They say that politics is a double-edged sword that can either unite people or divide them. The best thing about the elections in the country is the free and fair manner in which the entire process has been conducted since the days of the founding fathers. However, certain changes have been made to the laws that govern the elections and even though the spirit of the changes was to make the process of choosing our leaders easier, the results have been a little negative. The law is the one issue that End Citizens United PAC has been trying to address since the conclusion of the 2016 presidential race.
The argument that the group has been putting forward is that since the introduction of the Citizens United rule has made it possible for billionaires to control the politics of the day. Organizations such as the Koch brothers who are believed to introduce a lot of dirty money into politics have been indirectly endorsed, and the result will be disastrous for the Americans. However, this PAC is determined to do everything possible to ensure things do not get to that level. When they were starting out the campaign cycle, they only had $2million at their disposal to back the candidates of their choice. However, by the time the campaign period was ending, they had managed to raise that amount to more than $30 million, added the number of people they were backing and even won some of the seats.
The group has, therefore, gained the momentum they need to make the change they believe they are capable of making. Their ultimate goal is to have the Supreme Court overturn the ruling they made in 2010 and have the Super PACs kicked out of the campaign process. To make this happen, they are supposed to collect at least 1 million signatures and file a petition. So far, the group has managed to get 300,000 signatures, but they are hoping this number will be raised. They have formed an association with the ‘Ready for Hillary’ movement which has four million members in the hopes that the group will help them increase their signature numbers.
Political analysts have been talking about the group’s ambition to have the constitution changes, saying that this might not be as simple as they think. One observer claims that even if the team gets the signatures for the petition and the funds to support the process, they will still have a hard time getting the Supreme Court to listen. However, Richard Carbo, the CEO to the PAC states that they know the odds that are stacked against them, and they are ready to do everything it will take to make some lasting changes in the system.