The Johnson Amendment, a law that was enacted in 1954, and one of the laws that keep the citizens safe is in danger, as it was recently announced at the End Citizens United’s news page. The End Citizens United group, one of the grassroots groups responsible for raising awareness of the problematic effects of the Citizens United landmark and fighting against them, are doing their very best to prevent this fundamental law from getting repealed.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) December 9, 2017
The Johnson Amendment is a law that keeps religious money out of politics. If this law is repealed, churches can be used as a tool for secret campaign spending. The End Citizens United Political Action Committee believes that if this happens, it would be a major catastrophe for American democracy. The law is very important in keeping apart businesses and corporative interests from the delicate rules of Democracy and politics. This is why End Citizens United is focusing all their resources into preventing the repeal of this law, especially as the political landscape in America has changed so drastically, with the President himself, Donald J Trump, declaring in 2016 that he would work hard to repeal the Johnson Amendment. Both forces are working against each other, but the End Citizens United PAC is not backing off.
In fact, there are thousands and hundreds of members and donors backing the plans of the End Citizens United Group. Since the creation of the group, they have multiplied the number of Americans who are aware of the problematic effects of the Citizens United landmark, and have incentivized citizens to fight for freedom of speech and for equality, as well as fight for the future of the nation.
End Citizens United and other groups must be vigilant and relentless in this fight. Because of how this fight is preventing the Johnson Amendment from being repealed, it is also one way of preventing dark and corrupted money from entering our politics. The Republicans will do everything to repeal this law with the help of Trump, and this is exactly why being vigilant all the time is crucial.
The End Citizens United was initially created by people who wanted to see the monetization of campaigns, something that started with the acceptance of the Citizens United landmark, go away. They have had successes since their foundation, but the fight is far from over. The group believes that 2018 will be a big year for their cause.
Most of their successes have been electing pro-reform Democrats by using the corrupted system that started with the Citizens United: The funding of the campaigns of your favorite candidates. As many billionaires and magnates do because of corporative interests, the End Citizens United group uses the broken system of this political mess to show how much it can be controlled with money, something that shouldn’t happen in politics.