End Citizens United: Helping Towards The Election Of Reformists

In adversity, there is an opportunity. This is the case with James Bopp who was laughed at by a three-judge panel in 2008 in Washington when he presented a case seeking to allow Citizens United air a movie about Hillary. The movie which was produced by Citizens United portrayed Hillary Clinton as a ruthless political schemer and “European Socialist.” The Federal Election Commission prohibited Citizens United from airing or advertising the movie as it was not clear on who’d paid for that 90-minute movie. Bopp argued that the creators of the film deserved the protections of the First Amendments.

Two years down the line, the Supreme Court adopted James Bopp’s arguments. It upheld that campaign spending is a form of speech which should be protected by the First Amendment. James Bopp works tirelessly in trying to dismantle the flow of funds into the political system. Bopp has had many wins in court such as the Supreme Court ruling which stroke down chunks of McCain-Feingold campaign financing law. End Citizens United collects donations towards the campaigns of reform-oriented leaders.

In the first three months of 2017, End Citizens United collected over $4 million, and it intends to raise an upward of $35 million towards the 2018 mid-term election. This could be a significant increase from the $25 million that was contributed in 2016, which was its first election cycle.

Over 100,000 people donated to the PAC during this year’s first quarter. Out of which 40,000 of them were first-time contributors to the initiative. According to the group’s leaders, the goal of the group is the election of “campaign-finance reform leader” into the congress.

Tiffany Muller, PAC’s executive director, and the president said that the contributions received this year had hit $12 million. Most donors feel that the political system is unfair whereby those who can write big checks have more say in government operations, and hence this is their way of fighting back.

Of late, the political action committee has urged its donors to donate $500,000 towards the campaign of Democrat Jon Ossoff in suburban Atlanta. The seat was left vacant after the nomination of Republican Tom Price for the Post of the U.S Secretary of Health and Human Services. Ossoff is a 30 years old first-time politician who is seen as a reformist.

According to Muller, the group will be examining the races in which it will actively participate in the 2018 mid-term elections and asserts that they will defend Democratic senators Sherrod Brown and Jon Tester of Ohio and Montana respectively.

End Citizens United does not accept donations amounting to more than $5,000 from a single donor. Despite the donation capping, its 2016 fundraising put it in the top ranks of the Democratic Party’s aligned groups spending in the 2016 elections.

Why America Is Optimistic Of A Bright Future With End Citizens United

2010 happened to bring clouds of darkness to America, paralyzing the once enviable electoral finance system. Seven years ago, the courts decided to allow rich people to support political parties to enable them to advance their agenda. To this end, American billionaires were indirectly given the green light to directly participate in the affairs of the country, taking charge of the nation’s electoral system, to date. In the seven years that the law has allowed wealthy individuals to interfere with the American electoral process, it is the ordinary citizens that have gotten to suffer, in the presence of regimes that hardly have their best interest at heart.

With the electorate feeling aggrieved, there has been no other choice other than to fight back using their grassroots PAC called End Citizens United. As an organization created by James Bopp in 2015, End Citizens United has come to calm the stormy waters that commonly characterize American politics.

Two years down the line, End Citizens United has made people realize that by taking charge of their lives, they can get back America in its totality. With the above in mind, patriotic American citizens have joined the PAC in full gear selling the agenda of the organization to both friends and family. Although End Citizens United is barely half a decade old, it has already caused a major stir in American politics, giving notice to the billionaires that they are running on borrowed time. For seven good years, billionaires have tried to tip the balance of political power in their favor, but the United States of America electorate is no longer ready to watch as their country falls into the wrong hands.

Since 2015, End Citizens United has survived from the contribution of grassroots donors, people that are already tired of being exposed to impunity. Apart from reforming the campaign finance system, End Citizens United is overly interested in bringing in more grassroots leaders to a place of authority. In recent elections, in particular, the 2016 general elections, End Citizens United used the $2 million it had raised earlier on to campaign for its grassroots candidates. The PAC was trying to eliminate the already existing and rigged political system by helping leaders of integrity clinch various legislative seats.

Several months after the 2016 general elections, End Citizens United is showing no signs of giving up. As of March 2017, the PAC has raised $4 million from its many constituent members. With all eyes set on the 2018 Congress Elections, the PAC expects to raise $35 million by the start of next year, money that will be used to finance it most preferred political candidates. With all balls rolling, it is an expectation that End Citizens United will emerge victorious in the long run.