Bought Elections and the End Citizens United.

Democracy is one of the gifts that the free world has given its citizens. The freedom to elect people that stand for their policies and represent them in the lawmaking process of the country. It is the only form of government that gives all, including the lowest members of the Caste, the right of choice and power in their countries. This freedom, democratic freedom, is only achieved in free, fair and transparent elections which is not the case when candidates are “paid” or “bought” by the wealthy in the society. When individual one percenters endorse a candidate to Congress, they maintain control of the office or position of the candidate. This mutes the voice of the rest 99 percent and drags public participation and progress in the mud. That’s why the End Citizens United committee was established in 2015. Visit their page on Facebook.

This founding of End Citizen United was triggered by a court ruling that deregulated the limits on independent fundings and spending for or against a candidate. The Citizens United Vs Federal election commission court ruling was in 2010 and the holding was that optical spending was a form of protected speech in the 1st amendment in the constitution and that the government should not keep corporations from funding or endorsing candidates, under the notion “corporations are people”.

The mission of End Citizens United is to end rigged elections and put an end to billionaires “big money” involvement in elections by electing campaign finance reform candidates to help them undermine and end citizens united and untraceable unlimited money in politics. Objectives of End Citizens United in pursuit of their mission are as follows, first is the election of pro-reform candidates to Congress, making the issues of political financing a national priority, using the grassroots membership to shift the political financing power from the wealthy and finally to work with ballot measures commission to pass pro-reform laws.

The End Citizen United has developed a very transparent website that allows viewers to see the progress of their funds, what the committee does and profiles on their pro-reform candidates. This is the level of voter participation that ensures that democracy is upheld and everyone enjoys their right as voters.

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End Citizens United’s Comprehensive Plan To End Citizens United

Our democracy is directly under attack. It seems that large corporations and the wealthy can simply buy the government these days. And it was all started by a Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United.

In 2008, Citizens United was a little known political action committee trying to air a 90-minute fake documentary about Hillary Clinton. They broke FEC rules by trying to air the film to close to election day. They were denied the right to air the propaganda, and, of course, Citizens United filed suit.

Citizens United was told no by the FEC and other federal courts. Then the Supreme Court chose the case completely out of the blue. Five conservative justices then returned one of the most jaw-dropping decisions in the history of the Republic. They somehow spun logical circles fast enough to get dizzy in order to say that corporations are people. Read more news about the group on USA Today.

I don’t know about you, but I have never met a corporate person. However, this incredibly stupid decision is now affecting each and every one of our lives. It allows these corporate persons to express free speech with the use of cash in order to influence elections.

I only take solace in the fact that End Citizens United was assembled just a few years later. The grassroots organization is inspiring with a multilevel plan to take power back from corporations.

The group travels the country to endorse Democratic candidates that want to end Citizens United. They turn their fundraising powers on for the candidate in order to raise money to fight off the corporations that will inevitably attack. End Citizens United only takes money from individuals and never takes donations from corporations. They have quite the fundraising capability and they are currently using it to aid Beto O’Rourke in his Senate race with Ted Cruz.

They’ve also dispatched campaign-finance advocates to watch over critical elections across the country. End Citizens United has filed a lawsuit against Rick Scott in his bid for a Senate seat in the state of Florida. They just caught him coordinating with his super PAC which is against campaign finance law.



End Citizens United Pushes For Election Campaign Reforms In 2018

End Citizens United (ECU), a Political Action Committee subsidized by the grassroots, was founded on the 1st of March 2015. End Citizens United is dedicated in refuting the catastrophic impact of Citizens United and revolutionizing the finance system of election campaigns.

The ultimate objective of ECU is to put an into to the Big Money within the United States politics, and resolved the manipulated political scheme through the elevation of this particular problem in the national conversation, taking measures in the passing of state ballots, and the election of pro-reform campaign finance champions. End Citizens United will collaborate closely with the aforementioned champions to terminate the undisclosed and unlimited money in politics, as well as to upend Citizens United.

