There are only a couple more months until the midterm elections of 2018, but End Citizens United is still working hard to endorse candidates. Campaign finance reform is the most important issue to End Citizens United and many of the candidates this year share their views. They want to give the power back to the people in politics instead of leaving it to big money. Visit their page on Facebook.
The decision made in 2010 concerning Citizens United right to keep their financial sources private has the potential for disastrous results. While it had previously been decided that Citizens United legally had to reveal who financed their film degrading Hillary Clinton during her run for the presidency, the Supreme Court overturned that decision once it was appealed by Citizens United. End Citizens United fears that dark money will be able to take over politics in the United States because of this decision.
During this mid-term election, there are many seats that are currently occupied by Republican that have good chances of being taken by Progressives and Democrats. Overall, this election may be of significant importance for the United States. This is why End Citizens United has worked so diligently to choose candidates to back during this election cycle.
It seems strange that one court decision would inspire the creation of an entire political organization, but it was with good reason. Certain decision made by the Supreme Court have a deep impact on society that will be felt for generations to come. This Citizens United verdict is believed by many in the United States to be one that will be in the history books. While most people consider the concept of free speech as something that is granted to individuals, this decision granted this right to corporations as well.
One of the politicians that are opposed by the organization is Judge Kavanaugh. They have been open with their opinion since he was first nominated by President Trump. He has a long history of siding with large corporations. End Citizens United believes that he will be a huge hindrance to campaign finance reform and puts the well-being of American citizens at risk.