End Citizens United is a for-profit PAC, or political action committee, dedicated to ending what the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on the infamous court case Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission started in 2010.
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— Brendan Kelly (@Kelly4SouthrnIL) May 25, 2018
How did a court case show its legalese
Citizens United – very much different from the aforementioned organization, End Citizens United – is a conservative, right-wing, non-profit organization founded in 1988 that simply seeks to support Republicans running for office in the United States.
In 2008, Citizens United decided to create a “movie” – it was later classified as an advertisement in the court case – that slammed Hillary Clinton. At the time, Clinton was seeking to win the Democratic primary to run for the role of President of the United States.
However, Citizens United violated the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act by broadcasting a commercial critical of Hillary Clinton within 30 days of a primary election. Citizen United faced a lawsuit from the government for violating the BCRA, eventually working its way up to the United States Supreme Court after lower courts’ rulings being widely debated.
What did Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission yield?
Understanding the intricacies of landmark court case rulings is difficult, to say the least. However, to share with you “the skinny” of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, corporations became able to donate to politicians without having to report it, so-called “super political action committees” were born, and substantially reduced accountability and transparency in respect to locating campaign financing sources.
Fortunately, the citizenry of the United States of America is represented by End Citizens United, a self-named Democratic nonprofit organization that seeks to support candidates of both parties who are expected to advocate for campaign financing reform.
How does End Citizens United actually carry out its responsibilities?
End Citizens United has accumulated a list of some 400,000 civic-minded donors that the for-profit advocacy group solicits to gather tens of millions of dollars each election cycle to help similar-minded political figures who stand for all of what the pro-reform group does.
ECU’s most popular endorsements
Beto O’Rourke, a Texan Democratic House of Representatives member, is one of the very few Representatives to willingly turn down campaign funding from the likes of major political action committees (PACs).
Randy Bryce is also a popular political affiliate of Citizens United’s worst political enemy.
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