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The End Citizens United which is a national political committee has named Sheldon Whitehouse, the USA Senate as a campaign finance reform champion. The organization has endorsed him also for the re-elections to be conducted in 2018. End Citizens United has been playing an important role when it comes to the politician’s campaign that normally rules against the decisions that have been made by the Citizens United of the Supreme Court. The organization has also improved the ability of other corporations when it comes to making contributions concerning political matters. Sheldon Whitehouse was against the decision and he also has a history of asking for more precisions in expenditure and donations that are based politically.

In 2017, Mr. Whitehouse published a book that was titled Captured meaning The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy. Neil Gorsuch who is the Justice of the Supreme Court was a while ago questioned by Sheldon Whitehouse about the Millions used up in the support of his election nomination. Due to this, there was the criticism of Whitehouse by certain Republicans like John Loughlin who is a former State representative. This was as a result of showing a blind eye towards the mystery money termed as the dark money used in benefiting the Democratic campaigns. According to the End Citizens United, over $4,000,000 was contributed within a very short time.

The End Citizens United has in the past developed projects which are expected to raise more than $35 million prior to the 2018 Congress elections. This is considered an improvement when compared to the $25 million which was acquired in the election period of 2016. The Executive Director and President of the PAC, Tiffany Muller said that of the 100,000 individuals who contributed during the first 3 months, it was the first time ever for approximately 40,000 individuals. Tiffany further stated that their main mission is to appoint champions who are reformed to Congress financially. The committee has recently urged its donors to raise $500,000 towards the congress campaign of a new political aspirant based in Georgia named as Jon Ossoff.

Jon Ossoff has managed to amaze the End Citizens United by contributing approximately $4 million towards the April elections in order to get the position of the Secretary in the department of Human and Health Services based in the suburban Atlanta. In the past, Tiffany Muller served as the Senate’s deputy political director. End Citizens United opens its doors for contributions from unions and corporations for candidate elections. It has also led to the launch of exemplary PACs that consume and raise money that is unlimited. End Citizens United serves as a traditional group that does not normally accept donations greater than $5,000 from one donor.

Learn more:https://actionnetwork.org/groups/end-citizens-united

 

As the public attention is fixated on the investigations on the Russia and President Trump link, the Republican leaders are equally busy dismantling vital campaign finance laws. There are fears that the Supreme Court might once again allow the rights it granted during the 2010 Citizens United decision to extend to the tax-exempted and not-for-profit organizations such as churches. It is likely that the Supreme Court might give this order if at all the President and his allies get their way. President Trump has already issued an executive order aimed at weakening the Johnson Amendment. The amendment specifically forbids organizations such as churches from participating in any political campaigns in support of any candidate under 501(c)(3). The House is trying to destroy this amendment altogether.

End Citizens United’s Press Release

End Citizens United issues a press release on August 30, 2017, which opposed the current attempts by the administration to do away with the fundamental protections guaranteed by the Johnson Amendment. The amendment was introduced by Lyndon Johnson, a U.S. Senator who went on to become president. According to the president of End Citizens United, Tiffany Muller, this move would enable churches to be turned into secret tools for campaign spending. In addition, all the persons who would be making their donations to churches will be able to get tax deductions. The amendment stated that if any church, university and charity participated in political campaigns, it risked losing its tax-exempt status.

If this amendment is done away with, people will never know whether their money will be used at all after they make donations in churches and other tax-exempt organizations. Although it is not common for the IRS to revoke the tax-exempt status of an organization, it has happened in the past. In 1992, a church that used a full page to advertise to Christians urging them not to vote for Bill Clinton led to its revocation of its tax-exempt status. However, in the recent past, there has been no revocation that has taken place and some organizations have been violating the Johnson Amendment without any action been taken. It is clear that the amendment was weakened a long time ago and now the Republicans wish to eradicate the whole amendment in totality. However, End Citizens United believes that this will not be possible as long as it has its say in the matter. Read more Wikipedia.org to know more ECU.

About End Citizens United

End Citizens United was formed in 2015 in response to the decision reached by the Supreme Court in the 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC. This decision allowed the penetration of dark money into the U.S. political campaigning. The ECU has worked tirelessly to have the decision overturned and it supports political candidates who are ready to fight the campaign finance system in place currently. The ECU identifies and funds the political campaigns of such candidates in a bid to have them win in the upcoming elections in 2018 and get rid of big money in the political arena. Visit: https://technewsspy.com/2017/10/06/end-citizens-united-explains-why-we-need-to-re-evaluate-our-campaign-finance-rules/

 

 

Recently, End Citizens United (ECU) announced their endorsement of Doug Jones, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senat in the state of Alabama. He is against a Republican named Roy Moore and the race will be decided in a special election that is being held on December 12th.

