End Citizens United Fights Against Big Money

End Citizens United is a political action committee formed in 2015 with the express goal of ending Citizens United, a Supreme Court decision of 2010 that allowed corporations to be deemed people for the purpose of donating an unlimited and untraceable amount of money to candidates partaking in elections. The reason End Citizens United is so intent on ending Citizens United is primarily due to the belief that the elimination of the transparency requirement as to the source of the donor funds would permit special interest groups and the wealthy to have an undue influence on the election process. Efforts to end Citizens United include electing pro-reform candidates, bringing the issue of money in politics to the fore on a national scale, and working with ballot measure campaigns for the purpose of passing pro-reform legislation and empowering its grassroot membership to demonstrate the effect money has on political power. Find out more about End Citizens United at Ballotpedia

End Citizens United also files complaint against politicians who it believes have violated Federal Election Committee rules. One such politician is Rick Scott, the governor of Florida, who has launched a campaign for a Senate seat. Rick Scott was the Chief Executive Officer of Columbia/HCA in 1997 when that company was charged with the perpetration of Medicare fraud—the nation’s largest Medicare fraud by all accounts. End Citizens United asserted Rick Scott used the New Republican Super PAC to get around donation limits in violation of Federal Election Committee rules. There are also reports that Rick Scott received contributions for his senatorial campaign from private equity executives after Rick Scott made favorable decisions on state pension investments, which resulted in more than 3 billion in fee being reaped by the financial firms from the Florida investments, in violation of a 2010 Securities and Exchange Commission rule that prohibits public officials who makes decision on state pension investments from receiving donations from financial firms. It is also claimed that Rick Scott’s campaign uses the same fund raiser and address as the New Republican PAC.

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