End Citizens United Announces Endorsements For Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker In Midterm Elections

The power and influence of political action committees have grown over the last several decades in the United States of America. After the announcement from the Supreme Court in their ruling on the court case of Citizens United versus the Federal election commission that corporations would be entitled to special protections that are typically reserved for individuals in the country corporate mega-donors have opened the floodgates to donations to political campaigns across the nation.

As a result, there has been growing sentiment that the possibility of corruption is ever more significant in our nation has ever faced in the past. In response to the growing concerns grassroots, political action committee End Citizens United was formed on 1 March in 2015. Since its initial inception, the organization has made significant inroads in the American political system.

By utilizing the expert leadership of Tiffany Muller, executive director and president of the organization, and Matt Burgess, Executive Vice President of the organization, they have managed to grow from a fledgling into an organization that encompasses greater than 3 million individuals. Even more astounding is the organization’s ability to generate greater than $60 million in political contributions over the last three years. $35 million has been generated political contributions in the 2018 cycle alone all through small donations. The average contribution is under $15.

End Citizens United is a nonprofit organization that was formed in order to help eliminate the undue influence of corporate mega-donors and political campaign processes. End Citizens United has helped to elect 15 members of Congress to positions of influence in our nation. The one thing that all of these politicians have in common is a shared stance against accepting donations from corporate mega-donors and special interest groups. While the sentiment was much smaller during the first election cycle the organization took part in 2016 were only a handful of senators publicly announced projecting donations from corporate political action committees it has grown significantly stronger in the intervening years. In fact, in 2018 during the midterm election cycle Tiffany Muller the organizations Pres. and Executive Director has stated that greater than 70% of political candidates have taken a public stance against accepting donations from corporate mega-donors and political action committees.

Cory Booker is just one senatorial candidate that has taken a stance against corporate mega-donors in a recent trend that is growing across the nation. Tiffany Muller has stated that End Citizens United will be fully supporting Cory Booker in his bid for senatorial position and that he is commendable as having demonstrated clear dedication to serving his constituents. Another such politician that has received an endorsement from the organization is Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand who has made a similar public announcement rejecting corporate mega-donors.

The Track Record Of Dick DeVos In Social Entrepreneurship

More and more individuals across the world are beginning to understand the need for nurturing equality and cohesiveness in our societies. High-net-worth persons such as Dick DeVos have come out to establish organizations that help foster the future of humanity on the planet. Dick DeVos is well known in the corporate world for his involvement with various philanthropies across the United States.

 

Dick DeVos together with his wife Betsy has done a lot to ensure that all children in the US have access to quality education that can change their lives. Dick DeVos remains to one of the most vocal business leaders in the Michigan State. His efforts in developing programs that seek to better the American education system all out there for all to see. His wife has also contributed to the progress of the Michigan communities, and she is expected to change the school system in the US for the better.

 

The couple established the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation with the goal of bringing reforms to the curriculum of the United States. Over time, the organization has managed to reach thousands of students with educational opportunities in various charter schools in the US. For instance, the Education Freedom Fund which is one the flagship projects of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has provided 4,000 students with scholarships and grants that facilitate their education. The beneficiaries of such programs are selected from various institutions in Michigan.

 

Some of the most notable efforts of Dick DeVos in the education sector include the establishment of the West Michigan Aviation Academy. The school imparts various skills in the aviation industry to students in Michigan. Dick DeVos is an aviation enthusiast, and that might have informed his leaning towards the establishment of an institution in that sector. As a skilled businessman and seasoned entrepreneur, Dick DeVos serves in some management boards of various organizations and agencies.

 

The Great Lakes Education Project is another project that Betsy and Dick DeVos have championed in the Michigan State. The initiative is in line with the couple’s agenda of charter schools in the US. Through the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, Dick and Betsy have managed to develop talent and arts among the youth in Michigan.

 

Beyond the education sector, Dick and Betsy DeVos have also done a lot of community work in Michigan. Through their foundation, the couple has done an excellent job in the housing sector by creating initiatives that afford members of the community cheap housing. Their support for research on Lake Macatawa which has been affected by climate change is seen as a commitment to the mitigation of effects of environmental degradation.

 

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