Do you think a corporation is a person? Have you ever had an intimate conversation with McDonald’s? Ever high-fived a Walmart? No, you haven’t because corporations are not people. They do not live, breathe or eat. And corporations certainly should not have the rights of an American citizen.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court disagrees with this common sense. In 2010, five conservative Supreme Court justices handed down possibly the most ridiculous decision ever made. The Citizens United case expanded corporate personhood to grant corporations First Amendment protections.
Now McDonald’s, Walmart and the Koch Brothers are free to spend as much money as they’d like to buy commercials and campaign advertisements for their favorite candidates. This seems to be a violation of the First Amendment because the heads of these corporations do not speak for their employees. Unfortunately, employees of these companies are wrapped up into this, as well. The group’s financial information is available on OpenSecrets.Org.
End Citizens United is the answer to this ridiculous case law. This group is full of dedicated people who are united by the common goal of destroying the decision. They want to return the power of the vote to you, so you should pay attention to them and support them.
One of the most powerful tools at End Citizens United’s disposal is grassroots fundraising. The organization takes no money from large businesses. They only accept small donations from individuals much like Bernie Sanders in his 2016 presidential bid. They then use this money to support candidates who have promised to end Citizens United.
The group is currently in the state of Texas supporting upstart Beto O’Rourke in his bid to unseat Ted Cruz. Recent polling shows O’Rourke statistically tied with the incumbent in a race nobody thought would be close. But End Citizens United is doing a great job of getting the word out. They are trying to highlight the difference between these two men.
End Citizens United wants you to know that Beto O’Rourke does not take any corporate money donations. He only takes small donations from individual voters. He’s committed to fighting for the people of Texas in the nation’s capital.
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— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) August 30, 2018