There is a political action committee that has dedicated much of its time and energy towards fighting the influx of cash that has been generated by the recent decision of the Supreme Court to allow corporations to function under the same liberties provided to individuals with the free-speech amendment. End Citizens United is solely dedicated to this decision made during the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a case that eventually made it all the way to the Supreme Court. The decision wasn’t specifically issued because Citizen United published a piece that they billed as a movie but was essentially an hour-long attack ad featuring the current political nominee Hillary Clinton.
Noticing that there was something off about the movie, the FEC immediately wanted to have the ad pulled and ordered Citizens United to give up their funding source. Eventually, the court case made it to the highest judges in the land, and they upheld that Citizen United would be able to function in much the same way that individuals can when it comes to election donations. This decision immediately set forth in an influx of funding to various candidates all over the nation, something that terrified the founders of End Citizens United.
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End Citizens United is highlighted in the article “End Citizens United: Fighting Against “Anything Goes” Campaign Finance” because of the steps that they are taking to help combat the choices that have been made in recent years when it comes to the financial participation of corporations all over the nation. The first thing that they decided to do was help support those politicians that chose to wriggle free from the thumb of corporate control. They engaged in a fundraising campaign that would help expand the coffers of these individuals, leaving them free of outside control.
Their networks are extensive, and they’ve managed to raise a substantial amount of money, even suggesting that their current funding for this round of political elections is nearing the $35 million mark. End Citizens United is also very interested in overturning the decision that was made by the Supreme Court on that day. They believe that while individuals should have these liberties when corporations are given the same rights they are put in a position that disadvantages the rest of society because they can wield undue control over the political process. It is there hope that one day this decision will be overturned and there will be a greater sense of equality when it comes to the democratic process.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) June 7, 2018