End Citizens United are Backing Archie Parnell

Traditional PAC’s (political action committee) cannot accept donations larger than $5,000, and this is how End Citizens United is operated. The group is focusing its efforts on getting rid of the control big money donors have inside the realm of politics. The group has raised $4 million in the first quarter of 2017 and believes it will raise $35 million by the 2018 midterm election for congress. This will be a $10 million increase from the 2016 elections, which was their first year in operation. 100,000 people have donated so far, with 40,000 people donating for the first time. Regular Americans are feeling as though their voice is being shut out from the conversation, because of big money donors gaining much of the attention from law makers.

 

They hope to elect congress members who want to reform how money is being used in the government. Democrats are feeling the urgency to make positive changes, given the 2016 election of Donald Trump and the Republican Party having gained control of the house. Tiffany Muller, the president and executive director of End Citizens United, has said they are still looking into who will be running in the 2018 elections, but it could include Jon Tester from Montana and Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown. The name, End Citizens United, comes from a 2010 Supreme Court decision to allow corporate donations to be used in candidate elections in an unlimited format.

 

On May 5, 2017, End Citizens United (ECU) endorsed Archie Parnell for Congress. Muller has mentioned the support Parnell has, finishing the South Carolina primary with 70% of the vote. Parnell has an interest in getting the big money corporations out of politics, with hopes of giving the everyday citizen a chance at having a voice. He has said, “ECU has carried the banner on campaign finance reform and fought to end the rigged system in Washington.” With an average donation of $14 per person, the group is gaining momentum in the fight against big money in Washington. The ECU is made up of over 3 million people and is entirely funded by grassroots donors.

 

 

The Efforts Of Betsy Devos To Bring Educational Reforms In America

Betsy DeVos is an innovator, leader and known for her philanthropic work focused on educational reforms, arts and bringing change in the society. As a newly appointed Education Secretary, DeVos has planned to overhaul the education system in order to introduce a universal voucher system. Moreover, she has also devised that public school funding is used for establishing the school that promotes teaching subjects and topics related to Islam. This way, these schools would not be controlled and manipulated by the state law and fundamental knowledge about Islam would be provided. This way ‘one shoe fits all’ policy of the public education system can be shred and the requirements of every student according to their background can be met.

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Talking about Betsy’s other professional achievement, it is important to mention that she is an accomplished executive leader in the business field. She is the chairman of the Windquest Group, which is a private management and investment firm that strives to provide its customers with the best services and products. The main focal point of her successful company has always been around providing diverse projects in technology, manufacturing, non-profit and clean technology solutions. Despite having the responsibility of not only building, but also managing such a prestigious dynasty, Betsy DeVos never seemed to be fazed by the challenges she faced, and marched on, breaking every barrier that came in her way, and bringing about a substantial change using her brilliant vision.

However, Betsy is not only known for her political role in the American politics or her entrepreneurial contribution but also for her community service in the field of education. Her philanthropic work is worth praising as she is the chairman of the American Federation for Children and many other local and national boards who work in education and art reforms. Together with her husband, Dick DeVos, she has made large donations to many schools and inaugurated few institutions of their won. Through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, they have donated $11.6 million to education, a sector they have always focused on. Moreover, many schools have reaped the benefits of their charity including a large number of Michigan schools namely, West Michigan Aviation Academy, and Dick DeVos’ alma mater Northwood University in Midland. They have also made a $22 million donation to launch the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland in order to assist the development of art organizations. Betsy DeVos and her husband have also served on the board of John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts and ArtPrize. She has also been associated with American Federation of Children and the Philanthropy Roundtable as a member of their Board of Directors.

Born in Michigan, Betsy DeVos went to the Holland Christian High School for her primary education. Then, she went to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and received a Bachelor’s degree in political science and business administration. Her political, entrepreneurial, leadership skills and community work have proved her a worthy member of the society.

George Soros, the Magnanimous Business Tycoon Supports the Democrats

According to an article published on July 27, 2016, in Politico, George Soros, the multimillionaire investor is again becoming politically active by donating about $ 25 million to the campaign programs of Hillary Clinton. The fact is testified by the Federal Election Commission records and the Fundraising personnel of the Democratic Party. George has also made a lavish investment of about $ 27 million back in 2004 with a vehement goal of defeating President George W. Bush. Since then, he had always been a dedicated funder of the Democrats. According to George’s associates, he will continue to invest elaborately to the Democrats even in future.

George Soros is a Hungarian-American business tycoon, investor, philanthropist, political activist and an author. He comes in the list of Top 30 richest people in the world. He made his first international acclaim when he was successful in making a short sale of US $ 10 billion worth of Pound Sterling during the Black Wednesday UK currency crisis of 1992. He then made a profit of about $ 1 billion and is thus rightfully knows, and the “Man who Broke the Bank of England”. George Soros is also famous for making financial investment for supporting the political progress of America.

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George has a 25-year long friendly relationship with Bill Clinton. During the 2016 US Presidential election, he has been more active in supporting the Democrats. The 2016 election had been more precarious for George as many people had been supporting the issues raised by George W Bush like immigration reform, criminal justice reform and tolerance to religion. The support of Soros to the election campaign of Hillary has been one of the most vital investments. There are also other wealthy political activists who are giving big fat checks for the election activities of Hillary Clinton. Tom Steyer, an environmentalist of San Francisco, donated about $ 31 million in 2016. Don Sussman made a generous investment of about $ 13.2 million for different campaigns and running of committees. Haim SABAN AND Fred Eychaner who are the Media Moguls of America also donated about $ 11.1 million each for the Democratic party. However, Soros has always been the most crucial funder of all the investors. The relentless financial support given by Soros has always been the greatest advantage for Hillary Clinton in running here massive political campaigns against the committee of Donald Trump.

At the end of June 2016, Soros gave about $7 million to Priorities USA Action which supports Clinton. According to FEC filings, Priorities USA became the biggest recipient of Soros political donation. FEC has also recorded the donation of about $2 million to American Bridge 21st Century, a super PAC whose primary target is Trump and his Republican supporters.

George Soros also donated about $ 5 million to Voting Rights Trust, which fights against conservative efforts and about $ 1.5 million each to Senate Majority PAC as well. Soros is inspired to donate mainly because of his deep opposition to the Iraq War and administration policies of Bush as well.

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