End Citizens United Supports PAC-Rejecting Candidates

With the midterms coming up, many PACs are investing in certain candidates to try and ensure that they emerge victoriously but not all of the candidates are accepting corporate money. End Citizens United has recently announced that there are over 185 Democratic candidates who refuse to take donations from big corporations and almost half of them have won their respective primaries. Among the well-renowned candidates who are rejecting corporate PACs is Conor Lamb, the current US representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district who pulled off an upset after defeating his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone, in a highly-contested race that attracted a significant amount of media attention. Read more news about the group on USA Today.

Also on the list of candidates who reject PAC money is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star in the Democratic party who made headlines after unseating the five-time incumbent, Joe Crowley in the primaries in what is being called the biggest upset of the 2018 election season. End Citizens United was first founded back in 2015 in response to the decision in the case of Citizens United vs. FEC which voted not to keep big money out of politics. Another prominent name on the ballot this year is Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce who is seeking to unseat the Speaker Of The House, Paul Ryan. End Citizens United has thrown their support behind him as he looks to bring ethics back to DC.

Additionally, Cory Booker, the junior senator representing New Jersey, is up for reelection this year but many political analysts believe he may attempt a presidential run in 2020. So he will definitely be one of the candidates to keep an eye on in the coming months. He is also one of the Democratic senators who has pledged not to take any campaign donations from big corporations. A few months ago, End Citizens United officially announced Sheldon Whitehouse’s decision to not accept any money from corporate PACs. With less than two months to go until the midterms, the Democrats seem poised to take back the house, senate, and Congress. So we wish them the best of luck in the elections and hope they’re successful.

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End Citizens United Targets Republicans In Special Interest Donations

Special interest groups have become a major problem for politicians and voters in the U.S. who often see their choices in each election cycle affected by the arrival of big money in the political environment.

End Citizens United has become the major PAC dedicated to the reversal of the 2010 Supreme Court decision which came about following a desire to broadcast the film, “Hillary: The Movie.” A two-year court battle ensued which eventually reached the Supreme Court in 2010 when the mystery of who was paying for the production and broadcast of the movie and the issue of whether a corporate group could be viewed as having human rights came down in favor of the Republican-backing group.

In 2015, End Citizens United made the decision to enter politics as a traditional PAC limiting donations to just $5,000 per election cycle per member; this limitation means even those who have donated to the PAC such as George Soros do not have the power to influence its future direction. Removing dark money from politics is the aim of End Citizens United as the PAC has recently set out to limit the impact of those who choose to subvert the campaign financing rules which remain in place across the U.S.

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Former Florida Governor Rick Scott has become one of the main targets for ECU as the group has spotted some strange, possibly illegal activity involving Scott’s New Republican Super PAC. The New Republican group was initially set up to provide support for the policies of President Donald Trump among young people but recently saw its aim moved to the Senate election campaign of Governor Scott. End Citizens United raised the alarm about the use of campaign funds in this way by Scott and recently stated the action broke the “testing the waters” rules for potential Senate candidates.

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller recently revealed a list of the top GOP politicians accepting funds from special interest groups including some famous names such as Ted Cruz. The irony for Cruz has been the fact the former Presidential candidate was originally elected using a grassroots campaign among tea party members rejecting the possibilities offered by special interest group funding.

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George Soros working hard for the Democrats

The Democrats leading financial supporter George Soros has recently given more than $25 million dollars to Democratic candidates including Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and other political causes. George Soros previously had limited his political actions because of President George W. Bush’s second term win.

George Soros is estimated to have collected a fortune nearly $24.9 billion through currency trades and is expected to earn more as he continues to be successful. Politico reported that Soros was expected to be at the Democratic National Convention to witness friend Hillary Clinton accept the presidential nomination for her party, but had to cancel so he could keep an eye on the economic crisis in Europe. Many believe George Soros has become more politically engaged than ever before because of his strong support and faith in Hillary Clinton and his strong concern of Donald Trump. Read this story about George at politico.com

George Soros believes the political stakes are higher than ever and cannot stand by any longer. George Soros has been praised by the party for going full-in for Hillary Clinton. George Soros is seen as the one who can revitalize other liberal activists. George Soros has worked to get other liberals to financially support the party including environmentalist Tom Steyer, who gave $31 million dollars in 2016, New York investor Don Sussman, who has given $13 million to different campaigns and committees and media executives Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner.

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George Soros’ ability to mobilize the left’s rich donors has allowed Clinton and other groups to build a massive financial treasure chest, overpowering Republican committees backing Donald Trump. George Soros has funded many super PACs. Through the beginning of Summer, George Soros donated $7 million dollars to a super PAC that backed Clinton called Priorities USA Action. According to Politico, Soros also gave $2 million to a PAC that has targeted Trump and other Republican candidates. George Soros has also promised $5 million to a PAC that fights to increase voter turnout among Hispanic voters in key states. Learn more on Biography about George

George Soros has donated $2 million to a PAC called America Votes, which mobilizes voters. George Soros has also donated $1.5 million to a super PAC that backs Democratic Senate candidates. Prior to his 2016 giving, he had dialed back his giving, leaving many to wonder whether he would ever give politically again. In 2005, George Soros launched an exclusive club of liberal donors, which is known as Democracy Alliance. It worked to turn contributions away from short-term battles towards ones that sought to combat major issues such as income inequality and climate change. He has donated more than $13 billion in the last 30 years to groups that work to defend human rights and expand access to healthcare around the world and in the United States.

