End Citizens United Focuses on Ending Dark Money in Politics

The United States political machine has been particularly beholden to special interests, corporate lobbyists, and dark money since the 2010 Supreme Court decision regarding Citizens United. Citizens United is a conservative group that essentially argued for the right to be bribed by big money backers during the election season. The Supreme Court, for no good reason in our mind, heard their argument and opened the doors for dark money in politics. Capital Hill has not been the same ever since. A political action committee aptly named End Citizens United has been working hard ever since in order to try and undo the damage caused by the disastrous decision and now their work seems to be getting new energy and motivation.

 

End Citizens United was established by Tiffany Muller with the core goal of making their name a reality. Muller wanted to put together a team of people who could invigorate the voting public to start the process of getting a constitutional amendment in place to overturn Citizens United. Obviously this is a huge objective and a long trek so it is going to take prolonged excitement and interest to happen. With the election of Donald Trump to the White House and the increasingly clear connection between his campaign and Russia, people are more motivated and angry than ever. This has turned End Citizens United into one of the more popular grassroots Political action committees around.

 

Over the first quarter of 2017 the team at End Citizens United saw incredible numbers come pouring into their PAC. Through the first quarter of 2017 the team raised nearly $4 million in total contributions off of 100,000 donations. Of these donations nearly 40,000 people were first time donors. While this is hard to parse for people who don’t pay attention to politics, a big increase in first time donors is a sign that people are becoming increasingly motivated to make change. Muller says that these donors primarily feel, “the system is rigged against them, where those can write the biggest checks get the biggest say.”

 

When it comes to making change in Washington D.C. you need to have legislators on your side. That is why Muller and End Citizens United have been making the rounds endorsing important political figures who have agreed to fight for ending big money in politics at a legislative level. Most recently End Citizens United decided to stand behind Senator Heinrich of New Mexico.

 

Senator Heinrich has been one of the leading SIC members during the Russia-Collusion hearings and he has always been a vocal opponent of dark money in politics. End Citizens United’s endorsement of Senator Heinrich will help him big time during the upcoming re-election campaigns in 2018.

 

George Soros Donates $10 Million to Fight Hate Crimes

George Soros, billionaire investor, recently said that he will donate $10 million from his organization Open Society Foundations, to support community groups and civil rights groups who are combating the recent hate crimes that have cropped up since the 2016 Presidential Election. He will support groups that are focused on tracking the hate groups and the crimes they are involved with. He claims police are unable to cover everything.

Reports claim that there is a 67 percent increase in the number of Muslim hate crimes, and a 6 percent increase in all groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center says they got 700 reports of hate crimes, mostly right after the election. Groups reporting the largest number of attacks are blacks, gays and Muslims. There have even been 27 reports of attacks on Trump supporters.

Soros believes that by tracking the hate crime incidents and making the information public, it will shed light on the true level of the problem. It will help put the focus on the problem, so that government and private organizations will become more active in combating the problem. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.

Soros’ group will provide legal support to the victims of these attacks. They will also provide crowd-source solutions from community groups. By turning media focus on actual data of what is happening, Soros hopes to be able to incentivize many organizations around the country to fight against these hate crimes. Know more on Investopedia about George Soros.

Due to the fact that George Soros is a Holocaust survivor, he recognizes when a cause needs to have support. He believes that this is a cause that needs not only his support, but that of all community organizations. He points to the many incidents that have happened recently, like the Latino children who are being told not to come to school, because they will soon be deported, and other many other reported harassment’s. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

George Soros’ Investment in the Welfare and Business of the New Migrants

Billionaire investor, political activist and philanthropist George Soros came back to the political process during the 2016 presidential election after spending several years on the sidelines. In true Soros’ fashion, he took the process very seriously, committing tens of millions of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Investopedia, which ultimately won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote to Donald Trump.

A New Commitment

Part of what has reinvigorated George Soros’ political commitment is his concern over the migrant crisis in Europe and its impact on the stability of the countries people are leaving, as well as the countries that are hosting the immigrants (whether by their own choice or not).

As a Hungarian immigrant who fled Europe as a teen during World War II and survived the siege of Budapest in 1945, George Soros is highly sympathetic to the plight of today’s migrants. It is Soros’ feeling that the west has failed to offer any workable policies on Forbes to help deal with the masses of people fleeing war-torn countries, and this failure has lead to an even greater rise in human misery and political instability. There is much more that can be done to help with the crisis, according to Soros, and he is wiling to make a real commitment towards making positive change in the situation.

A $500 Million Investment

Anyone who knows George Soros knows he always puts his money right where his mouth is. As far as making an impact on the migrant situation on opensocietyfoundations.org, Soros is committed in a real way, to the tune of $500 million. Soros’ plan is to invest in startups as well as established companies that are working to make a difference in the lives of immigrants. He will also look at investing in companies that have been founded by refugee and migrant people themselves. It is his hope that other investors will join in and also invest in companies that are working to improve the situation for immigrants.

In Soros view, governments still need to play a large and active role in improving the lives of immigrant people, “by creating and sustaining adequate physical and social infrastructure.” He also noted, however, that there is huge power in the private sector to change the situation, and that investors should see this as an opportunity to work for change while also having a part in potentially profitable business opportunities.

Now, with a new administration coming into Washington, Soros’ dedication to democratic principles is more fired up than ever, and he is more motivated to invest in improving the lives and business prospects of the growing immigrant population.