End Citizen’s United Talks About The Russian Support For President Trump

Much has been made about the divisive talking point and whether or not President Donald Trump’s election campaign was directly run or influenced by Russian government officials. It’s likely to be a case that’s not resolved for some time, but in the meantime many political activists have come to the understanding that big money and foreign governments should have no influence in the US Elections. Fighting for this cause is End Citizens United, a grassroots activist group whose mission is to end corporate corruption in US Elections and a group that’s spoken up about the Trump campaign and possible financial ties to Russia.

Much of End Citizens United’s focus on this issue has been how the Russian government purchased Facebook ads that they believe directly influenced the 2016 election. Just how much of those ads were purchased and how much they were tilted towards then candidate Trump is still unknown, but End Citizens United would like to see a change in how foreign governments can intervene in campaign ads. They would also like to see a change in the way candidates can receive funds including some that they say are received in private donations. End Citizens United supports a bill that’s currently sitting in the House known as the DISCLOSE Act which would require 100% disclosure of all campaign finance money.

End Citizens United is completely run by grassroots people who would like to see an end to politicians reaching office completely under the influence of the large corporations and single billionaire donors. Their foundation was founded in 2015 in reaction to a decision made the US Supreme Court in 2010 that favored Citizens United over the Federal Elections Commission and brought about more big money spending in local and federal elections. End Citizens United has since come out and sought to get politicians in office who can get more fair election laws passed and restore political power to the people.

End Citizens United is run by several notable activists including President Tiffany Muller who is recognized as growing the PAC from a small non-profit into one that now has millions of members from around the US and relies on individual donations usually as small as $10. Some notable candidates End Citizens United has supported include Senators Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, and Catherine Cortez-Masto in Nevada, but most notably they backed 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders who’s seen as the ultimate champion against big money. End Citizens United has also recently spoken up about attempts to repeal the Johnson Amendment, an act set forth by President Lyndon B. Johnson that prevented the influence of church money in political elections.

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End Citizens United Fights Back Hard

End Citizens United was founded in 2015 on March 1st. They are a political action committee and they get all of their funding from grassroots donors. The mission of End Citizens United is to combat Big Money and to help remove the rigged political system. They strive to achieve this by passing different state ballot measures as well as electing different campaign finance reform champions. The champions whom are elected work towards trying to overturn Citizens United, ending dark money and also ending the unlimited money that is in politics.

 

End Citizens United is dedicated during elections to show everyone, including candidates, voters, and elected officials, as well as the press, that they are fighting back against those that are trying to buy the elections. They believe that this is the key to work towards a campaign finance reform as well as trying to get the lawmakers to also take action. End Citizens United makes sure to elect candidates that are pro-reform, they raise awareness to the issue of money in politics and they also demonstrate the political power that money holds on elections.

 

In 2016, their goal was to be a big player in the political reform. End Citizens United planned to use tens of millions of dollars to the candidates that were running as Democratic for House and Senate. They were able to raise more than $2 million from smaller donors. They also had gotten more than 325,000 signatures on their petition that was formed to demand those in Congress to pass the legislation that would reverse the Supreme Court’s decision that brought a lot of dark money into politics.

 

End Citizens United endorsed 11 different Democratic candidates during the 2016 election. They believe that their group is different than past groups because their plan is backing the candidates who are in favor of the reform and who have no problem standing up to Citizens United if they become elected. Their plan was to back the candidates they endorse financially through multiple areas such as TV ads, polling and direct mailers. End Citizens United also has a goal of passing a constitutional amendment that will overturn the 2010 decision; however, America has not passed any constitutional amendments since 1992, making this a very difficult goal to achieve for them.

 

This group chose to back Democrats over Republicans for a reason. Many of the Republicans as well as Independents also agree that this issue is out of control; however, the Republicans which are in leadership positions currently are remaining in the way of overturning the Supreme Court’s decision. So End Citizens United is just going to do whatever it takes and back anyone who are on board with this reform.