End Citizens United Makes Its Reform Strategy Known

A new political action committee, which is funded by grassroots donors, is determined to be the power behind pushing large contributions out of the political arena.

 

End Citizens United, which was launched in 2015, intends to set right the crisis that resulted from The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Citizens United vs. F.E.C. (Federal Election Commission) which changed the rules and opened the way for billionaires and special interests to spend unlimited money in American elections.

 

The PAC, which has raised $4 million, recently announced it plans to raise $35 million before the 2018 midterm elections for Congress, according to a USA Today report.

 

Tiffany Muller, End Citizens United president and executive director and former deputy political director of the Senate Democrats’ campaign committee, said 100,000 people contributed to the PAC during the first quarter and 40,000 were first time donators. She added the average donation was $12.

 

Muller commented on how democrats are enraged about President Trump’s win and are in opposition to not only his agenda but also his nominees.

 

Recently End Citizens United has appealed to its donors to support and contribute $500,000 to first time political candidate Democrat Jon Ossoff’s congressional crusade in Georgia. Ossoff raised more than $4 million for a special election to meet the terms of a vacant Republican House seat.

 

Muller also noted the PAC is taking a close look at the races it will be giving its support to in 2018 and pointed towards support for Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Jon Tester of Montana.

 

The PAC has officially announced its support for US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in his bid for re-election in 2018, referring to him as a “champion of campaign finance reform.”

 

The Senator, who disagrees with the Supreme Court/Citizens United decision, has asked for clearness and clarity in political spending and contributions. He is the author of the recently published book called “Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.”

 

He also challenged Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch about the millions spent on his nomination.

 

In the race next year, Senator Whitehouse could run against either Republican Representative Robert Nardolillo or former state Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders.

 

Headquartered in Washington, D. C. End Citizens United carries on as a conventional political action committee and as such does not have the ability to receive donations in excess of $5,000 from an individual donor.

 

The non-profit works towards electing pro-reform candidates who support restructuring the campaign finance system. The PAC will run paid ads endorsing their candidates, organize rallies, send out direct mailers, carry out polling and more.

 

 

Betsy Devos – Advocate for the Education of Latino Children

In the urban school setting, there is a sense of dread and an ominous almost pervasive sense of futility that education is the last thing on the mind of the students. It is surviving the rigors of an ever-present peer sub culture of sex, violence and drugs that makes ‘reading, writing, and arithmetic’, a mere dream. Many parents of Latino children find that in order to help their children to grow and learn an alternate choice to the public education system is an imperative. Betsy Devos is an advocate for alternatives and a staunch supporter of educational choice for any parent who wishes their children to be the very best they can be.

With the beginnings in the 1980s and the Potter’s House Christian School as a base Betsy Devos and her husband Dick began what has become a lifelong mission to allow parents to “have their kids in an environment that was safe, where they were learning, and where the atmosphere was just electric with curiosity, with love for one another.” Their philanthropic efforts began with a few scholarships at the school, but have grown over the years to a supportive effort at a much greater level. Read more news on Los Angeles Times.

Seeing that there was a greater need not only locally in the Michigan area Betsy Devos realized that a national effort was required and so spawned the American Federation for Children. A far reaching cohesive group funded by likeminded entrepreneurs to ensure that every child can be educated “regardless of their zip code.” It is clear that one of the greatest success stories is the state of Florida where the ‘Step Up’ program allows for the parents to choose where their children are educated. This state-run scholarship program is only one of the many diverse voucher systems that allow the Latino community to send their children to private Catholic Schools. In addition, with the support of two other school choice advocate governors; Louisiana and Indiana offer similar programs to their school age children. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com.

Betsy Devos has been an advocate for education for many years and has been part of the political system in Michigan with her husband Dick. She has chaired many committees and overseen numerous political action groups, but none more rewarding than being named Secretary of Education by the now President Donald Trump. It is from this appointment that the dream of Betsy Devos, “That all parents, regardless of their zip code, have had the opportunity to choose the best educational setting for their children. And that all students have had the opportunity to fulfill their God-given potential.” Betsy Devos is the essence of a true American and her love of her own children has been the catalyst for the education of the poor.

Read more: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/01/dick_and_betsy_devos_lift_the.html

Why George Soros Scares The Right

What 2016 Meant For Him

George Soros was deeply upset by the happenings in Europe and America. I Europe he placed strong bets against Brexit and ended up losing on those bets big time. in America he placed strong bets on the presidency of Hillary Clinton but those desires did come to fruition.

The Crisis In Europe

Europe has been facing a migrant crisis in recent years. Thanks to a number of wars in the middle east many people have been forced to look towards Europe for refuge. However, Europeans have not taken the migrant presence lightly and there are many who oppose the settlement of migrants. In order to improve relations between migrants and Europeans by funding programs that will allow migrants to start their own businesses and learn the languages of the countries they are currently residing in. The programs are still in their early stages but it seems as if they will likely succeed in improving relations. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com

The Future Of The American Left

The election of Donald Trump is sending the Left into an existential crisis. Many people wonder what they should now do after seeing Trump succeed despite the abundant examples of offensive remarks from him. George Soros wants to do everything he can to protect the progressive legacy and keep Trump enacting his plans for America overall. He wants to first tackle what Trump intends to do in his first 100 days such as his stated opposition to illegal immigration. He has enlisted the backing of many on the Left in order to make sure he can complete his goals. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.

The State Of Globalization

Globalization is arguably the most important issue in the eyes of George Soros. He wants to push for a world without borders where people are able to decide how they want to live their lives and improve the quality of life for everyone. So far, globalization has made the lives of so many people better by giving them a mean of gaining better income and a way out of the impoverished conditions they were previously trapped in. He understands how important this and will do anything he can to help give more people the opportunity to escape their conditions.

About George Soros

George Soros has spent decades as the head of the Quantum Fund. His experience over the years has allowed him to build one of the largest fortunes in the world and he has used that forutne to make himself a prominent support of the Left and of progressive policies. Beyond his work for the Left he has also made himself an advocate for open societies and free market economics.

Know more: http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527