End Citizens United was created for one reason: to overturn the Citizens United v FEC decision. Citizens United won the decision, setting precedent for organizations to anonymously fund political campaign ads. Before the decision, it was required for individuals to report who they donated money. Now, with the creation of what is now know as political action committees, corporations are allowed to spend limitless amounts of money on the politician of their choice. Many, including End Citizens United, believe that this is unfair to the common citizen; the voting power has been taken away from the people and given to the corporations.
The usual methods used by End Citizens United include supporting candidates that do not accept corporate money and opposing politicians that do. Democrats are supported by the organization, and Republicans, who generally are the ones who accept corporate money, are opposed. Bob Casey, Jamie Raskin, Sean Patrick Maloney, and Elizabeth Warren are just a few of the candidates supported; Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, and Mimi Walters are a few of the politicians that are opposed. How to Reverse Citizens United.
End Citizens United took a different approach with Rick Scott, who is currently running for United States Senate. Instead of simply supporting a candidate that is running against Rick Scott, the organization filed a complaint to the FEC. Rick Scott is being accused of working closely with New Republican, a political action committee that is supporting Rick Scott. Politicians, by law, are banned from communicating with PACs that support their campaign.
Evidence is abundant that Rick Scott is breaking the law. For starters, Rick Scott is formally a member of New Republican, holding a high position in the organization. Second, Rick Scott shares a fundraiser with the PAC. That fundraisers name is Jenny Drucker. The most incriminating evidence is the fact that Scott’s campaign and New Republican share the same mailing address. Rick Scott is breaking campaign laws, and End Citizens United is making sure he doesn’t get away with the crime.
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