End Citizens United is a grassroots group. It is focused on keeping black money out of politics. It has just endorsed Rep. Jacky Rosen, for U.S. Senate. This organization has 28,000 members in Nevada. Across the US, End Citizens United has 3 million people.
This is an important move as Nevada has always been charged of campaign finance abuses. This is because billionaire mega donors have been spending millions on the election campaigns of their hand-picked candidates. On the other hand, the average contribution that comes from the grassroots members of End Citizens United is $14.
Besides, End Citizens United is surely not against free speech. It has a simple goal to end Citizens United. This refers to the Supreme Court decision of 2010 that suddenly allowed a lot of corporate as well as special-interest money to flow into the elections. As far as Nevada is concerned, outside spending managed to increase by more than $87 million post this Citizens United. Due to this, politicians were being easily bought as a large number of mega donors came up suddenly.
With this, a broken system has come up. It is full of special interests. It has managed to leave the Nevada families behind in this system. There are super PACs who are backed by corporates. Hence they come with millions of dollars. They are able to bring out airwaves. This way the TVs are bombarded with ads. This way the voices of the real Nevadans get drowned.
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Once outside groups begin to control the airwaves, politicians do not serve their constituents, but start to serve their mega donors. This is because they are the ones who are guaranteeing their victory in the next upcoming election.
Today money has infested all the aspects of our democracy. Politicians do not feel responsible to all those who have elected them. In this way, the American people are paying for it.
There have been examples where the elected Senators may be taking a stance based on the views and consent from the mega donors.
Now the Americans from any political party agree that the costs of prescription drug need to reduce. Also, the student loan crisis should also be controlled. Yet this has not happened in Washington DC.
There are too many politicians who are a part of these special interests now. This is because members of Congress may be paying more attention to all those who are lining their pockets. They are ignoring all those who have voted for them.
Hence End Citizens United is standing up to all these special interests. They want a level playing field. This is because the mega-rich should not get a leg up. These lobbyists as well as corporations should not be allowed to call the shots.
Learn more about End Citizens United: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/