End Citizens United 2018 Plans for Finance Reform and Political Spending

End Citizens United was created with the idea in mind to fight the big money that seems to rule our political scene. They want to see a system that is not rigged by implementing elections campaign reforms for finance passed on state ballots.

 

They will try to fulfill this mission by the election of pro-reform candidates, and by bringing the issue of money on the political front to the forefront as a national priority. They also want to, show the power politics has on the issue of money in politics, and demonstrate this political power by having a grassroots membership.

 

The 2010 decision that the Supreme Court handed down in f Citizens United vs. F.E.C changed the outlook of the elections. This decision opened the door so that untraceable money could be spent in unlimited quantities by special interest groups, and billionaires. These are the people who are trying very hard to put the balance of the political power into their hands, which means that there is no accountability.

 

Now it is time to fight back. The formation of End Citizens United, a Political Action Committee, with their funding donated by a grassroots membership hopes to counter the effects, that are oft times disastrous, that the Citizens United group use. The plan is to reform the finance system used in political campaigns.

 

In 2016 the committee, which supports the Democrats, wants to funnel, to the Democratic candidates who are running competitively, tens of millions of dollars, in the Senate and House races throughout the country.

 

They amassed over $4 million in the first three months of the year and plan to raise at least $35 million before the 2018 elections for Congress. In its first election cycle in 2016 they raised $25 million so the $35 million they project for the 2018 election year would be a tremendous jump for them. They are striving to elect finance reform champions to Congress in the upcoming 2018 elections.

 

End Citizens United is limited to the amount that any one donor can give them as they are a traditional PAC. Even though they are restricted in the amount they can accept they went to the top of the Democratic-aligned groups rank during the 2016 elections.

 

With the knowledge that undisclosed campaign donations are way out of control, the End Citizens United group has said that they would do everything in their power to support those candidates that are champions for campaign finance reform.

 

 

Making Trouble For Dictators Is The Role Of Thor Halvorssen

As the founder of the Human Rights Foundation Thor Halvorssen has become a major part of the human rights activism community, but Halvorssen has always looked to do things his own way to achieve the success he feels should be a consistent theme for those around him. Creating the Human Rights Foundation allowed Thor Halvorssen to continue his impressive rise through the activism community that he believes should be focusing on the rising number of dictators and tyrannical governments operating in countries around the world.

Dictators are the main focus for Thor halvorssen as he looks to try and reduce the number of political prisoners held in prisons around the world and reduce the number of people living under difficult human rights situations. Forming the Human Rights Foundation allowed Halvorssen to focus on those areas he feels most strongly about, instead of looking to handle issues in the developed world that are often the focus of major human rights groups across North America. Thor Halvorssen believes he has a responsibility to reduce the level of human rights abuses no matter the political persuasion of the ruling government of a country; this approach differs from many of his peers in the activism community who have refused funding from conservative groups, and refuse to discuss the problems facing people living in countries headed by socialist groups.

There are many issues facing the world that are a worry for Thor Halvorssen, including the plight of his home nation of Venezuela as socialist governments continue to cause problems. Halvorssen believes the policies of government officials have been driven by greed and points to fixed food prices that limit the level of supplies available to Venezuelan’s on a daily basis.

Here is a Youtube video in which Halvorssen discusses democratic socialism:

The political ideology of Thor Halvorssen has often been misunderstood, but the liberal ideas he follows are reflected in his ownership of the Ny Tid newspaper in Norway; Halvorssen was also an outspoken supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders and his attempt to win the Democratic nomination for President during the 2016 Presidential election cycle.

Here’s some more information for Thor Halvorssen:

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/thor-halvorssen#/entity