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.
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.