Money Isn’t Speech
What is Citizens United? (From Wikipedia)
Citizens United is a conservative 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization in the United States founded in 1988. In 2010 the organization won a U.S. Supreme Court case known as Citizens United v. FEC, which struck down as unconstitutional a federal law prohibiting corporations and unions from making expenditures in connection with federal elections. The organization’s current president and chairman is David Bossie.
The Citizens United decision has flooded our political system a flow of destructive outside money coming from billionaires and special interest groups. It’s provided a handful of extremely wealthy and powerful people substantial influence on elections and our government. It allows “dark money” to pass from anonymous donors through tax-exempt organizations to sway elections. It’s a threat to American democracy.
Citizens United paved the way for Super PACs. The introduction of that money into the political system leads to questions of buying candidates and perverting our electoral system. It minimizes the people and gives an unfair and unethical advantage to unscrupulous behavior.
Those same groups and individuals who are donating massive amounts to influence elections are also using their new found political clout to undermine American workers. We need the dark money out of politics and abolishing Citizens United is a necessary step in putting those American Workers First.