The Establishment Of End Citizens United

End Citizens United is a political action committee funded by grassroots donors in the United States. The political committee emphasizes on electing campaign finance reformers with the aim of overturning Citizens United in the country.

The political movement is based in Washington D.C. It was founded in March 2015. People who founded End Citizens United were prompted by the Supreme Court decision in 2010 that recognized corporations as people thus enabling special interest groups as well as wealthy people to spend money and influence the outcomes of the United States elections. The 2010 decision by the Supreme Court between Citizens United and Federal Election Commission changed the political system in America. End Citizen United was founded in 2015 majorly to fight big political funding groups that wanted to control the election system.

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There has always been a series of cases in American that have changed the political system of the nation. Some of these cases include the 1857 Dred Scott versus Stanford, the 1954 Brown versus Board of Education and the 1973 Roe versus Wade cases and so on. These court rulings have continuous consequences that are still felt to date. They also introduced permanent changes to the political system of the United States. The case between Citizens United and Federal Election Commission began in 2008 when Citizens United aired a one-hour-long movie to tarnish the name of Hillary Clinton during the Democratic Party primaries. The Federal Election Commission realized that the movie was a campaign ad against Hillary. Citizens United refused to reveal the group that funded the ad although the federal laws required such financiers to be identified.

End Citizens United then sued FEC to have the ruling in their favor. However, the federal court ruled in favor of FEC and upheld their decisions. Two years later, the Supreme Court overturned the ruling that toppled the laws regarding campaign funding laws in the country. People, especially professional realized that the new rules and amendments put in place by the Citizens United were intense. The rules permitted corporate campaign contributions to be anonymous and unlimited. This would lead to an increase in television and radio ads aimed at tarnishing the names of political candidates. The Republican Party was clearly favored by Citizens United because it had close relationships with wealthy and influential people in America. PAC founded End Citizens United to work together with organizations like ACLU and League of Women Voters to end the ruling by Citizens United.

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