I think we can all agree that democracy is the cornerstone of our society. And I think we can all agree that every person should be afforded one vote no matter their socioeconomic status. So everybody should know that a political action group known as End Citizens United is fighting for their fundamental democratic voice. Read more about the group on Wikipedia.
End Citizens United has risen to fight a disastrous Supreme Court decision that threatens to silence the masses. The decision found that companies and corporations are people. That’s right, the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision that corporations are people with First Amendment protections. Of course, this decision came down party lines in the conservative-leaning court. And, of course, no Republican candidate has stepped forward to fight this asinine decision.
That only leaves one party to work with. That’s why End Citizens United supports Democratic candidates that promise to work against the disastrous Supreme Court decision. This short-term plan should stop the bleeding in the meantime while the political action group can get busy at a full-time repeal. Learn more about the group on Crunchbase.
End Citizens United was forced into existence by a conservative political action group known as Citizens United. The entire ordeal started back in 2008 when the political action committee was shut down by the FEC for trying to run a fake documentary about Hillary Clinton concurrently with a Democratic presidential primary debate.
The FEC plainly said no. They didn’t think the political committee had the right to air the fake documentary without disclosing to the audience that the information was fake. They also said that the political action committee needed to disclose the financers of the fake documentary.
That’s the way it should have ended. But the conservative court reached the long arm of the law down into obscurity to pull up End Citizens United like a plush toy out of a vending machine. It shocked the world and their decision was even more ridiculous than anybody could have imagined.
This decision has the potential to destroy our democracy. In opposition, a liberal judge on the Supreme Court said that people would just give up on democracy if they thought politicians were being bought. And that’s exactly what’s happening now.