End Citizens United is attempting to change the political landscape in a way that is sure to send shockwaves through the establishment swamp of the United States government. End Citizens United is a grassroots political action committee that was created in response to the 2010 Supreme Court ruling relating to the conservative propaganda group, Citizens United. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled over the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and in doing so, the SCOTUS fundamentally changed the future of the United States forever. The Supreme Court would rule in favor of Supreme Court and, in doing so, undo what few strings of regulation existed between dark money lobbyists and Washington politicians. The United States has not been the same since the 2010 ruling and End Citizens United is trying to change it back, bringing power to the American voter once again.
I believe we need to get secret, unlimited money out of politics. But after two decades in Washington, Pete Sessions is one of the biggest recipients of special interest money in Congress. It’s time for North Texans to be put ahead of big, corporate donors. @StopBigMoney #TX32 pic.twitter.com/zXzzoCJZjR
— Colin Allred (@ColinAllredTX) May 24, 2018
End Citizens United is led by president Tiffany Muller. Muller has been presiding over End Citizens United since they first opened their doors in 2015. Her tireless work has been geared towards accomplishing two primary tasks: getting more American voters connected to legislators that vow to support them while also trying to engineer a legislative change in the highest courts of the country. Muller’s goal is to use End Citizens United as a grassroots network in order to put pressure on the government to overturn the Supreme Court decision. However, in order for the Supreme Court decision to be overturned, there have to be legislators in office that are willing to give up dark money for the sake of the American people.
A closer look at the Citizens United decision revealed profound changes to the way that the United States government operates. Over the course of a single case and a few strokes of their pen, all of the ‘old rules’ of campaign financing were essentially gone. Donors would have almost unchecked ability to influence legislators and, in doing so, would be able to write the rules, so to speak. Examples of this political rotting were clearly taken advantage of by the modern Republican party as the Walton and Koch families immediately began to funnel untold amounts of money into the government in order to sway legislation in support of their own personal businesses. These are just the most high profile examples of corporate rot and political greed in Washington. End Citizens United is looking ahead to the 2018 Midterm Elections as an opportunity to get voters out in order to try and change things for the better.
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