End Citizens United Commits To Ending Corporate Reach During Elections

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the decisive case of Citizens United VS the Federal Election Commissions (F.E.C.). The results of this ruling was transformative to our election process and essentially extended to corporations, unions and other groups, the full First Amendment rights of political speech and contributions.

This ruling was troublesome. Opening the door to wide-spread corporate and union political funding, it has become these groups and not the U.S. voters who now direct the current legislative priorities. There have been many politicians that have embraced the changes to the political process, taking advantage of the increased campaign funding and publicity, allowed special interests groups to dominate their electoral power and ignore the needs of their constituents.

Not all politicians agreed that corporate and special interest funding was appropriate and by March 1, 2015, these leaders founded the organization End Citizens United. Created with the purpose of raising this issue with the American public, electing pro-reform candidates and creating effective legislation to counteract corporate interference. End Citizens United is taking the lead on returning the electoral priorities back to the U.S. voters.

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The focus of End Citizens United during the current midterm 2018 elections is expelling the “Big Money 20” from their offices. The “Big Money 20” are the current elected officials who have blatantly bowed to the special interest groups and their financial contributions. They have chosen to listen to profit and not to the voice their constituents. End Citizens United’s end goal during this election is to encourage voters to vote out the “Big Money 20” and elect candidates that put their constituents needs over their campaign funding.

Committing to raise and spend $35 million for a pro-reform win during the 2018 elections, End Citizens United also encourages voters to attend their local town meetings to interact with their current elected leaders and to convey their disapproval of Citizens United.

With the goal and contributions of End Citizens United and active participation from registered voters, we can return America to being governed by the people instead of governed by corporations.

Read more: End Citizens United Endorses Candidates Who Swear Off of Corporate Cash

Betsy DeVos Believes That Every American School-going Kid Must Be Given a Fair Chance to Quality Education

Long before Betsy DeVos became United States’ Secretary of Education, she had already made a mark in the country’s education sector. Together with her husband, Dick DeVos, and through their family foundation, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, Betsy had been pushing for education reforms in America. Through the same family foundation where Betsy serves as chairman, the couple contributes towards empowerment of the less privileged students by funding education programs across the U.S. Betsy serves on boards of many charity organizations either as a member or as an executive. Some of these organizations include Kids Hope USA, the American Federation for Children (AFC), and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Betsy has been active in philanthropy, business, and politics for more than three decades. She was involved in Republican Party politics as early as during his campus days at Calvin College and even held leadership roles in the party’s Michigan branch. Being a staunch Christian, Betsy also supports church initiatives in her hometown of Grand Rapids and serves as a church leader as well. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.

Education Reforms

Sometimes back, the Philanthropy Roundtable spoke to Betsy DeVos and sought to know her philanthropic story and, in particular, her role in educational reforms in America. She said that with many States now embracing private choice school programs for public schools, education reforms progress was satisfactory. She noted that more than 250,000 public schools students were enrolled in such programs in states, such as Louisiana, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Florida. Betsy reemphasized that public schools in America had a tradition of poor performance due to poor education policies. She highlighted education reforms as the surest path to bringing glory in such schools. Betsy gave an example of humble parents at Potter’s House Christian School where poor parents give everything in their control to have their children access quality education, but the situation gets too tough and unmanageable for them. According to her, kids of such parents ought to be given an equal chance to education as their counterparts from the affluent folk.

How It All Started

Betsy DeVos’ passion towards education quality and reforms, in general, did not just descend from nowhere. Her mother, who was a public school teacher, instilled in Betsy the sense of helping other people and the importance of having an equal education for all American children. Her passion was watered even more by the harsh reality she found in schools when her kids attained the school-going age. Even though she had the financial muscle to secure quality education in the nation’s best schools for her kids, she found the chances left for kids from low-income families insufficient. Since then, she has been fighting to have a kid’s future not tied to the zip codes in which he/she lives in or his/her family’s financial background. Visit Betsy’s profile page on facebook.com.

The Story Of George Soros – Philanthropist, Billionaire and Hillary’s Biggest Ally

Among the biggest supporters of Hillary Clinton in the last American candidacy and one of the people that feared the most Trump’s spot at the presidency, lies the billionaire and philanthropist George Soros. The man is one of the most prominent names in the world of financial investment strategies.

In 2016, Soros would return to his spot as a political funder, last seen in the elections of 2004 when he tried to defeat George W. Bush. Now, he would try to beat Trump by directly financing Hillary’s campaign with a front of $25 million. He was one of her biggest supporters in the elections of last year, mainly because of how Trump’s speeches demonstrate his position as an enemy of the causes that George Soros cares the most.

The billionaire is a philanthropist that strongly supports the reforming of the immigration policy and acceptance of the US, the tolerance towards different religious and the prejudgment of different cultures overall. Trump’s “build a wall” campaign goes against all of which Soros fought for.

If Hillary could’ve won the elections, it would, without a doubt, not be possible without the support of Soros. “The stakes were too high,” said his political advisor. Soros knew that he would need to invest as much as he could to give Hillary the chance to overcome the opposing candidacy. Although she did not win the role of the next President, Soros knows that he was able to catalyze all the donors and funders of the opposing candidacy. The investor would commit even more capital as the election date was coming closer.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros

George Soros is one of the most influential individuals that are alive today, both politically, financially, and as a powerful man with tons of partnerships and connections. He has affected political events in many countries across the globe, not just the United States.

Most of his funding is done through his personal firm, the Soros Fund Management, which he uses to give capital assistance to campaigns and causes that he supports as well as investment to increase his wealth in the future. He always has good intentions, as he sees himself as someone who has the necessary power to transform the world in a better place. He sometimes sees himself as having the power of a god to change things around him, but he has only good intentions towards the future of humankind. Read more on CNBC about George Soros.

Soros is also an author of many self-published books, like The Alchemy of Finance and Underwriting Democracy. He was born in Budapest, Hungary on August 12, 1930, in a family of Jews, which is the reason on why he supports the acceptance of the Jewish community among all other causes. He lived the horrors of splitting his family because of fear of the German army, and he does not want something like that to ever happen again.

Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.

George Soros Is Still Committed To Fight Against Donald Trump

Billionaire investor George Soros has been on the political forefront recently and has spent millions of dollars in an attempt to help get Hillary Clinton elected as president on Time.com. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful but they are not deterred. George Soros and some of his other allies have been meeting and regrouping to further their efforts against Donald Trump. There was a closed door meeting regarding the large sums of money that were still available for the fight against the current president-elect. The meeting was held in Washington at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. In attendance were many liberal groups and unions.

The meeting at http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros dealt with a variety of topics ranging from the upcoming elections in the next couple of years, to how to derail Donald Trumps new 100-day plan that is intended to undo much of what Barack Obama had accomplished during his eight years in the White House. This club has been called the Democracy Alliance and the members have help to shape the way the party and the left and general has come to evolve over the years. Goerge Soros has had a major part in actively participating and pushing for reform. He has donated not only huge amounts of money but just as much time and effort to see that the party keeps evolving and becoming successful in its endeavors.

Even though Hillary Clinton received the majority of the popular vote on Biography, she still lost to Donald Trump based on the electoral college. George Soros has regrouped himself and has dug in to help create ways to thwart Donald Trump’s attempts to undermine the country and all of the progress that has been achieved in the last several years. George Soros views Donald Trump as a threat to the American way of life and has been quite vocal in protesting all of his proposed policies.