End Citizens United Take On President Trump Over Johnson’s Amendement

The political legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson is often questioned by political experts but few doubt the importance of his contribution as a Senator who made a major impression on the way election campaigns are funded. President Johnson’s Amendment of 1954 has largely remained untouched over the latter half of the 20th-century but has been brought back into the public eye with a series of attacks on the Amendment by Republicans in Congress and The White House. End Citizens United has become increasingly alarmed by the threats to the democratic process being affected by conservative lawmakers at all levels and has taken the step of coming out and declaring its unease with the way the campaign funding rules are being subverted in a stealth-like fashion. Read more on Facebook about End Citizen United.

End Citizens United was founded out of a large amount of support for the protection of the democratic process in the U.S. and a high-level of concern about the way the elections of the country were going. One of the most impressive aspects of the End Citizens United campaign is the way the group has formed itself as a PAC which means the group is not going to accept the millions of dollars on offer from billionaire donors and major corporations who were allowed an almost unlimited range of rights by the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision. Across the U.S. the number of concerned citizens searching for ways of combating the growing unease at the millions of dollars being spent to influence elections has been growing and led many to provide their support for End Citizens United in its fight to reverse the decision of 2010. End Citizens United has been a vocal supporter of many different liberal-leaning politicians looking for election in the 2016 and 2018 election including Elizabeth Warren because of her support for the cause of overturning the Citizens United decision.

The tactics being used by Republicans to bypass the Johnson Amendment have been highlighted by End Citizens United as attempting to sidestep the rules in place without voting outright on the measure. Among the attempts of recent months to make the Johnson Amendment redundant is the inclusion of the measure in the tax reform bill brought to the floor of Congress in recent weeks. A second attempt is to be fought by End Citizens United was put in place when President Trump signed an executive order calling on the IRS not to attempt to enforce JOhnson’s Amendment. The law states all charitable organizations have no right to fund political campaigns or face being stripped of their tax-exempt status. Check more:http://endcitizensunited.org/about/

 

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