The PAC will strive towards this objective by means of:

-Utilizing the membership of grassroots to portray political power on the concerns of money within politics.
-Employing ballot campaign measures for pro-reform laws in the various states.
-Broaching the matter of money in politics as an important national issue.
-Nominating pro-reform candidates.

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Lately, ECU exposed the 20 Republican congress Members it would focus on in 2018. ECU labels them as the “Big Money 20,” which is a group of republicans have given special considerations by opposing finance campaign reform, backing legislation that profited their big donors, accepting big donations, and favoring groups or individuals more than their constituents.

The Big Money 20 are as follows:

Se. Ted Cruz (Texas), Sen Dean Heller (Nevada), House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wisconsin), Rep Mike Bishop (Michigan), Rep Rod Blum (Iowa), Rep. Mike Bost (Illinois), Rep. Mike Coffman (Colorado), Rep. Ryan Costello (Pennsylvania), Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (New Jersey), Rep. Duncan Hunter (California), Rep. Will Hurd (Texas), Rep. Darell Issa (California), Rep. Tom MacArthur (New Jersey), Rep. Pat Meehan (Pennsylvania), Rep. Erik Paulsen (Minnesota), Rep. Rob Pittinger (North Carolina), Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (California), Rep. Peter Roskam (Illinois), Rep. Claudia Tenney (New York), Rep. Mimi Walters (California).

ECU’s goal is to procure and expend $35 million on the re-election races for the 2018 election round, this is an outpouring of $10 million extra compared to the $25 million that the PAC spent in 2016. Majority of the Big Money 20 re-electionists will have a difficult time winning the election; however, most independent analysts do not consider Ryan or Cruz vulnerable.

Since ECU is a conventional political action committee, it does not accept donations that exceed $5,000. The fundraising objective is based on the small contributions of its over 3 million members.

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George Soros is the Sword against Trump

We can thank the philanthropist and billionaire George Soros for being a shield against incorrect and damaging conservative policies. This man, who is known as the bogeyman of the right, has stood against the evil that the GOP has long purported. George Soros understands that money can have a great impact on the political landscape of America. Because of this understanding, as well as being a billionaire, he has been able to throw around some financial muscle to make sure that the Republican Party is not able to gain control. This financial muscle can be seen in his army of lawyers who constantly look over the legislation that the Republican Congress wants to pass. These lawyers then informed George Soros if he needs to be worried. He also has an army of legislators who will go to Congress and advocate for leftist ideals. These legislators have done more to convince the world that leftism is a moral good then decades worth of Democratic presidents.

George Soros would get involved in politics on a greater scale during the 2004 presidential election. At this time, President George W. Bush, a right-wing Republican, was in charge of the White House. During the rule of this Republican, the United States of America entered into a war with Afghanistan in order to defeat the Taliban. Unfortunately, George W. Bush would lie to the people and use that as a springboard to attack the country of Iraq. George Soros could not tolerate any more lies from the Republicans. To stop George Bush from gaining the presidency again, George Soros gave $27 million to the Democratic Party to be used as they saw fit. The vast majority of that money went to a John Kerry and his campaign for the White House.

George Soros would also back Barack Obama in 2008. The world was shocked at the rise of this once unknown Senator from Illinois. However, the moment he took the podium he spoke into the heart and the soul of the American people and those who understand the world of politics knew that this man had a great chance of becoming the next president. Donors began flocking to Barack Obama. Because of that, George Soros did not donate as much money as he did in 2004. This time he only donated $15 million to the Democratic Party.

