End Citizens United Explains Why They Chose To Endorse Doug Jones

End Citizens United (ECU) is a grassroot political action committee that is donor-funded and primarily focuses on electing campaign finance reform. On Wednesday 04 October 2017, End Citizens United formally announced that they were endorsing Doug Jones, a Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate. Doug Jones, who was a former U.S attorney, is currently running in the Dec 12, special election against Roy Moore in Alabama.

According to Tiffany Muller, the ECU president, Roy Moore is an extreme racist who is likely to defend a rigged and corrupt system in Washington that favors their interests over that of everyday Alabamians. Also, the radical agendas of Roy Moore cannot be accommodated in the U.S. Senate because they are contrary to the Alabama and American values. In fact, Moore has continuously embarrassed Alabamians in the past by paying his wife and himself over 1 million dollars from a charity that he controlled. Moore’s campaign is being upheld by dark money organizations and hate groups, and he is fighting to have them gain more power in a bid to negatively influence democracy by allowing political groups to use churches to pump money into campaigns.

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Doug Jones, on the other hand, is a man of integrity as well as character, and is not afraid to stand up for what is right. Therefore, Doug is likely to unrig the system with his high commitment levels to ensure that it works for all Americans. Most Alabama families are exhausted by the fact that Washington is leaving them behind. Doug Jones collaboration with ECU is aimed to curb corruption of Big Money in politics. Doug Jones brought KKK members who were involved in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing to justice. Jones is highly committed to giving a voice to people who have been left out of the process and unrig the system.

About ECU
ECU hopes to elect more members of Congress who will fight to pass campaign finance reforms that are meaningful to remove undisclosed money from the American political system ultimately. The company was founded over two years ago, but it has since grown to over three million members. During the first quarter of 2017, the group was able to raise more than 4 million dollars. ECU aims to contribute a target of 35 million dollars ahead of the 2018 elections for Congress.

In April 2017, End Citizens United endorsed Democrat Jon Ossof, a first time Congress candidate in Georgia. As a result, on April 18, 2017, his congressional campaign raised over 4 million dollars for the special election held to fill a Republican House seat left vacant by Tom Prince, the Health and Human Services Secretary.

End Citizens United PAC Group And Their Quest For Constitutional Change

The PAC group was founded on 1st March 2015, and it traces its basis on the ruling that was done by the Supreme Court in 2010, against the Citizens United, a conservative non-profit organization. As their name implies, they are against the Citizens United group because the corporation seeks to influence how elections turnout by providing millions to fund campaigns.

End Citizens United receives donations from grassroots donors, and they strive to bring reforms to the campaign-financial system. They go about implementing their missions by electing pro-reform candidates, bringing the agenda of money in politics to a national priority, passing pro-reform laws in the states and using the grassroots membership to show political authority when it comes to the issue of money in politics.

End Citizen United PAC and the Supreme Court

In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Federal election commission in the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The injunction was filed by the Citizens United when they were denied to air a movie about Hillary Clinton, the then-Democratic Party presidential candidate. The Supreme Court ruled against them because to show such a film, so close to the elections would have violated a federal statute that prohibits certain electronic communications in an election period. The Citizens United felt that the ruling was an infringement on their rights to freedom of speech. The court though maintained the disclosure by sponsors of advertisements.

The decision by the Supreme Court is what brought about the formation of the End citizen united PAC group. To PAC group wants to undo the Citizens United move where the rich spend billions of untraceable money through the corporate to influence elections. The End Citizen United pledges to counter this force.

End Citizen United Fundraising

End citizen united has managed to raise $ 4 million in the first three months of 2017, and this was contributed by around 40000 new first-time donors who advocate for the group. By 2018 they have projected to raise $35 million, almost $10 million more than they raised in 2016. This is expected to boost the election of their candidates in the 2018 midterm congressional elections.

Around 100000 people contributed in the first trimester of the year to end citizen united PAC with almost two halves of that number donating to the group for the first time. The group aims to get candidates who are for campaign- finance reforms elected. They side more with the Democratic candidates for the slots in Congress.

Each donor gave an average of $12, leading to the massive funds collected. Through the group, donors get to act against the wealthy individuals who manipulate elections with their millions.

Visit endcitizensunited.org for more details about the group.