End Citizens United: The Uphill Battle Seeking a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Supreme Court Ruling

Nearly two decades ago, the United States Supreme Court decided by a vote of 5-4 against the Federal Election Commission in the matter of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

This decision by the Supreme Court sent shockwaves throughout the political landscape, and it produced an organization called End Citizens United. This group would become a major force in the fight against this highly disputed Supreme Court ruling.

This case began as a retort to a film (released by Citizens United) that was biased towards Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential primary. The FEC made an official inquiry regarding the identity of the parties responsible for funding the film. Citizens United then refused to disclose the identities of the financial donors who backed the production costs of the movie.

The FEC determined that Citizens United had violated campaign finance rules. Citizens United sued and a lower court ruled against them. This prompted an appeal that went all the way to the Supreme Court. It would be nearly two years after the release of the so-called “film” when the Supreme Court would make their infamous decision. View the group’s profile on Politifact.com.

End Citizens United (based in Washington D.C.) went into action in 2015, with a group of dedicated people who have an intimate understanding of how the political system works in this country. End Citizens United is on a mission to organize a grassroots campaign in an effort to thwart this decision by whatever means is necessary.

The impact of this ruling basically ends campaign finance accountability, and End Citizens United understands the severity of allowing corporations to have free reign to influence future political campaigns anonymously. That is why End Citizens United is needed to organize – on a nationwide scale – to remind voters of what the repercussions of this ruling will have on the lives of every US citizen.

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Liberal Donors Are Teaming Up To Get The Immigrant Vote

George Soros‘ background strongly guides his political and philosophical views. Soros grew up being forced to hide his identity because he was a jew in a nazi occupied country. Soros lived with his family in Budapest through the Nazi regime and then the communist, but when he was 17 he decided it was time to flee the country. When there, Soros moved around for 2 decades at various investment firms. It was in the 1970s that Soros decided to start his own investment firm, which he had significant success with.

Due to the success that George Soros saw at his firm, Soros Fund Management, he was able to step back from the daily oversight and let someone else take over. Soros stayed involved with investments but he mainly concentrated on pursuing his passion. Soros’ passion is philanthropy. He cares deeply about society and he cares that each individual person have the opportunity to succeed. Because of this passion, Soros founded his own charity. It is called the Open Society Foundations and they are operating in more than 100 different countries around the world. They want to increase the amount of human rights that everyone has, increase the transparency of governments around the world and create more open societies.

Soros and his other liberal colleagues were recently written about in the New York Times. The article discussed how several democratic donors had decided to team up to push for more votes. They identified immigrant voters as being a key demographic to target. Since immigrants have been the target of so much republican criticism, the group felt they would have a drive to vote democrat. The reason that the donors decided that now is the time is that there has been very poor democratic turnout at the primaries. While this might not have been a concern in the past, there are now crowds of republicans turning out to support and vote for Trump. If the democrats want to keep up in the election, they will need to find a way to excite voters.

There is a lack of trust for the democrats. This is because of unfulfilled promises by the Obama administration to create a new immigration process. And there is competition. The republicans are not ignoring the immigrant population. The Koch brothers have financed Libre Initiative with 10 million dollars to bring in more Latino voters in nine states.