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A Brief History of Francisco Domenech

Francisco Domenech was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 29, 1978. During his childhood and parts of his adolescence, he lived in Ocala, Florida where he attended Blessed Trinity Catholic School and Forest High School. It wasn’t until he was 18 that he would return to his home country to matriculate at the University of Puerto Rico. While living on their Rio Pedras campus, Dr. Francisco Domenech served as the student body president of the university’s school of social sciences during his junior year of college. He would later go on to serve as an academic senator and the president of the General Student Body Council during his senior year. After graduating with a BA, he went to study for a time at University College London.

However, he eventually returned to UPR to enroll in their law school where he would eventually graduate and earn his JD. Upon graduation, he went on to serve as a member of the Democratic National Committee in 2007. Although, he was forced to resign that seat in 2012 amid allegations of domestic violence. He was subsequently arrested but was later released due to lack of evidence. In 2008, he served as the deputy campaign manager for Hillary Clinton during her unsuccessful run for the white house, although she did poll much higher in Puerto Rico than her Democratic opponent, Barack Obama. He then served as her primary campaign manager in 2016. Read this Article at washingtonpost.com.

Once again, she polled higher than her Democratic opponent but, unfortunately, came up short in the general election. He has, however, found some political success when he served as the campaign manager for Jennifer Gonzalez’s successful bid to become Puerto Rico’s youngest and first female resident commissioner. This enabled her to represent the nation’s population before the United States Congress. He also served as the Director of the Office of Legislative services from 2005 to 2008. While serving in this position, he managed to turn a profit for all three fiscal years and managed a staff of 130 employees. He also oversaw 800 different pieces of legislation so it’s clear he’s successful. View: https://angel.co/francisco-domenech?public_profile=1

 

End Citizens United is Fighting the Audacity of Congress Again

The 2010 Citizens United ruling handed down by the United States Supreme Court stands as proof positive that the court system can be played just like Congress in a corporate-controlled system like the current United States legislative debacle. Congress has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they want to be equal opportunity beggars when it comes campaign time, making progress difficult for altruistic political groups like End Citizens United. The twisted ruling that granted personhood rights to corporations while claiming campaign contributions amount to free speech is not only appalling, but proof positive of corruption across the board in the U.S. government. And, now Congress is cherry-picking for money again by exempting religious organizations from tax obligations while still allowing them to contribute just like for-profit companies.

The Johnson Act of 1954 has been in place for many years and restricts 501(c)3 organizations from contributing to political campaigns. Now Congress is attempting to exclude religious organizations from this law, allowing them to instead contribute as they wish with financial resources they garner from collection plate begging. The problem with the amendment modification is that is not equal opportunity for all non-profits. It specifically restricts all non-religious entities from contributions. Luckily, End Citizens United appears set to receive approximately $38 million in contributions by 2018 that they will use to advance the causes of a wide variety of new candidates. Local races such as governor elections will be addressed in particular. The midterms are right around the corner and the ECU is ready and loaded for bear.

End Citizens United is a political action committee that began focused on changing the 2010 SCOTUS ruling by adding a constitutional amendment reversing the decision. The primary problem they are facing is support for the movement because they are lobbying the very individuals who are benefiting the most from the onerous law. No one wants to kill the Golden Calf, choosing to actually make the problem worse with the Johnson Amendment exemption. This means those devoted to changing the terrible trend in politics like End Citizens United CEO Tiffany Muller will assuredly have their work cut out for them. Everyone should be prepared to hear from End Citizens United concerning campaign funding reform by supporting many of the upstart candidates who will be railing on the corruption of a Congress that prefers to operate in secrecy.

The operatives at ECU understand that secret government is inherently bad government, and can become inept in short order when too much money flows through the legalized bribery system that consumes the Beltway. And, it is about to be bare knuckles time once again with the Johnson Amendment change as well as the standing problem of corporate personhood. Know more: https://www.amazon.com/End-Citizens-United-shirt-Democracy/dp/B01MFXNNXQ