The nature of American politics had changed from what it used to be when the United States of America gained its independence. Power to elect leaders has shifted from the patriotic citizens to a few wealthy individuals who use their money and influence to sway American politicians at their bidding. The change has come about due to critical changes in the United States of America Constitution back in 2010, something that is threatening American Nationals. For this reason, some members of the public have formed a pact by the name End Citizens United that seeks to oust politicians who do not have the agenda of the citizens in mind.
With the political action committee (PAC) being led by a five-member bench, it has gained momentum by seeking financial aid from everyday citizens, finances that will then be used to propel the agenda of the group forward. Besides, it is the funds raised that will also be made use of to help good and diligent aspiring political candidates campaign and possibly get elected. By supporting many self-conscious leaders, the End Citizens United plans to decrease the power that most political billionaires in America wield today.Besides, the political action committee believes that it is its elected representatives that will help the association change the constitution so as to suit the needs of the American people better. Although the above mentioned is easier said than done, it might come to fruition when a vast majority of elected leaders have some sort of affiliation with End Citizens United. Presently, End Citizens United is only interested with leaders hailing from the Democratic Party, mainly because this society believes that it is the politicians from this political power that have the interest to alleviate the plight of low-income Americans in mind. PAC also has partnered with some good, wealthy and influential leaders to see to it that the 2010 constitution amendments are re-done.
Some months before the just concluded 2016 American national elections, PAC had raised not less than two million dollars with its aim being a whopping ten million dollars. PAC used its money to assist a select few aspiring senators, and House leaders advance their campaigns. Apart from individual donations, End Citizens United relies on polling, TV advertisements and direct mailers as a way of raising funds.
Also, PAC has presented its agenda to the courts time and again, a move that has not borne much fruit. However, End Citizens United is determined today more than ever to bring down American leaders who allow wealthy billionaires push their agenda through them. From the on-going onslaught, it is only a matter of time before the power to elect leaders comes back to members of public of the United States of America.