In 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States reached a significant decision with their Citizens United ruling. This ruling expanded the idea of “corporate personhood”, allowing corporations to spend secretly and with few limitations on political campaigns, their donations being legally seen as freedom of speech transactions. Citizens United was a Republican action group that financed a film that attacked 2008 Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. This fight between U.S. political parties and federal regulatory groups like the FEC played out in the highest court and resulted in the controversial Citizens United decision. Read more news about the group on USA Today.
The blog xrepublic.net tells the origins of the Citizens United decision, its political ramifications and the public opposition, specifically surrounding the group, End Citizens United. Expanding upon our knowledge of the Citizens United decision, this resource details a more about the groups campaign and the people involved within it. We are introduced to the leadership of End Citizens United such as groups President, Tiffany Muller. Ms. Muller reflects the typical End Citizens United member and organizer, having served as a chief of staff for two federal Congressional members and as political director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
End Citizens United is a Super PAC. Often maligned, the Super Pac organizational structure is a large political action group that pools resources for targeted campaigns that advocate and push for specific political goals. Though PAC’s receive critique for unfairly effecting political outcomes, this Super PAC to bolster democracy and further engage the public in the political process. Functioning much like the election campaigns of Barack Obama and before him Howard Dean, the PAC takes only small donor donations and seeks to empower and engage its base in a common cause of the goals of the PAC and the broader goals of building freer and fairer elections. The blog at xRepublic.net details just how the Citizens United can be overturned it will be public pressure and the work of a group like End Citizens United that will be crucial in the effort. View the group’s profile on Politifact.com.