The organization was formed on March 2015 with an intention of making some changes in the manner in which the campaigns in the United States were conducted. According to End Citizens United, the large amounts of money that are allowed for the campaigns are likely to affect the outcomes of the elections. The wealthy candidates can easily buy out voters. The group is involved in seeking support for candidates that consider the proposed reforms to the conduct of campaigns appropriate. In 2010, the Supreme Court in the United States made a ruling that seemed to favor the candidates with ties with large corporations. The court did not put a limit on the amount of money that a candidate can raise from organizations.
The corporations that act as the financiers of some candidates are likely to be given some privileges once the candidate wins and this is likely to tamper with service delivery to the citizens. End Citizens United works with people in the grassroots to raise funds for their operations. The organization has a strong support base. In August 2015, it reported that it had collected $2 million from their supporters. The information was provided by the group’s Communications Director. He also expressed optimism that they could raise up to $35 million.
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Some Democrats have benefited from the group’s funding. According to End Citizens United, the Republican legislators have not expressed a goodwill in making some changes to that controversial precedent. The organization is always committed to supporting any reform-oriented candidate irrespective of their party affiliation. The group has also used various platforms to enlighten more people on the need to support the reforms to the Supreme Court’s ruling. The ruling came as a shock to many people and its negative impact has already been seen. The court rulings are likely to affect the political climate in a country.
Some analysts have pointed out that the Supreme Court’s ruling is one of the most controversial in the American history. Many other groups have also acknowledged the potential negative implications of the ruling and have also tried to change the situation. Many scholars have warned that the Supreme Court ruling has a negative impact on the American democracy. Some people may choose to avoid democratic processes when they feel that their contribution may not matter. End Citizens United pointed out that the new ruling could promote money laundering as the candidates are allowed to protect the anonymity of the contributors.