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End Citizens United May End Rick Scott’s Senate Bid

End Citizens United is a grassroots organization that focuses on backing Democrat candidates. Their primary goal is to have the 2010 Citizens United v FEC Supreme Court Decision overturned. They are accomplishing this by endorsing Democrats who do not accept corporate campaign donations.

In May of 2018, End Citizens United took extra steps to make sure that politics wasn’t ran by corporate money. Rick Scott, the Governor of Florida, who is currently running for Congress, had a complaint filed against him by one of End Citizen United’s members. The complaint claims that Rick Scott is directly working with New Republican, a PAC. Politicians that are in direct communication with a PAC that supports them are breaking the law.

As a matter of fact, Rick Scott formally worked for New Republican. In 2017, Rick Scott served as chair for New Republican. It is known that Rick Scott still has close friends that work for New Republican, but that in itself is not evidence.

This isn’t the first time New Republican has been accused of breaking the law. Reports from earlier in 2018 claim that New Republican accepted money from firms that benefited from decisions concerning state pension fund investments. Laws are on the books stating that it is illegal for a financial institution to donate money to politicians that an influence state pension investments.

Rick Scott is known for his previous run in with the law as well. When Rick Scott worked at Columbia/HCA, serving as its CEO, Scott and his company were accused of Medicare fraud. This was in 1997. Rick Scott eventually resigned from his position after the company was fined $1.7 billion. Rick Scott simply blamed the Medicare fraud on lower level employees.

The complaint against Rick Scott marks a more pro-active approach for End Citizens United. Normally the organization simply backs candidates that they believe have the best interest for the country. Some of the people endorsed by End Citizen United are Jon Tester, Jacky Rosen, Beto O’Rourke, and Randy Bryce.

End Citizens United has seen many positive results during special elections in 2018, and going into November, they have a long list of candidates ready to take over important political positions.

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Rick Scott Accusations By End Citizen United

There was a care that End Citizen United had filed to the Federal Election Commission. It was about Rick Scott after he illegally used Super PAC during his senatorial seat campaigns. End Citizens United.

Is also a PAC but the organization had already said that so that to perform a political action using super PAC all you will require is the limited allowance from the federal and they will be directly placed as contributions to the candidate’s campaigns. Rick Scott was able to have raised $178 million that was planned to be used during his campaign coffers.

In accordance to the super PAC, as a candidate one is allowed to raise more money to his reach and can also spend that money but it should not be for the working process of the campaign. This is where End Citizens United accused the senatorial aspiring candidate Scott because he had made violation of anti-coordination law which was with the New Republican PAC. Rick Scott was also the acting chairman of the group in early days before he had announced his ambitions of running the United States senatorial seat. PAC had pledged to offer some help to be able to win the seat.

The End Citizens United Adam Bozzi who was the Communication Director had talked of Rick Scott interest in politics rather than the law. He said that Rick Scott all he wanted was to bypass the laws which govern elections when he puts money to super PAC but the organization was meant for president. He also said that the existence of super PAC was to be able to help Rick Scott so that he could sidestep laws guiding campaign finances so that after he paid for campaign laws and he will end up evading the disclosed laws.

Scott denied those allegations by producing documents which were supporting that charge and evidence showed that in the recent months he was still an employee of PAC. The PAC website was still listing him as the group’s chairman. He proved that End Citizens United allegations were wrong.

End Citizens had already been frustrated in 2010 because of the ruling from the supreme court. The arrival of PAC in 2015 was there to be able to guide and finance reform from the campaigns. It had a mission of getting a lot of money from the political system, that was after they had given the candidate full support. It was an agreement from their agenda and was to be addressed on their topic of concern.

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End Citizens United Continues To Work Towards Its Goal

The overriding aim of the End Citizens United PAC is exactly as one would expect it to be, to bring an end to the controversial ruling of 2010 known as Citizens United. By entering the political landscape in 2015, End Citizens United set forth with what seemed to be a simple aim, work with enough Democratic candidates to ensure the Citizens United decision could be reversed at some time in the future and build a grassroots campaign designed to aid in reaching this aim.

