With the current political scene in America, there is a lot of general uproar of people who want to bring about change in the system of governance. End Citizen’s United is one organization that is geared towards giving the power of democracy back to the people, helping them once again get a say in their political systems. People all over the country feel like their voices are unheard because they aren’t one of the wealthy and powerful members of society. In a democracy, people should all have an equal say in the politics of their country and should be able to have a say in who governs them. However, the people still feel like they are helpless and can’t do much if they don’t have funds to donate.
The mainly started happening to the country soon after a ruling was passed by the Supreme Court. The bill in question was labeled as ‘Citizen’s United,’ but was far from what it tried to portray. According to the bill, big business were given the same status as people in the country and political systems as the ordinary citizens. This meant that individuals who were the owners of companies had more say in the state of affairs. Moreover, they were now able to invest their money into political parties without being questioned. This gave rise to significant money laundering practices which started taking place between members of these companies and political party members. Also, because these companies were investing so much into political parties, the political leaders were now forced to do what these investors were telling them to do. Political leaders thus began to start swaying their policies for these companies so as to keep the flow of money into their parties. It seemed like a win-win situation for the businesses and the parties, but the common people in America were the one’s who received the brunt of this. They started being put in the back seat in America’s politics and started feeling like their voices aren’t heard.
The one thing standing in the way of the Supreme Court overturning this decision of End Citizen’s United is the current Republican Party and all its elected members. A lot of the members who have been elected to these positions solely because of the power that they have got through this decision. Members of End Citizen’s United feel like for normalcy to be restored once again in their political system, people need to work towards overthrowing the current ruling party and re-elect individual members for the smooth running of the government. The organization is working towards re-establishing a sound political system in the country that looks out for the needs of the people.