End Citizens United

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America’s Founding Fathers embraced an idea that at the time was completely radical. No other country, political party, or fringe group on earth ascribed to this idea. This extreme notion is one that America holds dearest: citizens have the right to control their government. Before our ancestors made desperate stand, everyone thought the right to leadership was preordained by God. Kings were born kings because they were chosen by a wiser power.

In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations have the right to donate money to political candidates without transparency. This means that companies whose profits are in the millions, maybe even reaching the billions, have a right to donate large sums of money to those will work to pass laws that favor the corporations effectively stealing one important aspect of success to any campaign — financial support. Financial contributions are a significant way to empower every voter. By allowing corporations to donate sums that completely negate the power of an average voters donation, then democracy is effectively being stolen.

End Citizens United is a group trying to wrest power back from the super rich and place it back where it belongs: among the people. It works to elect pro-reform candidates, call attention to this problem, and use ballot measures and grassroots power to bring about real change. Through grassroots funding, in small amounts from 100,000 individual voters, End Citizens United has already raised $4 million this year and are projecting $35 million by the 2018 elections.

While the group endorses many candidates in all states, challengers and incumbents included, recently End Citizens United endorsed Jon Ossoff and help raise $500,000 in grassroots funding.

The Big Money 20 an effort to begin removing legislators from office who are known to receive substantial gifts or donations from companies and then work to pass legislation that would directly benefit those companies. For example, Rep Mimi Walters (California) who voted for tax reform would raise the taxes of middle-class families after a group powered by secret mega-donors began threatening legislators who opposed the bill in her district.

End Citizens United is based in Washington, DC, and is led by President Tiffany Muller. This organization is a Political Actions Committee (PAC) and cannot receive donations over $5,000.

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Enigma Dick Devos

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Background Information on Dick DeVos

 

Richard Marvin Jr. popularly known as Dick DeVos was born on 21st October 1955. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids. He started his education at the famous Forest Hill Public School. Later on, he joined the Northwood University where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He also attended the Harvard Business School and involved himself with some of the Executive Study Programs at the Wharton School. He has received different honorary doctorates from Central Michigan University, Northwood University, and the Grove City College. At Northwood University, Dick DeVos received recognition for the distinguished alumni. He married Betsy Devos in the 80s. In 2006, Dick DeVos competed for the governor’s seat as a Republican nominee.

 

The Achievements of Dick DeVos

 

After completing his education, Dick DeVos started to be more active in their family business, the Amway Company. He had already been exposed to the operations of Amyway when he was a child. The exposure made him gain interest in the practices and activities of the company. While still growing up, Dick DeVos and his brother were assigned the role of greeting guests at conventions held by the company. He later became the heir of the Amyway Foundation which grew with time. He continues to participate in different foundations that help in establishing his name.

He owns part of the Orland Magic which is the National Basketball Association. His father was The President and CEO of the team in 1991 before he became a part owner on 21st October 2015.

Dick DeVos is currently the president of the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation that donates millions to religious, civic, artistic, educational, free-market economic and community movements. The foundation started most of its activities in 1990 and still grows day by day.

 

Some of the Movements Supported by Dick DeVos

 

Some of the organizations and movements supported by the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation include; The Helen Devos Children’s Hospital, Regional Air Alliance situated in Michigan and Kids Hope USA. Other movements and organizations supported by the Foundation are; The Thunderbirds School of Global Management, The Hugh Michael Beahan Foundation, and The Willow Creek Association. The list goes on, but the mentioned movements are the ones that have made him famous.

The main objective of the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation is to serve more people through the different organizations and movements that they fund. He believes that his financial efforts and support towards other organizations and movements helps them to become better and help more people.

 

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George Soros Will Continue to Haunt Donald Trump

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For many years, George Soros merely made a public appearance. However, his sudden appearance before the current elections made headlines around the world as George tried his best by pouring millions of dollars in campaigns supporting Hillary Clinton on Politico. According to George Soros, it was vital for the American nation to stand against the hate of Donald Trump who is intent on making a mockery of American liberal values. Unfortunately, the plan did not work as Donald Trump pulled out a shock victory.

Despite the turbulence, George Soros is still adamant on stopping Donald Trump from achieving his objectives, which according to the left wing, is likely to increased hate and push America towards chaos. The first signs of such an effort were visible in Washington’s opulent Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where Soros and more than 100 influential liberals on project-syndicate.org from around the United States will sit behind the closed doors to think over what went wrong and how left-wing liberals can provide resistance to Trump’s agenda.

Interestingly, the Democratic Alliance Donor Club, is a brainchild of Soros who built one of the first functional alliance of its kind in modern history, in 2004. Initially, the alliance was built to support John Kerry in his election to win the White House. When the bid failed, Soros and his colleagues agreed to continue the DA club to pull Democratic leaders towards the left. Even without Soros active participation in the DA Club on discoverthenetworks.org, the organisation has continued to attract major labor unions, left-wing activists, and a variety of liberal groups to form a united agenda.

Accordingly, the three day conference behind closed doors is headed by Soros long-time friend Gara LaMarche. In his message to donors, Gara pointed out that the Democracy Alliance will need to reassess the situation after the shock win of Donald Trump. George Soros also suggested that the aim of the conference is not to point fingers at each other, but to learn from the mistakes. As such, he also acknowledged that left wing may have done something wrong or liberals are unable to make a coherent strategy. Therefore, the conference will also try to make new plans going forward.

It is also notable that some members of the DA club are itching to change the existing setup of the club as they fear that major reassessment is needed to confront Donald Trump. Still, prominent liberals attending the conference have made it clear that there is no need to make a major shift as Donald Trump did not win the popular vote, not he got more votes than the previous Republican candidate. As a result, the Democratic Alliance can function properly without making massive changes to its agenda.

As for the supporters of George Soros, it is good to see the billionaire back in action. In fact, his continuous involvement in the DA club will reassure liberals that Donald Trump will have a hard time implementing his policies. Perhaps, the influence of DA club is evident by the participation of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison.