End Citizens United was launched in 2015 with the aim of combating against political financing by large groups with motives of influencing elections to go their way. The organization depends on grassroots’ funding and not funds from big brands. End Citizens is dedicated to ensuring that prolific candidates win elections for better leadership in future.
At the time the group was launched, it received donations from small donors that totaled to $2 million. The funds were used to run the operations of the body. Commenting on the financing, Richard Carbo stated that the organization is expectant of receiving some more $25 to $30 million from its cycle for its operations.
End Citizens Group was founded following the decision reached by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of political funding cartels. End Citizens United is committed to ensuring that the judgment is reversed for better campaigns and elections. At the same time, End Citizens United maintained that it would only support prolific candidates in the campaigns.
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In the preparation of the 2018 elections, the organization has set a target of collecting over $35 million from donors. The money is expected to be used in supporting the campaigns of the promising candidates during the period. During the 2016 elections, End Citizens United was able to support dozens of political candidates throughout the country. It had raised $25 million to help them in securing its mission.
In the forthcoming 2018 elections, the company has a list of more than 130 candidates that it intends to cheer all over the country. Presently, the firm has also doubled its total number of staff. It has recorded a donor base of about 380,000. With this statistics, it is very evident that End Citizens United has grown to become one of the most significant political influencers in the country. Its decisions and influence cannot be ignored at any cost.
End Citizens aims at supporting candidates who are willing to distance themselves from corporate financing. Its main agenda is to push for a No Corporate PAC. It is ready to help the candidates who are against the Corporate PAC with financial backing. The body is also planning to target people who are already in public offices and are beneficiaries of Big Money Donors and Corporate PAC.
The End Citizens has an excellent chance of helping the Democrats to clinch top seats. The possibilities rise when it is taken into account the low polling received by President Trump and the retirement of prominent persons such as Paul Ryan, who served as the House Speaker.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) June 7, 2018