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ECU endorses Another Constitutional amendment in Arizona

Friday, May 11th, 2018

The proposed amendment will give the voters the right to know about all donation and spending sources in the state of Arizona. In the last state-level elections that were conducted in Arizona in the year 2014, over $10 million was spent in the form of dark money. End Citizens United, popularly known as the ECU endorsed a constitutional amendment through in the state of Arizona that outlawed the use of dirty money in political campaigns. The legislation would help in the prevention of corruption and increase transparency.

The Law would also require public disclosure of all donors who contribute more than $2,500 in the elections to be disclosed so that the public can know them. The legislation would also bring the laundering of political donations to an end. In the past, political donations have been laundered through intermediaries where the source of the money remains hidden. The constitutional amendment is still in the stage involving collection of signatures. The amendment is likely to take effect in the forthcoming mid-term elections scheduled for November.

End Citizens United was formed in 2015 to counter Citizens United’s harmful effects and bring reforms to the American financial system for political campaigns. ECU has a total of over 3 million members and over 90,000 in the state of Arizona. ECU has a related project that is known as Fight for Reform. The Fight for Reform project has put its focus on bringing accountability and transparency to local and state elections in the United States. This project is also set to connect Outlaw Dirty Money legislation with donors and grassroots activists. Outlaw Dirty Money co-chair, Terry Goddard, has said that the American democracy has become a rigged system in favor of the multi-million donors and big corporations. These donors allow the political parties and candidates to spend millions of dollars in secretive dirty money for political mileage and personal agendas.

Goddard added that such a situation would leave the residents and voters in Arizona in the dark about anyone who would be attempting to influence who gets into office. Outlaw Dirty money legislation will be critical in ending the destructive influence of secretive dirty money. The bill will also serve to promote transparency and accountability in the politics of Arizona. The president of End Citizens United, Tiffany Muller said that ECU welcomes the Outlaw Dirty Money Amendment. The legislation will also confirm the voters in Arizona that they have a right to know the source of all political donations.

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