End Citizens United is calling all of their members to counter any actions by the United States government to remove the Johnson Amendment from the constitution. The appeal was made after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would immediately weaken the scope of the amendment, and the Republican Party is suggesting the total removal of the amendment from the constitution. End Citizens United is an American political organization which was established in 2015 by concerned individuals who believe that the US national elections is no longer transparent and reputable, and that only a few people control the outcome of the election. They believe that private corporations has been given immense power by the United States Supreme Court in 2010 when the latter declared that the private companies and corporations can be treated as a private individual who can support their preferred candidates and can anonymously transfer an infinite amount of funds. End Citizens United is asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn their ruling, because it is slowly destroying the American reputation.
End Citizens United is conducting protests across the country because of the recent decision by the Trump Administration to remove the Johnson Amendment. According to them, this amendment is vital to the constitution because it prohibits private, non tax paying institutions from deliberately supporting or opposing a candidate. End Citizens United stated that once the Trump Administration suceeds in removing the Johnson Amendment, it will give the politicians a chance to use these organizations for their own gains. For example, a wealthy and powerful politician can donate his campaign money to the church for them to hide it from the eyes of the authorities. The politician can use the money any time he or she wanted, and there will be no tax because of the status of the church. This will corrupt the institution, and End Citizens United does not want it to happen. The White House already released a statement that the fate of the Johnson Amendment lies on the decision of the legislature, and they do not have any control regarding the outcome. End Citizens United encouraged their members to watch out for the action of the government, and they are appealing for their members to protect the amendment at all cost.
End Citizens United is serious about their desire to bring the power back to the hands of the people. Earlier this year, the group conducted a fund raising program which aims to support candidates for the 2018 United States National Elections who shares the same cause with the group. With millions of members across the United States supporting End Citizens United, they managed to raise $4 million easily, and experts added that the group can raise up to $32 million because of their immense numbers. Visit:https://mothershipstrategies.com/case-study/end-citizens-united/
Lyndon Johnson is remembered mostly for serving as a predecessor to the late John Kennedy, who was assassinated while in office. Many Americans know that when Lyndon Johnson was a senator, he pushed for a bill regarding church money in politics. The bill, which was titled the Johnson Amendment, came to pass in 1954 with no objections. Today, the bill is likely to be discarded because it seems like non-profit organizations and churches will be allowed to fund political activities.
The good news is that End Citizens United, a political action committee, has expressed its interests to protect the amendment from being discarded. The PAC has been in operation with a goal of overturning the 2010 Citizens United decision. The PAC recently released a press statement suggesting that those opposing the amendment should repeal their efforts. End Citizens United primarily focuses on supporting candidates with interests of overturning Citizens United.
Several non-profit organizations have publicly claimed that Lyndon Johnson was a communist. This is because he expressed his support for End Citizens United, which is on a mission to protect the Johnson Amendment. As a PAC, End Citizens United is on the right track. The law states that non-profit organizations should refrain from participating in political campaigns for them to be entitled to tax exemptions. It also states that the non-profit groups that participate in political campaigns will eventually lose their tax exemptions.
Despite the efforts of non-profit groups and churches to go against the Johnson Amendment, other churches stand with End Citizens United. The PAC’s president (Tiffany Muller) was quoted saying that Republican Party lawmakers are pushing for a tax plan that repeals the amendment. Muller also pointed out that the tax plan may turn churches and charity groups into political fundraisers. It up to End Citizens United to ensure that this plan fails by creating awareness on campaign finance laws.
About End Citizens United
The 2010 US Supreme Court verdict on a case regarding big money in politics led to the establishment of End Citizens United. The petitioners of the case were the Federal Election Commission and Citizens United. Since the US Supreme Court’s verdict was in favor of Citizens United, End Citizens United has been exploring ways to repeal Citizens United. The PAC has raised more than $10 million to support Democratic Party candidates. The PAC has a target for raising $35 million, which will be used during the 2018 election cycle.
With a goal of combating big money in politics, End Citizens United publicly endorsed Democratic Party candidates like Hillary Clinton and Jon Ossoff. Others include Russ Feingold, Elizabeth Warren, and ZephryTeachout. The PAC also made an announcement this year that it had amassed over $7.5 million in grassroots contributions. Read more:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_Citizens_United