Category: Citizens

End Citizens United Looks Back At Its Impact On The Alabama Election


The special election in Alabama seemed to be an easy victory for Republican candidate Roy Moore until details of his private life and extreme beliefs began to make their way into the mainstream news. End Citizens United joined with many to celebrate the decision by the people of Alabama to elect Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate as the PAC hoping to repeal the Citizens United decision of 2010 had endorsed Jones early in his campaign; the PAC revealed they had been one of the first endorsers of the former attorney who received around $600,000 in financial support from the members of End Citizens United to his campaign.

The grassroots movement to create a new way of ensuring the democratic system remains intact across the U.S. has been spearheaded by End Citizens United as increasing numbers of the electorate become concerned about the state of politics in the U.S. in the 21st-century. End Citizens United had been an active participant in the campaign to elect Doug Jones as he ran a campaign based on small grassroots donations including those from End Citizens United members who provided around $12 in donations on average for a total of over $600,000. The endorsement of End Citizens United came in September 2017 at a time when the majority of voters were convinced Moore was a Republican shoe-in for the Senate.

End Citizens United had made the decision to back Doug Jones as a number of problems were raised by the candidacy of Roy Moore for the traditional Political Action Committee. Firstly, Roy Moore offered a number of campaign promises which directly opposed the work of End Citizens United including the promise to fight to repeal the Johnson Amendment barring tax-exempt groups from making political donations.

The tide of public opinion began to turn against Roy Moore when allegations of his conduct were made by a series of women but End Citizens United had already taken the election fight to Moore earlier in the campaign by highlighting the racism, bigotry, and sexism of the candidate long before questions were raised about his private life. By endorsing the candidacy of Doug Jones, End Citizens United believes it was responsible for starting the change in fortunes seen by the Democrat as the campaign continued.

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