End Citizens United: Appealing to Protect the Johnson Amendment

End Citizens United: Appealing to Protect the Johnson Amendment

The Johnson Amendment is under the scrutiny of the present administration of the United States Government. President Donald Trump wanted to remove the amendment from the constitution because he does not see any benefit from keeping it. This plan outraged several political groups, including End Citizens United, who stated boldly that they will do everything to protect the Johnson Amendment. End Citizens United is an American political organization which was established in 2015, and their main objective is to promote a transparent US election and to bring the power back to the hands of the people. The group was created to counter an older group named Citizens United, and they wanted the United States Supreme Court to reverse their 2010 ruling favoring Citizens United against the Federal Electoral Council. End Citizens United is claiming that the ruling tarnished the incorruptible reputation of the US elections, and they are now claiming that the election has been rigged to favor those who are being backed by private corporations and businesses. Read more on Huffingtonpost:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/as-mueller-probes-russian-facebook-ads-our-elections_us_59cd238fe4b04575111f390d

Today, End Citizens United is fighting for the Johnson Amendment. According to them, the president has already signed an executive order that will weaken the implementation of the amendment, but they warned that the Republican Party wanted to remove it completely. End Citizens United explained what the importance of the Johnson Amendment is – it prohibits several tax exempted organizations to show their support or opposition to an electoral candidate. This includes the church, and End Citizens United is seeing how the institution can be abused by greedy politicians once the Johnson Amendment has been removed. They are saying how the politicians would use the money for their campaigns to be disguised as a donation to the church, and because churches do not pay taxes, the politicians will be receiving their money in full without any deductions. End Citizens United wanted this corruption to stop, and they are appealing to everyone who believe in their causes to rally behind the Johnson Amendment and stop the current administration from removing it completely.

End Citizens United is one of the fastest growing political groups in the United States today. They are claiming to have millions of members across the world, staging rallies and protests against the present administration. The group is stating that if their voices will be ignored by the present administration, they will be taking the matters into their own hands and they will support candidates who are sharing the same causes with them. The group managed to collect more than $4 million from their supporters through donations, and they stated that the money collected will be used for the upcoming 2018 national elections. End Citizens United stated that they will not stop until the change they wanted can be felt. Learn more:https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/end-citizens-united