How End Citizens United Wants To Create Change

End Citizens United was created after the 2010 Supreme Court design in Citizens United v F.E.C. This ruling changed political elections by allowing corporations and people to spend large sums of money in elections without being traced. No longer do people know who is donating in the election, this ruling completely eliminated transparency and accountability regarding political elections and the funding supporting them.

 

End Citizens United is a grass root funded Political Action Committee that formed to try and create reform in the campaign finance system. Their mission is to fight against Big Money in politics and to fight against a rigged political system and ultimately overturning the supreme court ruling. Leading this effort are Democrats. Although other political parties see the issues that this ruling has created, through Democrats, End Citizens United believes that change can happen under their leadership. End Citizens United supports candidates that have a strong dedication and passion to changing the campaign finance system.

 

End Citizen United ultimate aim is to overturn that Supreme Court ruling but they also are trying to create change at local and state levels. Within their first month they were able to raise 2 million dollars through small donors and since then have been gaining momentum. Through their funding, they will be able to fund candidates that have the same ultimate goal as them and who will attempt to make reforms to the campaign finance system. To achieve their goal they are aiming to have a constitutional amendment passed that will reverse the 2010 Supreme Court ruling. This ruling allowed dark money into politics and created an increase in super PACs.

 

End Citizens United brings awareness to the people about the negative issues and impacts this ruling has. Through their funding, they will be able to help get people in office who have the same aim as them. Through this aim, there will be an attempt to eliminate dark money from campaigns and keep corporations and billionaires from controlling campaigns in their favor. End Citizens United has gained a lot of momentum and support in their beginning stages and is continuing their efforts to create real change.

 

The Return Of Billionaire Investor And Politician George Soros

Billionaire George Soros has emerged again to become one of the highest funders of Democratic Party Politics. Sources close to the investor have revealed that he has committed about $25 million towards the activities of the Democratic Party. The money will go towards boosting the causes of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as well as other candidates across the country. Famed for attempting to unseat President George Bush in 2004, George Soros went back to his businesses. With his reemergence, there is no doubt that lady luck has smiled at him again, and he is ready to pick up from where he left both politics and in business.

A return to active trading

A close associate says that George Soros has returned to active trading. This is the reason why despite his involvement in the activities of the party, he could not attend the Democratic Convention. Although he would have wanted at all costs to watch Hillary giving her acceptance speech at the convention, the billionaire preferred to keep off because he was busy monitoring the economic situation in Europe on wsj.com. Soros has a close business relationship with Clinton dating back to over twenty-five years.

More politically engaged

Despite missing the Convention, there is no doubt that Soros is now more politically engaged than he has been for years. He also seems to be more motivated. His faith in Clinton and a strong fear for the GOP nominee Donald Trump seem to be his main sources of motivation. He has criticized the Republican Candidate for stoking fears. In a recent speech, Soros accused Trump of doing the work of ISIS. His activeness has already had a major impact on the activities of the Democratic Party. For instance, there is an increased funding from sources that were reluctant to fund the party several years ago.

High political stakes

Michael Vachon, Soros’ political adviser, believes that one of the reasons why his boss is more involved in funding the activities of the Democratic Party is because the political stakes are high. He says that the stakes are high because of the hostility stemming back to even before Mr. Trump became a nominee. Indeed, Soros has been involved many issues such as reforms, immigration, criminal justice, and religious tolerance. According to the adviser, these are the issues that Trump wants to derail based on his plans should he win the presidency.

Most Democrats have already welcomed Soros’ willingness to offer the cash terming it a good sign for Hillary Clinton. He is the perfect example of the kinds of donors that the presidential hopeful needs. He sure has the potential to inspire more giving by other wealthy activists on Politico. This is more likely to happen because he also is a donor from the left and his influence is unquestionable.