The United States government has fundamentally been under attack for the better part of the past seven years. The reason is simple. Conservative think tanks like Citizens united have been determined to turn the American government into a quid pro quo system through legislative victories that pervert the foundation of American institutions. One particular event can be traced back to 2010 when the Supreme Court met with Citizens United in order to discuss how donations from corporations was tantamount to free speech. Citizens United argued that corporations were people and that their donations were just an extension of their own free speech. Since then dark money has spread throughout politics, perverting the will of the people. Now, groups like End Citizens United are working day and night to get things turned around.
What is the goal of End Citizens United? End Citizens United is a political action committee that is led by Tiffany Muller. Muller knows that when billionaire corporations can buy their own legislators it fundamentally defeats the purpose of voting. After all, how can the average every day American citizen compete with million dollar corporate ‘donations’. They can’t, and they should. End Citizens United’s primary goal is to put legislators into the highest ranking areas of government so that they can introduce a constitutional amendment to undo the damage done by the Citizens United ruling from 2010. While this goal seems simple enough on paper the truth is anything but. The American government is more divisive than ever thanks to political bloviators like Donald Trump and Paul Ryan trying to run the show without any bi-partisan efforts.
Still, End Citizens United has seen a massive influx in popularity since the election of Donald Trump. It has become increasingly clear that the majority of Americans want some way to fight back against his regressive cause and this has led them to donate to the End Citizens United fund. End Citizens United uses these funds in order to support progressive politicians who are willing to stand behind the goal of campaign finance reform. Finding politicians to champion this cause is exceedingly difficult on the right side of the aisle but it hasn’t slowed down the staunch progressive movement who has promised to help make a difference.
Most recently End Citizens United announced their support for Democrat Doug Jones who is running in the Alabama Special Election this coming December 12th. Doug Jones is a former United States attorney who has made it clear that he sees campaign finance reform as an integral part of his platform. Doug Jones is an underdog in the special election against Roy Moore despite Moore’s penchant for bigoted and racist statements throughout his long career.
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