Democracy is not for sale. Political systems in the modern economies have been corrupted, bent and even broken to serve the purpose of a few. This is not right. As a result, committees, movements and advocacy groups have been set up to lobby for the reclaiming of democracy that has presently been undermined. Among them is the End Citizen United.
The decision by the Supreme Court in 2010 in Citizen Vs F.E.C. has been attributed to be the roots of all political evils in the country today. Its decision opened a portal for the haves in the society and those with hidden agendas to spend generously in the nation’s elections. This has, in turn, led to the loss of accountability and transparency in the election system with corporations and renowned billionaires trying all they can to topple political power in their favor. At this point, End Citizen United comes in.
End Citizen United came into force on the 1st of March 2015. It is set out to counter the destructive effects of Citizen United and also bring in changes in the political campaign finance system. With the involvement of the ordinary citizens, the committee has stood up its ground to fight against the increased interference of elections by the moneyed. The committee has laid this down as a foundation to build an alliance championing for reforms and deserved action by lawmakers.
End Citizen United was founded to curb the Big Money flowing in politics. It also aims to tear apart the scammed political system by passing sound balloting measures and electing reformists in office. The committee also works towards utilizing the efforts of grassroots to exhibit political prowess on critical political issues like the money matter, making it a national priority and formulating an approach to correct it through the election of pro-reform candidates.
The committee believes in endorsing Democrats as a strategy to help topple Citizen United. The preferred candidates for the committee’s meaningful reforms are to be accorded full support throughout this battle of democracy. Also, Democrats lead on the line to fight against these atrocities, and the committee believes that their leadership will bring about the desired changes in the broken campaign finance system.
End Citizen United has a strong conviction on transparency in political spending. It practices what it spearheads. The committee receives funding from thousands of grassroots supporters countrywide. They are viewed as the movement investors with an integrated view of reclaiming the lost democracy. The committee is under the experienced leadership of top leaders. These leaders are committed to injecting change to the political system by fighting the Big Money and conferring the democratic power to its rightful place with the people.