End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee funded completely by donors. They focus on electing campaign finance reformers to overturn Citizens United. This is basically a fight to stop corporations from having the ability to buy elections.
End Citizens United was started on March 1st, 2015 and are committed to ending Citizens United and also to electing pro reform candidates. Although they currently have only supported democratic candidates they will support any candidate that is truly pro-reform. Currently though, the Republicans within Congress are standing in the way of overturning the Supreme Court decision that allowed for special interest groups to fund elections to make them go their preferred way.
Recently, the committee has filed a complaint against the Federal Election Commission. This complaint states that Rick Scott is using something called a “super PAC” to support his campaign for senator. They suggest that this PAC is a way for Scott to get around federal limits on direct contributions to a campaign.
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End Citizen United has accused Scott of violating an anti-coordination law with the New Republican PAC. Rick Scott had previously been the chairman of this group, and now that he is running for a seat in Senate, the PAC has pledged to help his get elected. End Citizens United’s Communications Director Adam Bozzi has stated that Scott’s interest in political ambition clearly outweighs his care for the law, and is bypassing the law by using the PAC to funnel money.
Although the campaign has denied all these accusations, End Citizens United did not give up. The refuted the denial by producing documentation to support their claim. This accusation against Scott is just a small step in the committee’s larger goal. If the decision on Citizens United is overturned, donations like the ones in the claim against Rick Scott will no longer be allowed to be undisclosed and unlimited.
Despite the continued claims of denial to any wrongdoing, End Citizens United is dedicated to the cause. They have continued to collect evidence against him and the super PAC. They recently discovered that the two mentioned are both currently working with the same fundraiser. It is clear to the committee that Rick Scott and the PAC are too closely tied for it to be anything less than suspicious. Taking Scott out of the running will be a win for them, as he clearly does not believe in finance reform.