Have you ever heard of the Citizens United landmark? If you live in the United States, you should, as it is one of the most critical political landmarks to understand what we are experiencing in the political scene.
The Citizens United landmark was created to advocate for freedom of speech and expression in a way that would directly impact the relationship between voters and their favorite candidates.
The Citizens United approved the use of financial assistance if you want to help fund the campaign of your favorite candidate. That means that anyway can send financial aid if they really want to be a part of the campaign of someone that they want to see changing the future of their nation.
The problem came after the approval of the landmark. No one noticed that the biggest donors would be business owners and magnates, not individual citizens wanting to fund the candidates that they believe in. In a few months of activation, the political world was already teeming with billionaires financing the politicians that they felt would be beneficial for their corporative interests.
This is why the End Citizens United group was created. It was founded by people that wanted to see the landmark revised and changed. The United States is suffering from the lack of transparency and honesty in the political system, and this landmark was the biggest offender since its approval in 2010.
The End Citizens United raises awareness and gathers members and grassroots donors to make a difference. They are consistently using the broken system of the Citizens United political scene to prove that it is inhabitable and a receipt for failure in the future.
They also support Democrat candidates, and this time they have announced their support for Mikie Sherill, a former U.S. Navy pilot, and federal prosecutor.
End Citizens United Announces Support for Pilot That Can Swoosh Away The ‘Earmuffs Made of Special Interest Money’
End Citizen’s United President Tiffany Muller has said that there are too many members of the Congress who wear earmuffs made of special interest money. She added that Mikie Sherill is passionate about and dedicated to eliminating unlimited special interest money from American politics. She went on to say that people in the district are looking for someone that can unrig the game plagued with money that comes from big corporations and billionaires interested in the benefits of funding candidates who would later “own them a favor.”
This fight is symbolic because she is running against Rodney Frelinghuysen, a very experienced lawyer, and GOP power player. By all means, Frelinghuysen represents Big Money in politics. Because of this, he has managed to beat every challenger to his congressional seat by outspending them. However, Mikie Sherill found a reliable and equally passionate ally in End Citizen’s United.