When the landmark supreme court decision Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission came down, it left an indelible mark upon the very fabric of American democracy. For those who have opposed the decision ever since it was authored in 2010, the ongoing effort to stand behind those who could lead to its overturning is more than an interest, it is a passion. Those who oppose this ruling, which they see as a massive crack in the very foundation of democracy in the United States, at first were left not only stunned, but also without guidance as to what they could do to slow the spread of that crack but also hopefully one day to reverse the damage that it caused. That is until End Citizens United was formed. Read more about End Citizens United at Wikipedia.
ECU is a grassroots organization which stands equal and in opposition to the Citizens United organization its core beliefs. End Citizens United believes that by supporting candidates and policies that are true to the pure ideals of democracy, they will be able to get elected officials who will implement policies and laws that will take back the seats of power from big money interests and put it back in the hands of real Americans. What started out as a simple court case over whether the controversial film HILLARY: The Movie, was a first amendment work or a 90 minute anti-democrat campaign ad and as such would be required to be held to the standard of campaign advertising disclosure laws, has become perhaps the most controversial supreme court case relating to the American political system of this generation.
The ramification of this decision are still not fully known, and those who oppose it are fearful that when they are discovered fully it will be far too late for the damage to be undone. For this reason, the group End Citizens United has worked diligently and will continue to do so in order to muster support for those who would see Citizens United overturned and the standards of campaign advertising finance and disclosure that had been the norm for more than a century be restored. They see this as a two-step process. First elect officials who will reform campaign finance law in a fair and modern form, and then enact actions that will lead to the direct overturning of Citizens United by SCOTUS.
Those who are interested in learning more about end citizens united are encouraged to visit the group’s website, and if they feel strongly about the purity of the American political system and the safety of the American form of true democracy, get involved. Action can beget action and End Citizens United is ready to take action, but they need the support of those who feel passionately about the protection of the most valuable thing every American possesses, the power of their ONE VOTE.
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— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) August 7, 2018