The innocently titled 2010 Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, is sadly the beginning of the end of our Democratic Republic. Citizens United grants rights to corporations that allows for unlimited and anonymous election campaign funding. This disastrous decision gives way to those with the most wealth to basically bribe politicians to create and vote in favor of policies that help corporations to make even more money. For these reasons, End Citizens United was founded to help put an end to politicians with souls that are up for grabs to the highest bidder. Visit End Citizen United on Twitter for more updates.
This Supreme Court decision has caused a deregulation of election and campaign funding and, instead, has turned politics into an unmonitored industry for both corporations and candidates to profit from. End Citizens United works with election campaigns to review candidates and offer grassroots funding if they complete a pledge. They do this to counteract the offerings provided to candidates from big-money corporations and ill-intentioned political action campaigns.
Candidates vying for this opportunity vow to refuse corporate campaign donations and instead promise to do all they can to help in putting a stop to Citizens United. By vetting candidates for public office in this manner, End Citizens United is able to assist with giving the public an opportunity to choose from candidates with their best interests in mind.
End Citizens United’s mission is to support candidates who refuse corporate funding, while also promoting the cessation of Citizen’s United. The only way to accomplish this is through a diligent grassroots funding campaign. This will not only help to promote and support candidates at a local level but will help to elevate them to the federal stage. Through political activism, grassroots campaign and funding strategies will have a chance to change things. Additionally, End Citizen’s United will also have the opportunity to change the world. Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/company/end-citizens-united/
End Citizens United is a grassroots PAC created for the purpose of overturning the much debated Citizens United vs Federal Elections Commission ruling of 2010. The ruling established that corporations are people, affording the same first amendment rights as John Q. Citizen. The problem many see is that it afford corporations unrestricted influence over elections. Both big business and special interest groups can support and donate unlimited amounts to politician’s election campaigns. Many see this as a foot in the door for influencing legislation, the passage of laws, and basically a purchase of the U.S. government in the form of a elected official. Find out more about End Citizens United at indeed.com
End Citizens United supports any and all candidates that are against big business in politics. They support such candidates and endeavor to get them elected to key positions in the legislature. The candidates have to be individuals who refuse donations for PAC’s and Super PACs. This is why they stand with Beto O’Rourke as he is one such candidate. Usually, these politicians fall on the left side of the fence.
ECU has a four sided plan for the reform of campaign financing. Since the ruling of Citizens United vs Federal Elections Commission was overseen by the highest court in the land, the only way to reverse it is to amend the first amendment. So first they have to elect reform candidates, then said candidates have to get reform laws passed. This will restrict what corporations can do and ensure more fairness in the election process. The endgame is to eventually have legislation pass that redefines free speech as to the individual and not corporation.
Although Cruz’ lead is faltering, it is still a projected lead. Whether O’Rourke is able to take the seat or not it will still not provide the majority the End Citizens United needs. Although they are making traction there is still a long road ahead. For now they will continue to use their grassroots fundraising to endorse O’Rourke as well as their other candidates. End Citizens United was formed in 2015, and remains a leader in the war for campaign reform.
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