The Johnson Amendment Becomes The Latest Fight For End Citizens United

Founded in 2015, End Citizens United was initially seen as a PAC developed for a single purpose but is now showing itself to be a group with its eye on developing a powerful stranglehold on the need to protect the election finance regulations at all levels. Operating as a traditional PAC, which means the group limits donations to just $5,000 allows the group to endorse candidates such as Hillary Clinton without the need to kowtow to the influence of wealthy donors; the work of End Citizens United continues as the 2018 Midterm Elections draw closer with the aim of the PAC being to bring election finance reform-friendly Democrats into Congress.

One area of great importance to End Citizens United in 2017 is the consistent threat being made by Republican lawmakers to one of the least controversial pieces of election finance regulations introduced in the 20th-century. The Johnson Amendment provides a clear separation between Church, charitable bodies, and the state in the form of a ban on tax-exempt group providing funding for candidates in elections; introduced to Congress by Lyndon Johnson before he became President of the U.S. the bill passed largely without opposition. Any tax-exempt group found to have provided funding for political candidates or parties risks losing their tax status following an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.

End Citizens United have been monitoring the attacks on the Johnson Amendment for a number of months dating back to the arrival of President Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential election cycle. As a candidate, President Trump vowed to overturn the Johnson Amendment but has yet to bring any legislation to Congress; knowing the amendment is one of the least controversial in the U.S. the President has since signed an Executive Order calling on the IRS not to prosecute Church groups found to have flaunted the Johnson Amendment.

As the fight to protect the Johnson Amendment continues the problem of continued attacks by conservative politicians has been highlighted by End Citizens United President, Tiffany Muller. The recently introduced tax reform bill of 2017 has included within its many pages a clause exempting religious groups from the Johnson Amendment which would cause major problems for many political groups over the course of the coming years. End Citizens United has made many attempts to fight for the financial election reforms which the PAC hopes to use to stem the tide of continuing attacks on the rights of political groups to remain free from the undue political influence of major financial donors.

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Andrea McWilliams is not Just an Intelligent Political Lobbyist; She Has a Big Philanthropic Heart Too

Andrea McWilliams is one of the most persuasive political fundraisers, most celebrated political commentator, and most skillful political strategists in Texas and America at large. Born and raised in Downtown Austin in Texas, McWilliams announced her brilliance to the world when she became a chief of staff at just 21 years. To add to this natural brilliance, she polished her public lobbying and mobilization skills when she worked with Public Strategies, Inc. for several years.

Government Affairs Consultancy

Andrea McWilliams breakthrough into the Texas political scene came when she met and married Dean McWilliams. Apparently, Dean was more experienced in governmental affairs, which meant that the two lovebirds had a mixture of talent and experience in their hands. The couple joined hands to establish a government affairs consultancy firm, McWilliams, which has since become the leader in the field across the United States. Andrea political involvement has attracted the attention of both national and international media, with respected media houses like BBC, CNN, USA Today, and FOX News all featuring her at different times.

McWilliams Accolades

The accolades received by McWilliams are too many that we can only sample a few. To begin with, she was named as the Style Setter by Austin Fashion Week last year in recognition of her philanthropic involvement. McWilliams was also at some point the winner of the Austin Under 40 Award and a member of the Austin American- Statesman’s Glossy eight list.

McWilliams Role in the Community

Andrea McWilliams is a blessing to many women and children in and around Texas. Through the Mamma Jamma Ride, KillCancer, and the esteemed Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, McWilliams has been in the forefront in raising breast cancer awareness as well as in fighting the disease. She is also an active supporter of Center for World Protection. McWilliams mentors young women aspiring to venture into business in Texas