In 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that Citizens United could exist the political system for the country changed forever. The consequences and actions of this ruling are still unfolding in American politics. This court cases is like many other few court cases that change the landscape of politics. For example, in 1857 the Dred Scott v. Sandford in 1857 case and the Roe v. Wade case of 1973 and the Brown v. Board of Education court ruling 1954, were all monumental court rulings that changed the way American politics and society function. Along with those cases is the Citizens United case. However, not everyone believes this ruling case in favor of Citizens United was a positive and productive choice for American society. So, End Citizens United was formed to battle the effects of Citizens United.
End Citizens United has employed a strategy to legally overturn the doings of the super PAC Citizens United. The End Citizens United has a process with two steps. Step number one is support. The group believes in strongly supporting candidates that are willing to back up, create and enforce finance laws regarding political campaigns. Secondly, the group uses certain efforts to help abolish Citizens United. Currently, the group does not get much support from the Republican party. Therefore, the group mainly focuses on working with candidates of the Democratic party.
End Citizens United is a grassroots funded group. The money raised for the group to operate is typically donated through digital platforms. The coalition of donating individuals are all focused on fundraising to go towards a common goal. They are political activists. These people start out working on a small, local level. Their efforts move up a chain to a national loop of feedback, activism and efforts to combat the doings of Citizens United.
With only a few months left before the 2018 midterm election, End Citizens United is working very had to show support for candidates who abide by finance laws. Their grassroots funds are going towards candidates that are pro reform. With the average single donation being fourteen dollars from donors, the thirty five million dollar amount of funds donated to the group for these candidates will surely make a difference in the upcoming 2018 midterm election.
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— Max Rose (@MaxRose4NY) June 7, 2018