George Soros would return to the political landscape in 2016 when Hillary Rodham Clinton was taking on none other than Donald Trump. Donald Trump was by far the most racist, fascist, and intolerant president that George Soros ever seen. Soros could not let this madman sit in the Oval Office. Soros then back Hillary Clinton both financially and publicly. During this time, the DNC was nearly bankrupt and could only operate on a limited amount. George Soros gave the DNC $25 million so they could have the capacity needed to defeat Donald Trump. Unfortunately for the Democrats, Trump and the Republicans would go on to win that historic election and to learn more

End Citizens United-The Group Trying To Change The Future Of American Politics

The events that are happening in the country have been seen to be the direct result of the less stringent measures on who can and who cannot contribute to the political parties. It is a window that was opened in 2012 when FEC versus Citizens United case led to the approval of a law that allowed prominent organizations to act as individuals when contributing to the political activities and campaigns of various candidates. The latest from the group is that the 2016 election was profoundly flawed, and the Russians were not the only people who meddled with the results.

The speculation that the election results had been tampered with has been going on for some months. It is because everyone was very sure that Hillary was going to win, even the exit polls were indicating the same. It has taken the country close to a year to come to terms with the fact that the Republican is now in office.

Read more: Activist Investigations Uncover Russian Meddling According to End Citizens United

Various investigations have been going on about the involvement of the Russians in the elections. The first issue that the End Citizens United raises is the fact that even though technically, foreign bodies are prohibited from taking part in the contributions for the elections, it is close to impossible to enforce this law, and the truth is that it has not been applied in the past. There has been a trend of right-wing lawmakers doing away with the rules that were meant to ensure that no foreign money is used in the politics. The reality that the country is facing now is the fact that many wealthy people have more influence than they should on the politics of the day, and their impact is worsening the electoral process for the country.

It is close to impossible to determine how much money came from other countries in the 2016 elections. What is even more difficult to unravel is the number of people who were involved. However, the reality of the matter is that the constitution needs to be amended so that there can be a little bit of regulation on what is allowed and what is not allowed in politics.

These are the problems that End Citizens United wants to fix with the petition they are planning to take to the Supreme Court. They have collected the signatures and are hoping that they will manage to get the change that is needed in the country before the Congressional Mid-terms in 2018.

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Marco Rubio gets DeVos Family Backing

Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s push to be the Republican flag bearer in the 2016 US Presidential election got a massive boost recently. This is after West Michigan business honcho Dick DeVos indicated that he and his larger family are backing the candidate. In a one on one chat with a correspondent from The Detroit News, DeVos indicated that though the family initially supported Jeb Bush for the presidency, his withdrawal from the race made them shift their allegiance to Rubio.

The announcement was made ahead of the Michigan primaries, with Dick hoping that it would help the family galvanize enough support for the Senator before then. The DeVoses have also promised to donate significantly to the Senator’s push for the presidency. They will directly contribute to the campaign kitty or the campaign’s steering committee. The family will also use its extensive connections to rally other families and the general public to turn out in large numbers and support Rubio. 

Dick and Rubio have come a long way. They became acquainted in between 2006 and 2008 when the latter was the Speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives. Rubio in partnership with the governor at that time Jeb Bush helped pass a statute that allowed parents to have a wider variety of schools for their children. The DeVoses were dedicated to that noble cause, which increased access to education for kids in Florida. Dick hopes Rubio will build on his impeccable past to bring reform to the American society. 

Dick DeVos in Brief

He is an American of Dutch ancestry and was born on 21st October 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, thus his strong ties to the Netherland Institute. His parents are Richard DeVos and Helen DeVos. He is an alumnus of Northwood University, from where he has received a distinguished alumni award. From a young age, he was involved in the family business Amway, started by his father. This laid the background of his corporate career. At 19 years, he officially joined the family business where he held various management positions. By 30, he had risen to be one of Amway’s Vice Presidents and was responsible for the firm’s setups in 18 nations.

Besides business, he supports the Republican Party and heavily vouches for its candidates. He is also engaged in philanthropy with his wife Betsy through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, of which he is the president. Its supports different noble causes around the globe.

Betsy shares her approach for creating more quality educational opportunities for children in Detroit.

Posted by Dick DeVos on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Learn more about Dick’s career by visiting his LinkedIn profile.