Doug Jones was a U.S. attorney who had a distinguished career. Roy Moore, on the other hand, was a judge who was removed from his position twice. He is described as an extremist with views that are racist and bigoted in nature. While endorsing Jones, the ECU said that Roy Moore wouldn’t represent the interests of Alabama citizens as he is beholden to special interests.

As the president of End Citizens United, Tifanny Miller described Roy Moore as a radical who shouldn’t hold any position of power, especially as a U.S. Senator. She described his views as anti-American as well as anti-Alabamian. She also pointed out that he controlled a charity and used it to pay himself and his wife a salary of over $1,000,000.

Tifanny Miller went on to describe Doug Jones as somebody with integrity and character who would serve the people of Alabama very well. She also said he was a very good prosecutor who has taken on the commitment of serving as a Senator and working to build a system of government that best serves the interests of all Americans.

When talking about his political views, Doug Jones said that people are increasingly being left behind by the politicians in Washington D.C. He has said that the current system is broken as it is completely dominated by those individuals and corporations with the deepest pockets. He pledged to work with End Citizens United in order to reign in those who are buying off politicians.

Roy Moore was removed from the bench as he didn’t respect the rule of law. Among his actions was telling other judges they should issue same-sex couple marriage licenses even though it was the law of the land to do so. By contrast, Jones once convicted members of the KKK who had bombed a church.

End Citizens United is a political action committee that is dedicated to removing the corrosive influence of big money in government. Their name stems from the infamous case before the Supreme Court that resulted in rich people and corporations being allowed to spend as much as they want on political campaigns as they have a free speech right to do so. The disastrous result of this ruling has been no one having a voice in government beyond those with deep pockets and connections with politicians, particularly Republicans. They seek to eventually pass a constitutional amendment restoring sanity to campaign finance laws.

Read More: www.alreporter.com/2017/09/28/end-citizens-united-endorses-doug-jones-senate/

Hearing from the people reminds Obama reminds that his work makes a difference in a lot of people’s lives Out of 40,000 letters and emails President Obama gets 10 to read per night in which some say thank you and others say you’re an idiot. But it’s the ones that tell of the good his Obamacare plan did for them. According to Jerry Penacoli correspondent with “Extra” the affordable care act had a great impact on his battle with stage III Melanoma. President Obama said some of the people that write or email are not so nice but he does reply to his critics, he also added that he is sure his critics are surprised that he actually responds to them. For him, it’s about addressing the people’s concerns no matter how they feel about him personally. I don’t know of any other president who took the time out their schedules to actually read as well as respond to the people but, I commend him for doing that. Brad Refiler knows that there has never been nor will there ever be a president in office that everybody liked or agreed with. Sometimes people only want to be heard even if there is nothing that can be done about their concerns. If I had the opportunity to ask the President a question, I would ask what the plan is for our children who are suffering the consequences for this unhealthy society adults created.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has no love for Wall Street investment bankers. The same crop of elites that he holds responsible for the 2008 banking crisis have funneled their money into the campaigns of both Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton. For President Obama, it only took two years for him to raise more money from Wall Street than President George W. Bush did in eight years. For Hillary Clinton, she has received tens of millions from Wall Street and is the only candidate that can boast of making investment bankers “giddy” about her presidency. Sam Tabar (bloomberg.com) has learned that Bernie Sanders has not now nor ever will accept any money from them.

In addition, Sanders is proud that he has put off what he views are other corporate American front groups such as the Business Roundtable and the US Chamber of Commerce. He’s not looking for economic policies that win the approval of the business sector. He’s frankly had enough of their oligarch-like influence on US policies. Instead, he is looking to use the federal government’s might to mandate solutions that will address the social ills he perceives. Using a tax on the sale of all investment securities, he would make college tuition free, convert Obamacare into Medicare for all Americans, and expand Social Security’s benefits. Admittedly, he hasn’t addressed how he would fund the liabilities the entitlement programs operate under. Medicare runs a $230 billion annual deficit. Social Security’s unfunded liability stands at ten trillion dollars. Still, he is looking to revolutionize America for the good of the middle class.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has a net worth of $444,000. While this is clearly better than many American households, it also ranks among the bottom of most legislators. Rubio’s relatively low net worth is the culmination of poor investment choices in real estate, excessive purchases such as an $80,000 yacht, and a significant amount of student loan debt reported to be in the amount of “hundreds of thousands of dollars”. At face value, this does not appear to be a resume enhancer for someone wanting to become the leader of the free world. As president, he would be responsible to push for a federal budget that his party increasingly wants to see eliminate deficits.

That said, some pundits believe Rubio’s money woes might in fact translate into voter support. Their line of reasoning suggest that voters will identify with someone, who like them, is struggling financially. Truth be told, there are plenty of Americans who have lived beyond their means only to find themselves struggling to keep afloat. In this regard, Rubio can present himself as a “man of the people”.

