End Citizens United Fights for Government By The People – Not By Corporations

In January 2010, The Supreme Court of the United States arbitrated a dispute between the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and a political action committee (PAC) called Citizens United. During the 2008 presidential election, Citizens United funded a political ad in the form of a 90-minute movie entitled “Hillary, The Movie”. The FEC ruled that the movie was a political ad and restricted it. Citizens United filed suit against the FEC and the case went to Federal Court. The federal court decided in favor of the FEC.

In 2010, two years after the election which brought Barak Obama to the White House, Citizens United took the dispute to the Supreme Court of the United States. By a vote of 5-4 (a single vote majority), Citizens United was awarded a victory which altered a century of campaign finance law. Corporations were decreed to be ‘people’ and awarded protection under the First Amendment. Restrictions on amounts of campaign contributions were erased and accountability for identifying donors was annulled.

On March 1, 2015, a new organization was established called End Citizens United. The name of the group is synonymous with its goal. One way to succeed would be to return to the Supreme Court to attempt a reversal of decision. The legislative route, a Constitutional amendment, would require a two-thirds approval vote by both houses of Congress and ratification by three-fourths of the states.

Those are long-term goals, while short-term help is crucial. End Citizens United organizes grassroots fundraising networks, often online such as social media outlets, to help fund campaigns of candidates who stand up for changes in campaign finance laws. Since End Citizens United’s goal is to help Republicans get elected by pouring unlimited corporate money into their campaigns, End Citizens United funnels funds raised by grassroots contributions to strong Democratic candidates and encourages them to refuse corporate campaign donations.

The goal of End Citizens United is the preservation of our democracy. In a democracy, elected officials should be chosen by the people. The first amendment right of free speech was intended for the people, not for large corporations. Many corporations in the United States are conglomerates with foreign interconnections which have no place in the election process of a democratic government.

One vote and one small contribution at a time, we the people can fight back against our laws and our leaders being bought and sold by large, powerful corporations.

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End Citizens United And James Bopp – The New Focus In Washington

In 2008 an unassuming lawyer by the name of James Bopp approached three federal judges in court in order to argue for something that would be politically game-changing: the freedom to loosen restrictions on campaign regulations. Bopp, now known as the founder of Citizens United, wanted to loosen these regulations and restrictions so that special interests and corporate billionaires could flood Washington D.C. with dark money in order to pervert the American government. This was the beginning of a dark path that would bring America’s political machine to its knees.

So, in 2008 James Bopp tried to argue with the FEC so that he could air a political hit piece about Hillary Clinton during the same night that the 2008 Primary Debates were going on. The film was wrapped up in the gauze of a legitimate documentary despite the fact that it was funded by politicians. The FEC laughed him out of the court. The film was filled with absurd conspiracy theories, deranged insults, and baseless accusations. Bopp did not go down quietly. Instead, he argued for two more years before appearing in front of the Supreme Court. This time, after heated debate, the Supreme Court would lift the veil and allow Bopp the freedom he sought. This was the infamous 2010 Citizens United decision and it is the key that turned the engine on America’s political decline.

Now, here we are seven years later. The United States government is a mess of special interests and dark money. We have a reality TV host as President of the United States and a Congress and Senate that refuse to be bipartisan about anything. The reason for this mess falls at the feet of James Bopp and his group, Citizens United. While it would be easy to cave into the doom and gloom it is important to realize that some people are still out there fighting to fix the disastrous mess that America’s Republican party imparted upon the world. The group leading the charge is End Citizens United.

End Citizens United is a political action committee that has come to the realization that they need to get involved at every level of politics in order to undo the Supreme Court decision. End Citizens United is run by Tiffany Muller, the current PAC president, and their focus has been on raising the necessary funds in order to support politicians who are committed to campaign finance reform. End Citizens United has seen a surge in contributions ever since President Trump officially took office. They’ve earned nearly $4 million through the first quarter of 2017 and their goal of $35 million ahead of the 2018 Congressional races is looking more possible than ever for the political action committee.

