How End Citizens United Is Fighting To Change Campaign Finance Laws

What Is End Citizens United?

 

End Citizens United is a political action committee, also known as a PAC. The mission of End Citizens United is to help bring about campaign finance reform at the local, state and national level. The group aims to achieve its mission by providing money in the form of donations to support candidates that they deem are champions of campaign finance reform.

 

Another way End Citizens United pursues its agenda is by urging its members and supporters to get out and vote for candidates that the group has endorsed in political elections. The organization also solicits funds on behalf of those politicians from its members and supporters. It is important to point out that End Citizens United is a partisan group. This means that the group aligns itself with one party. End Citizens United is aligned with the Democratic Party, which has a strong agenda of ending dark money in political donations. Many Democratic candidates also routinely speak of ending Citizens United which is right on par with what End Citizens United is pursuing.

 

2017 has been a record year in terms of fundraising for End Citizens United. The first quarter of 2017 saw the group rake in over $4 million dollars. Average donations came out to be $12 and the PAC saw over 40,000 new people donate to its group. About 100,000 people in total donated to the PAC in the first three months of 2017.

 

Based on the strong start to fundraising in 2017, End Citizens United is projecting that it will raise over $35 million for the crucial congressional midterm elections slated for 2018. If the group manages to raise that sum of money, it will be $10 million more than it raised the last time around which was $25 million.

 

There is no doubt that a large war chest is going to be necessary in order to challenge Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections. Holding on to House of Representative seats and Senate seats will be difficult in states that voted for Republican president Donald Trump in the presidential election of 2016. End Citizens United is hedging that a large coffer and grassroots organization can help the Democrats win seats and perhaps even take control of Congress.

 

Tiffany Muller, who is the executive director at End Citizens United says that a lot of the supporters and donors of her PAC are upset and angry over the results of the election. They also feel that president Donald Trump and the Republican controlled Congress are pursuing an agenda that is not in line with their beliefs and values. Such sentiments, she believes are the reason why groups such as End Citizens United are seeing an influx of donations and support.

 

A Closer Look at Human-Rights Activist Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen is the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, a champion for the people who feel powerless and he is a well-known and respected film producer. In 1989, Halvorssen began his journey into human rights violations by organizing an opposition against the apartheid in South Africa. Mr. Halvorssen is of Venezuelan and Norwegian descent, and his father was once a political prisoner in Venezuela. The imprisonment of his father caused Mr. Thor Halvorssen to fight for due process and individual rights in Venezuela.

In 2004, Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation after a political protest in which his mother was shot and killed. The goal of the foundation is to secure the release of political prisoners that were wrongly convicted and sentenced. The New York-based foundation has secured the release of seven political prisoners since its inception, and it has published two best-selling books on individual rights and human rights violations throughout the world.

Mr. Halvorssen is also the founder of the popular Oslo Freedom Forum. The forum is an annual global event that many describe as a one-of-a-kind human rights festival. He is also the founder of the Children’s Peace Movement based out of Prague. Recently, the Human Rights Foundation praised the release of an anti-Castro graffiti artist in Cuba. Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado was imprisoned for two months in a Cuban maximum-security prison for spray painting references on the death of the former Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro. The HRF is pleading with the Cuban government to drop all charges against Maldonado and to stop arresting him arbitrarily.

More visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/thorhalvorssen/

The Life of Charles Koch

Succeeding in the world of business takes a lot of hard work and determination. There are few people who are able to succeed and stay there for long periods of time. Charles Koch is one of the few people who has been able to do so successfully over his career. Anyone looking for a person to model their life after has a great role model in Charles Koch. He has been able to build up a great name in business while also helping other people along the way. He is one of the few people in life who cares about others. He recently told people about his life story.

Charles Koch did not come from a home with a lot of money. This shaped his thoughts and views on money from an early age. There is a major difference in the determination of a person when they come from money and when they do not. He knew that he would have to work hard and take risks in order to succeed at a high level. This is why his story is so fascinating to many people today. Instead of worrying about others, he has focused his life on working to build up wealth. Then he was able to use that wealth for influence for things that he cares deeply about. He is a great example of the impact that one person can make.

Koch found his calling in the business world. Few people today have his ability to build a great business over time and Charles has done so with Koch Industries. Anyone who is looking for help in this area should look to him for advice. He was able to take struggling companies and turn them into profitable ones. There are only a handful of people who have been as successful as him when it comes to starting and running a business. Over the long term, he has positively impacted the lives of millions of people through his success in business. Over time, Charles Koch has started to use his time and attention to work on things that benefit society as a whole. He has even started to get involved with politics at the local level.

Additional Links:

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/02/koch-brothers-take-on-trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/05/20/17-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-koch-brothers/

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/charles-koch-overcriminalization-115512