Money talks. Money can move things. Money can influence, and money can change, reform, adapt, enforce and implement. Money can even scream. In the case of the Citizens United case, money still talks because the Federal Election Commission ruling said that the move of James Bopp about campaign financing still showed how the money used to support campaigns is a form of speech and so protected by the Constitution. It is now the basis of the law in campaign funding.
Two years before the ruling to accept funding as a form of speech, news site Mother Jones reported that Mr. James Bopp was laughed out of court because of his push to let the movie Hillary: The Movie, a film meant to diminish the reputation of the Presidential candidate, be aired on public TV. Right now the Supreme Court has already reversed the ruling and now used Bopp’s arguments to make a precedent in the new way that the financing gets designed.
The Fight Against The Ruling
Because of the said changes in the decision, the End Citizens United was born. The organization is a grassroots-fuelled organization that wants to amend the judgment so there’s no more influence from the money donated by people just to distribute propaganda that may strongly influence an electoral decision.
End Citizens United was born out of the need to fight the ruling in 2010 that corporations are people and so making these businesses break into the elections and influence its outcomes with the power of their money. The interests of multinational companies are the center focus of the move to fight Citizens United, and with the existence of End Citizens United, the fight for the freedom to not be influenced by money in elections has finally found its central advocate.
In the report from USA Today, more than $4 million has been hauled over by the group of grassroots organizations, individuals, and other concerned groups to find an end to what Citizens United started.
The fundraising efforts will expect a projected $35 million in the coming months, according to USA Today. End Citizens United continues today to be a very passionate group that has individuals vigorously fighting against the intrusion of big money into how politics operates in the country. There is right now an average of $12 from each person of the donation that is given to the group’s active campaigns to end the money’s influence in American politics.
The spokesman of End Citizens United Adam Bozzi mentioned that the team built more links today to different campaign-finance groups to continue the fight. In their recent campaign, End Citizens United wanted fellow Republicans to rescue themselves against voting Betsy DeVos to be the Republican secretary under Trump’s administration.