Everybody knows that it is illegal for foreign companies and other actors on business or political stage to try gaining influence in any election. However, in 2016 the system failed because several companies associated with Kremlin bought advertising space to have this kind of control using the information to make people cast a favorable vote.
Finding The Truth
Robert Mueller, now named Special Counsel, is hard at work trying to unravel the kind of involvement Russian government or businesses had if any. There is no doubt that he won’t stop till the truth comes out, and people can once again have a piece of mind. However, this inquiry also makes people ask a lot of questions about the ways Washington works these days since people cannot be sure how other elections can be impacted by foreign money.
End Citizens United, a PAC, wants to make people realize how much money rich people pay to have a say in law-making. It is now more critical than ever to keep people informed about the donations to campaigns coming from a handful of people with bottomless pockets. This kind of influence beats the purpose of an election because politicians are not working for the voter but those with the most significant donation.
It is now clear that Russian troll farm bought Facebook advertising space for about hundred thousand dollars, but that did not end the activity. There are hundreds of fake accounts on Twitter, spreading false information but law enforcement is not doing enough to stop it at the moment.
There are ways to find loopholes in the law, but there are also ways to close them down. However, the government at this point does not seem to be interested in any action. Foreign states should not be able to have a say in any election, but their own and Congress needs to take a firm stand against these practices.
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The Voice Of People
End Citizens United wants to educate and inform people about the lack of transparency in Washington. Money and politics go hand in hand but not is more important to separate big money from politics. Political activity was on the rise again since the election last year. People want to have their voices heard, and ECU is one of the organizations that work to make it happen.
Since they work under strict rules about donors, this PAC cannot accept a donation larger than five thousand dollars, but their activity and openness already helped to raise a large sum of money to support Democratic candidates on campaigns.
Most donations are small, but they keep coming in because people now understand that otherwise they will be forgotten by the people in Washington DC and it has to change soon before it is too late to change anything.
Learn more about End Citizens United: https://thenewsversion.com/2017/11/end-citizens-united-fights-to-save-the-johnson-amendment/