The mid-term elections for 2018 may be just around the corner but End Citizens United is still hard at work supporting the candidates who believe in campaign finance reform. Despite there being a Republican President this term, Democrats have been gaining a considerable amount of momentum and have gained dozens of seats in the last year. Not all of these came from traditionally liberal areas, many came from locations that almost always voted Republican traditionally.
One of the most surprising developments this election season are the poll results showing that Texas Democratic candidate for Senate Beto O’Rourke may overtake Ted Cruz. As the election gets closer it appears that O’Rourke’s chances of winning keep getting better. While End Citizens United doesn’t believe his win would have that much impact on the big picture, it would be a great momentum builder for the Democrats.
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End Citizens United believes that one of the main things that put Ted Cruz in danger of losing to a Democrat is his own actions. Polls show that the majority of voters are not happy with how he has handled his responsibilities in the office this term. His reputation or putting his own desires and interests over those of the voters has preceded his this election cycle.
End Citizens United was created in an attempt to get the campaign finance laws that have been abused by politicians for years to be reformed. They hope to achieve their goals by supporting the candidates who support finance reform in order to make sure the well-being of the citizens if put before the corporations. In addition, they are pushing to get laws passed at least in the short term concerning reform. On a long-term basis, they hope to have the constitution amended to protect the right to freedom of speech for individuals and not legal entities like corporations and organizations.
A Supreme Court Decision in 2010 allowed fro PACs to keep their financing sources secret. End Citizens United believes that campaigns should have to reveal their funding in order to make sure that corporations and other money-rich groups do not have too much political power. Politics should be for the people and not just a select few.
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George Soros is one of the richest Americans. He was born in Hungary and has an estimated net worth of more than $27 billion according to Forbes. George Soros got much of his wealth from his business venture, Soros Fund Management, a hedge fund firm that has recorded incredible success in the business markets. George Soros is also known to be one of the most generous political funders in the United States. He took center stage in 2004 after he donated over $20 million to fund campaigns against George W. Bush, who was the then president . Though Bush won, George Soros had put up a spirited fight against his reelection. After this loss, this billionaire businessman took a short time out from the political funding scene. In 2012, he came back with a small donation of $1 million to Obama’s reelection campaigns.
With the 2016 presidential elections quickly approaching, George Soros reopened his big donation hand as early as 2015. This Democrat-inclined funder has so far donated over $13 million to the Democratic election campaigns. But it’s not only the Democrats that George Soros is supporting, but he is also dedicated to seeing to it that the Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump does not step into the White House. Donald Trump is also one of America’s top billionaires and has derived most of his fortune from his real estate investments. George Soros accuses Donald Trump of promoting discriminatory and inhuman policies in his campaigns. He said that the policies Donald Trump is selling the American people are divisive and against the general development of the nation.
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Billionaire George Soros funds $15m effort to stop Trump, mobilize Latinos
Donald Trump proposes that America should be for a Americans only. He says that the immigrants on nybooks who have made their way to the country are the ones pulling this nation back. Donald Trump accuses these immigrants especially the Latinos for the challenges facing the United States. He says that chronic problems such as drugs abuse and crime are fueled by the presence of this Latino immigrants. Donald Trump promises Americans that he will help them deal with this kind of problems for once and for all. He says that he will build a barrier wall between Mexico and the United States to prevent further immigrations. He also stated that he would deport all the undocumented migrants in this nation back to their native countries.
This ambitions of Donald Trump are what have pushed George Soros into opposing him. Since Donald Trump may use his financial muscle to try and get to the White House. George Soros is prepared to also counter his efforts using his financial muscle. This billionaire businessman and the founder of human rights and democracy charity, Open Society, has joined in a campaign to rally Latino immigrant voters to work together to bring Donald Trump down. George Soros together with his associate Democratic political funders aim to donate over $15 million to fund this rallying campaigns. George Soros will donate $5 million to Immigrant Voters Win, a super PAC for immigrants. The rallying campaigns will cover states such as Colorado, Florida and Nevada that have a high population of immigrants.
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