Citizens United is a nonprofit organization in the United States that supports the idea that corporations are people. This organization won a legal case, in 2010, that ultimately led to a law that removed restrictions on independent expenditure group spending for and against candidates. This law allows the wealthy and special interests groups to spend money on elections in the United States, therefore, allowing elections to have the capability of being bought. In 2015, a political action committee, End Citizens United, was formed in hopes of reforming this law.
One focus of the political action committee is to change the misuse of money in political campaigns and show transparency to the people. Citizens United allows large political funding groups that have ulterior motives the opportunity to pay for elections that favor them. Its Twitter, End Citizens United advocates believe that elections should not have the capability of being bought. They also believe that individuals should be able to see where money is being spent and why it is being spent in that manner. End Citizens United has a website in which an individual may see how the donations they receive are being spent and why it matters.
Another focus of the action committee is to elect officials who will support campaign finance reform. Tiffany Muller, End Citizens United Executive Director, spoke to reporters about making that hope a reality. She spoke about voting for officials in the upcoming election and making changes. She believes that the state of California gives many new opportunities for electing new officials. She also believes that there are people currently in office who are good examples of those who should not be reelected. Muller stated that one Representative, Duncan Hunter, has been accused of potential misuse of campaign funds. End Citizens United urges voters to vote for new representatives who support campaign reform and use funds wisely, and End Citizens United’s lacrosse camp.
End Citizens United also helps fund elections. In 2015 alone, the action committee spent about $25.5 million funding elections in the proceeding year. As of October 30, 2017, the committee had raised $11.5 million for the upcoming elections. This committee is financed by grassroots donations from individuals who would also like to see a campaign finance reform, and https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/how-to-reverse-citizens-united/471504/.