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End Citizens United Campaign Strategies

In 2008 during the presidential campaign primaries, a group called Citizens United aired a 90-minute long documentary about a Hilary Clinton who was a presidential hopeful then, according to the Federal Election Commission laws in the United States a political parties are supposed to make public the cost of their campaign and the source of the funds that are used to run the programs. The group, however, went to court to have the ruling against their disclosure overturned and the court maintained that they should comply and give the required information, two-years after the ruling through the U.S Supreme Court overruled the federal court ruling and the parties maintained their anonymity.

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It is as a result of the above ruling that necessitated the forming of End Citizens United in March 1, 2015, a political action committee based in Washington D.C. End Citizens United runs a political campaign called the “Big Money 20” whose mission is to stop the influence of dark money being poured into campaigns with the aim of capturing special interests. The idea behind the forming of the group is to support a campaign finance reform efforts which would ensure that the leaders who are elected to office have a reform agenda and a track record and not the ones who are paid by organizations or parties for the purpose of advancing their special agenda. The huge sums of monies that flow into the accounts of the political leaders give them an unfair advantage over the other candidates and after being elected into office other than representing their constituents they represent the interest of the wealthy individuals who pumped money into their campaigns to help them win.

End Citizens United is using a two-step process to ensure that their agenda takes full effect; one is to support those individuals it considers to be development driven and whose purpose is to bring positive change to the society. And because political campaigns need money they raise it through grassroots fundraising in digital platforms. This feature by End Citizens United was used by President Barrack Obama when he was running for office in 2008 and turned out to be very effective the ancillary feature that made it a success is people feel a part of the leader they elect to office. Also, the digital platforms gave the opportunity for the constituents to give feedback about certain issues of interest and helped in the organizing of meetings and rallies.

End Citizens United Endorses Doug Jones For Alabama Senate Seat

At the very core of our nations existence is the concept that the government works for the people and not the other way around. For the majority of our nation’s history this has largely been the case. However, a monumental case before the Supreme Court in 2010 fundamentally shifted this power dynamic. When a conservative group named Citizens United argued that monetary donations were an extension of freedom of speech and that corporations were people the shift completely changed. Nowadays the government is bought off by corporate lobbyists and big money donors. The American voter on average is not being heard by their constituents. However, this does not mean that there is no hope. A group named End Citizens United has sprung up in order to fight to make a difference.

Fundamentally the problem in politics has been around forever as lobbyists have always been some level of a problem. Now, however, thanks to the Citizens United ruling they are able to be brazen and out in the open about their political bribery. This brazen nature of the system working against the people caused End Citizens United to come together and now the leadership of PAC president Tiffany Muller is guiding them into the future. End Citizens United is a political action committee that has vowed to make a tangible difference in the fight against the problem of campaign financing. End Citizens United’s primary goal is to put legislators in place within the United States government so that they can champion a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision. That is a monumental task due to the very partisan nature of politics right now in America but it is a challenge that they are still willing to take on.

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In order for End Citizens United to actually make a difference they have to get people on their side at the highest level of government. That is why End Citizens United has endorsed Democratic nominee Doug Jones as he battles for a seat in the US Senate in the state of Alabama. Doug Jones will be going against Roy Moore, a Republican, on the December 12th special election. Next year, in 2018, End Citizens United knows that they have a real chance to make a difference politically thanks to the Congressional Elections. Championing guys like Doug Jones gives them a chance to get in on the ground floor and make a functional difference.

Doug Jones is a former US Attorney who played a huge part in bringing members of the KKK responsible for the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing that murdered four little girls. End Citizens United is a grassroots effort that is funded by American voters without any special interests or mega donors getting in the way.

Learn more about End Citizens United: https://actionnetwork.org/groups/end-citizens-united