Aiming to build a positive future for the people of the U.S. is the aim of End Citizens United which sees the company dedicated to aiding the election of as many left-leaning politicians as possible. If a majority of Democrats can be elected a Constitutional Amendment will be sought to remove the Citizens United decision from the law books; in the meantime, ECU will continue to fight to elect candidates who are friendly to the cause of campaign finance reform and protect the regulations remaining in place.

For example, the Johnson Amendment has been in place and offered little controversy since then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson wrote the law barring not-for-profit tax-exempt groups from providing financial support for candidates during election campaigns. The punishment for those groups who were found to have broken the rules laid out in the Amendment was a loss of their tax-exempt status with the IRS. Recent attempts by Republicans to remove this Amendment from the law have been thwarted by Democrats and the high-profile media work of End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller who has raised awareness of the possibility of donors gaining tax breaks by funding a church before a second tax break is obtained by the non-profit group donating to a political campaign.

Tiffany Muller has developed a two-stage plan for reversing the Citizens United decision which starts with aiding the election of as many election finance reform candidates as possible. Once the Democrats and progressive independents are in place in Washington D.c. and across the country, the process of reversing the Citizens United decision can begin and hopefully be completed in as fast a period of time as possible for the good of the democratic process in the U.S.

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The End Citizens United Organization Is Helping America To Maintain The Proper Separation Of Church And State

Since 1954, U.S. tax code provisions have prohibited all tax-exempt, 501 non-profit organizations from endorsing political candidates, and publicly taking part in political campaigns. In a recent Gazette Day article, the author explains how the vital grassroots organization known as End Citizens United is working hard to maintain the important separation of church and state in America.

As stated in the Gazette Day article, former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson was still a Texas U.S. Senator in 1954, when he introduced an amendment to Congress that would help to ensure that non-profit organizations would not have unfair influence in American politics.

Unfortunately, the current presidential administration is trying to dismantle the Johnson Amendment, an action that could destroy the free, democratic fabric of the United States. If the amendment were repealed, it is widely believed that conservative groups would be unfairly using financial donations to churches and charities to create platforms for their political views.

The End Citizens United non-profit organization was founded in 2015, in response to a disappointing U.S. Supreme Court decision involving a right-wing group named Citizens United. In the 2010 decision that was handed down, it was ruled that corporations possess the same freedom of speech rights as individuals. This decision made it easier for dark money to be channeled to various political groups.

The original goal for the End Citizens United organization was to have the 2010 decision overturned, but now it is also focusing on keeping the Johnson Amendment in place.

According to the aforementioned article, the current President told his supporters on the presidential campaign trail that he would repeal the Johnson Amendment after being elected. The President even issued an executive order earlier this year wherein enforcement of the amendment by the IRS was made less of a priority.

With more than $119 billion donated to religious organizations by American citizens in 2015, it is widely feared that if the Johnson Amendment were to be repealed, conservative groups would receive money that was channeled through the religious organizations.

It is good to know that there are caring, conscientious Americans like the members of End Citizens United, who are willing to work hard at maintain democracy. End Citizens United also has an active social media presence, with many followers. For more information on End Citizens United Rushes to Protect Besieged Johnson Amendment visit:https://gazetteday.com/2017/11/end-citizens-united-rushes-to-protect-besieged-johnson-amendment/

 

End Citizens United is on its Mission to Protect Johnson Amendment

The conservatives are ramping up their efforts to remove the remaining restrictions of the campaign finance laws. A number of blows they could make to the election system that affected the credibility of the democracy of the country post-Citizens United verdict in the year 2010 by the honorable Supreme Court of the country. Though the criticism of accessibility by foreign institutions into the political system is shaking the American politics, Republicans are not found to be worried about the endangered election system. Further, they wanted to extend it and started working to weaken Johnson Amendment. President Trump has signed the executive order that gives access to organizations like churches to take part in political campaigns – it was earlier forbidden by 501(c)(3) of Johnson Amendment.

