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End Citizens United Continues To Endorse Left-Leaning Candidates

The growth of the End Citizens United PAC has been fast and difficult for those on the right of U.S. politics to compete with. Established in 2015, ECU aligned itself with Democrats as President Tiffany Muller believes the PAC can achieve its aims with those on the left rather than the right. The mission of the PAC is to fight against the continued influx of special interest funding into the Republican Party following the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

One of the most difficult parts of the work of End Citizens United to gain traction has also been one of its greatest achievements with the launch of the pledge created by Tiffany Muller. From the Washington D.C. base of the PAC, politicians from the left are now lining up to sign a pledge stating they will not accept funding from special interest groups. During the 2016 election cycle, End Citizens United introduced its pledge, which must be signed in order for the backing of the group must be signed and saw just three candidates willing to do so. Visit End Citizens United on Twitter for latest updates.

Among the major decisions made by End Citizens United in the buildup to the 2018 Midterm Election cycle has been the endorsement of various candidates. Among the leading endorsements made by the PAC is that of Beto O’Rourke in an election battle with Republican Senator Ted Cruz. O’Rourke is a Democrat who has stood out from the crowd for his stance on refusing special interest money.

Another popular nominee in his home state is Brendan Kelly, the former State’s Attorney for St. Clare County, Illinois. Not only has the Democratic candidate signed the End Citizens United pledge, but he has also developed a longstanding reputation as a leader in the battle against special interest groups and corporations. The election battle in Illinois looks set to be a difficult one as Senator Mike Bost is known for his role as one of the leading recipients of more than $400,000 in funding from House Speaker Paul Ryan’s congressional leadership committee.

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End Citizens United Bolstered By Hundreds of Thousands Individual Contributions

Its critics call it one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in history. The ruling which has come to be known as Citizens United unleashed the ability of wealthy and powerful corporations to “buy” candidates and place them in the highest levels of U.S. government, from the U.S. Congress all the way up to the President of the United States.

 

The Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling was handed down by the Supreme Court in 2010. The effect was millions, even billions of “dark money” contributions flooding into political races – a situation which detractors of Citizens United say has disenfranchises the average American Citizen.

 

But now one group is fighting back. A new political action committee (PAC) called “End Citizens United” formed in 2015. Its goal is to raise money so that it can support political candidates who want to reverse what they see as the disastrous 2010 Supreme Court ruling.

 

End Citizens United is off to a fast start. During the 2016 election cycle, the group raised an astounding $25 million. The average contribution amount was just $12 to $14.50. That means that hundreds of thousands of “average, ordinary” people are chipping in to support the cause of ending Citizens United.

 

So far, more than 325,000 U.S. citizens have signed a petition which calls for dumping Citizens United, and for getting big money out of politics.

 

The effort for the coming 2018 election cycle is faring even better. End Citizens United officials hoped to raise another $25 million, but contributions are coming in so hot, it’s likely the group will raise $35 million, beating its original goal by a whopping $10 million.

 

Much of the money will be used to endorse mostly candidates running on the Democratic Party ticket. The reason is simple: Most Democrats oppose Citizens United and the unlimited amount of dark money that has flowed into the U.S. election process. Most Republicans, on the other hand, favor big money donations from wealthy individuals and gigantic corporations.

 

Overturning Citizens United will not be easy, no matter how much money End Citizens United raises for its effort. That’s because reversing a Supreme Court ruling will require a constitutional amendment, and that must win consent from two-thirds of the Senate and the House, but only after the measure ratified by three-fourths of the 50 states.

 

This will made even more difficult as long as Republicans continue to hold majorities in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. This is what makes the 2018 election cycle so critical End Citizens United backers say. Winning back at least one of the Congressional Houses will be the first major step toward the ultimate goal – ending Citizens United.

 

 

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How End Citizens United Is Helping People Fight Back Against The Buying Of Elections

According to a new poll which was commissioned by End Citizens United, 61% of citizens want an independent investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 Presidential election. The poll, which was conducted by PPP, also shows that a large majority of citizens in the United States oppose the firing of FBI Director James Comey that President Trump signed off on.

