End Citizens United is a political movement that seeks to make changes in some important aspects of the political system in the country. It is also a movement that belongs to the Political Action Committee that is an umbrella where most political movements in the country belong to. They are all brought together because of certain changes each and every movement wants to address. The End Citizens United issue was with the elections funding in the United States of America. This movement wanted to make sure that billionaires don’t hold the country captive by funding political candidates.
The End Citizens United was started on 1st March in the year 2015. It is also, as other foundations or movements funded for it to be able to carry out different tasks. For this political group, it was funded by the community and not the known billionaires as it was what it wanted to fight and it would be ironical if they were funded by billionaires. The End Citizens United main objective was to make changes in the financing of political campaigns. They mobilized the people to ensure that their voices are heard also and the billionaires cannot do what they want. What happened was, when a billionaire funds a politician to get into office, they would pressure the elected leader to amend laws that would favor them and their businesses. This would mean that the people would not be part of any decision making processes.
The End Citizens United was majorly against the Supreme Court ruling in the year 2010, which allowed the other super Political Action Committee to bring money and fund politicians without having any limits. A political office is an office where anyone can be free to join and not the elite people only. This would make sure that they serve the people who voted for them and not want to enrich themselves and acquire properties. Over 400,000 Americans have put pressure on the Congress to pass the End Citizens United petition against the billionaires funding of political candidates. The movement, however, has some challenges where some experts in matters of a political campaign are not supportive of them. For an amendment to be made effective, it must garner the majority votes which must be two-thirds of both houses.
There have been huddles in the making of changes in the congress whereby some Republicans have been seen to be making it hard for the End Citizen United to pass their amendments. This has seen the political movement back Democrats and any other persons who may be supportive of the electoral reforms. However, even if everyone supports the campaign finance not everyone is being honest as someone to use the platform to get votes as the End Citizen United movement is seen to be a big movement with so many people following them and supporting them. This has made the End Citizen United decide unanimously that anyone who would be supportive of the reforms would be given full support so that they can be able to successfully beat the free-spending billionaires who are even spending to make sure the reforms to the campaign financing receives no opposition from anyone.
On Wednesday, the prominent End Citizens United group made a crucial decision concerning the endorsement of the Senate seat to Doug Jones. The Democratic candidate has initially served the nation as an attorney. Doug is running against Roy Moore, and the election is scheduled for 12th December.
According to the PAC, Moore does not deserve the seat because he is selfish with ill intentions that do not guarantee his service to the nation. In a statement, the group stated valid reasons for standing by Doug. Describing Moore as an extremist, they were displeased by his track record of performance.
Tiffany Muller of End Citizens United cited that Moore has a radical agenda that does not fit the needs of Americans. Plainly stated, Tiffany went ahead to explain that he has an extreme ideology that poses as a contradiction to the values of Alabama and America. Tiffany explained that Moore would use big money in Washington to win the interests of the people politically. Having been an embarrassment to the people of Alabama, Moore and the wife have illegally pocketed about $ 1 million. These funds were made for a charity organization. Unlike Moore, Doug Jones was more of a straightforward person. His integrity speaks volumes about his intentions for Americans. For an attorney, Doug has an excellent track record as a prosecutor and a man who upholds character and value. He is not shaken by doing what is right for the people. He is likely to take the same stand as Congress.
On the same issue, Jones cited that the people of Alabama want to be on the same track with the people of Washington. To be able to bring the reforms about, Jones will dedicate himself to prioritizing their interests. The policies he will inject into the system after being elected will upend that broken system. Closely working with End Citizens United to ensure that this happens, Jones looks forward to curbing the corrosive and corrupt influence of big money in politics. End Citizens United added that Moore is directly linked to shady mega-donors whose dark money cannot be traced.
Profile of ECU
End Citizens United is a political action committee that seeks to stop the dark money era that runs politics in America. The organization was formed in 2015 after the ruling by the Supreme Court. That decision paved the way for this group as from that day, the court declared corporations as being of sound mind to stand for their rights just like humans. Since then, End Citizens United has worked diligently to attract more donors who support the great cause of put a stop to the dark money era. To this political activist group, Americans are defined by the quality of life their leaders present to them. To this end, it is a do or die situation to elect the right leaders for finance reforms.
George Soros, the 84-year old international philanthropist and business magnate, (net worth of $24.9 billion) has made a heavy financial investment in support of a pro-Hilary Clinton PAC. The eight million dollar grant, solidifies the fact that he has long been an advocate and supporter of the left- wing democratic ethos.
Born in Hungary and fleeing the his communist mother land for the United Kingdom in 1947, Soros educated himself at LSE (London School of Economics). In 1956, after numerous attempts to find good compensatory work, the young George Soros emigrated to the USA and started working as an arbitrage trader. His specialty was trading European stocks for US investors. Soros never looked back and grew multi million dollar investments from strength to strength finally setting up Soros Fund Management in 1970, and subsequently the Open Fund Society.
An avid believer in democracy and equality for all, where all people are entitled to have the freedoms and access to democracy, The Open Fund Society was founded to help people make the transition from communism to democracy. Today it is a network organisations working in over 100 nations worldwide. According to a latinofoxnews statement by George Soros he said “My success in the financial markets has given me a greater degree of independence than most other people. This allows me to take a stand on controversial issues: In fact, it obliges me to do so because others cannot.”
While the support of the Clinton campaign is not surprising, what is surprising is that Soros has also supported the Republican party candidate Kasich. According to the FEC (Federal Election Commission), Kasich has received in excess of four hundred thousand US dollars for his “New Day For America” PAC fund. Moreover, it has been further reported that the funds were received by the “New Day For America” campaign through two of Soro’s former employees Scott Bessent and Stanley Druckenmiller.
With all the world’s eyes on the 2016 presidential campaign, Soro’s vicarious support of Republican candidate Kasich has more raised more than a few right-wing conservative eyebrows. With the burning question: Why this turn from George Soros who has characteristically always supported the ilk of the democratic party and those with progressive mind-sets. The pattern has been interrupted by this open support of the Republican party candidate Kasich. Soros was recently quoted by NY books saying:
“We must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that may be”.
Looking at the current trend, the theory to thwart Trump winning more delegates may well be at the forefront of the Soro support. With Kasich looking strong in Ohio, Rubio’s campaign has been slated to realign his supporters to Kasich in an attempt to deny Trump winning more delegates.
This information was originally published through the Political Insider.