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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When it comes to political campaigns, it is normally a do or die contest where political parties come out gun blazing in an attempt to gain control of the leadership mainly through the voting process. In countries like the United States, people are designated to choose their leaders through voting. Every adult American is allowed by law to participate in elections and vote for the favorite candidate. Before the Election Day, there will be all manner of attempts by the political parties and their candidates to try and win as much support from the electorate as possible. Obviously, the one with the highest number of people will win the election. The biggest task for players in political organizations, therefore, becomes, how do we win the election?
In the 1950s, the world had just witnessed innovation of the televisions and radios. These became very popular means of passing the message to the people. By addressing the people through the radio and TV, you get an opportunity to pass the message to many people at the same time. This technology was used for some time. In fact, it’s still being used to date, only that it no longer the most effective method. Technology is never constant. New technologies keep on coming up, and therefore the application of this technology also changes.
In political organization, there are newer, methods that are being employed to make it even easier for politicians to get the message to the voter in even an easier way. Today, we have digital platforms which bring together a huge number of people on one site. The other thing, we have big data companies which can analyze the data coming from the people and know the political inclinations of the people. With these two in place, it no longer a big task for politicians to pass the message to the voters. With so much information available, political organizations just need to choose a company that will put them ahead of competitors by providing the best technology there is.
NGP VAN is Technology Company which offers technical support for political campaigns. It has worked with the Democrats in the previous election which led to the election and reelection of President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. NGP VAN has proven that with a good technology firm, it is easier to win elections. NGP VAN was behind a spirited campaign that involved the application of various internet-based platforms for campaigns. NGP VAN has offices in Washington DC.