End Citizens United and other forms of financial corruption in politics

Political organizations can be established for lots of reasons. Many of them center around different political issues that are hot-button topics in our democracy. Example of these can be pro-choice or anti-abortion groups or pro-gun legislation or anti-gun legislation groups. These groups allow individuals who are passionate about this given topic a place to express and fight for a particular issue that drives their passion. The existence of such groups are incredibly commonplace in America and often don’t warrant a lot of attention from the average citizen. Interestingly enough very few if no other groups have been established solely as a response to a decision by the Supreme Court. But one major organization was and is called end Citizens United.

This political organization was established in 2015 as a direct result of the ruling issued by the Supreme Court in the vastly unfavorable citizens United versus FEC. This ruling opened the floodgates for wealthy Americans to buy political influence far easier than they were able to in the past. The ruling equated money to speech and allows people to give as much money as they’d like to a candidate of their choice. This ruling has incredibly disastrous implications for American society. It allows billionaires to purchase the votes of politicians in their favor. By allowing such policy to exist in the United States it ensures that poor people have significantly less influence than their wealthy counterparts. Such an idea is directly contradictory to the concept of democracy. It also pushes American society closer and closer to an oligarchy.

Such disastrous scenario is repulsive to the organization end Citizens United. So the organization has taken matters into its own hands to encourage the change they desire in American politics. They believe the most effective route of doing so is by supporting politicians to have shown the willpower to resist this form of bribery. End Citizens United recognizes the great disadvantage that these politicians are up against. Their peers are able to raise money incredibly fast by selling their political positions to the highest bidder. End Citizens United supports these politicians by raising money through grassroots efforts and giving it to non-corrupted public officials.

End Citizens United info: endcitizensunited.org/our-team/

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