End Citizens United Sets Sights On 2018 For Campaign Finance Reform

Dark money in politics is an open secret in the United States government and it is one that is single-handedly ruining the country. Dark money in politics began flooding into the United States government back in 2010 when the Supreme Court heard a case presented to them by a lawyer named James Bopp on behalf of the right wing political group, Citizens United. The Citizens United decision in the Supreme Court has been looked at and regarded as one of the most potent moments in political history and it is worth taking a closer look at.

Citizens United went before the Supreme Court in 2008 in order to essentially make the argument that corporations were people and political donations was an extension of their free speech. This is an argument you’ll have heard countless times in the political world but there is a lot more weight to it than just as a canned phrase. James Bopp’s argument was enough to convince the Supreme Court in a controversial decision but it didn’t put the matter to rest. Liberals and every day Americans everywhere were outraged by the decision and since then they’ve been angrily trying to fight back.

End Citizens United was established as a political action committee with the sole goal of finding a way to undo the damage done by James Bopp and Citizens United. You’ve probably heard of the phrase ‘campaign finance reform’ and you’ll know that it is the calling card of progressives everywhere. End Citizens United, led by Tiffany Muller, has been using campaign finance reform as their core guidepost toward fundraising success.

With the election of Donald Trump the political world was upended and modern Americans gave up on political apathy. Every election counts now and none counts more than the upcoming 2018 congressional races. End Citizens United has tapped into the negativity surrounding Donald Trump in order to fuel a grassroots campaign to raise finances to support legislators who want to reform the Citizens United decision. End Citizens United is aiming to raise a full $35 million to prepare their chosen candidates in the 2018 raises. In just the first quarter of 2017 alone the PAC raised more than $4 million.

Donations to groups like End Citizens United are one of the surest ways to make a change in the political world. While every vote should count they can’t count if groups like Citizens United are actively supporting corporate lobbying. So, End Citizens United tapped into that enthusiasm, as we showed above, to make a difference. More than 100,000 people donated to End Citizens United during the first quarter of 2017 and nearly 40% of them were first time donors to the cause, which bodes well for the future.

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Soros Spearheads New Progressive Agenda

Multi-billion dollar philanthropist, businessman, and social justice warrior George Soros is the main attraction at the upcoming Democratic Alliance meeting in Washington DC. This gathering is much more somber than many attendees expected before the Nov 8 election surprise. With the triumph of Donald J Trump the mood has gone from jubilation to all hands on deck.

George Soros is seen by many in the American and international progressive movement as one of the founding fathers of the modern liberal movement on time.com. The stunning defeat that liberals faced during the 2016 election has led to a great deal of soul searching within the party. Many of the party rank and file are looking to men like George Soros to find a way forward.

One of the major topics of discussion at the meeting will be the new Democratic National Committee chairman. Many people support Keith Ellison- who would be the first major party leader on nytimes.com in the United States to be a Muslim. There is also talk of replacing various committee leaders in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Very few liberals are planning any major overhaul of the party platform- the goal is to change the messaging in a way that will resonate with working class voters in the middle of the country. George Soros has already pledged millions of dollars to fight the Trump agenda from New York to California.

While the vast majority of Democrats are united behind the alliance there is still a growing wing of the party known as “Berniecrats” who want to send the party even farther left. While George Soros most likely agrees with them politically the major differences come from the speed of the change. Soros is not known as an accelerationist on project-syndicate.org.

One thing is for certain- the Democratic Alliance meeting will show the party a path forward for the 2018 and the 2020 elections at the very least. The entire agenda at http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1997/02/the-capitalist-threat/376773/ for the next two years will be examined thoroughly. George Soros has been a major power player in the Democratic party and it does not look like things will be changing anytime soon.