Recently, End Citizens United (ECU) announced their endorsement of Doug Jones, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senat in the state of Alabama. He is against a Republican named Roy Moore and the race will be decided in a special election that is being held on December 12th.
Doug Jones was a U.S. attorney who had a distinguished career. Roy Moore, on the other hand, was a judge who was removed from his position twice. He is described as an extremist with views that are racist and bigoted in nature. While endorsing Jones, the ECU said that Roy Moore wouldn’t represent the interests of Alabama citizens as he is beholden to special interests.
As the president of End Citizens United, Tifanny Miller described Roy Moore as a radical who shouldn’t hold any position of power, especially as a U.S. Senator. She described his views as anti-American as well as anti-Alabamian. She also pointed out that he controlled a charity and used it to pay himself and his wife a salary of over $1,000,000.
Tifanny Miller went on to describe Doug Jones as somebody with integrity and character who would serve the people of Alabama very well. She also said he was a very good prosecutor who has taken on the commitment of serving as a Senator and working to build a system of government that best serves the interests of all Americans.
When talking about his political views, Doug Jones said that people are increasingly being left behind by the politicians in Washington D.C. He has said that the current system is broken as it is completely dominated by those individuals and corporations with the deepest pockets. He pledged to work with End Citizens United in order to reign in those who are buying off politicians.
Roy Moore was removed from the bench as he didn’t respect the rule of law. Among his actions was telling other judges they should issue same-sex couple marriage licenses even though it was the law of the land to do so. By contrast, Jones once convicted members of the KKK who had bombed a church.
End Citizens United is a political action committee that is dedicated to removing the corrosive influence of big money in government. Their name stems from the infamous case before the Supreme Court that resulted in rich people and corporations being allowed to spend as much as they want on political campaigns as they have a free speech right to do so. The disastrous result of this ruling has been no one having a voice in government beyond those with deep pockets and connections with politicians, particularly Republicans. They seek to eventually pass a constitutional amendment restoring sanity to campaign finance laws.