End Citizens United, Restoring Transparency In Political Funding

Modern politics are slowly moving away from identity politics and competition of ideologies to how often the electorate interacts with you. This change has led candidates, and political parties look for funding without questioning the source of the money. Political financing has been an issue for ages, but one thing is clear when you receive campaign money, you become the donor’s protégé. The 2010 Supreme Court ruling opened up the Pandora’s Box. A candidate now can receive funding from any cooperate or individual without restrictions or limits. The verdict created a moral crisis in the USA elections. The Supreme Court redefined corporates as individuals and removed funding limits in campaigns. End Citizens United was formed from this moral crisis as a political action group in charge of asking the hard questions on campaign funding from the political class.

To counter the effect of big money in politics, the first step for this movement is questioning the already politicians that have deserted their social contract with the electorate and in return, choose politics of individualism according to usatoday.com. This noble campaign is known as Big Money 20. The campaign aims at the incumbent who instead of championing the interest of private citizens choose the path of collaborating with the dark cooperate world as well as individuals. The intention is to discourage reelection of these politicians. Some of the fundamental issues used to constitute the Big Money 20 included failure to fight for equitable health care, which is a significant right for all the USA citizens. The list is a list of 20 politicians.

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The political action group endorses politicians based on their commitments to the social justice. The End Citizens United this year endorsed both incumbents and the challenges in the Senate. The incumbents that were true to their ideologies are in this endorsement list. Some of the endorsements include Kate Porter, Sheldon WhiteHouse, Bob Casey, Mazie Hirono and Jackie Rosen. These endorsements aim at helping the group mission in the legislature with amendments and finally restore sanity in the political campaigns and funding.

For transparency, the political action group is open and put all its funding sources to the public. Grassroots supporters fund the group, and therefore a political group or an individual cannot siphon its voice. These midterm elections, the political action group is aiming at raising at least $35 million. This fund is $10 million extra to what this action group raised and spent in the 2016 elections. The primary source of these funds is from the grassroots. This source of funds enables the action group to remain grounded on its original mission of safeguarding the interests of these private citizens. The Washington, DC-based political action group has one of the most experienced leadership among the action groups in the United States.