End Citizens United To Cut Back On Corrupt Influences On Elections

The non-profit advocacy group known as Citizens United went on to sue the FEC over the prevention of the political ppv video that they had produced during the 2008 election year. It was then that the case ended up being handed over to the Supreme Court which ruled in 2010 over the case. It was in the Citizens United case against the FEC that was centered solely on the electing communication forum stating that the movies made to be aired on cable, satellite or even broadcasted to your television or radio be overturned on the argument that ads did not break any rules during the representation for the campaign trails of the election. It was later then discovered that had the case been handled as solicitor General Ted Olsen had suggested, Citizens United would no longer be a problem. It was the fact that the ruling shared a remote connection to the campaign finance laws. View the group’s profile on Politifact.com.

It was then during the line of questioning that the lawyer for the government had found himself boxed in. It is the hope that the End Citizens United reform would uphold the Supreme Court’s ruling on the matter at hand. With the Supreme Court handing down the ruling of strict guidelines and rules for the election expenditures to be upheld because of the strict laws surrounding election financing.

With End Citizens United trying to overturn the rulings held onto from the courts, the Supreme Court ruled that there is reasons behind the rules concerning the amounts of money that can be contributed to groups such as SpeechNow. The law states that no one person, one corporation or business is allowed to go in excess of the money allowed to be raised by one entity.

End Citizens United is not about striking down the laws around campaign funds but rather to support what is being called as “judicial activism” by many of the critics. What most people are referring to as End Citizens United is that when you have money, it allows for free speech which is what they say is happening with corporations that accept donations above the amount allowed by law. It was not because of the money collected that money equaled speech but rather just helped it along with the matter of corruption within influence of elections.

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End Citizens United Nets $4 Million And Aims For $35 Million To Push Its Agendas

In its efforts to get more Democrats elected to the Congress, End Citizens United has managed to raise more than $4 million towards the course. The cash will be used to finance campaigns for selected Democratic candidates. Besides, the innovative and effective committee hopes to raise about $35 million before the 2018 midterm elections.

In its effort to obtain sufficient funding, End Citizens United is looking to meet the target of an additional $10 million on top of the $25 million it managed to raise during their first election cycle. The money was channeled to fund campaigns of some of their candidates who got elected. The committee is hopeful that it will achieve its goal even when it has to beat the odds and a myriad of challenges ahead.

As a Political Action Committee (PAC), End Citizens United is seeking to invoke the constitutional amendment process to get a supreme court ruling against Citizens United revoked. The decision made by the court made it possible for the formation of super PACs. This means that Big Money will eventually find its way into politics, which is against the tenets of democracy in the United States. Currently, the committee can only accept donations that are below the $5000 mark from individuals. This is a step that ensures that illegal monies do not fund the group’s activities and affect the overall outcome.

Previously, over 100,000 people made contributions to the PAC. Of these, 40,000 donors were making contributions for the first time. The committee’s President and Executive Director, Tiffany Muller, is optimistic that more first-time donors will contribute in coming days. Already, there is a lot of support for End Citizen United and its fight towards better campaign-finance reform policies.

Recently, the committee led calls for contributors to raise about $500,000 towards the campaign of a first-time candidate, Jon Ossoff, a Democrat in Georgia. The 30-year-old Ossoff surprised the political circles by raising more than $4 million for the upcoming special election to fill in a Republican house slot, which was left vacant by Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price. According to Muller, who has played an active role as a political director in the Senate’s Democrats’ campaign arm, the group is still weighing up the races to participate in come next year. There are signs that it could marshal resources to defend Democratic senators like Sherrod Brown and Jon Tester of Ohio Montana respectively.

George Soros and Politics – The Stand Against President Trump

The recent U.S. presidential election saw the participation of the national and international community. However, several individuals including billionaire investor George Soros were directly involved in trying to steer the outcome. Consequently, he has been very vocal about Donald Trump’s win and the consequences for the U.S. and the world as a whole.

Here is what George Soros has to say about President Donald J. Trump’s election win and what the future holds.

Destined for Failure
George Soros has always exhibited confidence over President Donald J. Trump’s failure during interviews with Bloomberg and other media outlets. According to the investor, the president’s failure will emanate from his self-contradictory ideas and policies on opensocietyfoundations.org.

In fact, Soros is of the opinion that Donald Trump did not expect to win the election in the first place, hence the ‘disorganized’ nature of his administration. According to the billionaire investor, Donald Trump was more focused on marketing his brand than winning the elections during the campaign period. To this end, George Soros accuses the president of not thinking his policies through and acting as a divisive figure both at home and internationally.

George Soros has always been critical of the right wing of politics in the U.S. and President Donald J. Trump in particular. In fact, he was so intent on keeping Trump off power that he donated over $20 million to presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s campaign on business2community.com. What’s more, he was so confident that Trump would lose that he committed big investments based on this.

The billionaire investor is rumored to have lost over $1 billion in investments as a result of Trump’s win on Forbes. Soros had bet on the market crashing once Donald Trump lost, but it has been rallying since the latter’s victory. Nevertheless, the investor is still hopeful of positive returns in the near future as he is confident that the markets will crash under the president’s divisive policies.

A Would-Be Dictator?
George Soros as well as many of Trump’s critics have labeled him a would-be dictator owing to his campaigning tone and promises. As Soros points out, the president is critical of everyone who does not agree with his ideas and policies. Lately this has been evident in the president’s use of executive orders to implement his policies as well as his dismissal of officials who oppose him.

However, George Soros is confident that President Donald J. Trump cannot impose dictatorship or even sustain his divisive reign. The billionaire investor has expressed his confidence in the different branches of the government and the sovereignty of the constitution over any individual. It is rumored that Soros has been funding organizations and movements protesting against Trump in a bid to force him to step down, but the billionaire has neither accepted nor denied it.

Currently George Soros is rallying other democrats and donors to unite against President Donald J. Trump’s ‘destructive’ policies. He has also been advocating against Trump’s recent ban on refugees by committing $500 million in investments to refugees’ and migrants’ businesses in Europe and the U.S.

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