Category: Campaign Strategy

End Citizens United Helping Put An End To Unregulated Political Contributions

In 2010, the Supreme Court made a decision in regards to political contributions that changed the course of how elections are run. The country’s highest court turned companies into people, allowing them to contribute unlimited amounts of money, thus eliminating any transparency and accountability that is needed for honest elections. Billionaires on both sides have been trying to tip the scales of political power in their favor and it continues to get worse.

On March 1st, 2015 End Citizens United was born and is a political action committee funded by small donations from grassroots donors. The pac was created to fight back against the billionaires who are trying to rig the system. The goal of End Citizens United is to end big money and fix the system and they do that by funding pro-reform candidates, promoting ballot measures that aim to pass pro-reform laws across the country.

Read more: Randy Bryce Is the Perfect Fit for End Citizens United

End Citizens United continues to support Democrats in vital races who are working in favor of reforming the campaign finance system and are dedicated to overturning Citizens United. They are willing to support any pro-reform candidate even those who are Republican and Independents. However, they acknowledge that the Republican leadership in Congress are blocking any chance at overturning the Supreme Court ruling. End Citizens United has been featured in multiple articles in a variety of news sites including the Huffington Post, Tech News Spy, Chronicle Week and Gazette Day.

During the 2016 election cycle, End Citizens United spent $900,000 on advertising in support of Democratic candidates for congress. According to USA Today, End Citizens United raised almost $25 million during the recent election cycle from only 100,000 donors. According to End Citizens United, the average donation was only $12. In 2015, they supported two ballot measures that were aimed at reforming political contribution regulations. End Citizens United has contributed to dozens of political candidates including Charlie Crist, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Senators Patrick Leahy, Patrick Murphy, Russ Feingold and Deborah Ross.

End Citizens United launched a petition to urge the Federal Election Committee to revise regulations when it comes to campaign financing, especially when it comes to advertising. End Citizens United is led by Tiffany Muller, who is the president of the PAC. Muller helping grow the organization into a national organization with more than 3 million members and raising more than $25 million. Tiffany Muller was previously Deputy Political Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where she was a player in several top-level Senate races and also previously served as chief of staff to two Congress members.

Matt Burgess is the Executive Vice President of End Citizens United. Prior to joining he was the political strategist for Planned Parenthood during the recent election cycle. He was also previously the National Political Director at Everytown for Gun Safety.

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George Soros Donating Millions To Super PACs Campaign

George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire, is not new in the political funding arena. In 2014, he organized and advertised a mobilization campaign, for voters in an attempt to unseat the President, George Bush. This campaign cost him $200 million making him the liberal hero. He is at again; political spending, this time contributing over $5million to Super PACs and other political organizations according to The New York Times, in a bid to mobilize Latinos and the other immigrants, to have them vote for the Democratic candidates come November.

 

The surge has been fueled by Donald Trump’s constant insults to the Latinos and the immigrants. The Latinos victory projects chairman Mr. Christobal Alex said that he has seen Trump attack them from the very first day. “He called us thieves and rapists, which could have adverse impacts on our families.” The voter mobilization outreach, carried out through Super PAC is aimed at turning out already Democratic Latinos, and also finding and persuading more immigrant voters. The organizers target is at least 400,000 new voters by November polls.

 

Strategists have said that this spending is headed to become the largest, in all the efforts ever made to increase voter turnout for the Democrats. The money is to be spent through organizations, in states with large and growing Asian and Latino populations like in Florida, Colorado, and Nevada. These populations will be vital in the race to the white house and the senate control battle. This time round, the Latino and immigrant voters will have enough money, to fully participate in the negotiations for their rights, which they have not had for so long.

 

According to George Soros, the Republican has been fuelling anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim campaigns. He says that this is offensive to the countries democracy and national interests. These people making such outrageous statements should face the consequences. This is why Soros is committed to a legal campaign, led by the Democrats to remove the very restrictive voting laws in Ohio, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. George Soros has time from time been seen to finance education and campaign for the protection of the rights of immigrants.

 

George Soros is very committed to the idea of an open society. For this, he founded the Open Society, which is a network of foundations, projects, and partners in over 100 countries. His philanthropy work started in 1979, where he gave scholarships to black South Africans during the apartheid.

 

He also contributed in undermining communism in the Eastern Bloc where he provided Xerox machines for copying banned texts. In his efforts to have transparency and accountability in the natural resources extraction industries, he assisted in establishing an international system that will enable this.