End Citizens United is an organization that started when the Citizens United ruling was passed by the Supreme Court. The ruling was passed in 2010 and allowed corporates to partake in political donations and voting, regardless of whether or not the founder of them, or the owner of the company has already done so. In simple terms, it means that a corporation will be given the same status as an individual who holds citizenship in the country. They would be allowed to donate to political organizations without having to disclose any amounts to the public.
People belonging to big corporates suddenly got a lot more power in their hands than what they expected, and more and more businesses were trying to donate to political parties so that they can work in their favor. This ruling put a barrier between the political parties and the people and resulted in an increased amount of corruption in political parties. It is no secret that the Republican Party was one which wanted the End Citizens United Ruling to be passed, since it works to their favor, allowing them to get more money into the party, without having to disclose it.
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After conducting an ample amount of research and surveys with people in society who were eligible to vote, the organization realized that a lot of the people felt like they needed to be rich and powerful in order to be heard. They felt like, if they came from a lower or middle-class background, they were considered to be just voters and not individuals who could voice their opinions and let the government know what are the matters that need amending. End Citizens United knows that every single voice in the country should be heard, and started working towards making that goal a reality.
End Citizens United believed that the country should have transparency between its leaders and the common people. People all over America want to know that their needs are being heard and met with by the party in power, and not just working for the development of a large corporate. End Citizens United took it upon themselves to try their very best to once again establish transparency in the American political systems, and so that people can know the kind of Government that they are choosing.
End Citizens United has stated on multiple occasions that the Democratic Party is the one that they are in favor of. After analyzing the members who stand for positions of power, and the way that they perform their functions, the organizations see them as the better fit for the development of the country as a whole. The organization has come forth in support of several members of the Democratic party such as Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker.
“An Associated Press analysis of the special interests that visited Trump properties in the first year of his presidency found several instances that at least created the appearance of ‘pay for play.’” https://t.co/gyv4XRJffK
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) February 27, 2018