End Citizens United Seeks Pushing For Political Financial Reforms
End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee in the United States that has been on record for relentlessly spearheading for campaign finance reform. It was founded on March 1st, 2015, and comprises of grassroots donors and activists across the nation. Recently End Citizens United endorsed Randy Bryce for Congress who will run against his opponent Paul Ryan, a Republican senator from Wisconsin. Paul has served as the Speaker of the house since 2015 and has significant support in the state’s 1st Congressional District. This will not be the first time for Randy Bryce to run for office: he ran for a state assembly seat in 2012, Racine County Board of Education in 2013, and a state senate seat in 2014.
The two gentlemen have had diverged opinions on campaign finance reform. Randy Bryce strongly advocates for a constitutional amendment that seeks to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission while on the other hand, Paul Ryan has been fiercely against such a reform. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Federal Elections Commission by allowing unlimited and untraceable donations to be made for campaigns. However, ECU feels that by allowing campaigns to be funded with faceless money, the courts gave rise to a tidal wave of dark money into politics which will compromise the integrity of elections. ECU’s primary objective is to overturn this ruling by advocating disclosure of campaign finance to prevent buying of elections by billionaires and influential global people. Unlike Ryan’s campaign which is funded by large corporations and interested groups, Bryce campaign donations are majorly from individual donors and well-wishers. This will undoubtedly be the most anticipated midterm elections especially with the support of End Citizens United behind Randy Bryce.
End Citizens United has so far received about $2 million from grassroots donors as they seek to increase the funding to more than $30. The famous political action committee majorly funds democrats. Republican leadership in the Congress has been adamantly against reforms of the campaign finance, and ECU believes that by backing Democrats the candidates will be vital champions for campaign finance reforms.
So far, End Citizens United has endorsed other eleven Democratic candidates amongst them Sen. Michael Bennet of and former Sen. Russ Feingold. Lately, ECU has been creating awareness to the public about the repercussions of the Supreme Court ruling in 2010 by launching information campaigns about the influence of powerful groups and organization in politics. The group has grown in numbers nationwide and has been able to achieve a higher level of individual involvement in national matters. End Citizens United looks forward to meeting transparency in governance through organizing peaceful protests of harmful legislation.