End Citizens United Involves Grassroots in Campaign Financing

In the areas of politics and public administration, the US has seen tremendous growth since the nation became independent from the colonial rule. The nation has been in the forefront in enhancing democracy, good governance, and democratic representation not only within its borders but also across the globe. Many countries benchmark with the US when drafting their constitutions or when passing the various Acts of Parliament. They also try to emulate its judicial structure and its system of political governance. The US supports all these initiatives since it is the number one crusader for a free and just society. However, the nation does on have a perfect political and public governance system. There are various legal issues and court rulings which have not gone well with many people. One such landmark ruling was the one which was delivered by the nation’s apex court in the year 2010. The Supreme Court argued that corporations are just like ordinary citizens in the areas of campaign financing. Such a ruling meant that the rich and the wealthy could immensely contribute to the campaign kitty of their favorite candidates. This is a ruling which did not go well with many people. Read more about End Citizens United at politifact.com

Since End Citizens United was founded, its primary goal was to involve all the grassroots donors in the political campaign financing process. Its formation was a result of seeing how the court ruling was being abused by moneyed individuals to buy out US elections. According to End Citizens United, the court ruling meant no accountability and transparency in the campaign financing since billionaires could spend unlimited sums of money. It was such an unfortunate ruling. In a bid to ensure that even the grassroots citizens are involved in this critical process, End Citizens United engages in a lot of public sensitization campaigns in an attempt to sensitize grassroots Americans the purpose of owning the electoral process.

End Citizens United is working hard to fix the problem of indirect rigging of the US elections by people who have a lot of money at their disposal. As such, the group welcomes all other like-minded individuals and institutions into this great discussion meant at securing the future of the American elections.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/05/democratic-pac-end-citizens-united-names-big-money-20-targets-2018/918680001/