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Rick Scott Accusations By End Citizen United

There was a care that End Citizen United had filed to the Federal Election Commission. It was about Rick Scott after he illegally used Super PAC during his senatorial seat campaigns. End Citizens United.

Is also a PAC but the organization had already said that so that to perform a political action using super PAC all you will require is the limited allowance from the federal and they will be directly placed as contributions to the candidate’s campaigns. Rick Scott was able to have raised $178 million that was planned to be used during his campaign coffers.

In accordance to the super PAC, as a candidate one is allowed to raise more money to his reach and can also spend that money but it should not be for the working process of the campaign. This is where End Citizens United accused the senatorial aspiring candidate Scott because he had made violation of anti-coordination law which was with the New Republican PAC. Rick Scott was also the acting chairman of the group in early days before he had announced his ambitions of running the United States senatorial seat. PAC had pledged to offer some help to be able to win the seat.

The End Citizens United Adam Bozzi who was the Communication Director had talked of Rick Scott interest in politics rather than the law. He said that Rick Scott all he wanted was to bypass the laws which govern elections when he puts money to super PAC but the organization was meant for president. He also said that the existence of super PAC was to be able to help Rick Scott so that he could sidestep laws guiding campaign finances so that after he paid for campaign laws and he will end up evading the disclosed laws.

Scott denied those allegations by producing documents which were supporting that charge and evidence showed that in the recent months he was still an employee of PAC. The PAC website was still listing him as the group’s chairman. He proved that End Citizens United allegations were wrong.

End Citizens had already been frustrated in 2010 because of the ruling from the supreme court. The arrival of PAC in 2015 was there to be able to guide and finance reform from the campaigns. It had a mission of getting a lot of money from the political system, that was after they had given the candidate full support. It was an agreement from their agenda and was to be addressed on their topic of concern.

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End Citizens United Continues To Work Towards Its Goal

The overriding aim of the End Citizens United PAC is exactly as one would expect it to be, to bring an end to the controversial ruling of 2010 known as Citizens United. By entering the political landscape in 2015, End Citizens United set forth with what seemed to be a simple aim, work with enough Democratic candidates to ensure the Citizens United decision could be reversed at some time in the future and build a grassroots campaign designed to aid in reaching this aim.

Aiming to build a positive future for the people of the U.S. is the aim of End Citizens United which sees the company dedicated to aiding the election of as many left-leaning politicians as possible. If a majority of Democrats can be elected a Constitutional Amendment will be sought to remove the Citizens United decision from the law books; in the meantime, ECU will continue to fight to elect candidates who are friendly to the cause of campaign finance reform and protect the regulations remaining in place.

For example, the Johnson Amendment has been in place and offered little controversy since then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson wrote the law barring not-for-profit tax-exempt groups from providing financial support for candidates during election campaigns. The punishment for those groups who were found to have broken the rules laid out in the Amendment was a loss of their tax-exempt status with the IRS. Recent attempts by Republicans to remove this Amendment from the law have been thwarted by Democrats and the high-profile media work of End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller who has raised awareness of the possibility of donors gaining tax breaks by funding a church before a second tax break is obtained by the non-profit group donating to a political campaign.

Tiffany Muller has developed a two-stage plan for reversing the Citizens United decision which starts with aiding the election of as many election finance reform candidates as possible. Once the Democrats and progressive independents are in place in Washington D.c. and across the country, the process of reversing the Citizens United decision can begin and hopefully be completed in as fast a period of time as possible for the good of the democratic process in the U.S.

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NGP VAN Offers Advice For Building an Effective Rally

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was, without argument, the expert on creating a grassroots movement for social change. About his movement, he said, “We know from painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.” This need to demand change caused him to, among other things, organize highly effective rallies across the country. This heritage of using rallies for social change continues to this day. The experienced people at NGP VAN have been helping Democratic campaigns and nonprofits make a difference for well over ten years. They recently offered advice on their blog for forming the best rally for your organization.

 

Getting The Timing Right

According to Gabby at NGP VAN, rallies are a powerful way to mobilize grassroots support, but timing is of the essence since the fires they ignite in voters tend to cool with time. Other than announcement rallies, NGP VAN suggests limiting your rallies to the days before an important election or policy vote.

 

Managing the Details

The people at NGP VAN are activists themselves, and they understand all of the frustrating details that go into planning a successful rally. In their blog post, they mention some often-overlooked elements in planning a rally that will make a difference:

 

  • Location- The size and type of location in which you hold your rally can make a huge difference in your turnout. Also, the shape of the venue, whether it’s outdoor or indoor, and other factors will affect whether you can draw in all of your supporters, as well as passers-by.

