After the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision that changed the laws governing campaign finance laws on OpenSecrets.org, End Citizens United formed its grass roots effort for having it overturned.
End Citizens United is operated by a team of some of the most optimum and ideal individuals who decided that enough was enough. The team set out on a mission that turned out to be what a large section of U.S. citizens was waiting for.
Since its creation, End Citizens United received an overwhelming number of supporters. Their first petition obtained the organization over 300,000 U.S. citizens to combat the problem of campaign finance. The influx of money into the political system without oversight is seen by the organization as a complete disparity and they’ve petitioned the voters to stand up against it.
End Citizens United’s mission is to bring reform to campaign finance and they believe that in order for that to happen, there first needs to be a change with the politicians being elected. The organization believes that any elected official must adhere to complete transparency with the funds received from corporate and wealthy business owners. It is a clear-cut decision on their part for stopping any special interest group from contributing to an already rigged system on endcitizensunited.org.
Their continued success in eliminating this breach of trust within the political process has been overwhelmingly supported by U.S. taxpayers. They were able to raise $2 million with what is described as “small” donations. Donations of as little as $5.00 has reached the organization on Facebook, however, it has made a huge impact in their pursuit of political justice for American citizens.
It is clear from the amount of support the organization has received since their existence, that they’re on the heels of achieving one of the greatest grass root efforts of the 21st century. There’s been an enormous out-pouring of allegiance to this cause.
Completely non-profit, End Citizens United has garnered the attention of U.S. citizens and put politicians on high alert that campaign finance reform will be reached. Their productive alliance on msnbc.com with the voters of this country will prevail to a level that will leave politicians no other choice but to concede to change.
What makes End Citizens United so effective in its efforts is the people they’ve been able to reach. They project an additional four million supporters this year. Regardless of whether a person leans to the right or to the left of the political spectrum, the organization believes that U.S. citizens deserve the right to have their voices heard.
End Citizens United has stood by the core principle that the election power belongs to the people, not politicians. They believe that “democracy means government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”