One of the things that we as Americans like boasting about is the leaders of the free world. While there are many strides we have made to deserve this title, there are still issues with our current constitution which need to keep getting adjusted as we progress in our Democratic journey. At times, legislation created with the hope of making the lives of the ordinary citizen better end up causing more harm than good, especially if they have loopholes in them.
This situation seems to be what happened when the End Citizens United legislation was effected in 2010. The dream was to have the people come together and support the candidates who would bring about reforms, and Super PACs were created for this purpose. However, the same groups have become the loophole for everyone who wants to introduce dirty money into the campaigns and sway them in their favor; which is the issue that End Citizens United PAC is looking for ways of rectifying.
There are many strides that the group has taken towards making changes in the sector. They had started their advocacy before the concluded election campaigns kicked off. When they were getting started, they only had $2million to fund the candidates who believed in the same values as them. However, through grassroots contributions, they had managed to gather over $30 million by the end of the cycle. All this money went into the support of the Democratic Party candidates who were interested in their agenda.
The elections came and went, and the current president was sworn into office. But the repercussions of the decision that was made in 2010 still linger. The group has therefore decided that they will not stop their journey to wait for the midterms. They have been filing some petitions at the Supreme Court, all aimed at getting the changes they envision for the group made. The last filing they did was in February this year. For their petition to be successful, they are needed to have at least a million signatures. So far, they have collected 300,000 and are hoping to get more. They have liaised with the “Ready for Hilary’ movement which has close to four million members and is hoping this will increase the number of signatures they need.
Some critics think that going for an amendment to the constitution is a lot for the PAC. However, Richard Carbo claims that there is nothing wrong with their initiative. He adds that it is those people who are crazy enough to imagine they can change the world that eventually does it. The one thing that is sure about this group is that they are headed places with their initiatives.