How End Citizens United Plans To Change The Constitution

The just concluded presidential election has taught a lot of lessons to the Americans. What made the entire process was the manner in which the campaigns were conducted, how close the contest was and how shocking a Donald Trump win was to the world. However, there are particular groups of people who had foreseen problems with the systems even before the election campaigns amplified them.

One of these groups is the End Citizens United PAC. Before the elections, the group was raising funds and supporting the campaigns of some of the democratic party candidates. However, they are now concentrating on amending the End Citizens United versus F. E.C bill which was passed into law in 2010.

The bill made it possible for large corporations to act as individuals, especially in support of various candidates political campaigns. The issues which have cropped up from the bill include the reduced accountability on campaign funds. It is known that billions of dollars are being spent in political campaigns. However, there is no way to know where the money is coming from or whether it is clean money. These are the issues that End Citizens United want to be examined again.

The group was started in 2015. Their main aim was to bring changes to campaign financing. They stated their affiliation and support of the Democratic party from the outset. In the first round of their fundraisers, the group managed to raise close to $4 million. As they gained prominence, they were able to increase this amount to about $25 million and are currently aiming for more. The primary objective is to have the constitution amended, outlawing the involvement of the Super PACs in the electoral processes. To get this amendment, they need a million signatures from the citizens delivered to the supreme court. So far, they have managed to collect 325,000 signatures. They are hoping that they will get more signatures out of the partnership they have created with the Ready for Hillary Movement.

The last time that the American constitution was amended was in 1992. These people, therefore, feel that it is a time that the people got to know about the issues that are affecting them as a country. There are a few individuals who view their aim to have the constitution amended as a little too ambitious. However, the management of the group is very optimistic about their operations. They also confided that they are way ahead of their fundraising schedule for the midterms which will be held in 2018. They say that they are receiving a lot of donations from first-time contributors to their course. They feel that this is because Trump became president. They believe that they will manage to bring about change in the political landscape.

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George Soros’ Overwhelming Political Donations

George Soros’s name has surfaced yet again in political donations on nytimes.com. In 2004, he donated $27 million to fund a candidate’s political campaigns in an effort to defeat President George Bush. In the recent past, George has committed over $25 million. His name ranks among the top donors of the Democratic Party. George seeks to boost Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and other Democratic Party’s related causes. The billionaire has donated approximately $24.9 billion. He is likely to contribute even more as the voting day nears. This is according to the records of the Federal Election Commission and interviews made with Soros’ associates.

Having known Hillary Clinton for a long period, George Soros had scheduled to attend the Democratic convention, for the first time, to watch Clinton accept her Democratic Presidential nomination. However, he did not manage to attend the occasion. The Hungarian-born New Yorker was busy monitoring the economic state in Europe, considering that he has returned to active trading.

George Soros seems to be more engaged in political now than before. This is because of his deep faith in Hillary Clinton. In addition, he fears letting Donald Trump, whom he once accused of stoking fears in people just like ISIS, win the elections. George Soros’s political adviser, Mr. Michael Vachon, said that Soros’ donations during the recent campaigns have increased. This philanthropic act has been driven by the hostile nature of many issues that were proposed by Donald Trump such as religious tolerance, criminal justice reform and immigration reform.

Soros’ overwhelming political donation on Politico has influenced other affluent philanthropists. Some of them are already cashing in big checks for the campaigns. For instance, Tom Steyer, an environmentalist in San Francisco has donated $31 million this year, a bigger portion going to a super PAC that he administers. Don Sussman, a New York hedge funder, has given $13 million to several campaigns and other causes. On the other side, the lords of media Fred Eychaner and Haim Saban donated $11 million each. This contribution has boosted Clinton’s campaign, thus putting her ahead her rival, Donald Trump.

About George Soros
George Soros founded Soros Fund management and the Open Society Foundation. He is also the chairman of these organizations. Born in Budapest, Hungary, George Soros moved to England in 1947 where he pursued his degree from the London School of Economics. In 1956, he moved to New York where he made a large fortune through the Soros Fund Management on Investopedia that he had founded after working in the Wall Street. Soros has been donating to charities since 1979 when he started the Open Society Foundations to fund students in South Africa. Today, the foundation has expanded its services to over 100 countries. George is also an author. He has written a couple of books including the Tragedy of the European Union (2014) as well as essays and articles on politics, economics and the society.