Every fight for freedom and equality is characterized by various barriers especially from those who are exploiting others. In 2010, the case presented to the Supreme Court involving Citizens United and Federal Election Commission has led to commotion and opposition all over American especially in the political system. One of those organizations that are reacting and opposing to the ruling is the PAC End Citizens United. Over the history, there have been various cases that were seen as controversial at the beginning but after sometime they led to the current operation in the political culture of American.
Citizens United has been in the political arena for years and has great effects to the rolling of things in America. However, the effects may come to an end especially after various organizations have come up to counter the ruling. One of the major movements that have been on the forefront of combating the Citizens United ruling is the End Citizens United which was founded in 2015 by March.
The case in the court sprout from the year 2008 case, when Citizens United attempted to air a film that was attacking the Democratic presidential candidate. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) however found that the film was a campaign ad which never revealed who was financing it as required to the federal law. This led to Citizens United suing the FEC to stop them from asking them for the movie’s financiers. However, the case turned against Citizens United.
The ruling was only upheld for 2 years until Obama’s regime when the ruling was overturned because of the First Amendment law in the United States Constitution. Of course this was a breach of the constitution rights. This would clearly increase such campaign ads for donors will not be revealed.
This ruling gave a higher advantage to Republican Party which has many of the richest and economic elites. Various organizations and political activists have been on the forefront to overturn Citizens United decisions. Others have called for a constitutional amendment because of the misinterpretation of First Amendment by the Supreme Court. Organizations like ACLU, Center for Political Accountability, Sunlight Foundation, and End Citizens United among others.
The PAC End Citizens United has its headquarters at Washington DC and their aim is to simply end the ruling of Citizens United. They raise funds from grassroots which they use to support reformists who will take the positions of the incumbent leaders. It aims to raise $35 million for the next cycle of 2018 elections. The organization is led by Tiffany Muller as the president and Matt Burgess as the vice.
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