End Citizens United Is Set On A Mission To Change The Face Of Dirty Politics

American elections have of recent changed following Supreme Court’s decision, pertaining Citizen United, which regulates campaign spending by organizations. Efforts to reduce corruption in the electoral system have been torn down. Billionaires and some of the influential people are now using their money through election donations on Facebook, to satisfy their selfish political needs. The aspect of transparency and accountability is lost, and ordinary citizens tend to feel that they don’t matter to the politicians.

As a result of this, End Citizens United, a Political Action Committee (PAC), was brought to life on 1st March 2015. Grassroots donors fund it. Dedicated to offset effects produced by Citizen United, End Citizen United is focused on reforming campaign finance system and stop billionaires trying to buy elections. It will pressure lawmakers to take affirmative action in reforming campaign finance.

End Citizen United mission is to demolish our corrupt political system. Ending corruption will be achieved through electing campaign finance reform champions, who will bring to an end unlimited money in politics, and Dark money. End Citizen United is planning to support Democrats for the change, and those ready to stand against Citizen United.

To date, more than 325,000 people have signed End Citizen Petition on OpenSecrets.org. More people are encouraged to come forward and join them. The group has already partnered with “Ready for Hillary,” which is estimated to boost up the numbers, with a list of four million people, to reach out to potential liberal supporters. Among its endorsed members is former Sen. Russ Feingold, and Sen. Michael Bennet.

The communication Director Richard Carbo affirms that the group is different from other PAC’s that ever existed. It plans to set up an independent expenditure on actblue.com arm to back up candidates ready to stand against Citizen United, through initiatives such as television ads and polling.

John Wonderlich, director at Sunlight Foundation, confirms that the task of reforming campaign funding won’t be easy and that for a constitutional amendment, it’s rather high on the scale. Rick Hasen, on the other hand, states that however much the group raises it will be hard enough for Congress members to get a constitutional amendment passed. Hasen added that groups like these are needed to propel the Supreme Court’s decision, and also pressurize both the Supreme Court and political actors against making things worse.

End Citizen United has of now received 136,000 donations, and $14.86 from its grassroots supporter donation. The group, states that it has to stop all small minded individuals and corporations from buying their representatives, senators, and ultimately, even their president. They are focusing on bringing back transparency, and believe their strength comes from its grassroots activists. End Citizens United has set up a team of Democratic Operatives who will spread the message on effects of dirty money on politics, and how to stop it.

Betsy DeVos: A Charismatic Business Lady And A Firm Believer In Education

We all know her for her generous and giving heart, successful businesses, firm advocacy for education and her latest nomination as the secretary of education. Elisabeth Betsy DeVos is a household name in the United States. DeVos was born in Holland Michigan and daughter to the industrialist billionaire Edgar Prince and Elsa Prince. She was enrolled to Holland Christian High School and later attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids and graduated the school with a degree in business administration and political science. In college, she was a fierce leader who was involved in politics in campus. Since in college, she was always intrigued in politics which played a huge role in the leader she is today. DeVos has been a republican since 1982 during this time she had a duty as a local delegate. Between the years 1992 and 1997, she served as a Republican National Committeewoman in Michigan, and was promoted to the chairwoman of the committee in 1996 and served through 2000.

In 2004, she single-handedly raised $150,000 in support of former president Bush re-election. She has been described as being one of the best organizers of fundraisers and also a strong believer in the issues that are raised and fought for by Republicans. She and her family have been known to donate more than $17 million dollars to Republican presidential candidates for several decades. Besides political philanthropy, DeVos is a great business woman and a strategic investor as well. Together with her husband they founded and run the Windquest Group. The privately held company is a huge investor in technology and clean energy ventures. The couple is also a huge investor in Neurocore. Neurocore is an institution that offers therapy treatments for depression, autism. Anxiety and other disorders.

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DeVos and her family have been acclaimed and celebrated for their charity and philanthropic ventures that are extensive and gone beyond. Together with her husband, they launched the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation that is based in Grand Rapids Michigan. One of their strong pursuit is in donating for school choice. DBDVfoundation.Org support the West Michigan Aviation Academy, an institution they founded in 2010. The foundation also supports Education Freedom Fund, a Christian school that offers scholarships for students who are not financially stable that can’t afford to pay for private schools. The foundation goes farther to support the American Federation for Children, schools supported by Potter’s House, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Betsy DeVos is famously known for her firm beliefs in education. Through her leadership and her philanthropic ventures, she hopes that more students will get the opportunity to learn and get a better education. She believes that through education, we are going to eradicate poverty in many parts of the country.

The 5 Myths that People Believe About Charles Koch

Even though the Koch brothers have been involved in politics for a long time, they have only recently made the headlines during Obama’s term in office. As a result, there are plenty of myths that are believed about the Koch brothers. However, these myths can be easily exposed and fought. A lot of these myths are not flattering to the Koch brothers, but only because they are myths. One thing that Charles Koch is very passionate about is making sure the truth is known so that people can judge them more accurately.

Among the myths of the Koch brothers are five particular myths that are commonly believed about them. One myth is that the Koch Network has been formed in reaction to President Obama. The second myth is that only the Koch Brothers run the Koch Network. The third myth is that the Koch Network is just a front for their corporation. The fourth myth is that the Koch Network is merely a bank that funds conservatives.

Charles Koch, who is one of the Koch brothers believes in creating opportunity. Charles holds the belief that Welfare programs and other types of hand outs prolong the problems of poverty. Koch believes that welfare is a two-fold blow against progress for the unfortunate. For one thing, it takes away from the revenue that businesses generate which gets in the way of it providing wages to its workers. Koch instead hopes to inspire people to look for new opportunities and to think outside the box in order to bring forth better success to their lives. They also speak at events in order to talk about the importance of encouraging people to pursue financial independence.