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End Citizens United Supports Additional Candidates Against Dark Money Amid Complaints of Voters

End Citizens United, a political action committee (PAC), has shown its political weight by supporting Democratic candidates who will no longer accept corporate PAC donations. Currently, there are at least 185 Democratic candidates who have been identified by End Citizens United and 45-percent of them have been successful in their primary election. It seems that voters in America have had enough of politicians feeding their pockets with corporate donations – otherwise known as “dark money,” and they’re taking this newfound understanding to the ballot box. Voters have become increasingly angry, once End Citizens United began divulging information, which has been kept secret by candidates in an effort to collude with billion-dollar corporations.

Due to the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-5 vote with Citizens United v. FEC., politicians have been allowed to align themselves with corporations without any accountability of the donations. And it is perfectly legal. End Citizens United began its fight for campaign finance reform after being established in March 2015 and gained momentum within the political system by identifying key politicians of dark money. The PAC continues to average $14 from private donations. See more of End Citizens United on facebook

Among the 185 Democratic candidates identified by End Citizens United is Beto O’Rourke. Incumbent Ted Cruz was previously expected to be a slam dunk until Democrat Beto O’Rourke announced his candidacy. The unexpected victory would certainly be welcomed and a mark in history by unseating the incumbent Senator. It would also be a victory for Democrats since Cruz’s election to the Senate in 2012 was considered one of the biggest upsets by beating Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. The Republican won the election with a 14-point margin. O’Rouke would be seen by Democrats as bringing back a seat that perhaps should never have been lost, to begin with.

Other notable Democratic candidates include Cory Booker, Conor Lamb, and Kamala Harris who have pledged their support for refusing corporate PAC donations. Lamb’s decision gained him instant popularity among voters, and Harris publicly stated that her decision was based on Citizens United v. FEC. and its affect on the voters. Cory Booker, who may run for president in 2020, released a statement specifically indicating that his decision was based on the complaints of voters. Check out: https://www.youtube.com/c/EndCitizensUnitedOrg

End Citizens United – the Champions of Democracy

End Citizens United is a US-based democratic political committee. The organization was working towards a constitutional amendment that will nullify the decision of the Supreme Court made in 2010. The decision made by the Supreme Court in Citizens United vs.Federal Election Commission was an unpredictable decision that changed the American political system. The long-term effects of the decision are still being felt to date. One of the major implications of the 2010 decision is the formation of the End Citizens United.

It is noted that different court case rulings always change the political ground. Some of the notable cases include Dred Scott vs. Sandford in 1857, Roe vs. Wade in 1973 and Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954. The mentioned cases among others proved to be controversial and they had significant consequences on the court system, which are being felt to date. They permanently changed the American political culture. Read more about End Citizens United at politifact.com

The formation of End Citizens United in 2015 has sparked a lot of controversies in the political system. Political organizations are looking for different ways to curb the political effects brought about by the formation of End Citizens United. At the same time, they are looking for legal ways to overturn the activities of the political committee.

A conservative group called Citizens United was formed in 2008 and it led to the stemming up of a case. The group tried to air out a film that aimed at attacking Hillary Clinton at the time of Democratic presidential primaries. The film was scheduled to be an hour long. After investigations, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) found out that it was actually a campaign advertisement that was meant to be 90 minutes long.

However, Citizens United was reluctant to disclose the cost of airing the film and who had funded the film.

They defied the federal law that required the sources of funding for political ads to be identified. Citizens United sued FEC and they wanted the ruling to be overturned. Unfortunately, the Federal Court ruled against Citizens United and they upheld the decision of Federal Election Commission. Later, the Supreme Court overturned the decision of the federal court.

Learn more: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/how-to-reverse-citizens-united/471504/