Tiffany Muller is the Executive Director and President of the PAC End Citizens United. She said that people’s faith in government has reached an all-time low after the election and most believe that the election results were swayed by Russia and fake news. Trump firing the person who was investigating him and his ties to Russia has alarmed people throughout the country and has people demanding that a special prosecutor is appointed who can conduct an independent investigation into the allegations.

End Citizens United is a political action committee (PAC) which has focused on the Supreme Court ruling that allows people and businesses to spend as much as they want on political campaigns. The ruling stated that corporations are people and also that putting restrictions on what people can donate to political campaigns is a restraint on their free speech. The inevitable outcome of this ruling is that politics has now become engaged in limitless spending by rich corporations and wealthy individuals.

Most people today feel that the system is rigged against them by corporations and rich people who have bought a say in what happens in government. Many people, especially Democrats, are also deeply disturbed and angry about the election of Donald Trump who has already grievously harmed the nation through his policies and executive orders. People have been looking for a way to fight back and once again have some say in the laws and regulations of the United States.

End Citizens United became a PAC before the last presidential election cycle and its mission is to find a way to once again limit the amount of money awash in the political process. They donate to candidates who are committed to campaign finance reform through legislation as well as an eventual constitutional amendment to limit how much anyone can spend on a political campaign which will restore balance to our system of government.

In the 2016 election cycle, End Citizens United took in $25 million from grassroots donations. In just the first three months of 2017 more than $4 million was raised by the PAC and they are expecting to raise at least $35 million for the 2018 midterm elections. This money is being raised from hundreds of thousands of people across the country with the average donation being $12. People have decided that enough is enough and they want to fight back.

 

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George Soros’ Political Involvement

The 85 Years old George Soros is a billionaire investor born in New York. He has been involved in politics before but was more motivated and determined during last years’ elections and also has been one of the biggest givers in the American Politics. George Soros was the lead donor in Hillary Clinton’s campaign and to other Democratic candidates. His engagement and motivation in politics came as a result of the faith he had in Hillary, the Democratic Presidential Candidate and the fear of her rival, Donald Trump whom he did not agree with his political agendas. According to Federal Election Commission records, Soros had committed more than $25 million in support of the Democrats to boost their chances of winning the elections on BusinessInsider.com. Unlike the other years, his donations in the last election were huge reason being that he cared about issues like immigration reform, religious tolerance, and criminal justice reform and so did everything he could to make sure that the candidate that supported them was in a position to win the elections.

Having a 25-years relationship with Clinton, Soros helped finance her campaign groups that had a financial advantage over Trump’s campaign committee on opensocietyfoundations.org. Some of those groups included Priorities USA Action. He donated $7 million and committed to giving another $3 million to this PAC. He committed $5 million to Voting Rights Trust, a nonprofit organization owned partly by Marc Elias who was Clinton’s campaign lawyer. The nonprofit was determined to fight the efforts that denied people the right to vote on discoverthenetworks.org. However, Soros was not the only donor to the organization which is not allowed to disclose its donors publicly under the law. Another PAC that benefited from the donations of George Soros was Immigrant Voters Win that targeted Hispanic voters to motivate them to turn up in numbers to vote for their future leader. Other voter mobilization groups that benefited were America Votes that received $2 million and another that received $1 million. Further, $1.5 was donated to Senate Majority PAC, an organization that supported the Democratic Senate Candidates and a further $1.5 million to a PAC that supported abortion rights and Planned Parenthood Votes that even Hillary supported on Politico. After Trump had defeated Hillary, many were not pleased especially her donors including Soros who spent millions in efforts to take her to the highest most respected office in the word. They held a three-day meeting which was sponsored by the Democracy Alliance donor club held in Washington with hopes to try to take power back.

Apart from politics, Soros has been involved in other philanthropic activities that defend human rights, improve healthcare and education, and shape the democratic process internationally. Over three decades, he has donated more than $13 billion to nonprofit organizations. He also committed $500 million to invest in businesses owned by migrants and refugees to try to prevent human misery and political instability. To make this happens, he plans to work with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees and also the International Rescue Committee. He also encourages other investors to join him address the needs of the migrants and refugees.