End Citizens United Takes Aim at Finance Reform.

We have seen a unique shift in the way that United States political machine works ever since the 2010 Supreme Court decision regarding Citizens United. For those not in the know, Citizens United was a conservative group that fundamentally opposed any types of financial regulation on campaign financing. The group brought this argument before the Supreme Court in order to loosen the restrictions and allow big money, corporate donors, and people like the billionaire Koch Brothers to influence our election. The political machine has been broken ever since. Thankfully there has been a push by a PAC named End Citizens United and they are rapidly gaining steam.

 

Tiffany Muller is the President of the End Citizens United PAC and her goal is simple: to make her name a reality. End Citizens United was created and crafted to accomplish this task by any means necessary. The team at End Citizens United understands that this is a huge hurdle to clear but that they can make it happen in any case. The key will be to get grassroots support across the country from voters who are willing to put legislators in place to craft a constitutional amendment. This is not an easy task and that is why Muller says her donors, “feel like the system is rigged against them.”

 

Still, the election of Donald Trump has galvanized the country and pushed formerly apathetic participants into becoming full blown activists. Through the first quarter of the 2017 fundraising season the team at End Citizens United would raise nearly $4 million of their ultimate $35 million goal. This funding will be used to endorse candidates and supply them with support as they seek to broach campaign finance reform on Capitol Hill. Endorsing politicians who will stick to their word and keep the pressure mounted is the key to success with End Citizens United. This fundraising push needs to be effective in order for a large election run in 2018 at the Congressional level. With change in congress there is a sliver of hope that End Citizens United can make a huge dent in their goal.

 

Speaking of endorsements, of which End Citizens United does not give out lightly, the team at ECU recently endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren for her re-election campaign. Senator Warren is one of the top Democrats in the United States senate and she is also vocally supportive of repealing the Citizens United decision at the Supreme Court. Warren says, “As long as the Citizens United ruling remains in effect, our democracy is in real danger.” With Senator Warren battling against Citizens United, Muller and the rest of the team at ECU have reason to be optimistic in the future for their ultimate goal.

George Soros – Influential Businessman and Political Contributor Based in the United States

In the political landscape of the United States, there are very few people who hold as much influence as George Soros, who is a successful businessman, author, philanthropist, hedge funder, and political contributor. George Soros is a Hungarian-born Jew, who had to flee his home country in disguise to save his life from the Nazi atrocities. After escaping from Hungary, George Soros went to London and studied Economics at London School of Economics and took a job at a local merchant bank, which marked the start of his career in finance.

Soon after, he left his job to move to the United States and try his luck in the world’s largest financial district, Wall Street in New York. In a couple of years, he started his hedge fund by the name Quantum Fund in the year 1969. He is also popularly known as the man who inflicted massive loss to the Bank of England as he shorted Britain currency in huge amount. Presently, he is one of the world’s most powerful and influential investor and hedge funder, even at the age of 86, and is the Chairman at Soros Fund Management, a hedge-funding firm that has over $30 billion in assets under management.

George Soros is the 29th richest person on the planet with the personal wealth of well over $25 Billion. He is also one of the most passionate and resourceful philanthropists in the world and is the founder of Open Society Foundation. It works with NGOs, political and social organizations, and other institutions, to work for the betterment of the society, donate to charities, support state champions that raise the voice for the issues Soros feel strongly for such as racial disparity, immigrants rights, refugees rehabilitation, and more. Read his profile at Forbes.

George Soros recently announced his pledge to provide $500 million to help the businesses started and run by refugees and immigrants. In the recent U.S. Election, George Soros pumped close to $30 million to the Hillary Clinton’s Presidential election and ensured that more funds would be provided as and when needed. It is because George Soros was and continues to remain against Donald Trump, whose campaign and reform policies do not align with that of George Soros.

George Soros earlier scaled back his political spending after losing millions in defeating George Bush in the election. However, at present, George Soros seems more inclined towards politics than ever, especially with Donald Trump as the U.S. President, who he feels can put America in great danger, socially, financially, and globally, with his policies. George Soros uses his monetary resources in a productive manner to build better communities and empower people and so far has spent billions in donations to numerous charities and organizations worldwide. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.