Campaign finance in America is what drives elections, and there are many different people who will do not understand how much corruption is involved in the campaigns they vote for. Someone who is searching for information on campaign finances may look into what End Citizens United has to say, and they may learn quite a lot about what happens in Washington by following this organization. This article explains why I am so interested in what End Citizens United does.
#1: What Do They Want To Change?
End Citizens United wants to change how campaigns are paid for because they know that the richest people in America are able to buy elections. Their money spreads across Washington, and the money causes more corruption because there are more positions to buy. A person like me who wants to see the laws change may support the PAC by helping them raise money.
I have participated in many fundraisers that are an important part of the PAC, and we have already raised $4 million. There are many more millions to raise, and the money that is raised will change the public education work that End Citizens United wants to do. There are quite a few different people who wish to help at these events, and we are hoping to push forward and agenda that will take big money out of government.
#3: Social Media
The social media presence of the PAC is important because they post quite a lot of news and information that may be used to ensure that the public votes for campaign finance reform. The public may participate in pushing the agenda with their local officials, and the laws may be drafted to change how money is spent in elections. You and I are responsible for this because we vote for the people who may make this change.
#4: Why Does It Matter?
No one in America should have to live under a government that is bought and paid for by personal wealth. Most Americans simply do not have that kind of money, and they cannot run for office because they do not have the money to combat in any election. It is important for people to ensure that they are not spoken for by special interests, and a changed law will ensure that the big money is removed completely.
I have helped End Citizens United with many events because they are showing us that we may have government that is not run by big money. There are many different people who will enjoy working with us, and they may share the information that the PAC posts online. We want to educate the public and take big money out of government.
George Soros is considered as one of the leading business magnets and a political activist from the USA. George Soros is also well known as the President of Soros Fund Management and also as one of the 30 richest men from the country. Throughout his life, he has been involved with numerous social and political causes, and he donated more than $13 billion to various political and social causes. George Soros is a strong supporter of non-violent democratization in Central and Eastern Europe and he has been quite active in supporting democracy and access to health and education throughout the globe.
Although Soros had a massive contribution in the political arena of USA, he has been keeping himself in isolation for a long while since 2004. In that year, he made a significant donation of $27 million to the Democratic Party in their fight against Bush. He had serious concerns against Bush and considered him as a big threat to the country and its citizens. Hence, he tried his level best to stop Bush in the election. However, when Bush won the election, George Soros focused to social and philanthropic causes only. While he made a good donation to Obama campaigns on opensocietyfoundations.org in the last two elections, he was always away from the limelight.
But in the 2016 Presidential Election, Soros made a strong comeback. George Soros had been a strong supporter and admirer of Hillary Clinton, and he has been supporting the Democratic wing from the very beginning. Also, he has a big concern about Trump as well. According to Soros, Trump is an imposter and conman who is in the election for his personal benefit only and destined to lead the USA into chaos. Hence, he has been quite active before the election with his unprecedented support to the Democratic party on Forbes. Even when Trump won the election, Soros is busy to fight with the Trump Administration as well.
Soros is considered as one of the biggest donors to Hillary and Democratic campaigns in 2016. He donated $7 million to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC working in support of Hillary. He also pledged to donate further $3 million to this PAC as well. In addition to that, Soros donated to American Bridge 21st Century, a research opposition super PAC working against Republican candidates on nytimes.com with an amount of $2 million. He also donated $3 million to Immigrant Voters Win that was working to increase participation from the Hispanic voters in key swing states. Also, he donated $2 million to America Votes and another $5 million to Voting Rights Trust as well. On top of that, Soros donated a total of $4.5 million (1.5 million each) to the PACs supporting Senate Majority, Democratic Senate candidates, and Planned Parenthood.Soros also made generous donations to numerous other Democratic Party PACs, Committees as well but those amounts are not disclosed to the media.
Right now he is working with fellow Democratic supporters in a battle against Trump administration. He strongly believes that Trump along with his incompetent cabinet will force irrational decisions on the country. Hence, He has been active in reinforcing US constitution and institutions to resist Trump through Democracy Alliance.
Charles Koch the wealthy Republican donor and the youngest brother of David Koch isn’t shy when it comes to expressing his opinion. Koch is on the Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the world. He acquired that wealth by turning his family business into one of the largest privately owned businesses in the world. Koch is an MIT graduate that shuns the bright lights of New York and Washington for the corn fields of Kansas.
The eighty-year-old Koch is known for conservation beliefs, but those beliefs do cross the line of libertarianism from time to time. He has even expressed his dislike for the Republican candidates recently, and he openly said Hillary Clinton may be the best person to occupy the White House for the next four years.
Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, and Charles Koch don’t see to eye to eye often. But both men feel America’s colleges, and universities are doing students an injustice by stifling free speech and taking the high road when it comes to inviting controversial figures to express their opinions of campuses around the country. Mr. Koch said students as well as college administrators and professors that go against “the culture of conformity” that exists on campuses today are ostracized, face sanctions, and are considered disruptive.
Koch believes freedom of expression and speech are empty words without the freedom to offend. But Bloomberg and Koch say universities are playing it safe and avoiding topics and people that may cause students and faculties discomfort. This closed system of coddling like ideas is ruining the basic foundation that universities have relied on for centuries. If colleges had not address topics like civil and women’s rights, gay and lesbian marriage and other controversial topics years ago the progress that has been made to accept, these touchy issues would have fallen in the arms of segregation, separation, and isolationism.
College students must be allowed to express their opinions openly and freely, according to Koch. In order for the United States to stay on top of the expanding awareness of rights, freedoms, and individualism, institutions of higher learning must set the example, according to Koch.
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