We are seeking to raise this money to hit $25 million or even $30 million. Much is dependent on how our members are willing to donate,” Richard said.
Since its formation three years ago, this organization has continued to show political goodwill to candidates who share their ideas. The group backs pro-reform Democrats, something that does auger well with Republicans who say that End Citizens United is spending lots of money on candidates to entice the electorate.
Find more about End Citizens United: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/05/democratic-pac-end-citizens-united-names-big-money-20-targets-2018/918680001/