Little you probably didn’t know about End Citizens United and its support for the Johnson amendment

America is among the few countries known for their strict but straightforward rules of governance. Politics is one of the sectors that have always been put in check because it means the state’s stability. However, in the recent past, most of the political laws have in one way been undermined or forgotten. Historically, since the U.S came into existence, the church is a nonprofit organization and has always been separated from the state.

Currently, owing to the political unrest, the separation is at stake. Various members of the Congress are on the move to tear down the Johnson Amendment. We all understand that without the amendment, nonprofit organizations will now have the power to be involved in politics directly. Bearing in mind the negative side of the move, End Citizens United is working day and night to ensure that the Johnson Amendment remains intact.

Although the Johnson Amendment has been in existence for decades, many citizens became aware of it during the last election. President Trump was one of the aspirants who made annulling the amendment his top campaign promises. To many, revising the bill didn’t sound like a big deal. However, for the few wealthy individuals, the move would mean joy to their game strategies as they would be allowed to donate unlimited cash to churches and receive it later during the campaigns.

End Citizens United understands the risk factor that comes with stripping down the amendment off its powers. The organization fears that the church money may find its way into campaigns which means disaster. For example, in 2015, the religious group recorded a total of $119 billion concerning donations and what followed the following year was an expensive election. Approximately, the recent polls recorded around $6.5 billion becoming the most expensive election in history.

The Johnson Amendment has been in play since 1950 and was proposed by Lyndon B. Johnson, then Texas’ Senator. The senator felt that religious organizations had an unfair advantage due to their tax-free status hence the law would work efficiently to separate them from the state. To the eyes of a majority, the law is more of a punishment than a preventive measure. In the recent past, the same churches have put their noses in the political business, and very few have faced the full force of the law.

According to Pew Research Center, majority of Americans are uncomfortable with the cheeky bill to strip the Johnson amendment its powers. However, a notable number of individuals are confusingly supporting the move. Even though the churches are backing up the bill, some churches are against it and have joined End Citizens United in the complicated fight to protect the amendment.

About End Citizens United

End Citizens United is among the few organizations in place and with the power to keep the government in check. Over and over again, the team has generated millions of dollars to fund the democratic candidates. Although the group has been in the game for less than a decade, it has defined its fundamental objective which is fighting for the rights of the people. As a preparation for the 2018 election, the organization is targeting to raise more than $35 million to support the democratic movement. Also, recently, the campaign unveiled a list of endorsed politicians for the next elections.

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Ending Dark Money in Politics-End Citizen United

Republican leaders are busy and steady stripping way some of the campaign finance law on the books as the public is busy is largely focusing on the United States President Trump’s investigations on Russia. In 2010 the Supreme Court in the United States of America decided to give corporations as well as unions the same rights given to the people and now the Citizen United decision was now an issue if the Supreme Court will allow other groups among the churches and other non-profit organizations to be exempted from paying taxes. If the Court will allow the bill to pass President Trump and his team has the way. Read more on Wikipedia to know more.

The United States President has already signed an executive which will see the Johnson Amendment being weakened. The Johnsons Amendments, directly and indirectly, prohibits churches to participate in political campaigns as well as the support of a specific political candidate. On the other side, the house is doing their best to destroy the amendments. The Johnsons Amendment is strongly being protected by the End United Citizen and on August 30, 2017, the civil group issued a press release which stated their stand and opposing the administration of their attempt to weaken and strip away the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson’s Amendment was introduced to the former United States Senator Lyndon Johnson. According to the President of End Citizen United Tiffany Muller, if the bill to strip the amendment it will mean that churches will be turned to tools of secret campaign spending. The group continues to argue that if the bill is passed the churches wouldn’t funnel the tax-free money to political groups and candidates and the politicians who donate to the churches receive tax deductions as well.

End Citizen United is a political action committee based in the United States which was created on March 1st, 2015. The Political Action Committee was funded by grassroots political donors. The group was established to encounter the decision of Citizen United and the campaign finance system. The primary aim of the group is to show candidates, the press, voters as well as officials that the grassroots are fighting back the boldness of the billionaires in the United States who are trying to buy out the elections. The group was founded with a strong mission of ending dark money in politics and fixes the political system by electing campaign finance champions, raising the issue in the national conversation, using grassroots members to demonstrate the political power and passing state ballot measures.

End Citizen United has a strong financial power in the grassroots. The group trusts in transparency when it comes stop political spending and what they preach is what they practice. The organization is more than happy to be funded by their supporters in the grassroots. Visit:http://endcitizensunited.org/?source=rtiads_gs_ecu_h

 

Donald Trump Announces Bid For Presidency

Earlier today Donald Trump announced that he will be running for the presidency. He has said before that he was thinking about running, but has now made it official. He joins a long list of other Republican hopefuls who hope to gain the White House in 2016.

Many people are discounting him already. With a net worth close to 9 billion he is said to be out of touch with too many working class Americans. However, Trump is more popular than the media want to give him credit for being. His hope of turning the country back on track to its once great status, resonates in the hearts and minds of many voters. People want this country to be great again and he might just be the man to make it happen.

His wealth will be used against him. He will be mocked and laughed at by those on each side of the aisle. What those people do not want to admit is that his wealth could also be used to propel his presidential bid onward. He represents a dream. That if your work hard enough, you too will be able to reap the rewards one day. Sure, he is a businessman, but unlike other hopefuls Donald Trump has no problem admitting that.

Reality star, businessman, real estate mogul and now presidential hopeful, where will he go next and should it really be in office? Only time will tell says campaign analyst Cláudio Loureiro Heads.