A Brief Overview at What End Citizens United Has Been Up To In the Recent Past

With only eight weeks to the 2018 midterm Elections, ECU, commonly known as End Citizens remains unwavering on its fight against the decision made by the Supreme Court in 2010 regarding campaign financing. End Citizens United, an action committee formed in 2015 in response to the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme court decision proves this, by continuously supporting and endorsing congressional candidates who support its campaign finance reforms and also by opposing Judge Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court. Follow the organization on Twitter.

A Look at Why End Citizens United Was Formed

In 2010, the Supreme Court made a decision that allowed anyone seeking election into the office to be financed privately. In other words, that meant that a candidate was allowed to receive large campaign donations without disclosing the source of the funds. According to ECU, such a policy gave room to lobbyist as they could now fund the campaigns of various candidates and ensure that they are voted into office. As a result, these candidates would, in turn, help them by representing their interests and helping them get their way by passing laws and regulations that favor them.

Also, the decision of the Supreme courts meant that if such candidates were voted into office, they would not be representing the interests of Average Joe, and instead they would be representing the interests of those who got them into office. Additionally, it also and still means that leaders who have the potential to make a difference in society cannot win because they lack the financial capacity of their competitors; hence cannot campaign effectively. Even though End Citizens has helped in creating other reforms, this is the primary reason why it was formed.

By supporting democratic candidates with a history of rejecting the dark money and endorsing them into Congress, the action committee believes it will be able to accomplish its goal of ensuring campaign finance reforms. Some of the candidates that the body is supporting include Randy Bryce who is vying to unseat republican’s incumbent candidate, Paul Ryan. Other End Citizens United’s endorsements include Jacky Rosen, Beto O’Rourke, Jon Tester, Elissa Slotkin, and Angus King among many others.

Why ECU Is Against the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

According to End Citizens United, Judge Kavanaugh has the history of supporting the interests of mega-donors with radical agendas, and as such, his nomination to the Supreme Court threatens the rights and freedoms of the average citizens.

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Francisco Domenech: Influencing American and Puerto Rican Politics

Born in the capital city of Puerto Rico in 1978, Francisco Domenech spent a good deal of his childhood in the state of Florida. Holding multiple degrees from the prestigious University of Puerto Rico, he has become heavily involved in the political scene of his native country. This energetic and passionate lawyer has compiled an impressive portfolio involving prominent politicians and other public figures in Puerto Rico and the United States. Read more about Domenech at about.me

In 2004, Domenech accepted his first nomination as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention. He has subsequently attended several other conventions in support of the Democratic Party. The Young Democrats of America is an important organization that has selected Domenech for an important representative role. In 2016, he was heavily involved in Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the presidential election. As an official territory of the United States, Puerto Rico holds a strategic position in major national elections. Consequently, Domenech was in charge of managing Clinton’s campaign in his home country.

Despite his strong ties to the Democratic Party, Francisco Domenech has supported some Republican leaders in Puerto Rico. For example, he proudly contributed some money for the campaign of Jennifer Gonzalez, who ran for a position in the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico. Thanks to his help, Gonzalez clinched some historical victories in the political arena of the struggling nation. For the first time in the island nation’s history, a woman claimed a seat in the congress. Domenech openly explained his reasons for supporting a Republican candidate to lead Puerto Rico. He claimed that the nation needed a strong economical boost from a young and forward-thinking leader. Puerto Rico has suffered some major economic woes in recent years, so it was time for some dramatic changes in the country’s leadership. Domenech hopes to further influence the political fate of his home nation. Visit: https://www.slideshare.net/francisco_domenech

 

How End Citizens United Plans On Making A Difference

There are plenty of people who look at the work being done by the likes of End Citizens United and can’t seem to understand why so many people are tired of the way politics is going in this country. There has been a serious upset in the dynamics between voters and their representatives due to a recent wave of decisions that deem corporations to be people.

Now that they have been determined to have free speech corporations can have influence on our elections to a degree we have never seen before. It’s something that End Citizens United wants to take down no matter what that might entail. Others want to follow suit and join their ambitious fight to save democracy in America.

End Citizens United is focused on the midterms because there is so much for the taking. The Democrats are in the perfect spot to take over the House and they can even grab the Senate with the right moves. We normally don’t see this level of excitement for a midterm among the voters who typically favor the Democrats, but it’s especially high due to the reactions Trump is stirring in voters who are disillusioned with what he has promised the American people. They want to see the GOP replaced by something that will represent their interests and what they want to see in politics. It isn’t going to be an easy choice to make, but this PAC wants to do everything it can to make it smoother.

