The Year Politics Changed
2010 was not a good day for the common man. In a surprising decision the Supreme Court decided that financial contributions were in fact a form of free speech. This decision opened the door for corporations to turn campaign donations into a form of free speech and cement their influence over American politics. That case is now known as Citizens United and people are finally waking up to the righteous anger against it. Leading the pack is an activist group known as End Citizens United.
The Problem Of Money In Politics
Money in politics is a major source of corruption no matter where you go. When the rich and powerful are free to let their dollars do the talking they are able to silence the voices of people who oppose their agenda. This is why more than anything else groups like End Citizens United are needed. We need someone who is willing to unite Americans against those who intend to take democracy from them. Right now billionaires like the Koch brothers are doing everything they can to stop this from happening.
What Can Be Done
End Citizens United is providing the grassroots action necessary to stop Citizens United and the Koch brothers from dominating politics. Anyone who wants to see these efforts succeed is best served by adding to End Citizens United and doing whatever is possible to stop the advancement of the Koch agenda. Beyond simply raising money to fight Citizens United membership in End Citizens United shows that people have a strong interest in what’s happening in politics and aren’t satisfied with the results they are seeing. When billionaires take over politics most people will not be happy with the outcome.
End Citizens United Today
End Citizens United has been around for quite some time fighting the good fight against money in politics. Although there have been some setbacks the direction of politics seems to suggest that people do not like what they see and change will happen. It isn’t easy building a powerful movement and getting people to come to your side. It’s even harder to do when you’re fighting against some of the wealthiest people in the world. Despite this End Citizens United has managed to take great steps towards its end goal.
What Is Needed In The Future?
End Citizens United needs to continue to grow in numbers and it needs to support politicians who are against Citizens United. The recent conditions seen in politics may be disheartening, but there is still hope for politicians that oppose Citizens United. There is a movement growing and it isn’t going to turn back any time soon.