End Citizen’s Aim to Overturn the Supreme Court’s Ruling On Super PAC Donations

End Citizen United revealed its plans to become a leading Democratic Party supporter in the 2016 presidential campaigns. According to reports, the group had the intent to channel millions of dollars into the movement to support candidates in houses and senates across America. The group began its campaign in October 2015 and rallied over $2million in the same month. After its launch, the communications director Richard Carbo stated that they had strategies to raise the amount to at least $25 million usable in the 2016 campaign cycle.

 

The group’s formation was meant to combat the court’s law that allowed wealthy people and organizations to donate massive amounts to Super PACS and divert the country’s political direction with malicious end goals. The campaign saw the recruitment of more than 325,000 supporters in the first month of the organization’s establishment. In efforts to increase that number, End Citizen signed a contract with Ready For Hilary group to receive its database of emails which would ensure that 4 million people received and understood the revolution’s message. The group creates and launches direct mailers, TV ads, and polling that stirs revolutions in the grassroots. End Citizen’s strategies to combat Citizen United included backing political figures such as Senator Micheal Bennet of Colorado, Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and nine other leaders of the Democratic Party. Additionally, Carbo revealed that End Citizen is giving support to candidates under attack by wealthy political influencers like the Koch brothers and similarly minded groups.

 

Despite the popularity of Republicans ending Citizen United, one End Citizen’s staff reported that the group has an undeterred focus to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling. Since its establishment, End Citizen has received 136,000 donations and millions of grassroots inputs avenging $14.86 per person. The Washington-based office of the group is in the management of five senior advisers including Valerie Martin, Clair McCaskill, and Reed Adamson.

 

In the first quarter of 2017, End Citizen received $4 million from approximately 100,000 people, 40,000 of whom were first-time donors. The group’s efforts to elect finance reform candidates include a plan to raise $35 million before the congressional 2018 midterm elections. If realized, the amount will exceed the 2016 amount by $25 million. Recently, the group’s political arm helped its top donors to input $500,000 to the election campaign of Jon Ossoff, a Democratic candidate in the state of Georgia. Ossoff helped the organization collect $4 million to help in the elections of a house candidate in Atlanta. Other individuals who will receive unparalleled support from the group in 2018 include Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Senator Jon Tester of Montana. The ex-assistant political directors of the Senate’s Democrats group stated that End Citizen is evaluating 2018’s political climate thoroughly to strategies an effective campaign.

 

 

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