The path of End Citizens United has created an opportunity for the voters to finally be heard with regards to the political system, and based on donations, the voters have replied with a resounding voice of change.
With growing concern over the Russian investigation within the Trump Administration, there is a clear underlying issue of trust. Since the public has become aware of the meeting between a “representative” who was believed to have direct contact with the Russian government and Donald Trump Jr., many people are now becoming increasingly weary with the information coming out of the White House. The information provides more questions than answers and paints a startling picture that has only gripped the nation with wanting to know more about the connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
At the very least of the issues regarding the contacts by Russia, and a campaign for President of the United States, shows a great amount of vulnerability within the political process. Whether or not the meeting is determined as collusion with a foreign government, there is an erosion of trust and confidence with the Trump Administration.
End Citizens United is expected to raise $35 million throughout the entire action-plan for the political action committee’s agenda. The PAC has raised a total of $4 million so far with donations that have averaged $12 with each member, with some of those donations being received from first-time donors. The unprecedented level of skillful results by a grass roots organization puts End Citizens United in the category of the civil rights movement, when there was a continued and unexpected change that occurred even through opposition that was extremely challenging.
There has been an enormous out-cry by a significant amount of liberal voters who are preparing to fight back after the election of President Trump. In addition, most Americans believe that Mr. Trump’s choice of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S, Supreme Court was not an ideal choice. Supporters of End Citizens United see President Trump’s agenda as just another reason for needing to rise against the power within Washington, D.C. in order to combat the takeover of the country’s democratic process. There is a growing consensus among End Citizens United supporters that fits with the PAC’s message, which is the political system has become rigged and it is continuing to fail Americans.
When the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its 2010 decision with Citizens United, it provided an opportunity for End Citizens United to raise the issue with the voters and ask the question if they believe union donations and corporate donations are influencing the political process. It’s clear the answer is yes.
Donations for End Citizens United continue to grow, while maintaining a sustainable level of unified supporters.