Certain Republicans in California should take notice. This includes Duncan Hunter, who is currently being investigating for the misuse of campaign funds, Darrell Issa, who has accepted contributions from major telecom corporations, and other Republicans. They should know that End Citizens United is on to their game. No longer will they be able to accept shady money and expect to get away with it. Once the people of their districts find out about their games, they will reject them and vote for their Democratic opponents. That is the message End Citizens United wants to send them. Tiffany Muller, head of End Citizens United, explained to reporters that these Republicans are some of the most egregious examples of politicians accepting shady campaign contributions.
End Citizens United wants to elect politicians who not only value integrity when it comes to campaign financing but also support their efforts to make sure that other politicians do not get a chance to accept shady contributions. They want to eventually repeal the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court that paved the way for Super PACs and anonymous donations from huge donors and corporations. This is an uphill battle, because it will require a constitutional amendment, which is no simple matter. However, End Citizens United is committed to winning this battle.
Not only that, but they are also focusing on state and local laws when it comes to campaign financing. They want to change any laws that allow politicians to accept donations without the need to be held responsible and accountable. Whether or not they succeed in their ultimate goal, there is no doubt that they are doing a lot of good by simply raising awareness of what is going on with campaign financing. People are waking up and realizing the games that politicians are playing. They are not so naive anymore, and politicians can not expect to accept donations from lobbyists and large corporations without being held accountable by the people who are voting for them. This causes politicians to be more careful. It also causes them to do more for the good for the people as opposed to what is good for them politically. That is why they are not supporting Republicans. Of course, some Republicans agree that there needs to be campaign finance reform, but as a whole, the Republican leadership in Congress is a roadblock to getting campaign finance laws passed. They are standing in the way of having the Supreme Court decision overturned, and it has to stop. End Citizens United’s average donation is under fifteen dollars, and they are held accountable to no large corporations. They get their donations from private citizens.
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