What’s the Next Step for End Citizen United in 2017?

End Citizens United is an organization that was established following a court ruling that’s now known as Citizens United. Its goal is to bring politics back to the people and away from the influential billionaires. Over the years, the group believes that the wealthy individuals and families in the United States have wrestled political control away from the masses. Through its campaign, it intends to make politics attractive to everybody once again.

 

Supporting Democratic Candidates with Shared Values

 

One of the organization’s goals is to support those with shared values and vision. It supports any Democrat seeking an elective position in Senate or the House of Representatives. It was established in March 2015. Importantly, its end game involves passing a constitutional amendment on the Citizens United ruling mentioned above. If the amendment is successful, the organization will reverse the decision and limit the control the super PACs currently enjoy.

 

In the past, the group has not been afraid of endorsing any Democratic Party candidate with shared values. It took this decision because of the strong belief that changes to the law can only happen when the right people are in power, or positions of influence. To achieve this goal, the group helps the candidates it endorses to raise funds for the political campaigns. In this regard, the group’s approach is different from other PACs’.

 

It uses a political approach to achieve its objectives. As previously stated, it works with individuals it supported and helped get elected into Senate or House. End Citizens United believes this is a more pragmatic approach. It believes people in positions of influence in Senate or House are more willing to push its agenda through. All the candidates it endorses must have a proven record of favoring campaign finance reforms.

 

Reducing Influence of Wealthy Families

 

Apart from that, End Citizens United is also aware of the power of families such as the Koch Brothers. The Koch Brothers are renowned for waging all manner of war against candidates they do not like. The brothers work in a similar fashion to several dark money groups. Candidates under attack by Koch Brothers and other similar groups often lack the financial wherewithal to fight back. In such instances, End Citizens United comes in to provide assistance.

 

Candidates who receive support in the form of money that’s impossible to trace often have to do their masters’ biddings. They rarely have time to do what’s right for the Americans they ought to be serving. End Citizens United seeks to change this too. It aims to bring accountability back into politics. This goal is achievable when the organization supports the election of pro-reform candidates and make ‘money in politics’ a national discussion.

 

George Soros Has Strong Opinion of Trump

The worlds wealthiest hedge fund Forbes billionaire, George Soros, has some harsh words when asked about his opinion of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. During an interview at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Soros spoke to Bloomberg TV and gave his thoughts on both the economic as well as political situations. When asked about Donald Trump, Soros replied that he believes he is doing the work of ISIS. He believes Trump’s anti-immigration stance, the most popular point to the Trump platform, is what will drive the Muslim community to commit more terrorist acts. He believes ISIS days are numbered due to Iraq and Syria reclaiming territory that ISIS had previously held. He also disagreed with Ted Cruz policies and went on to state that he believes Hillary Clinton will win by a landslide. Soros opinions on Trump were originally published in Forbes
Soros himself was once an immigrant, born in Budapest in 1930, he fled to Hungary in 1947 when he was still just a teenager to avoid the Nazi occupation that happened in his homeland during WWII. From Hungary he migrated to England where he attended and graduated from London School of Economics. He soon immigrated to the United States where he was able to use his education to amass an impressive fortune. His experiences as a young boy during WWII easily explains his feelings and stance on immigration laws and his beliefs on carefully accepting refugees into the country.
Since Soros began his professional career in the United States, he has been able to focus his attention on other projects as well. In 1979 he was able to donate funds to help South African students attend Cape Town University during apartheid.
Soros also uses his vast experience to author over a dozen books as well as articles and essays that cover topics like politics, economics, and society. His well written thoughts as well as vastly trusted opinions have led to him being published in numerous international media outlets. Information obtained from George Soros