In the 2010 case F. E.C Vs. Citizens United, the American Supreme Court made a decision that would change country’s Political landscape forever. The ruling, in this case, allowed corporations and companies to be treated as human beings. This attracted particular group and wealthy individuals to the political arena who now are contributing large amounts of cash to political parties and Candidates
Citizens United was formed in 2015 March 1st. The sole objective of this establishment is Challenging and opposing attempts by large Corporations from spending money with the aim of altering an election outcome in their favor. Since inception, Citizens United has been continuously receiving donations from the grassroots to fund their cause. The objective of Citizens United is to champion for the election of candidates such as Bernie Sanders who are willing to promote reforms while keeping Political funding in the spotlight.
End Citizens United has over the years made claims that the right-wing faction of the government has been sabotaging America’s campaign finance laws for the past several years now. It is these Republicans who have now made it possible for special interest groups and other lobbying groups to produce vast amounts of donations to political parties and candidates while hoping to further their causes. This alone proves that the current American election system has been rigged.
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The fact that a foreign country went ahead and purchased advertisements with an intention to sway the outcome of the 2016’s presidential election further proves that the election laws in America have become weak. While all this takes place, within the government ranks, there is zero to negligible efforts made to address the current problem. When it comes swaying the results of the American elections, Foreign governments aren’t the only entities to worry about; this is because wealthy individuals and companies having the resources and cash to spend, with the backing of a politician can influence the outcome by themselves.
To demonstrate the reluctance of the Republicans to address the weak elections laws. These Republican officials have over the years ignored the DISCLOSE act that necessitates the disclosure of political spending by political parties and politicians including public and private entities.
House Democrats who have been trying to put in place the DISCLOSURE act have shifted strategy and are now introducing fresh pieces of legislation such as the “by the people reform package” which entails specific amendments aimed at overturning some of the supreme court’s decisions.
The End Citizens United social media platforms and websites provide information about the group and what they do. In addition to their info, latest news and topics are posted on their sites. Their social media platforms are also used to sensitize the general public on the current finance laws, their impact on American elections and how individuals can come together and address the issue.
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Since 1973, our campaign finance regulatory system has been systematically shredded. Guess whose names (and $$$!) have been behind it since the beginning… https://t.co/PLAKXN6fay
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) November 16, 2017