 

  • Sound System- NGP VAN mentions that it is common for rally organizers to forget to consider the impact of surrounding noise when sizing the sound systems they buy or rent.

 

  • Visuals- Be sure to have signs ready to go, and to arrange supporters with signs behind the speaker. This layout ensures that photographs taken of the speaker show a strong, active group behind them.

 

  • Speaking Program- Pay attention while writing your speeches to avoid data and analysis that may bog down listeners. Keep comments short, sweet, and easy to understand.

 

  • Advertising- Take advantage of various advertising methods in the days and weeks leading up to your rally. Include press releases for major and minor newspapers, and integrate social media into your plan.

 

Dr. King pointed out that the greatness of America came from our right to protest. By continuing in this heritage of social change, we make our future bright. Careful planning can keep your message from getting bogged down in the details. To see more of this important article by NGP VAN, click here.

 

The End Citizens United Organization Is Helping America To Maintain The Proper Separation Of Church And State

Since 1954, U.S. tax code provisions have prohibited all tax-exempt, 501 non-profit organizations from endorsing political candidates, and publicly taking part in political campaigns. In a recent Gazette Day article, the author explains how the vital grassroots organization known as End Citizens United is working hard to maintain the important separation of church and state in America.

As stated in the Gazette Day article, former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson was still a Texas U.S. Senator in 1954, when he introduced an amendment to Congress that would help to ensure that non-profit organizations would not have unfair influence in American politics.

Unfortunately, the current presidential administration is trying to dismantle the Johnson Amendment, an action that could destroy the free, democratic fabric of the United States. If the amendment were repealed, it is widely believed that conservative groups would be unfairly using financial donations to churches and charities to create platforms for their political views.

The End Citizens United non-profit organization was founded in 2015, in response to a disappointing U.S. Supreme Court decision involving a right-wing group named Citizens United. In the 2010 decision that was handed down, it was ruled that corporations possess the same freedom of speech rights as individuals. This decision made it easier for dark money to be channeled to various political groups.

The original goal for the End Citizens United organization was to have the 2010 decision overturned, but now it is also focusing on keeping the Johnson Amendment in place.

According to the aforementioned article, the current President told his supporters on the presidential campaign trail that he would repeal the Johnson Amendment after being elected. The President even issued an executive order earlier this year wherein enforcement of the amendment by the IRS was made less of a priority.

With more than $119 billion donated to religious organizations by American citizens in 2015, it is widely feared that if the Johnson Amendment were to be repealed, conservative groups would receive money that was channeled through the religious organizations.

It is good to know that there are caring, conscientious Americans like the members of End Citizens United, who are willing to work hard at maintain democracy. End Citizens United also has an active social media presence, with many followers. For more information on End Citizens United Rushes to Protect Besieged Johnson Amendment visit:https://gazetteday.com/2017/11/end-citizens-united-rushes-to-protect-besieged-johnson-amendment/

 

End Citizens United is on its Mission to Protect Johnson Amendment

The conservatives are ramping up their efforts to remove the remaining restrictions of the campaign finance laws. A number of blows they could make to the election system that affected the credibility of the democracy of the country post-Citizens United verdict in the year 2010 by the honorable Supreme Court of the country. Though the criticism of accessibility by foreign institutions into the political system is shaking the American politics, Republicans are not found to be worried about the endangered election system. Further, they wanted to extend it and started working to weaken Johnson Amendment. President Trump has signed the executive order that gives access to organizations like churches to take part in political campaigns – it was earlier forbidden by 501(c)(3) of Johnson Amendment.

As a leading PAC that fights against uncontrolled money into politics, End Citizens United expressed their protest against stripping the Amendment on August 30, this year. ECU’s Tiffany Muller points out the threat that it would help large money groups to use churches as tools for secret funding. Additionally, they can ensure tax-free money to political campaigns as money to churches are coming under tax exemption. When the Amendment was introduced in 1954, it was widely criticized and labeled as communist propaganda. But, later it created a clean system, and churches did not find issues with the regulations. The Amendment was not meant to restrict churches from political campaigning but to stop money group to funnel their money through churches. Visit Huffingtonpost.com to know more.

