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.
.@SenSchumer is right.
Dark money in our politics is one of the key issues in the Supreme Court confirmation: https://t.co/t553WcaYAN
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) July 3, 2018
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.
End Citizens United’s Social Media: twitter.com/stopbigmoney?lang=en