The End Citizens United fight is not in vain.

The Supreme Court passed the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling after the Citizens United took the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case to the court in 2010. The Citizens United took the case to the Supreme Court after they lost in the federal courts in 2008.

The 2008 case followed a demand by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to the Citizens United to reveal the sponsors of a 90 minutes-long campaign ad aired on the television. The ad was known as Hillary: The Movie which sought to oppose Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidential office.

The ruling indicates that the government has no right to interfere with fundraising conducted by organizations aimed to finance campaigns. The government also cannot regulate the spending of funds by a specific organization in a particular campaign. Many feel that this ruling has tied the government hands in limiting the power of organizations to determine an election result.

Many political organizations have risen to reverse the Citizens United v. FEC ruling together with its effects. They are also seeking a legal way to end the Citizens United. Among the leading organizations in the fight is End Citizens United that was established on March 1, 2015. It upholds it stand by raising money for its activities from grassroots.

The organization has its headquarters based in Washington, DC. The following are experienced and able leaders of End Citizens United: Tiffany Muller (President and Executive Director), Matt Burgess (Executive Vice President), Adam Bozzi (Communications Director), Anne Feldman (Press Secretary), Andrew Lasker (Finance Director) and Jordan Wood (Political Director). A well-abled board also characterizes the organization.

The preparations for the 2018 election cycle are underway. It aims at raising $35 million for its activities this year. The endorsement of 130 candidates for 2018 has already been carried out. These are to finance from the corporate PAC funding. The End Citizens United seeks to help candidates that turn down colossal financing offers from individuals and corporate PAC.

This year, the corporation targets politicians who accept the “big money” finance. It has named them “the Big Money 20.” The organization’s reason for targeting these leaders is the claim that the leaders have upheld policies favoring their donor’s interests rather than the ordinary people.

With the help of several other factors, End Citizens United is succeeding in its efforts. For example, among the many Republican retirements is the Congress House Speaker Paul Ryan, one of “the Big Money 20.”

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End Citizens United Will Never Stop Working to End Special Interest Money in Politics

The Supreme Court decision of Citizens United has created jeopardy in the democracy of the United States. Citizens United was a decision by the supreme court that permitted money going into campaigns to become untraceable amounts. It allowed for corporations to be protected as if they are individual citizen’s with a right to freedom of speech. The freedom of speech that they are given is to donate as much money as they want. This money toward campaigns then influences the voting decisions of politicians. This makes candidates bought off. This creates disillusionment amongst citizens who are seeing big money buying votes in their government. This decision has made a growing number of American citizens to lose faith in the system and to desire change. The End Citizens United organization was founded in 2008 by some citizens who want to see change.

End Citizens United was founded to bring more attention to the issue of big money in politics and the various ways it has warped decisions that could improve the lives of the American people. End Citizens United has collected grassroots level donations from average Americans. They do not accept donations from individuals that are outrageous amounts. ECU gives the donation money they collect to candidates who have taken a vow to not accept any special interest money. A list of the candidates that the organization supports is listed on their website. They also only give campaign donation money to candidates who want to reverse the decision of Citizens United.

To support End Citizens United, every citizen can donate a contribution on their website. In addition to collecting contributions on their website, the organization also has a web store. Proceeds from the sales on their web store go to the campaign donations too. The store carries tshirts, buttons, magnets, coffee mugs, and hoodies.

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