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Using The Political Sphere To Facilitate Positive Change

The political sphere is a magnet that holds the society together. It affects all functioning systems of the society. Politics affects the social and economic nature of a particular nation. The power of the citizens is dependent on their ability to unite. Various methods are used to bring citizen together so that they can impact their communities positively. The citizens should use these methods and use their power to elect servant leaders to the right positions.

End Citizens United is a political action based organization. It encourages citizens to take action by funding the right leaders. Online funding achieves this. It is done on their website.

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It is important to note that this body has gained the credibility from citizens. All the money is budgeted for several leaders who have the endorsement of the community. The action has been successful for different leaders in various campaigns. Leaders who have won funding from this body have served the citizens as expected. This has enabled the citizens to be the ultimate beneficiaries of the program. This is a goal that the company has achieved. Politicians have developed the communities in various magnitudes. This has encouraged other people who have an interest in being servant leaders in the society to step up and ask for funding.

Political campaigns are expensive. People do not understand the expense because the campaigns are hyped. This is not the case for politicians. The influence of the political sphere is controlled by the amount of money the politician is willing to spend. According to crunchbase.com the political sphere is controlled by the person with the most economic resources. This is because the people automatically take the money and respect that person. This is a bias in the mindset because people tend to think that the rich people can lead well because they have wealth. This narrative has changed because wealthy people have become corrupt. This has changed the impression that people have. It has enabled people to think about the actual characteristics of the leaders.

People have opened their eyes to the fact that the money that a politician has cannot be equivalent to their ability to lead. Servant leadership is a state of the approach that people have when they attain leadership positions. Many people have come together with the aim of using their power to bridge the gap in leadership. This approach has enabled people to elect servant leaders. These leaders have represented the needs of the citizens. The leaders have had an opportunity to serve the people and prove their leadership skills. This has challenged corrupt leaders to become servant leaders because citizens have an option to elect servant leaders today.

Learn more about End Citizens United: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/how-to-reverse-citizens-united/471504/

George Soros Weighs in on the Recent Political Unrest

Business mogul George Soros has expressed his judicious perception on president Trump’s regime, terming him an imposter, a conman and a would-be dictator. The Hungarian-born American billionaire has been known to be a fierce critic of Trump’s GOP camp since the presidential campaigns on Politico started. At the World Economic Forum recently held in Davos, Switzerland, Soros stressed his wildly held notion that Trump is bound to fail.

Soros expressed his fears that Trump champions a form of government that embodies a closed-society mode of administration on Biography. He described such states as dictatorship or mafia states. The prevalence of such states could only be prevented by the deeply rooted US institution and the constitution, as he believes that Trump and his advisers are by nature self-contradictory.

If media prediction was anything to go by, Trump never anticipated victory, and as such, Soros is convinced that it is difficult to predict how he is going to behave. The businessman claims that he is bound to distance himself from Trump’s drama-centered administration on Snopes. But how he will do it still remains a conundrum owing to his deeply rooted interests in business, and as such, all trade related decisions made by Trump will affect him. George Soros believes that China is destined to gain more on the Trump’s administration.

A pro-democracy, George Soros believes that democracy will suffer a great blow as Trump’s proposed cabinet is made of incompetent extremists and retired generals- the kind of characters who are unable to champion democracy.

George Soros’ criticism is not new though. He was an adamant supporter of the democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, all along during the campaign period on opensocietyfoundations.org. Even before Trump’s triumph, it is alleged that Soros sent his friends a holiday greeting reminding them of the pending hard times in the business industry if trump was to emerge a winner in the hotly contested November elections.

About Soros

The 86-year-old investor, who also doubles as political activist and an author, has been known for his long time generosity and philanthropic work. He has funded several civil society groups as well as most of the democrats’ political activities. George Soros is the chairman of Open Society Foundation. The Foundation gives support to civil society groups globally with the intention of advancing justice, education, public health and independent media.

George Soros is the founder and adviser of the Quantum Group of Funds, a family of funds involved in global investment. Soros is also the chairman of the Soros Fund Management, an entity which acts as the primary adviser for the Quantum Group of Funds

Soros recently pledged $10 million to fight hate crime that has rampantly found root in the American society today. He has been vocal in trying to improve sanity within the society.