How End Citizens United Became A Player In American Politics

The rights of the American voter shall not be infringed upon. It’s a pretty great perspective to have but unfortunately things have quietly been happening behind the scenes to subvert the power of the American voter. Over nearly the past decade we have seen a fundamental attack being played out on the voting rights and abilities of the American people and it is happening from the Supreme Court all the way down to the social media that we take part in on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at a few of the people fighting against the American voter as well as the group looking to fight for them.

We can start by going back to 2010 when Citizens United appeared before the Supreme Court in order to argue in favor of loosening restrictions surrounding campaign financing. The goal of Citizens United, which was argued by conservative lawyer James Bopp, was to make the presentation that corporations should be considered as people and that their monetary political donations should be considered just an extension of their rights to free speech. Bopp succeeded in arguing this before the Supreme Court, citing old cases, and as a result the floodgates to dark money were opened up and began to pour into Washington D.C. Now American voters are getting ignored by their representatives because they are all paid off by corporate money.

End Citizens United is a political committee that is working hard to overcome the destructive agenda of Citizens United. End Citizens United has been raising funds like crazy over the past year thanks to the people’s general disdain for the work of Donald Trump as President. End Citizens United needs to raise funds in order to support legislators who are willing to fight for campaign finance reform. The ultimate goal for the team at End Citizens United is to introduce real legislation to the highest levels of government in order to have the Citizens United decision altered or repealed.

In order for End Citizens United to succeed they need to make some moves in the coming months. With the 2018 Congressional Elections around the corner, all eyes are on how progressive groups like End Citizens United chooses to prepare. In order to make sure they have a fighting chance, End Citizens United will be turning to the Alabama Special Election in order to support Doug Jones. Jones is a US Attorney who is running against the embattled Roy Moore for a Senate seat. Moore has been under fire lately for his bigoted and xenophobic comments. Jones is still an underdog in the election but the grassroots support that End Citizens United can offer should help close the gap at least a little bit.

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How End Citizens United Is Transforming The Perception Of PAC’s

One thing that was different about the just concluded presidential election was the level of participation that political activist groups showed in the process. An observer noted that some of the PACs seemed to have crawled out of the woodwork and resurrected right back to life. Well, one of the PACs which has been active since 2015, and which took a significant role in the Democratic Party Campaign, was End Citizens United.

This PAC has been working hard for the past two years to support their candidate of choice. In the first quarter of 2016, they had raised a mere $ 2million, which they used to help a few of the Democratic Party Candidates. However, by the end of the year, they had managed to raise this amount to $4 million. What is even more promising is the fact that this PAC hopes that they will have increased that sum to $35 Million by the time the midterms start in 2018. Now that their Democratic Presidential candidate of choice did not make it to the White House, the PAC feels that the contributions from first-time contributors have been on the rise. The CEO, Tiffany Muller, states that perhaps this is a way of the candidates who supported Clinton showing their need to rectify things which they feel have been going wrong.

The other agenda that this party has is to influence an amendment to the constitution. There was a lawsuit that took place in 2010, dubbed the End Citizens United, super PACs were allowed to participate in the political processes. As a result, people feel that there has been an increase in the penetration of dirty money into politics. This PAC aims to have the constitution amended such that those big PACs will stop interfering in the national politics. The group has been gathering signatures for the petition that they intend to present to the Supreme Court. They have teamed up with the group known as Ready For Hillary to try and get more support for their cause. They are hoping that the group which has more than four million members will give them a boost in their petition signatures.

Some people have been critically assessing the move by the PAC. They seem to think that the move to change an entire system is a little bit ambitious. However, the CEO of the Group states that the country has not had a constitutional amendment since 1992 and that it would be great if people considered the possibility of getting an amendment. They also state that it is their duty as a PAC to inform the masses about the things which are going wrong in the political scene. As ambitious as their goal seems, it is always great to hope that they will bring some changes to the political scene.

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