By removing the purity of the Amendment, conservatives want the system more rigged. ECU started its works for protecting the Johnson Amendment as it also feels that it would remove the separation line between the state and church. Even if the bill could not damage Johnson Amendment, ECU thinks that the right groups would try to damage it in other ways. Therefore, the PAC asks everyone to support the mission to protect Johnson Amendment to save their democracy. End Citizens United was created in 2015 to protect the blow given by the Citizens United verdict to the election system.

The PAC has conducted various campaigns among the people to educate the dangers associated with the Citizens United verdict. Interestingly, a large section of people is now aware that the system has destabilized them and rally behind ECU. The PAC has vowed to bring legislation to curtail the effects of the verdict by the Supreme Court in 2010. ECU wants to send maximum campaign law reformers to both the houses to pass the legislation. For that purpose, it started raising funds, supporting finance reform champions, mobilizing grass root campaigners, raising campaigns through media outlets, and more. It also reaches out the citizens through social media to educate the need of raising voice against Citizens United verdict.

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George Soros’ Act of Generosity is Historic & Inspiring

George Soros has never been the kind of man who has shied away from controversy, or media attention, especially when it comes to doing what he feels is right and beneficial to the world. He has spent the better part of his entire life trying to help those around him to live better lives and to make the world a more hospitable and fair place for us all. Despite what those who oppose him politically socially say, he is a man with strong convictions and who is constantly trying to find new and meaningful ways to make a difference. With that in mind it is no surprise that he has recently undertaken a massive act of generosity, not even when the amount of that generality is taken into account. Recently it was announced that George Soros has transferred almost all of his massive personal fortune to his philanthropic organization The Open Society Foundations.

The gift in the amount of more than $18B is the largest single transfer of wealth from an individual to a charitable organization in history. According a report appearing in The New York Times, it not only sets a record for charitable contributions to a single organization by a single individual, but it also places Open Societies as now the second largest non-profit foundation in The Unites States a close second to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. According to Forbes, the gift now knocks Mr. Soros down a few notches on their list of the world’s richest people with a new net worth of approximately $8B which would place him as the 59th richest person in America, a drop of more than 39 spots on the famous list. According to The New York Times report, the donation took place in phases over a period of a few years, but the activity was not announced until just recently and it appears this is not the end. Another approximately $2B is slated for transfer to the organization from Soros’ personal fortune in the next year and more information click here.

So where will the money be put to use? The simple answer to that is everywhere and for just about everything. Open Societies was founded more than 30 years ago and grew out of a concept inspired by Soros’ admiration of Karl Popper and his Open Society’s philosophy which he developed during WWII. The words that Popper wrote resonated very strongly with Soros, who grew up in the war, a Jew in Budapest during the Nazi occupation. During that time Soros saw atrocities and oppression like nothing he could have ever thought possible, and those things haunted him even after he moved to the states and became a successful financier. With his fortune and success he vowed to do whatever he could to make sure that such injustices never happened again. He founded the Open Society Foundations to help ensure the non-violent spread of democracy and social justice reform in more than 120 developed and developing countries around the world.

The donation that he made to the foundation will help to see to it that the mission of Open Societies is able to continue for many more years. With this wonderful act of love, kindness, and generosity that George Soros has done, he has helped to ensure that peace, justice, and freedom will continue to grow around the world, and that all people will have the ability to be the best that they can and Follow him Twitter.com.

End Citiens United States is Democratic Country

Fundamentally, the United States is democratic country. In the Declaration of Independence, the new nation broke with centuries of European Monarchy and insisted that governments are instituted, “deriving their power from the consent of the governed.” The Constitution lays a blueprint for how a republic based on that consent is governed. Through the years, citizenship expanded to give men and women of all races and creeds the right add their voices to the popular will.

Just as our government is formed by the popular will, the popular will is, in part, formed by the media. It is not just broadcast news that shapes opinions but advertisers as well. Often the advertiser has been a corporation but the last election has even seen ads purchased by foreign governments. Either way, this is not what the founders had in mind.

Until fairly recently, corporate spending on federal elections was illegal. The Tillman Act of 1907 forbids, “any corporation whatever to make a money contribution in connection which Presidential and Vice Presidential electors or Representatives in Congress.” Several other court decisions and pieces of legislation strengthened this prohibition.

In 2002, the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act extended this regulation to the banning of “soft money” (money donated to parties and Political Action Committees to advocate for issues and organizational support.) This made it illegal to run attack ads that, while not telling anyone to vote for any individual candidate, could smear the character of their opponent.

