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End Citizens United Backs Lamb Over Rothfus

End Citizens United continues its attempts to get corporate and dark money out of American politics. The group’s most recent contribution to the 2018 midterm elections. Keith Rothfus, a representative from Pennsylvania has most recently drawn the groups ire. Rothfus made the group’s big money list.

Making the organization’s big money 20 list means that the politicians or government officials who earn this dubious distinction have shown a history of taking large donation from corporate sources or corporate-backed packs. Members of the group routinely criticize the United States’ government of being controlled by the corporations.

Rothfus, who represents the Sewickley area, is being challenged by Democratic candidate Connor Lamb. Lamb is no stranger to the End Citizens United group either. He earned their backing in the Democratic primaries earlier this year. Although the group normally backs DNC candidates, they will back any candidate who favors finance reform and ending the influence of corporate and dark money on the country’s political system.

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Tiffany Muller, President of End Citizens United told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that they were organizing a grass roots effort to unseat Representative Rothfus. She added that she wants to see reformers who stand up to corporate interests in the House and the Senate.

Rothfus’s campaign has responded to the accusations of End Citizens United by calling it an attack from the extreme left, and an attempt to undermine the congressman’s campaign. The spokesman added that most of the candidate’s contributions have been from individuals. The spokesperson believes this calls into question End Citizens United’s credibility.

Muller did not respond to the spokesperson’s accusations, and election years are known for widening the already existing divisions. Russia is accused of using this tactic when the meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The investigation over the Trump administration’s possible collusion with Russia continues.

Read more: End Citizens United: Fighting Against “Anything Goes” Campaign Finance

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End Citizens United And Their Public Education Campaign

End Citizens United is the PAC I have chosen to volunteer with because they represent the ideals that I believe in most. I know that people are disillusioned with the election process, and I want to know that we are all on the same page. I want to help educate people, and that is quite a lot of what End Citizens United is. We want to help teach people about campaign financing, and this article explains how I help.

 

#1: I Share Their Social Media Posts

 

I share the social media posts from End Citizens United because I know that they are offering informational pieces that will teach us all something about big money in government. I have been disgusted by many things I have read, and I believe it makes sense to change the system. We must be mindful of how many stories come out every week about corruption, and we should work to stop it.

 

#2: How Do We Raise Money?

 

I have been a part of many fundraisers because they are changing my perspective on the nonprofit field. We are working hard to raise our goal of $35 million, and I believe that everyone who gives to this cause is making a significant difference in the lives of normal Americans. I could not run for office because I do not have the money, and I know that other people feel the same way. This is a troubling thing that we must all take a look at, and I know that raising money for the cause will help us all.

 

#3: The Laws Must Change

 

The laws of the land must change if we plan to alter how campaigns are paid for. I want to live in a country that has laws stopping people from paying for an election with their wealth, and I want to live in a country where my children or grandchildren could run for office simply because they want to. We must have as many bright people running for office even if they do not have money. We know that this is a major change for the public, and I hope that the public sees how it will later their lives.

 

There are many people like me who are coming together to help End Citizens United. We want to stop all the special interests because they have gotten too deep into our culture, and I know that they can be stopped if we work hard. I have contributed to many different events, and I have given my time so that I may leave a better country for children and their children. Changing the campaign finance laws is a very good place for us all to start.

 

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George Soros And Fellow Liberal Donors Work Together

George Soros has been reported in politico.com, as having a conference with many of his fellow donors, and he wants to start a new mission to work on the midterm elections in 2018. George wants to start PACs that will help combat conservative politicians, and he knows that he may make a large difference when he is sending his money to the proper places. This article explains how George and his many partners will help the progressive agenda move forward.

#1: What Are They Are Giving To?

George and his many donors will give to PACs that were made to help a democrat win an election in 2018. There are many conservative politicians who have been accused of wrongdoing or not acting in the public interest and George wishes to remove them from office in 2018. Helping someone else win the elections in 2018 will change the way people live every day, and it will be a huge step for those who are against Donald Trump.

#2: Fighting Trump

The agenda that George keeps is against all that Donald Trump stands for. George is a Holocaust survivor who knows what it is like to live in a world that hates people and kills them. He does not want to see the world go back to that place, and he wishes to see Donald Trump out of office as soon as possible. The 2020 election is a campaign that he will give to quite a lot, and he knows that there are a number of people who will join his campaign. The donors he has banded together are willing to give to whoever runs in 2020, and he will push that candidate as much as possible to ensure that they may have a chance of winning. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

#3: George’s Economic Knowledge

The economy is of great concern to George because he is one of the richest investors in the world. He wants to ensure that he is helping people make wise investments, and he is giving opinions on the economy because he knows that they matter to the public at-large. He wants to see the economy stabilize, and he wants to see a change in the way the markets are behaving.

George Soros is quite interested in the refugee crisis in Europe where he believes more can be done, and he wants to see progressive politicians in office in America. He is working quite hard to bring together as many people as possible to fight conservatism, and he knows that people who are in need of better government will work with him. He has had his summit in Washington, and they must go to the work of giving to the proper causes for the good of the country.

Learn more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/

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End Citizens United Positive News

It is no surprise that the landscape of American elections is rapidly changing. In 2010, the Supreme Court decided in the Citizen United v. F.E.C. court case that corporations are people. How does this affect our future elections? The result of this landmark case is that it now provides a legal basis for special interest groups and billionaires to spend an unlimited amount of money on elections on alternet.org. Not only that, but this money will be untraceable. There is no longer a structure in place for these people and corporations to be accountable for their donation funds or have transparency.

What does this mean? Without accountability, large corporations and billionaires such as Koch Brother are free to attempt to use their money and power to tip the balance of political power in their favor. The attempt to unbalance our political system through the use of unlimited funds needs to be contested. There are those ready to fight back. As of March 1st, 2015, a Political Action Committee funded by grassroots donors was created, End Citizens United. This group is committed and dedicated to taking action against Citizens United and creating reform to our campaign finance system.

How is End Citizen United going to make a difference? With support from people like you who are ready to make a difference. Our current level of support:

• 3,000,000 members
• 270,000 donors
• $1,800,000 in contributions
• $26 million raised

The time is “NOW” to fight back. In order to counter the devastating effects of Citizen United, End Citizen United will make a statement and let officials, candidates, the press and voters know that this grassroots organization is ready to fight back. This will be accomplished by taking a stand against the brazen billionaires who have now been given free rein to attempt to buy our elections. It is only through building a broad coalition on Facebook, working toward reform for campaign finance and putting pressure on lawmakers to take action, that this atrocity can be halted.

The main mission of End Citizen United is to combat and dismantle Big Money’s hand in our political system. In order to prevent rigged political outcomes, we need to elect campaign reformers and pass state ballot measures. By supporting key campaign reform champions on LinkedIn, we can support Democrats in important races to reform our campaign finance system, thus ending the Dark Money corruption. We will get behind and support Democratic candidates who are under attack by dark money groups and corporations such as Koch Brothers. The corruption has to be stopped. End Citizen United will endorse champions for change in our finance reform efforts. Chose to make a difference and be a part of this growing and important grassroots effort.