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

November is going to be a great time for those fighting big money in politics if the recent special elections are any indicator. We’ve seen Alabama and Pennsylvania deliver results most people would never believe are possible. Decade long winning streaks by the GOP have been undone in a matter of a few months. November is going to be an even easier time for Democrats because most of the Republican seats up for grabs are in areas where Trump does very poorly among the voters. They just need to get the word out and eventually everyone will come to a proper understanding. According to thereisnoconsensus.com big money has hijacked our political climate and used it to generate profits. If they can be defeated in November, the tides can be turned back to our favors for a change. That’s something that everyone can welcome no matter what they may personally believe or what side they prefer.

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The Johnson Amendment Rescued With The Aid Of End Citizens United

The 2017 Tax Reform Bill introduced by the Republican Party has been one of the most controversial and divisive pieces of legislation introduced in the U.S. over the last few decades. End Citizens United recently released a statement in response to the fact the inclusion of an amendment to the Tax Reform Bill had been removed which would have repealed much of the campaign funding legislation introduced in the 1950s by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The fact the Johnson Amendment has been one of the least controversial pieces of campaign funding regulation in the history of the U.S. did not seem to matter to the Republican Party who were determined to carry through a campaign promise of President Donald Trump.

End Citizens United had promised to fight any attempts to repeal any or all of the Johnson Amendment which had been in place for more than half a century. Over the course of the last few months, the Republican Party have been looking to repeal part of the Johnson Amendment which would allow them to eliminate the part of the law prohibiting religious groups from directly funding political parties or candidates during election seasons; one of the major reasons for this was the belief many donors would funnel their political donations through churches and receive a tax break from the donations made.

The fact the Amendment appears to be safe from the meddling of Republican lawmakers is not the end of the fight for End Citizens United as the group fears a recent Executive Order signed by President Trump is being used a further back door to repealing the Amendment. Introducing the Executive Order, President Trump revealed the IRS was being instructed not to remove the tax-exempt status of any religious group providing campaign funding for political candidates and parties.

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller has been fighting to protect any further destruction of campaign financing rules which have been under threat like never before by Republican lawmakers since the 2010 Citizens United decision; End Citizens United is determined to fight to repeal Citizens United from its Washington D.C. headquarters. Remaining a traditional Political Action Committee, End Citizens United only accepts donations to a maximum value of $5,000 from donors to remain free from political influence from major donors. Across the country, three million members have come together to build a network of donors who had already raised $7 million for the 2018 midterm elections by the middle of 2017.

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George Soros Contributions To The Cause Of Championing For Democracy

Many people who now Mr. Soros are aware of the fact that his philanthropy efforts are rooted in his past. Having lived in the Nazi-occupied region of Hungary as a boy, Soros emigrated to London then later the United States, in which he became successful on wall street. What brought Soros mainstream attention is an incident that happened in 1992. In that year, Soros made a bet against Britain’s currency, the British pound. His stake amounted to $1 billion. His move to bet against the pound led to the devaluing of the money by the government as Soros was aggressively selling the British pound. The events that took place later earned Soros the nickname of the man who broke the bank of England and what George Soros knows.

With time Soros fortune significantly grew, with this wealth, he decided to fund various rights causes while at the same time promoting democracy. In 1984 Soros was able to establish the first open society foundation based in Hungary. By doing so, Soros emulated the principle of philosopher Karl Popper’s book ‘the open society and its enemies’ in which popper championed for the right of democratic governance, the freedom of expression not forgetting the respect for people’s rights and George Soros lacrosse camp.

In today’s America, Soros is regarded as one of the country’s biggest donor for the Democrats. In 2016 alone, he made significant donations to the then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. During this electioneering period, Soros donated millions to various political action committees while at the same time opposing Donald trump. He also supported numerous Democrat candidates and their agendas. Other than that, during the Americas 2016 presidential election, Soros made a massive bet that Donald Trump would lose the election and learn more about George Soros.

For the past several decades, Soros has been making substantial donations to the open society foundations on a yearly basis. He has been donation an average of $800 to $900 million to this organization every year. All this changed a few years back when he started increasing the contributions to this foundation as part of his estate planning. This has brought the value of the donation to the open society foundation this year to $18 billion. The first media outlet that released this figure to the public was the wall street journal. More information on this can be found on the New York Times.

In the coming years, Soros is expected to make donations equivalent or slightly more than $2 billion to the open society foundation. It is a known fact that no foundation in the world, not even the ford foundation, has had a substantial impact on the world as we know it today. The open society foundation has been able to achieve a lot over the past twenty years, a sentiment shared by Darren Walker, the current president of the Ford Foundation. The evidence that supports this notion comes from the fact that there is no region in the world the open society foundation hasn’t gone to and helped improve human rights and championing for democracy. Soros is committed and will continue to be while overseeing the work his foundation. Soros wishes that the foundation impacts the world positively bringing the much-needed change and Follow him Twitter.com.