Can money really buy anything? Success? Happiness? Well due to the “citizens United” act it allows big money companies to invest in political candidates, meaning whoever has the biggest friends in high places gets a real head start in any election.
End Citizens United is an organization pushing to stop this “thick wallet” competition by encouraging candidates to actually campaign and be a part of their community. Current Democratic Candidate Beto O’Rourke is working along side End Citizens United in hopes of swaying the public. A recent Poll done by End Citizens United has Shows that O’Rourke is climbing rapidly against senator Cruz with 45 to 37 percent. Candidate O’Rourke has pulled his way through all 254 counties in the massive state of Texas, including the area of Cooke County, who hasn’t picked democrat for public office in almost 30 years.
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So not only is O’Rourke dedicated to being a face for the state of Texas to its people, but he is also working to strengthen the lives and futures of them as well. O’Rourke has promised to help Texans get the jobs they want as well as provide the education for it all. He promises improvements in health care for those who need it so citizens can have a true hope for a healthy and happy future. For someone so dedicated to the people he represents, its no doubt End Citizens United is holding so strong behind him.
Perhaps End Citizens United has the right idea when it comes to financing politics. Since they receive all their funding from Grassroots donors entirely while flat out refusing donations and funding from PACs and Super-Pacs. It is something truly special when you see people working together in a community to snuff out corporate and political corruption, something we need more of. Let’s stop companies from funding Political parties for their own personal gain.
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Betsy DeVos is the current United States Secretary of Education. She was born in Holland, Michigan 59 year ago. Her husband was a former CEO of a multi-level marketing company. Both are considered to be among billionaires in the United States. The family is ranked as the 88th richest family in America based on a list produced by Forbes in 2016. Besides being married to a wealthy husband, Betsy DeVos is also a renowned businesswoman in the US. She is also a politician and an activist who has been at the forefront in fighting mostly for equality and better education for children. She has been active in politics for the last 35 years after she was elected chairman of the Michigan Republic Party. Visit Betsy’s profile page on Facebook.
However, Besty DeVos and her family are well known for their conservative philanthropic activities. This has seen the DeVos family being ranked among the most generous benefactors of the conservative movements and the Christian rights. It is believed that Betsy DeVos together with her family has invested over 200 million dollars in right-wing causes. They have also helped to fund nearly every prominent Republican running for national office. It is estimated that they have given over $44 million to the Michigan Republican Party, GOP legislative committees and Republican candidate since 1997. In addition to this, she is also described as a talented fundraiser as she was able to raise over 150,000 dollars for the re-election of George W. Bush. Their total donations as a family to the matters related to politics are estimated to be over 18 million dollars since 1989. This is a remarkable contribution. Their contributions in the political arena have, however, been more frequent in the last five years where it is estimated that they donated over 10 million dollars.
Besides giving their donation for the political cause, DeVos family has also been ranked by Forbes as 24th most philanthropic family in the United States. Their total lifetime donation on all causes is estimated to be over $1.3 billion approximated to be a quarter of their total net worth. They are involved in health, health research and Christian related missions. This is carried out under their family foundation known as Dick and Besty DeVos Family Foundation. They also have a national advocacy known as American Federation for Children, which promote school choice, school vouchers, and scholarship tax credit programs. Their focus has mostly been on funding on Christian Schools and religious missions. The couple’s philanthropic record is a clear indication that they view choice and competition as the best method of enhancing and improving the education system of America. Their total donation to charter schools is estimated to be around $5.2 million from 1999 to 2014, and their donation to private Christian schools was estimated to be over $8.6 million. They firmly believe that the power of education and Christianity can impact a positive impact on the society.
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Some people who live in Venezuela aren’t happy with how Nicolas Maduro is running the state, that’s according to the Latino Show Magazine. There have been over 1.8 million people who have signed a petition to have Maduro removed from his office. They don’t like the fact that he has shortened work weeks to save power in an area where oil is a rich source. All of the petitions that were signed were delivered in plain boxes so that no one would suspect what was taking place. There are hints that Maduro could step down from office, “but there has been nothing set in stone” says celebrity Luque. He has recently ordered pubic workers to only work two days during the week, and he is trying to increase minimum wage. These efforts might come a little too late as residents are tired of dealing with the harsh rule of Maduro and his demanding ways. There are food shortages as well as periods during the day when the power is out. Inflation is also rising, quickly, which is another part of Maduro’s demise.