The just concluded presidential election has taught a lot of lessons to the Americans. What made the entire process was the manner in which the campaigns were conducted, how close the contest was and how shocking a Donald Trump win was to the world. However, there are particular groups of people who had foreseen problems with the systems even before the election campaigns amplified them.
One of these groups is the End Citizens United PAC. Before the elections, the group was raising funds and supporting the campaigns of some of the democratic party candidates. However, they are now concentrating on amending the End Citizens United versus F. E.C bill which was passed into law in 2010.
The bill made it possible for large corporations to act as individuals, especially in support of various candidates political campaigns. The issues which have cropped up from the bill include the reduced accountability on campaign funds. It is known that billions of dollars are being spent in political campaigns. However, there is no way to know where the money is coming from or whether it is clean money. These are the issues that End Citizens United want to be examined again.
The group was started in 2015. Their main aim was to bring changes to campaign financing. They stated their affiliation and support of the Democratic party from the outset. In the first round of their fundraisers, the group managed to raise close to $4 million. As they gained prominence, they were able to increase this amount to about $25 million and are currently aiming for more. The primary objective is to have the constitution amended, outlawing the involvement of the Super PACs in the electoral processes. To get this amendment, they need a million signatures from the citizens delivered to the supreme court. So far, they have managed to collect 325,000 signatures. They are hoping that they will get more signatures out of the partnership they have created with the Ready for Hillary Movement.
The last time that the American constitution was amended was in 1992. These people, therefore, feel that it is a time that the people got to know about the issues that are affecting them as a country. There are a few individuals who view their aim to have the constitution amended as a little too ambitious. However, the management of the group is very optimistic about their operations. They also confided that they are way ahead of their fundraising schedule for the midterms which will be held in 2018. They say that they are receiving a lot of donations from first-time contributors to their course. They feel that this is because Trump became president. They believe that they will manage to bring about change in the political landscape.
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