End Citizens United (ECU), a Washington D.C. based political action committee, has endorsed the campaign of Doug Jones for a U.S. Senate seat. Doug Jones is the Democratic candidate who is running against the Republican former judge Roy Moore in a special election taking place in Alabama.
When endorsing Jones, According to endcitizensunited.org, End Citizens United put out a statement saying that Roy Moore is an extremist and racist who is running on a bigoted agenda. They also said that if he is elected he will do what he can to protect the corrupt and rigged system where politicians do the will of those special interests putting money in their pockets rather than looking out for the interests of their constituents.
Expanding upon those thoughts, ECU’s President Tiffany Muller said that Roy Moore has a belief system and agenda that is counter to that of the values held by those in Alabama and throughout the United States. She sees him as accepting special interest money and being heavily influenced by those he has taken the money from. She also pointed out that not long ago he started a charity and then paid himself and his wife $1 million in salary for running it.
Tiffany Muller went on to say that Doug Jones, though, is someone who has displayed integrity during his career as a prosecutor. He has shown great character and a willingness to do the right thing. She says he will work to unrig the system that exists in Washington D.C. politics where those with the biggest wallets have the biggest say.
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Roy Moore had been a judge. His misconduct resulted in his being suspended from this position and ultimately he was removed from his office. He consistently put his personal beliefs above that of the law when making judgments in cases. He also claimed that the 9/11 attacks were a form of divine punishment by God on the United States and was responsible for telling judges that they shouldn’t approve same-sex couples marriage licenses.
End Citizens United main goal is to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling that opened up the floodgates for unlimited spending in political campaigns. They back candidates who will work to return the system to one where there are reasonable constraints on what any one person or organization can spend to get someone elected.
Since the Supreme Courts ruling in 2010 in the case Citizens United v. F.E.C., rich individuals and corporations have been essentially buying elections. Their money, and therefore their voice and influence, have drowned out everybody elses. Ultimately, ECU seeks a constitutional amendment in regards to campaign spending so that there is a limit on special interest groups and their ability to buy politicians.