Endorsement by End Citizens United Represents More Political Power for Midterm Elections

There are less than six months remaining before the 2018 midterm elections will begin for voters, and End Citizens United continues to endorse candidates who have found their integrity-backbone for supporting campaign finance reform. The political action committee (PAC) was founded in 2015, after the ruling by the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court for Citizens United vs. FEC.

The grassroots efforts of the PAC remain unwavering to have the ruling overturned. To that extent, the PAC has chosen to endorse candidates who have shown a proven record of voting on matters that are not in contrast for campaign transparency as well as those who are clear in their position of rejecting any form of “dark money” within their campaigns.

The Supreme Court’s ruling allowed a floodgate to open for political candidates who can be persuaded by dark money. The position of the PAC is that those candidates can be brought by special interest groups, once they see the monetary gain for their campaign and advancing their political platform. The ruling has allowed the continuation of candidates representing special interest groups as opposed to representing the constituency that voted for them.

With the midterm elections fast approaching, End Citizens United holds a lot of political leverage for candidates looking to unseat Republican incumbents. The landslide of dark money has made its way into many political candidates’ reserves, which in theory represents a disadvantage. However, the PAC believes that its grassroots efforts, and its continued efforts to bring in members that support the mission, will offset the disadvantages. Candidates that are endorsed by End Citizens United are benefiting from a large supportive pool of members that want campaign finance reform and are tired of being taken for granted.

The PAC is able to connect with more than 400,000 small donor members that represent a national network of voters that want to see a change. Those members also represent the constituents within the districts and states of the same candidates who choose to ignore them. End Citizens United raises on average $14 per donor, which has resulted in being on target for reaching $35 million through the end of the midterm election cycle.

End Citizens United has endorsed more than 150 candidates, who are either incumbents or challengers. The endorsement represents a clout of political power that counters any dark money raised by special interest groups and will be cashed in at the ballot box.

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End Citizens United Expands Its Fight Against Election Financing Challenges

According to End Citizens United, the U.S. political landscape changed forever in 2008 when the Citizens United group attempted to broadcast what was called a 90-minute campaign ad by the Federal Election Committee. PAC President Tiffany Muller points to this moment and the court cases which followed as the defining moment of the erosion of the democratic process in the U.S. After moving through different courts the case arrived in the Supreme Court in 2010 with a ruling coming down in favor of Citizens United by five votes to four.

Established in 2015, End Citizens United operates as a traditional PAC as the group does not wish to have undue political influence placed on it from special interest groups and billionaire donors. The overall aim of End Citizens United is to garner enough political support to ensure the reversal of the Citizens United decision of 2010; although the aim of the PAC may be seen as limited, different regulations and discrepancies are monitored throughout the year by the PAC.

Recently, the PAC has reported a major campaign financing issue for the people of the U.S. in the form of the misuse of funds by Florida Governor Rick Scott as he explores a run for the Senate. Campaign rules state a candidate cannot do more than accept limited funds for “testing the waters” for a run before announcing their candidacy for a specific role. Scott created the New Republican Super-PAC to help further the agenda of President Donald Trump but is now said to have changed the focus of the group to campaign for his own political aims.

End Citizens United is looking to do more than simply bring about lasting change for election finance rules with its desire to create a new Washington D.c. where candidates are not tied to special interest groups. The grassroots campaign of the PAC sees donors limited to donating no more than $5,000 per election cycle with an average donation of just $14. Despite the limits placed on the PAC by President Tiffany Muller, the PAC states it is on course to reach its campaigning goal of $35 million by the time of the 2018 Midterms.

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End Citizen United Works to Bring Sanity to Election Campaigns

The political field has received its fair share of trouble from a couple of court cases. Aside from the controversy that such cases court, they effect changes in the political scene that last through numerous generations. The 1973 case of Roe v Wade is a good example.

The Citizen United ruling of 2010 has had a huge impact on election finances. Political action committees have tried all they can to overturn the ruling. In 2015 End Citizen United was formed with a view of combating the ruling.

The whole saga kicked off during the 2008 presidential campaigns. A 90 minute movie castigating Hillary Clinton had been filmed and Citizens United sought permission to air it as an ad. The Federal Election Commission did not grant their request and a federal court backed their decision as the donors of the ad were not revealed.

The Supreme Court sent shock waves across the country when they overturned the ruling in 2010. This went a long way in brushing off the campaign on election finance law. It literally opened room for any corporation that had the finances to influence the outcome of an election.

The majority ruling did not regard the effect of more money being pumped into the election system by foreign nations interested in the presidential outcome. The minority judges felt that the ruling would provide a leeway for corporations to buy elections so to speak.

Voters were to expect an influx of negative campaign ads. The ties that the Republican Party enjoyed with the wealthy elite would surely work for them. The party performed incredibly well in the mid-term elections held in 2010 courtesy of the funds raised by American Crossroads.

End Citizen United seeks to mobilize resources from the lowest levels to counter what corporates allied to Citizen United bring on board. This will go towards supporting Democrats opposed to the ruling.

The PAC also seeks to ensure that corporate money pumped into elections is limited. A regulation on business operations in election campaigns is on the cards. They are banking on Democrats to enact different campaign finance laws. Tiffany Muller, Adam Bozii, Matt Burgess, Anne Feldman, Jordan Wood and Andrew Laskar are the executives of End Citizens United that hope to see their dreams fulfilled.

Their board members on the other hand bring a wide range of political experience to the table. Bill Smith,Simone Ward, Chris Massicotte, Ron Barber, AddisuDemissie, Lanae Erickson and Jessica Berg all serve on the board. Having raised $25 million in 2016, the team hopes to come up with $35 million for the 2018 election cycle.

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End Citizens United

Large scale monetary donations to political candidates and campaigns, given vy billionaires and big corporations, has gotten totally out of hand. The big spenders who want to control the candidates and the campaigns that they endorse are not required by law to limit donation amounts, nor do they have to report every cent that they give. This has been a problematic issue for decades now. These billionaires are a group of citizens united in hopes of keeping republican control in congress and the nation as a whole.

In 2010 The Supreme Court opened the door for large corporations and others with special interests to donate unlimited amounts of money, that cannot be traced, to the elections in America. The End Citizens United group is staging a political battle to make it legal for all donations to be reported, and that a limit should be placed on money that is donated to campaigns. This political action committee was formed in 2015 in hopes of counter acting the damaging effects that were caused by Citizens United and improve the system for financing campaigns. Their mission is to stop billionaire and big corporations from pouring big money into elections and to change the political funding system. The End Citizens United group is funded by everyday people, the average American.

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End Citizens United came about as a means of putting an end to the work of an Indiana Lawyer by the name of James Bopp. He is considered to be at the fore front of all the controversy. Mr. Bopp has suffered much humiliation in court as he tried to win cases that were in opposition of the American way. He has had to endure the laughter of fellow attorneys and even the judges on the bench. One such instance occurred in January of 2008 when his clients, the republicans, wanted to air a negative film portraying the female Presidential candidate as a European socialite with the qualities of lady MacBeth. Bopps lost that round but later won as the Supreme Court reversed the ruling. The End Citizen United committee is striving to elect candidates who are pro-reform and will make political finance a national issue. They want to use the membership of average people to show power in reference to money in politics. The belief of End Citizens United is that Citizens United wrecked over a hundred years of law geared toward decreasing the corruption of America’s electoral system.