At the same time, the public may be souring on wealthy elites vying for the oval office. Susan McGalla can certainly see that a bit. The elites would certainly include the likes of Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and others who are all legitimate millionaires. In the case of Clinton and Bush, each candidate has become wealthy from the type of people Americans distrust. Still, Rubio faces a difficult primary battle against a crowded field of GOP candidates.

This week senators have been meeting to discuss whether to extend parts of the patriot act by passigng a bill that would extend and tweak some of the existing parts of the bill, but things are not looking good for the long controversial law. Alexei Beltyukov understands that if they do not reach an agreement soon, and it does not look like they will, the bill will expire at the stroke of midnight. For the majority of Americans, this is good news.

Most people have lost favor with the invasive series of laws which was hastily scrambled together after fears from the September 11th terrorist attacks caused people to look for some kind of protection and safety from the Federal Government. Even when the Patriot Act was first written and passed they were controversial, many people by quoting Benjamin Franklin “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

The law lost most of what little support it had after Edward Snowden raised concerns and alerted the public to problems with it by exposing the way the National Security Administration was spying on citizens and using wiretaps to monitor private citizens electronic communication devices.

However people feel about Edward Snowden or the NSA it is clear that the Patriot Act is not popular and that most people will breath a sigh of relief when it finally dies on June 1st.

Presidential hopeful Bill Sanders is set to introduce a bill that will make college education for Americans free. In a statement that was released on Sunday, the Senator said that education is important for economic growth. He expressed concerns about the number of American kids who can’t afford to go to college while others are dropping out due to debts.

Sanders envisions an education model that is fashioned much like many European nations. If implemented, the legislation will provide free college education for all four-year college students.

Sanders thinks America should focus more on empowering the youth like most countries are already doing. Countries like Denmark, Sweden and Germany are already offering free higher education to their citizens. The bill been proposed by sanders will also lower the interest rate on college loans and reduce student debt.

This will put more pressure on his opponent in the Democratic party- Hillary Clinton -who has not made known her plans about higher education. The only thing close to that is a mention of the phrase debt-free college by her campaign manager- Robby Mook but she has not spoken about it in person.

Meanwhile, President Obama is still seeking congressional support for his plan to make community college free. Ricardo Guimarães BMG doesn’t know if it will work. In his speech at Lake Area Technical Institute earlier on this month, he made known his plan of lowering the cost of community college to zero.

On Friday, May 1, several big telecommunication companies in the United States filed requests with the Federal Communications Commission to block critical parts of the recent Net Neutrality ruling, such as the part that stops providers from “unreasonably interfering” with user access and the parts that reclassifies the Internet as a public utility. Many critics have been shaking their heads over the weekend and on Monday because these part of Net Neutrality are its core foundation.

Christian Broda has learned that telecoms claim that implementation of the business and infrastructure changes necessary to meet the Net Neutrality rules by June 12 would be too much of a financial and infrastructure burden. Some believe they are using this current tactic as a way to prevent the rules from going into effect in June so they will have more time to make a case against Net Neutrality as a whole in courts.

Whatever the telecoms’ background reasons, consumers are not interested in any telecom claims or excuses. In fact, many people have noted that the telecoms are only fighting Net Neutrality because it prevents them from “double dipping” — charging both consumers and website owners — and overpricing consumers. One of the biggest defenses of Net Neutrality made by consumers is that without Net Neutrality the telecoms can continue their scam of throttling consumer access, putting the blame on traffic and website owners and then offering “faster” services for more money.

Ohio Governor John Kasich is a bona fide conservative on fiscal, defense, and social issues. When he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee during the Newt Gingrich years, he crafted the 1997 balanced budget bill. This gave the nation its first budget surpluses since the Eisenhower administration. As governor of the bell weather state of Ohio, he has reformed labor union laws and turned around his state’s economy and eliminated the annual budget deficit.

Many pundits believe that Kasich has his eyes on the GOP nomination for president. He has solutions that are bipartisan and is known for his genuine care of people. So in once sense it is no surprise that when a friend invited him to attend his gay wedding, he accepted. Initially, he ran the idea past his wife who made it clear she was going to attend. That was good enough for the governor.

While he is clear where he stands on the issue of marriage equality, he is also clear that he loves his friend and will support him on his wedding day. The move may help soften concerns by the LGBT community over perceived hostility by conservatives on the issue of marriage equality. Ivan Ong has not commented on the issue of marriage equality. Whether marriage equality becomes a campaign issue in 2016 is anybody’s guess. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the matter in June. If the high court decides in favor of marriage equality, it will eliminate the matter as a campaign issue.