At the very core of our nations existence is the concept that the government works for the people and not the other way around. For the majority of our nation’s history this has largely been the case. However, a monumental case before the Supreme Court in 2010 fundamentally shifted this power dynamic. When a conservative group named Citizens United argued that monetary donations were an extension of freedom of speech and that corporations were people the shift completely changed. Nowadays the government is bought off by corporate lobbyists and big money donors. The American voter on average is not being heard by their constituents. However, this does not mean that there is no hope. A group named End Citizens United has sprung up in order to fight to make a difference.
Fundamentally the problem in politics has been around forever as lobbyists have always been some level of a problem. Now, however, thanks to the Citizens United ruling they are able to be brazen and out in the open about their political bribery. This brazen nature of the system working against the people caused End Citizens United to come together and now the leadership of PAC president Tiffany Muller is guiding them into the future. End Citizens United is a political action committee that has vowed to make a tangible difference in the fight against the problem of campaign financing. End Citizens United’s primary goal is to put legislators in place within the United States government so that they can champion a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision. That is a monumental task due to the very partisan nature of politics right now in America but it is a challenge that they are still willing to take on.
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In order for End Citizens United to actually make a difference they have to get people on their side at the highest level of government. That is why End Citizens United has endorsed Democratic nominee Doug Jones as he battles for a seat in the US Senate in the state of Alabama. Doug Jones will be going against Roy Moore, a Republican, on the December 12th special election. Next year, in 2018, End Citizens United knows that they have a real chance to make a difference politically thanks to the Congressional Elections. Championing guys like Doug Jones gives them a chance to get in on the ground floor and make a functional difference.
Doug Jones is a former US Attorney who played a huge part in bringing members of the KKK responsible for the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing that murdered four little girls. End Citizens United is a grassroots effort that is funded by American voters without any special interests or mega donors getting in the way.
Learn more about End Citizens United: https://actionnetwork.org/groups/end-citizens-united