End Citizens United, an organization committed to bringing campaign finance reform and transparency has endorsed Democrat Molly Kelly for Governor of New Hampshire. End Citizens United has had a strong influence in holding candidates accountable for choosing to accept corporate or PAC funding. The issue dates back to 2010 when the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruled in favor of ending spending limits that corporations can issue. The ruling would create a trickle-down of loopholes such as the ability to keep the identity of corporations that donate to certain candidates private. Find out more about End Citizens United at indeed.com
Molly Kelly is a unique case due to the fact that End Citizens United has normally set their focus only on federal officials. Today, they have created a separate branch called “fight for Reform” that assists and endorses state-level officials. It is understandable today why such a move was made, the states have their rights and fighting for reform on a state level can contribute small wins that will eventually bring back a democracy where candidates serve their district constituents and not their district corporations.
Molly Kelly caught the attention of End Citizens United after pledging to end the “LLC Loophole” which provides business owners the ability to donate multiple times through their various businesses. In paraphrasing a quote from Kelly, “there is enough of that in Washington with Trump, let’s lead by example here in New Hampshire”. She is also seeking to clarify state laws to close these loopholes. Today Molly Kelly is one of only 4 governors to be endorsed by Fight for Reform.
End Citizens United has taken a new and bold step in leading the country to finance reform. This state-level project is new and has its flaws, but the progress and its errors today will bring victory in the future.
Premiere Gazette’s recent article, Beto O’Rourke Closes in On Ted Cruz Per Latest Poll by End Citizens United emphasizes the need for justice and transparency in modern American politics. End Citizens United is an organization dedicated to exposing these injustices within a corrupt, greedy, money-focused, capitalist political system. Fortunately, according to the aforementioned article and to polls conducted by grassroots political organizations, Beto O’Rourke is outrunning Ted Cruz in the intense race for Texas Senate. End Citizens United is committed to equalizing the establishment and continues to expose avarice in politicians like Ted Cruz. Cruz is well-known for thinking only of himself. However, the grassroots organization’s Twitter page states that “Beto O’ Rourke is running a different kind of race”. Premiere Gazette’s article also suggests that gaining a major endorsement from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund can only serve as a boon to Beto’s run. Climate deniers mostly lean to the right. So, Democratic candidate Beto O’ Rourke’s significant environmental triumph may help him garner even more support from left-leaning individuals who are interested in sustainable development or are environmentally conscious. This valued quality of being down to earth has also aided in O’Rourke’s favorable outcomes in relation to current grassroots movements. Not only is O’Rourke pro-immigration, but he also desires state-provided healthcare for all Texans and emphasizes the profound creation of jobs that will ensue if he wins. This compassionate man seeks to close the aperture between the left and right, suggesting that the United States’ current political system pits people against one another when real change must involve coexistence and co-work. His integrity and determination have additionally led to his acquiring of significant support by the truth-seeking group End Citizens United. Valuing justice, this grassroots group resists the nefarious ways of politicians like Ted Cruz, who accept unethical donations from Political Action Committees. O’Rourke has not accepted any money from these corrupt PACs. End Citizens Untied places people before profit, as does O’Rourke. Learn more: http://endcitizensunited.org/endorsed-candidates/
The End Citizens United PAC is determined to make an impact in the upcoming 2018 elections, working foremost to replace the current republican seat holders in California’s house with democrats. There are currently four Republican elected officials that the group has identified as being vulnerable, and these are the four individuals that End Citizens United is going to support the opponents in the coming election. The main reason these four individuals have been identified is due to their campaign finances and other fiscal issues.
The people and businesses that support a campaign and elected officials are always an important factor in elections because of the issues that they represent. In this election, many of the companies that supported and donated to the funds for these four house members are part of very contentious issues that electors in the state of California might find at odds with their values. Across these four districts, the money that is exchanged and funding elected officials is substantial and that is why each individual has been named. The PAC End Citizens United might just make campaign finance reform the issue of the election given all the attention and work that is about to go into replacing each of these four seats.
End Citizens United was formed in response to Citizens United and the Supreme Court decision that made it possible for companies and corporations to donate to campaigns as individuals. Many that started the PAC believe that this decision was detrimental to the political process by giving corporations more control over elections and elected officials when it should be the citizens of the country that these men and women work for. For this reason, most of the opponents that End Citizens United works against are those that have accepted major campaign contributions from corporations or other special interest groups that now use the new law to fund campaigns in return for beneficial legislation.
To date this grassroots effort has seen some significant impact, working with money and word of mouth to take their message to each area of the country where they can make the greatest difference. Each election is a chance to even the playing field and exposing elected officials that have accepted questionable contributions to their campaigns.