End Citizens United is a PAC or Political Action Committee in the United States that was set up in March 2015. After winning the decision in the Citizens United v. F.E.C in the Supreme Court in 2010, the group has managed to change the campaign finance system. The primary aim of End Citizens United is to bring the control of the United States government back to its citizens and to assert the old American value of limited government along with national security.
The End Citizens United is dedicated to bringing about campaign finance reforms and wants to spend millions of dollars on Democratic candidates in different competitive House and Senate in the country. According to its communications Director, Richard Carbo, the group has already raised about $2 million from small donors and want to reach about $25 million in the entire cycle on endcitizensunited.org. It is their goal to end the constitutional amendment of Citizens United by the Supreme Court which was taken in 2010. The decision gave high power to super PACs and led to the introduction of black money into the politics. Till date, more than 325,000 people have signed their petition to pass a constitutional amendment on the decision.
There are a number of other PACs in the country that focus on finance reforms on political campaigns on endcitizensunited.org, but it is this group that is doing something about it. The group do not believe in mere talks and are backing candidates who are for finance reforms and would stand up against Citizens United. The group is also planning to financially back the candidates through television ads, mailers, and polling. They also wish to raise the issue of black money in politics as it is of national importance on endcitizensunited.org. They prefer to use the grassroots membership to show their political power on the issue of black money and big corporate finances in politics.
End Citizens United was formed by three former fundraising specialists, Greg Berlin, Jake Lipsett and Charles Starnes, who used to work for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. They currently are the owner of the consulting firm Mothership Strategies. All three of them are using their fundraising and list building skills to a better cause which in the past had drawn only a few nonprofits. It is their effort that has made people aware of the Supreme Court’s decision and put pressure on the Supreme Court to not take decisions that can make the matter worse.
So far, the group boasts of having received 136,000 donations with an average donation of $14.86. The End Citizens United team is run by a dedicated group of veteran Democratic operatives who want to make the citizens of the country aware of the influence of black money in politics and show them how it can be stopped.