Both of the Tillman Act and McCain-Feingold were gutted by the 2010 Supreme Court Decision, Citizens United v. FEC. This decision reversed decades of legal precedence by declaring corporate campaign spending to be a form of speech; and therefore protected by the First Amendment.

In recent years, campaign spending has grown as corporations can, more than ever before, directly interject themselves into the democratic process. As a result, there has been a great call for lower corporate taxes and less regulation. Pressure is being applied to repeal consumer protections, both financial and product safety related.

This past election saw a new threat to American Democracy related to campaign spending. A Russian company with links to the Kremlin has purchased more than $100,000 worth of Facebook ads designed to sow division and boost the candidacy of Donald Trump. The investigation into Russian influence remains ongoing. For more info about us: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/ click here.

As it becomes more and more clear that unregulated funding is distorting the national consciousness and threatening democracy, opposition is forming. End Citizen’s United is a political action committee with the mission of preventing campaign spending from crippling the democratic process. As such, it is working to elect pro-reform candidates and sponsoring legislation to reverse this decision’s harmful affects and educate the public on the affects of money in politics.

Warren Urges Party Faithful to Give Clinton a Chance

Though Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren did not intend for it to be this way, it is a telling sign that a junior senator has to be urging the party faithful to give Mrs. Clinton a chance. Mrs. Clinton has been in the public eye on a national level since her husband launched his presidential campaign back in 1991. She has run for US Senate and won, and served as Barrack Obama’s secretary of state. Mrs. Clinton has written two autobiographies with the first one selling heavily and making her millions. Bernardo Chua knows that, despite all of that effort, hard core liberals mistrust that Mrs. Clinton embraces the message of top-down government control that the Democrat party’s base believes is the only means of creating middle class prosperity.

In fact, it is peculiar that Sen. Warren, who has very little by way of accomplishments in the senate, has to be out asking voters to allow Clinton to make her case for their support. While Sen. Warren is exhibiting party loyalty in supporting Mrs. Clinton, it may not work. For starters, the Warren wing of the Democrat party wants to see Wall Street pay for their excesses. At the same time, Mrs. Clinton is having Wall Street pay for her presidential campaign. It is undeniable that the vast amount of money investment banks are pouring into her campaign coffers will come with access and influence in the Clinton White House should she win the election. Besides, the more Warren urges her base to support Mrs. Clinton, the more she underscores the chasm that separates the two women.

No Bigger Job Than Being President

There is no job bigger or more important than being the president of The United States. It is a job that should only be attempted to be held by few, and only held by one. It is a job that needs to be earned by trust and respect. It is a job that is chosen by the American people. We all pick together who will take the next title of president and we need to be choosing carefully. That is something Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG enjoys about the USA. He monitors Wikipedia and other websites to keep up with the news.

Through hard times or good times we are going to want a good president to be in office leading our nation. We don’t want to see that the person who is supposed to love this country more than any other doesn’t really care. We can’t see that.
So, as with the elections coming up and with people such as Hilary Clinton announcing that they are running for office, we need to be thinking very carefully about this. We don’t want to pick the wrong person and see our country fall. We need to think it all through and pick the one candidate who loves our country the most and who will dedicate their time in office to making it a better place. Our nation deserves the best.

The Government Stops A Court Case Because Of The Unwritten Secret Privilege Law

A Defamation Lawsuit Brought by Greek Shipping Magnate Against An Advocacy Group Was Dismissed Because The Defendant Operated In Government Secrecy

The government has a lot of legal tricks up its clandestine sleeve. We believe citizens are entitled to a fair trial if they choose to put their fate in the hands of the law, but that’s not the case. The government can stop a trial at any time by simply stating that the information that could be revealed during the trial would damage national security. In other words, the government wants to keep its secrets, secret. Just ask Edward Snowden. He knows how powerful the straight arm of government secrecy is in this country.

When a Greek Shipping magnate tried to defendant his name in court, he found out how quickly the government can act when it’s threatened stated the Real Deal. Victor Restis, the Greek shipping tycoon, believed the advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran tried to defame his character and company because he did business with Iran. According to Jason Halpern, United Against Nuclear Iran is a group filled with former spies and intelligence officers.

Obviously the group’s mission is to keep Iran nuclear free whatever the cost. Restis’s attorneys might be able to bring up some nasty transactions and incriminating evidence during the course of the trial, and the government made sure that didn’t happen. The government shut the case done using an unwritten the state secrets privilege. It seems we all should be able to use that ploy when we don’t want to answer intimidating questions.