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— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 4, 2018
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.