End Citizens United Wants Your Help To End Citizens United
Have you ever had the pleasure of shaking a corporation’s hand? Ever taken a long walk on the beach with a big business? Or have you ever had a deep, late-night conversation with a corporation?
You have obviously answered no to each of these questions. That’s because corporations are not people. You can’t shake their hand, take a walk with or converse with them. But, according to a 2010 Supreme Court decision, corporations are people.
It’s one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read. Antonin Scalia wrote to the prevailing opinion for the five conservative justices who voted that corporations are people with First Amendment protections. Yup, you’ve read that right. Corporations are people with the same rights as you according to the American government.
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It may all seem laughable but the ramifications of this decision are dire. Big businesses, according to Citizens United, express their freedom of speech using cash. That means the spending of cash to influence elections cannot be abridged. You know, because corporations are people.
That’s why I would like to introduce you to End Citizens United. It’s pretty easy to figure out what this political action committee wants. They want to end Citizens United. The group was put together in 2015 in response to the deterioration of our democracy at the hands of this unbelievable decision.
End Citizens United has a comprehensive plan to end Citizens United. The grassroots organization works with people on the ground in local communities to pass campaign finance laws. They also put the full weight of their fundraising capability behind Democratic candidates who are opposed to the decision. And they even have a long-haul plan to completely eradicate the damaging effects of Citizens United.
End Citizens United is also serving as a financial watchdog against conservative candidates such as Rick Scott in Florida. They’ve blown the whistle on his campaign fundraising already by illuminating the fact that he’s taken $3 million from people he enriched while governor. The Political Action Committee has descended upon Texas to help Beto O’Rourke as he tours Texas trying to defeat GOP incumbent Ted Cruz.