End Citizens United: Stopping Big Money Politics

End Citizens United is one of the most influential political groups in the United States today. The organization was created in 2015 as an answer to the group Citizens United which was formed decades ago.

The goal of End Citizens United is to stop their rival group Citizens United from influencing the US elections and to make the results believable once again. They are also vying for the United States Supreme Court to junk their 2010 ruling favoring Citizens United which opened the flood gates for the wealthy and the rich to control the outcome of the elections. End Citizens United is working for the good of the American public, and they are proud to say that their membership as of 2017 has reached more than 3 million.

Recently, the group called for a press conference, announcing their plans for the upcoming 2018 elections. According to End Citizens United, they are busy raising enough funds to prevent the re-election of what they refer to as the “Big Money 20”. They are calling onto their 3 million strong supporters to donate money, with a limit of $5000 each member, so that they can reach their target election fund of $35 million and stop the Big Money 20 to regain their electoral seats. The Big Money 20 refers to a group of Republican senators and representatives who are accused of being corrupt.

Read more: End Citizens United Endorses Randy Bryce in Run Against Paul Ryan

According to End Citizens United on endcitizensunited.org, these politicians are pushing for their own agendas, and they are not listening to what their constituents wanted. They are also accused of receiving donations and bribes, which is a violation of the law. The following politicians were tagged by End Citizens United as one of the members of Big Money 20: Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Nevada Senator Dean Heller, House Speaker Paul Ryan from Wisconsin, Michigan Representative Mike Bishop, Iowa Representative Rod Blum, Illinois Representative Mike Bost, Colorado Representative Mike Coffman, Pennsylvania Representative Ryan Costello, New Jersey Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, California Representative Duncan Hunter, Texas Representative Will Hurd, California Representative Darrell Issa, New Jersey Representative Tom McArthur, Pennsylvania Representative Pat Meehan, Minnesota Representative Erik Paulsen, North Carolina Representative Rob Pittenger, California Representative Dana Rohrbacher, Illinois Representative Peter Roskam, New York Representative Claudia Tenney, and California Representative Mimi Walters.

Tiffany Muller, the group’s executive director, is pleading to all Americans not to vote those who are involved in big money politics. She stated that big money politics destroyed the American government. She also wanted the members of End Citizens United to do everything that they can to be heard by their representatives. She claimed that End Citizens United cannot fight the battle alone, and if the American public wants to experience some change, they would have to fight for it and let the government know that the American public is fed up with big money politics.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_Citizens_United

The Human Rights Foundation and Their Fearless Leader: Thor Halvorssen

The Human Rights Foundation is a New York-based non-profit that exposes human-rights abuses around the world through active on-the-ground reporting. Their work includes traveling to foreign countries and interviewing political dissidents, organizing human-rights protests, penning honest and cut-throat criticisms of political figures, and lobbying international organizations to punish corrupt governments.
The group is most well known for two things: their annual Oslo Freedom Forum, and their eccentric leader Thor Halvorssen. The Oslo Freedom Forum is an annual dinner where dissidents, notable human rights experts, philanthropists, and journalists come together to discuss current human rights problems and news. The HRF even ends the night with an award ceremony that recognizes political dissidents for their work in the field.

Thor Halvorssen a Venezuelan-born human rights activists that founded the HRF in 2005. He is the descendant of Venezuela’s first president and the liberator of South America, Simone Bolivar. His Father and Grandfather were both leaders in business and heavily involved in several human rights groups and committees.

Halvorssen has spent his entire life fighting for what he believes is right, and has shown that he is not afraid to be part of the action. Deploring the methods of typical human rights organizations, such as writing long winding reports and doing academic research, Halvorssen is on the field almost every day of the year.

He has been captured and imprisoned by foreign police for interviewing controversial dissidents, and has also taken part in missions that are meant to educate and liberate sheltered populations. His latest mission was trying to get information and leaflets to the North Korean general population.

According to Huffington Post, Halvorssen has managed to spread his energy to several industries to try and find better ways to further his human rights mission. He often connects Silicon Valley techies to dissidents to help them better track and propagate information. He is also a part-time producer, flying to LA to produce and co-produce films and televisions series that focus on the theme of freedom and human rights.

More information for Halvorssen:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/is-this-the-face-of-a-new-global-human-rights-movement?utm_term=.dlYeN4LKGJ#.fjRGQoe70w

Halvorssen: I Would Rather a Democratic Socialist Than a Supporter of Dictators in the White House

Thor Halvorssen, a human rights activist, was interviewed on the Fox Business Network’s show The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan in which he explains the differences between a democratic socialist such as U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and socialist authoritarians such as the government in Venezuela.

 

Halvorssen believes that a democratic socialism is perfectly OK and provides some of the Scandinavian countries as a model example.

 

“If there are branches of government that exist, and separation of powers, and constitutional rights. You can have a country like Denmark or Norway or Sweden that often times have socialists governments, labor governments, that’s perfectly alright.”

 

The problem, Thor Halvorssen explains, is when socialist programs are instituted under an authoritarian government because the end result is often times to people under such regimes are looted by the government instead of being helped by wealth distribution.

 

Halvorssen went on to explain that he made a large contribution to the Sanders campaign and explains that his father was once a political prisoner. This experience has made him passionate limiting political power, especially that of authoritarian regimes.

 

He believes that the two front runners for the Presidency, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are too tolerant of these abusive foreign governments.

 

“I Would Rather a Democratic Socialist Than a Supporter of Dictators in the White House,” Halvorssen said.

 

Halvorssen ends the interview by explaining how he would try to end poverty.

 

“You end poverty not by redistributing wealth, you end it by creating more wealth.”

For more information about Thor Halvorssen, check out the following links:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/is-this-the-face-of-a-new-global-human-rights-movement

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1812816/