Most of us have become concerned about what seems to be a growing level of disconnect between politicians, wealthy donors to political parties and causes, and the average American like myself who appears to have little power about the direction the country is moving in. For myself, I have been impressed with the work of a newly formed PAC looking to change the way U.S. elections are fought following the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that allowed wealthy donors the opportunity to use their vast levels of wealth to have what I and many others feel is an undue influence on the U.S. political system.
It is important to known that even some of the wealthiest political donors in the U.S. have thrown their weight behind the End Citizens United campaign, including Democrat George Soros who has been reported to have given the maximum permitted financial donation as he feels the people of the U.S. need to take back some level of political power. End Citizens United have a lofty aim to have the Citizens United decision repealed from legislation in favor of a return to capped political donations and an end to some of the financial loopholes that allow donors to provide unlimited funding during election cycles.
On a personal level, I believe the work being done by the End Citizens United campaign who are classed as a grassroots political group funded by contributions from everyday people like myself is of great importance; the success of the group has already been shown in the fact around 100,000 donors from across the U.S. have already provided funding for the group to push forward their message of returning the election process into the hands of U.S. people. By only accepting grassroots campaign donations the End Citizens United group saw the average contribution reach around $12 by the start of 2017, which has allowed the group to receive around $4 million of a targeted $35 million hoped for campaign fund.
Researching the End Citizens United group allowed me to discover the campaign funding reform organization was formed in 2015 and has been looking to support candidates who share the belief of their donors in pushing for political funding reform. End Citizens United has been impressive for myself in the decision to back Democrat candidates who are more likely to share their belief in reforming campaign finance laws. I agree with experts who state the ability to make a positive difference to the campaign finance laws can be difficult, but in my view the more the issue is highlighted in the media the greater the chances are the End Citizens United groups will have a positive impact on U.S. politics in the future.