How End Citizens United Hopes to Transform the American Political Scene

The just concluded election was one of the most heated in the US history. The stakes seemed to be getting higher every single day the two primary candidates were on the campaign trail, and when the winner was announced, a lot of people received the news with complete shock. Well, what has passed has passed, but the aftermath of PACs which seemingly came out of the woodwork to have the views of their candidates heard is still lingering. One of the PACs which were established in 2015 is the End Citizens United. This group was created to help raise funds for the support of various candidates of the Democratic Party in the elections.

 

During the just concluded general elections, the party managed to raise more than $25 million, which they used to support various candidates of their choice. One of the biggest concerns they have about the electoral process is an amendment which was done to the constitution, and one which made it possible for Super PAC to get involved in the politics. As a result of this law, illegal money from sources such as the Koch Brothers is finding their way into the policy of the day, undermining the democratic process.

They have been raising money to support their cause. By the end of the first quarter of 2017, the group had received a lot of new donations from people who hadn’t contributed to their cause before. More than 40,000 new contributions have been made to the cause. The trend has is a result of the hopelessness that people are feeling towards the current government. They feel that the best they can do to make their voice heard is contributing towards the PAC.

 

Tiffany Muller, the president and executive director of the group, said that the organization had more than 3 million members who had raised more than $25 million in preparation for the congressional mid-terms which will take place in 2018. The average contribution being made to the Go Fund Me website is $14 per person. Their ultimate goal is to get the signatures needed to convince the Supreme Court to amend the constitution. Some skeptics think that the purpose of the group is a little too ambitious, but they say that even though the last amendment was done in 1992, they will have at least created a platform for liberals to air their views.

 

The PAC has succeeded mainly because of their belief in equal rights for all people. Their Leader, Tiffany Muller has been fighting these battles all her life. She was the first openly gay public official in Kansas for the longest time. She lives in Washington DC with her wife and their daughter. Her hope is that End Citizens will affect the social change the country needs so desperately.