If the elections in the country are fuelled with an unlimited amount of money without any accountability, one can be sure that the future of the nation is doomed. It is what is happening in the United States, wherein 2010 the Supreme Court gave the judgment in the FEC vs. Citizens United case that unaccountable money can flow into the political election campaign. Such laws governing the elections have made it easier for the wealthy individuals as well as corporate houses to spend an infinite amount of money on the elections. It has the potential to influence the outcome of the elections and make the government that is formed after that to work in their favor.
The End Citizens United is a highly active and popular political action committee that is known to fight against the campaign finance rules that are being followed currently. The End Citizens United’s primary goal is to overturn the Supreme Court verdict in the case of FEC vs. Citizens United. It would help in making the campaign finance rules stricter and ensure more transparency so that people can know where the money is coming from and how much. At present, people cannot keep a tab on who is spending on the elections, and there are no set limits as well. It is natural that when a company spends millions on the election campaign of a political candidate and that candidate wins the election, his/her government would be inclined to favor the mega-donors.
The End Citizens United doesn’t accept huge donations from the corporations and is neither influenced by their money. The PAC is focused on collecting money from the everyday people and creating awareness across the country about the influence big corporations have on the government and the political parties. The use of big money during the elections has become rampant in the last few years, and it has crippled the integrity of the election process per se. The End Citizens United wants to ensure that the election campaigns are fair and transparent and that the money that flows into such campaigns is accountable. It would ensure that the people can trust the election campaign and that the candidates who win the elections have their priorities sorted as per the interest of the everyday people.
End Citizens United is also against the rollback of the Johnson Amendment as that would allow the big corporations and wealthy individuals to pump money into the elections through the churches and the charitable organizations. Such funneling of money through the churches can make it difficult for the people to trust the election process. It also cuts through the integrity of the churches and the charities, which otherwise should work without taking sides in the civilized society.