In 2010, the Supreme Court of America passed a law called ‘Citizens United’ which caused quite a stir among the population of the country. The law allowed large industries and businesses to donate to political parties without having their money be accounted for. These companies would now have the same status as people in the industry, making the owners of these companies have more pull over political parties. Not having the money accounted for naturally made way for a lot of corruption in the political systems. Large company owners started donated large sums of money to political parties in exchange for favors. Some owners even went on to pay political parties so that they could have a seat in political parties and be appointed to government positions. There is no secret that certain people in the government today have got their position in this way, in spite of having no experience or knowledge regarding the post that they are in. The political parties were also being used as a money laundering system, and for tax evasion since the money that was donated is exempt from tax.
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America is a democracy and should function like one. There should be transparency in the government so that the common people know what is going on in the system that is designed to lead them and protect them. The general population in the country often feel like the government does not care for them or pay attention to their needs because they are not rich and famous. This has led to a lot of discontent among the people of America, which is not how the government should be going about. This resulted in the formation of an organization called ‘End Citizens United.’ The organization was founded by a few entrepreneurs who all share common ideologies and interests. They are working to give the power of the government back to the people so that they can once again feel like they are a part of it. The organization wants to do this by staying true to their name and ending the Citizens United ruling. The people who are a part of this organization feel like this is one of the first steps to once again establishing a proper governmental rule and is one of the core ways in which the people of the country can be content with the political parties in power and also have their voices heard.
The organization has gained a massive amount of support from people all over the country. The organization raised around $4 million within the first few months of the organization coming into existence and believes that it can raise over $35 million by the end of 2018. All the money that the organization raises goes to their cause and their fight to remove certain unqualified members of the government.
Learn more about End Citizens UNited: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/james-bopp-citizens-united/