It’s easy to feel despair when it comes to our political process. After all, Donald Trump somehow won the presidency while 3 million fewer people voted for him than for Hillary Clinton. It seems like it’s all rigged and that the wealthy are simply the political class in our country. Read more about the group on Wikipedia.
But End Citizens United wants you to feel empowered. The political action committee is working hard to restore your power as an individual voter. This organization of dedicated professionals has been implementing a multi-layered plan to give control of the government back to the people.
End Citizens United was formed a few years after the Supreme Court decided the Citizens United case in 2008. The prevailing decision, written by five conservative Supreme Court justices, was one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever read. It essentially states that corporations are living, breathing individual people, and, of course, people have constitutional protections.
What does this mean, exactly? It means that giant corporations with incredible sums of money can toss rivers of cash at election cycles through PAC’s. This spending of money is seen by the Supreme Court as an expression of speech protected by the First Amendment. That’s right, your Supreme Court believes that corporations are people with the ability to express themselves. Learn more about the group on Crunchbase.
End Citizens United was put together in order to end Citizens United. The grassroots organization is putting its fundraising potential behind Democratic candidates that are also committed to ending Citizens United. The organization is full of lawyers that are able to police elections across the country. They’ve already filed a lawsuit against Rick Scott in his bid for Senate in the state of Florida. End Citizens United alleges that he is coordinating with his Super PAC and has received over $3 million from executives he’s done favors for as governor.
You can help this organization and its fight to restore your voting power. You can help them change campaign finance laws in your state and local governments, and you can donate as an individual to one of the many candidates that the group is endorsing across the country in 2018.