They say if you shoot for the moon you hit the ceiling. And, thinking metaphorically, that statement is true, even if you are standing in the empire state building. This is one way of sizing up the goal intended for the PAC (Political Action Committee) End Citizens United.
To put things literally, the purpose of this PAC is to see the reversal of the Supreme Court’s 2010 “Citizens United” decision. This is really a substantial endeavor seeing as the law has just few years to go before it is on the books for a decade. However, it seems like End Citizens United has a plan and possibly a formula for getting results in mind. They go grassroots all day and all year long, leaving the super powers to do what they do and a make a backdrop for the political fray.
In the meantime, this PAC focuses on building the political tidal wave needed to overturn the wall one drop at a time. The astonishing part of the service they perform is that there is no time wasted. In a matter of months, this organization has millions raised. And, by the time the cycle finishes, they are sure to have multi-millions more.
They achieve this goal by sticking to one side of the political fence and gathering everyday people, who are the heart of the nation’s life, toward the party. So far, they have more than 4 million supporters to their name and the numbers are projected to keep on growing in their favor. There is a lot of work to do before the job is done in both the Senate and the House. That means there has to be a campaign to get voters involved.
As if this task is not enormous enough and a little bit daunting at times, there is the job of handling the unexpected political curve balls thrown. These can come in the form of a president who loses the popular vote and then sets loose just a bit of chaos. However, it appears that on that front End Citizens United has a plan of attack and a formula for getting change as well.
Their plan of action is to get supporters focused on critical democratic candidates in key districts who can turn tides like democratic representative Jon Ossoff. They also push a campaign that supports and endorses politicians who are truly committed to campaign finance reform.
This PAC is doing such a good job of fighting fire with fire that some of their opponents like to cry foul against their results. They say the organization burrs the lines between grassroots activism and fund raising. But, who can really be blamed for over delivery on a service. The whole point of the group is that the system they act against is not playing clean. Even so, End Citizens United still operates within the rules.