As a leading PAC that fights against uncontrolled money into politics, End Citizens United expressed their protest against stripping the Amendment on August 30, this year. ECU’s Tiffany Muller points out the threat that it would help large money groups to use churches as tools for secret funding. Additionally, they can ensure tax-free money to political campaigns as money to churches are coming under tax exemption. When the Amendment was introduced in 1954, it was widely criticized and labeled as communist propaganda. But, later it created a clean system, and churches did not find issues with the regulations. The Amendment was not meant to restrict churches from political campaigning but to stop money group to funnel their money through churches. Visit Huffingtonpost.com to know more.

By removing the purity of the Amendment, conservatives want the system more rigged. ECU started its works for protecting the Johnson Amendment as it also feels that it would remove the separation line between the state and church. Even if the bill could not damage Johnson Amendment, ECU thinks that the right groups would try to damage it in other ways. Therefore, the PAC asks everyone to support the mission to protect Johnson Amendment to save their democracy. End Citizens United was created in 2015 to protect the blow given by the Citizens United verdict to the election system.

The PAC has conducted various campaigns among the people to educate the dangers associated with the Citizens United verdict. Interestingly, a large section of people is now aware that the system has destabilized them and rally behind ECU. The PAC has vowed to bring legislation to curtail the effects of the verdict by the Supreme Court in 2010. ECU wants to send maximum campaign law reformers to both the houses to pass the legislation. For that purpose, it started raising funds, supporting finance reform champions, mobilizing grass root campaigners, raising campaigns through media outlets, and more. It also reaches out the citizens through social media to educate the need of raising voice against Citizens United verdict.

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End Citiens United States is Democratic Country

Fundamentally, the United States is democratic country. In the Declaration of Independence, the new nation broke with centuries of European Monarchy and insisted that governments are instituted, “deriving their power from the consent of the governed.” The Constitution lays a blueprint for how a republic based on that consent is governed. Through the years, citizenship expanded to give men and women of all races and creeds the right add their voices to the popular will.

Just as our government is formed by the popular will, the popular will is, in part, formed by the media. It is not just broadcast news that shapes opinions but advertisers as well. Often the advertiser has been a corporation but the last election has even seen ads purchased by foreign governments. Either way, this is not what the founders had in mind.

Until fairly recently, corporate spending on federal elections was illegal. The Tillman Act of 1907 forbids, “any corporation whatever to make a money contribution in connection which Presidential and Vice Presidential electors or Representatives in Congress.” Several other court decisions and pieces of legislation strengthened this prohibition.

In 2002, the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act extended this regulation to the banning of “soft money” (money donated to parties and Political Action Committees to advocate for issues and organizational support.) This made it illegal to run attack ads that, while not telling anyone to vote for any individual candidate, could smear the character of their opponent.

Both of the Tillman Act and McCain-Feingold were gutted by the 2010 Supreme Court Decision, Citizens United v. FEC. This decision reversed decades of legal precedence by declaring corporate campaign spending to be a form of speech; and therefore protected by the First Amendment.

In recent years, campaign spending has grown as corporations can, more than ever before, directly interject themselves into the democratic process. As a result, there has been a great call for lower corporate taxes and less regulation. Pressure is being applied to repeal consumer protections, both financial and product safety related.

This past election saw a new threat to American Democracy related to campaign spending. A Russian company with links to the Kremlin has purchased more than $100,000 worth of Facebook ads designed to sow division and boost the candidacy of Donald Trump. The investigation into Russian influence remains ongoing. For more info about us: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/ click here.

As it becomes more and more clear that unregulated funding is distorting the national consciousness and threatening democracy, opposition is forming. End Citizen’s United is a political action committee with the mission of preventing campaign spending from crippling the democratic process. As such, it is working to elect pro-reform candidates and sponsoring legislation to reverse this decision’s harmful affects and educate the public on the affects of money in politics.