End Citizens United is an American political organization that was created in 2015 to promote transparency during presidential and local elections and to stop a rival group named Citizens United from promoting rules and regulations with the help of the wealthy families and corporate giants that are against the will of the people. Recently, End Citizens United released a statement accusing the Republican Party of changing the constitution and removing one of the most important amendments in the history of the United States – the Johnson Amendment, authored by former United States President Lyndon B. Johnson. According to End Citizens United, President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that will weaken the Johnson Amendment, but the whole Republican Party decided that it should completely be erased from the Constitution.
We can’t let this happen: “What the House bill really amounts to is throwing open an entirely new channel for campaign money to politicize churches, charities and foundations.” https://t.co/bPUatCTl7g
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) November 22, 2017
The Johnson Amendment prohibits certain tax exempted organizations like the church, for example, from supporting or opposing an official electoral candidate. If the Johnson Amendment will be removed, End Citizens United fears that the church will be used as a tool by greedy politicians for their ambitions. They are stating that huge amounts of money will be transferred to the churches, and the churches will be the ones to give it to the candidate that they support. This will also usher an end to the tax exempt status of the church, and they will be required to pay their taxes to the government if the amendment is removed. End Citizens United fears that organizations like the church will be abused, and corruption in the United States government will become worse. Visit thereisnoconsensus.com to know more.
End Citizens United wanted the present administration of the United States of America to get their hands off the Johnson Amendment. The political group is also appealing to the American people and to all who are supporting their cause to do their part in protecting the amendment. End Citizens United is only two years old, being founded in 2015, but the group is gaining attention because of their causes which includes the reversal of the United States Supreme Court ruling in 2010 citing corporations and businesses as individuals who have the right to support a particular candidate. They are doing protests for the last two years, and they are also involved in several fund raising activities to finance the candidates for the 2018 National Elections who shares the same sentiments with End Citizens United. According to experts, the group has a strong following, being able to raise $4 million in just a short period of time, and they believe that they can raise up to $32 million before the election period. End Citizens United stated that they just wanted to help the American people in restoring a transparent and trustworthy government. Learn more:https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/end-citizens-united