Key Endorsements By End Citizens United Part Of House Election Strategy

Brendan Kelly is the County Attorney for St. Clair County in Illinois. Now he is running for his state’s 12 District seat in the U.S. Congress. Kelly is a Democrat who has come out strongly for campaign finance reform. That’s why he recently received the backing of a group called End Citizens United.

End Citizens United is a grassroots political action committee that is focused like a laser beam on one goal — getting Big Money out of politics. It has placed Kelly’s Republican opponent, Mike Bost, on its “Big Money 20” list. These are politicians that have demonstrated the most egregious and outrageous behavior in terms of taking large donations from greedy corporations and superPACs. See more of End Citizens United on facebook

Brendan Kelly has a demonstrated track record of butting heads with corporate elites, including fighting the interests of pharmaceutical companies and banks. He is precisely the kind of public servant ECU would like to see more of in Congress.

Another End Citizens United Endorsement is Jacky Rosen running for U.S. Senator in Nevada. Rosen is currently the Congressional Representative for Nevada’s 3rd District. She co-sponsored the DISCLOSE Act of 2017, a measure designed to increase transparency of where campaign cash contributions come from. She is running against incumbent Sen. Dean Heller, which End Citizens United identifies as among the worst offenders in grabbing huge donations from giant corporations. He voted against the DISCLOSE Act.

Former CIA agent Elissa Slotkin has the ECU backing in her bid for Michigan’s 8th District seat. She is running against another “Big Money 20” cash creep, Mike Bishop. Bishop has a despicable record of raking in corporate cash and using his office as if he were little more than a paid-man-for-hire for those who fund his campaigns. He even voted to dump the Affordable Care Act which would leave millions of people without health insurance.

Kelly, Slotkin and Rosen are examples of End Citizens United’s battle to take back the U.S. House from Republicans while supporting candidates that care more about individual, average voters than the whims of giant corporations and greedy billionaires.



Campaign Financing Reforms With End Citizens United

The organization was formed on March 2015 with an intention of making some changes in the manner in which the campaigns in the United States were conducted. According to End Citizens United, the large amounts of money that are allowed for the campaigns are likely to affect the outcomes of the elections. The wealthy candidates can easily buy out voters. The group is involved in seeking support for candidates that consider the proposed reforms to the conduct of campaigns appropriate. In 2010, the Supreme Court in the United States made a ruling that seemed to favor the candidates with ties with large corporations. The court did not put a limit on the amount of money that a candidate can raise from organizations.

The corporations that act as the financiers of some candidates are likely to be given some privileges once the candidate wins and this is likely to tamper with service delivery to the citizens. End Citizens United works with people in the grassroots to raise funds for their operations. The organization has a strong support base. In August 2015, it reported that it had collected $2 million from their supporters. The information was provided by the group’s Communications Director. He also expressed optimism that they could raise up to $35 million.


Some Democrats have benefited from the group’s funding. According to End Citizens United, the Republican legislators have not expressed a goodwill in making some changes to that controversial precedent. The organization is always committed to supporting any reform-oriented candidate irrespective of their party affiliation. The group has also used various platforms to enlighten more people on the need to support the reforms to the Supreme Court’s ruling. The ruling came as a shock to many people and its negative impact has already been seen. The court rulings are likely to affect the political climate in a country.

Some analysts have pointed out that the Supreme Court’s ruling is one of the most controversial in the American history. Many other groups have also acknowledged the potential negative implications of the ruling and have also tried to change the situation. Many scholars have warned that the Supreme Court ruling has a negative impact on the American democracy. Some people may choose to avoid democratic processes when they feel that their contribution may not matter. End Citizens United pointed out that the new ruling could promote money laundering as the candidates are allowed to protect the anonymity of the contributors.

End Citizens United Continues With Their Mission Of Seeing Pro-Reform Candidates Elected

According to the recent article in the Alabama Political Reporter, on Sep. 27, End Citizens United (ECU) announced they had endorsed Doug Jones, a Democratic nominee, for United States Senate. Jones, a former attorney of the United States, is running in the state of Alabama special election against the politician Roy Moore in the December 12 special election.

ECU said that Moore is a zealot with a bigoted, racist agenda, who is going to defend a rigged system that’s corrupt in Washington that is favoring the special interests’ priorities over every day Alabamians. The president of the ECU, Tiffany Muller, said that the radical agenda of Roy Moore doesn’t have a place in the United States Senate. His radical ideology is against the American values and Alabama values. And in Washington, he is going to give special interests to people with big money and more influence over their politics.

While Moore has regularly embarrassed Alabamian; he paid himself and his spouse over 1 million dollars from a charity he was controlling, Jones is a man of integrity and character. He has been a sturdy prosecutor who is not afraid of doing what is right and he is going to take same dedication to Congress; he’ll unrig the system so that it works for every single American.

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Jones said that the families in Alabama are tired of watching the State of Washington leave them behind. Reform empowering voters is going to invert the broken system that is prioritizing deep-pocketed interests over ordinary Alabamians. Jones continued saying that he was looking forward to working with ECU to curb the Big Money corrosive, corrupting influence in politics.

ECU added that Moore is firmly aligned a dubious special interest mega-donor like the Mercer family as well as Steve Bannon, their right-hand man. The Senate Leadership Fund, PAC (political action committee) which supported his main opponent, United Senate Luther Strange, R-Ala.; had announced that it would honor the Alabama Republicans wishes and would support Moore.

The special general election, which is to fill the seat that Jeff Sessions vacated after the Senate approved him as a United States attorney general, is going to be on December 12, 2017.

About End Citizen United

ECU is a grassroots donor-funded PAC focusing on ending Citizen’s United, keeping the problem of using money, particularly in politics in the vanguard, seeing pro-reform candidates elected, and more. On the wall of the End Citizen’s Facebook page, you will find updates on their latest news on the progress of their political mission. One post states that End Citizen has endorsed a total of four challengers for Congress: Jason Crow, Dean Philips, Andy Kim, and Anthony Brindisi. All four candidates pledged they are not going to accept any corporate PAC money.

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