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.

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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

George Soros; A Voice For Democratic Progress

George Soros is known in liberal circles as a man with deep pockets and progressive ideals. He has spent millions of dollars not only donating to politicians and their campaigns, but also giving away billions of dollars through his own philanthropic organizations. He is known as one of the best traders in the world and has amassed a fortune estimated to be around $25 billion. He uses that fortune to help those that need it in the United States and around the world. Read his profile at Forbes.

George Soros has long been known amongst progressives as one that can be counted on to donate money to help move the liberal agenda forward. He donated more than $25 million during the 2016 election cycle to Hillary Clinton and other democratic causes. Part of that also went to progressive causes like immigration reform, abortion rights, and campaign finance reform to name a few.

He has donated $5 million dollars to the Super PAC Immigrant Voters Win. He donated another $5 million to a non-profit organization that fights against the conservative efforts to restrict voters in areas with high immigrant populations. He helped fund social movements as well, like the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” campaign that was started in response to the high number of people of color being killed by the police.

In 2005 George Soros was instrumental in the launch of a secret club for major liberal donors called the Democracy Alliance. These club members are helping to build an intellectual infrastructure in the United States. The purpose is to promote long sighted goals through education. They fight climate change, income inequality, and finance reform. Learn more about his profile at washingtontimes.com.

George Soros was born in Budapest August 12, 1930. He lived through World War II and moved to London where he graduated from the London School of Economics. He studied philosophy there and to this day uses the things he learned there to inform his business decisions. He immigrated to the United States in 1956. He started his first hedge fund in 1970.

On his web page George Soros is quoted as saying, “A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy.” He has entered the ring with many progressives when trying to change policy. He uses his fortune to help candidates as well as causes. To date, through his own organization, he has donated over $12 billion dollars to those in society that live on the fringes.

The Values that Have Led to The Immense Success of Koch Industries

One of the largest privately held firms in the world is Koch Industries. The company has grown in leaps and bounds under the leadership of Charles Koch and his brother Mr. David Koch. It was founded by their late father Mr. Fred Koch from a humble beginning to where the company is today. The success of the company since its inception has been largely influenced by the experience and values their father upheld to steer the company to success.

Recently, Charles Koch the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation stated that the success of the company since he and his brother took over has been made possible by the values his father shared. The values are set in a letter that the father left for the family to efficiently run the business. These values have enabled Koch surmount some of the challenges that he has faced in running the company.

Koch Industries is a multinational corporation that is located in Wichita, Kansas in the United States of America. Initially, the corporation was founded as Wood River Oil and Refining Co in 1940 by Fred Koch dealing in the refining of crude oil. The company is listed by Forbes as the second largest private company in the United States with annual revenue of one hundred and fifteen billion dollars.

The subsidiaries are Invista, Georgia-Pacific, Molex, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals and Matador Cattle Company. They are involved in diverse business like the manufacturing, refining of petroleum, chemicals, energy, fiber, minerals, pulp and paper and ranching. The company was renamed Koch industries in 1968 after the death of the founder Fred Koch as a way to honor him. The two brothers have managed to keep the corporation as a private company with over a hundred thousand employees in the subsidiaries.

The corporation is headed by Charles Koch as the Chief Executive Officer and chairman and his brother David Koch as the Vice President. From a crude oil refinery company, Mr. Charles Koch has helped the company invests in other areas if the economy through its subsidiaries. His efforts have placed Koch Industries on the international map with offices not only in the United States.

Charles Koch was born in Wichita in Kansas on the 1st November 1935. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science in general engineering in 1957 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. To further his education he did a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduated in 1958. He first started working at Arthur D. Little, Inc. but eventually moved back to his home town to work at Rock Island Oil & Refining Company. He is also a philanthropist and author having authored Good Profit.

Additional Information on Charles Koch can be found via the links below:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/25/new-koch