Andy Kim, from New Jersey; Randy Bryce, from Wisconsin; and Beto O’Rourke, from Texas all have one thing in common. Aside from all being politicians, they are endorsed by End Citizens United, one of America’s most noble grassroots organizations. End Citizens United runs their entire organization on less than 20 dollars in donations per member, and their primary goal is to correct the unjust political system in America.
The grassroots organization gets its name from a 2010 Supreme Court decision called Citizens United v the FEC. The decision opened up doors for corporations to almost entirely buy elections. They merely want to bring voting power back to the American citizen.
End Citizens United recently targeted Rick Scott, the Governor of Florida. Scott is currently running for U.S. Senate, and is known to accept corporate money. New Republican, a political action committee, is backing Rick Scott. Normally, under the new laws drafted due to Citizens United v FEC, this would be okay, but Rick Scott’s situation is different. Scott used to work for New Republican, and a member of End Citizens United claim that Rick Scott is directly in communication with the political action committee. This is against the law; a politician may not talk to anyone who is involved in organization third party contributions. A formal complaint was filed against Rick Scott to the Federal Election Committee.
This wouldn’t be the first time Rick Scott ignored the law. In 1997, while working for Columbia/HCA, Rick Scott was accused of Medicare fraud. Instead of taking responsibility for actions, Rick Scott accused his lower employees of the mistake. Eventually, Columbia/HCA was fined $1.7 billion, and he resigned from his position. Scott’s refusal to accept responsibility was made apparent in court when Scott refused to answer questions about Columbia and the accusations of Medicare Fraud.
End Citizens United’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/EndCitizensUnitedPAC