End Citizens United was launched in 2015 with the aim of combating against political financing by large groups with motives of influencing elections to go their way. The organization depends on grassroots’ funding and not funds from big brands. End Citizens is dedicated to ensuring that prolific candidates win elections for better leadership in future.
At the time the group was launched, it received donations from small donors that totaled to $2 million. The funds were used to run the operations of the body. Commenting on the financing, Richard Carbo stated that the organization is expectant of receiving some more $25 to $30 million from its cycle for its operations.
End Citizens Group was founded following the decision reached by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of political funding cartels. End Citizens United is committed to ensuring that the judgment is reversed for better campaigns and elections. At the same time, End Citizens United maintained that it would only support prolific candidates in the campaigns.
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In the preparation of the 2018 elections, the organization has set a target of collecting over $35 million from donors. The money is expected to be used in supporting the campaigns of the promising candidates during the period. During the 2016 elections, End Citizens United was able to support dozens of political candidates throughout the country. It had raised $25 million to help them in securing its mission.
In the forthcoming 2018 elections, the company has a list of more than 130 candidates that it intends to cheer all over the country. Presently, the firm has also doubled its total number of staff. It has recorded a donor base of about 380,000. With this statistics, it is very evident that End Citizens United has grown to become one of the most significant political influencers in the country. Its decisions and influence cannot be ignored at any cost.
End Citizens aims at supporting candidates who are willing to distance themselves from corporate financing. Its main agenda is to push for a No Corporate PAC. It is ready to help the candidates who are against the Corporate PAC with financial backing. The body is also planning to target people who are already in public offices and are beneficiaries of Big Money Donors and Corporate PAC.
The End Citizens has an excellent chance of helping the Democrats to clinch top seats. The possibilities rise when it is taken into account the low polling received by President Trump and the retirement of prominent persons such as Paul Ryan, who served as the House Speaker.
After the 2004 elections, George Soros had not made any political donations until the recent concluded 2016 elections when he made unprecedented comeback giving millions of contributions in the process. George Soros funded the presidential race, Sheriff races and even contributed to re-election for District attorneys of his choice. However, according to the political, all these donations had one thing in common. The people who received these contributions were believers in three main issues on Forbes. There was the religion tolerance, immigration reforms and the criminal justice reforms. For instance, many people believe that Soros made donations for the presidential candidate Hilary Clinton as the two agreed on these things. He made donations of over $30 million to Hillary campaign and other causes supporting her election. George Soros is a very wealthy man with an estimated wealth of over $30 billion.
In the small races, George Soros made a huge donation to help defeat a sheriff in the Maricopa County, Arizona. Joe Arpaio was the target for Soros donations as the two gentlemen disagree on critical issues. Concerning this campaign, Soros made contributions worth over $2 million. This donation has sparked other donations from other billionaires like Laura and John Arnold as well as Laurene Powel Jobs. Soros spent a part of his fortune opposing people who disagreed with him on criminal justice reforms and immigration reforms at national and grassroots levels on Biography. He has made contributions to help defeat district attorneys in several counties such as Jefferson and Gilpin counties found Texas. He has also opposed Republican district attorney Bill Montgomery for his stand concerning these critical issues on opensocietyfoundations.org.
During last year’s national elections, his political advisor said that Soros felt that the stakes were high and therefore, needed to make these donations. Soros and Clinton have been allies for some time now dating 30 years. He had faith in her, and the two also shared the same fears about their opponent Donald Trump whom Soros referred to as an agent of ISIS. After the defeat of Clinton, rich liberals including George Soros held a closed-door meeting in Washington. The Politico revealed that the hot issues being discussed at this meeting were how they would oppose the Trump presidency. These rich liberals also said that the right lessons should be learned from the defeat. This was a meeting that was organized by the Democratic Donors Club and managed to attract notable figures such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, and Keith Ellison. This was the first meeting after the defeat of their preferred candidate.
This meeting came at a time when the rich liberals were looking into their approach to politics as well as the role that the Democratic Alliance played. During this meeting, the Politico learned that they also discussed the role of money in politics. Soros has made his wealth from risky currency trades. He is an immigrant from Hungary and a graduate of London School of Economics where he first discovered his love for finance. He is known around the world to fund democratic causes such as the fight against apartheid rule in South Africa three decades ago.