I think every American can agree that we need campaign finance reform in this country. Things have really been going off the rails ever since 2010’s Citizens United decision. The government now considers all businesses and corporations to be people. That’s right, McDonald’s is now a single US citizen. And, as a US citizen, McDonald’s has the right to free speech. But how does a corporation express free speech?
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision down party lines, decided that these new people, a.k.a. corporations, could only express their freedom of speech through spending. Now businesses are allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence America and her voters during every election. This will continue in perpetuity until Congress steps in. Of course, we could sidestep Congress with a constitutional amendment.
End Citizens United was formed in 2015 in order to end Citizens United. It’s a simple mission, but the group has a complex approach. They are currently working on the local level to change campaign finance laws while they endorse Democratic candidates who promise to fight against the decision. That’s why they are currently endorsing Beto O’Rourke in his bid for Ted Cruz’s Senate seat in 2018.
End Citizens United is also serving as financial watchdogs. End Citizens United has turned its sights on Governor Rick Scott in Florida. They are working with the media and law enforcement to enforce campaign finance laws while keeping a close eye on Rick Scott’s Senate run.
They recently caught him taking millions of dollars in donations from equity executives that he helped out as governor. Somehow, he used his powers as governor to change the state’s pension in order to benefit certain executives. Now these executives have been caught giving him kickbacks to the amount of $3 million.
I don’t believe for one second that the people of Florida will elevate the corrupt Rick Scott to the Senate. And I am especially pleased to learn that End Citizens United is in Florida to fight him. I am also rooting for their ally, Beto O’Rourke, in his bid to unseat Ted Cruz.
The Political Action Committee End Citizen United have made it their goal to undo the decision made by the Supreme Court “Citizens United” that grants bigger organizations a lot of influence over the political elections. The group came together in August 2015. They have gained more than 4 000 supporting followers over the years. To fund their political agenda to re-equalize the political power between organizations and everyday citizens, they have raised over $27 million.
To help them achieve their goal, the group has publically announced their support of 11 Democratic candidates which political views align with End Citizen United’s. Among the candidates, the group has decided to support former Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and current Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado.
The team of the End Citizens United political action group is led by Tiffany Muller and Jody Murphy. Tiffany Muller is the President and Executive Director of End Citizens United, and Jody Murphy is the Political Director of the group.
Tiffany Muller joined the End Citizens United with a lot to offer. She as a long history of fighting against discrimination, working in the field of progressive politics, doing research, and handling large projects on her own. Tiffany Muller prompted acceptance in Kansas in 2004 when she became the first gay public official that was open to the community. She used to be a part of a Topeka City Council, and she has also worked for Governor Kathleen Sebelius. Tiffany Muller used to occupy the position of Chief of Staff at the company Capitol Hill before she moved on to become an integral part and leader of the End Citizens United political group.
Tiffany Muller studied at the Washburn University in Topeka in the state of Kansas, U. S. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. Her Master’s degree she earned from the University of Maryland. Currently, Tiffany Muller resides in Washington, DC with her wife and their pets.
Jody Murphy – the Political Director of End Citizens United – has had over ten years of professional experience in the field of local political campaigns. Right before he became a part of Ed Citizens United, Jody Murphy worked at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC). He occupied the positions of Independent Expenditure Director and a Political Director. While he was a part of DLCC, Jody Murphy worked in 18 states across the United States of America. He was responsible for the smooth process of building a local democratic network. Before his employment at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Jody Murphy was Executive Director a large number of legislative programs in the states of Oklahoma, Missouri, and Virginia. Jody Murphy studied at the Oklahoma Baptist University. Currently, he lives in Topeka and also has a house in Texas.
Charles Koch sent shockwaves through the political media when he made a stunning announcement. In an interview with ABC, Koch noted he might find Hilary Clinton to be a better candidate for president than certain Republican candidates.
The statement was stunning considering how much money Koch has funneled to the Republican party over the years. Koch and his donor network directed millions upon millions of dollars toward the Bush and Romney campaign. Koch also oversees a donor network made up of people with similar opinions who donate to the GOP.
Koch cites the tone of the race as being the main reason why he is unhappy with the unnamed candidates. (Likely, Koch was voicing displeasure with Donald Trump and, possibly, Ted Cruz) Koch is probably not thinking of sitting out the sidelines completely. He and his network would probably continue to back candidates in local and statewide elections for the House, Senate and governorships.
Charles Koch runs Koch Industries, a major multi-national corporation that is involved in scores of different industries. Koch took over the company along with his brother David after their father’s passing. The Kansas-based company has grown exceptionally in size and is continually successful. The success shows Koch’s managerial skill is equally exceptionally.
Koch has long been a champion of free market and libertarian causes. He rarely voices support for Democratic Party candidates. Sen. Clinton even rebuked Koch publicly after his interview.
Koch’s statement that Clinton would potentially be a better president did not include any hints he would actively support. Granted, Koch’s non-involvement in the race would indicate passive and tacit support.