End Citizens United: Gaining Support From Its Members

End Citizens United is a political organization that was founded on March 1, 2015. They have been requesting for reforms and changes in the government of the United States, and the group has been recognized as one of the most influential organizations in America today. Their main issue was with the corruption in the government, and their primary goal is to put an end to the United States Supreme Court ruling which states that corporations can still be considered as an individual and that they can back whichever candidate they wish to support.

This landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court originated from a case back in 2010. The case was between Citizens United, another political organization, and the Federal Electoral Council. What happened before was that Citizens United challenged the constitutionality of the provisions given to the Federal Electoral Council. According to the Federal Electoral Council, privately run corporations should not be allowed to express their opinions on who they would want to vote because it violates the constitution. They banned these companies from showing their support freely to the candidates, and Citizens United has asked the assistance of the United States Supreme Court to remove the case.

The United States Supreme Court decided in favor of Citizens United and had agreed that private corporations could also be considered as an individual. They also gave them the rights to support the candidate that they wanted, and the United States Supreme Court added that corporations could donate any amount of money that they wanted to their preferred candidate without disclosing how much was it. This ruling, according to End Citizens United, is now being abused by the wealthy and powerful to influence the result of the election. They wanted to change this ruling to bring back the transparency in the United States elections.

The organization has mobilized its members to collect funds from their members around the world. They requested everyone who believes in their cause to donate and to give funds to the organization so that they can fight back. The support from the public is tremendous, and they believe the cause that is being fought by End Citizens United. In just a short amount of time, the fund that End Citizens United collected totaled to $4 million. Experts are amazed as to how the organization managed to raise the staggering amount of money in just a short period, and they have stated that at this rate, End Citizens United can collect up to $35 million by the year 2018. End Citizens United said that the fund that they collected are just in time for the next local elections that will be held in the United States, and they are hoping that they can do something to bring back transparency in the elections.

Find more about End Citizens United: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/james-bopp-citizens-united/

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