Mission Statement Of End Citizens United
The power of grassroots political organizations have become more and more evident over the last several years. It was only eight years ago that the Supreme Court made one of the most controversial decisions that it has ever made. This decision was a result of the court case which is known as Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commision. This court case was going over the regulations which at the time were in place in order to limit the political influence of corporations and economic elite or the American democratic system. As a result of the decision of the Supreme Court made during this court case these regulations were eliminated. In the time since this decision has been made one of the largest ever influxes of donations from corporations to political campaigns has been seen.
Many members of the American population and of the Democratic Party have expressed concerns that this large influx of donations from corporations and the economic elite will result in the corruption of our congressmen. While it is certainly true that donations from large political action committees, corporations, and billionaires have increased over the last several years, it is unknown yet to what extent corruption may have been affected by this increase. However, the grassroots political organization End Citizens United has been formed in an effort to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court decision.
End Citizens United is led by Tiffany Muller and Matt Burgess, both members of the Democratic political party who have significant political experience. The organization was first formed in 2015 and was able to take place in the election cycle of 2016. During the 2016 election cycle End Citizens United was able to generate $25 million with the political campaign contributions. Perhaps the most significant thing about these funds were that they were all generated through grassroots methods. In fact, the average donation size was mere $14.
The organization is now home to a membership base of around 3 million individuals making it one of the largest grassroots political action committees in the country. It is now time for the 2018 midterm elections and political action committee End Citizens United has promised to generate an additional $35 million for the political campaign contributions in an effort to support key members of the Democratic Party which of taken a public stance against accepting donations from corporations and billionaires. Their main goal for the 2018 election is to take seats of political power from the Big Money 20.
You may also read “How to Reverse Citizens United” for more.
End Citizens United’s Fight Against Billionaire’s Involvement In US Politics
For years, billionaires in the United States have been known to put a large chunk of money into campaigns for candidates that would suit their desires. Such include Mr. Tom Steyer and Mike Bloomberg who have for years supported the Democrats’ campaign process.
Recently, Tom Steyer has announced his two million dollar donation towards Jacky Rosen’s race to the Senate. Jacky Rosen is a United States Rep whose actions and words continuously contradict each other. Over the years, she has consistently bashed the billionaire involvement in US politics and pledged support for organizations like End Citizens United that are fighting this concept.
Rosen has also been very vocal in the matter of Big Money in politics but afterward goes on to play an active role in the issues she claims to be against. Tom Steyer’s announcement comes barely three months after Rosen’s public campaign against black money in politics hence everyone’s confusion.
In 2010, the United States supreme court was faced with a case between Citizens United and FEC where Citizens United were against the concept of allowing special interest groups and wealthy people to spend money on elections. They argued that this involvement brings forth the question of whether or not votes are bought. The court ruled that a limit would be put to combat such issues. This gave rise to End Citizens United in 2015.
End Citizens United is a political action committee that funds campaigns in the US. The funds are obtained exclusively from donations, and the candidates that are funded are keenly vetted to ensure that they fit the portfolio required by the organization.
End Citizens United endorses candidates who are actively against big money in politics. Since it was launched, End Citizens has been backing pro-reform Democrat candidates like Hillary Clinton, Maggie Hassan, Ruff Feingold and the former United States president Barack Obama. In the 2016 election cycle, End Citizens made funding worth 25 million dollars and is planning on putting in 35 million dollars in the 2018 election series.
End Citizens United is located in Washington DC and is headed by its president and executive director Tiffany Muller.
End Citizens United Energizes Conor Lamb’s Bid In Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District Race
A special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb promises to highlight corruption and big money in politics associated with Saconne’s corporate donors. It also promises to highlight campaign finance laws, and the need for small individual donations in political campaigns, with the End Citizens United Pac now backing Lamb’s candidacy. Their network is comprised of small donations from individuals, such as union members.
End Citizens United backs candidates that support campaign finance reform. Their goal is to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that allowed big money corporate contributions to flow into political campaigns. End Citizens United believe corporate money contributes to political corruption, and doesn’t encourage a government working on behalf of the people. Lamb is against accepting donations from corporate executives, unlike Saccone who has the financial backing of corporate heavyweights.
Republican corporate donors include a high ticket $5000.000 ad campaign by the 45Committee. Saccone is also backed by End Spending, who promised $1 million in ad buys. He also received a direct endorsement from Donald Trump, who gave his support at a political rally. In a year when American citizens are less likely to vote for establishment politicians, and are energized by change, republican big money donors may not be enough to win the race.
For instance, in a little over a year voters across the nation have flipped one U.S. senate seat, one governor’s seat, and 34 state legislative seats. This may not bode well in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district. Establishment politicians have also taken a back seat to honesty and a strong voice.
Lamb is a veteran of the marines, and a former federal prosecutor, and has campaigned across the 18th district in recent weeks. He’s been welcomed by huge crowds who recognize opportunities for change. Lamb is, however, battling against big money, and republican influence, which is one of the reasons for the End Citizen’s United backing. For instance, the Congressional Leadership Fund, a GOP super PAC, promises to open a field office in the 18th district. Vice President Mike Pence also said he plans to campaign.
The White House and big money interests, however, may not be enough to secure a republican win. Democrats have voted in high numbers in state elections, and are weary of corrupt practices. All reasons why Lamb, in the Congressional 18th District Special Election, may have more than an excellent chance of winning.
We’re proud to stand with Conor Lamb! He’s rejecting all corporate PAC money because his focus is on working families, not deep-pocketed mega-donors.
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Honey Birdette Employees Make Their Stand On Mariiage Equality and the Oncoming Postal Plebiscite
Around sixty employees of the Honey Birdette took to the streets of Sydney’s Central Business District, to peaceful protest on the right of the equality of marriage. This is given the federal government of Australia’s course of the postal plebiscite, that is set to arrive in mailboxes on the 12th of September. Eloise Monaghan, the founder and managing director of Honey Birdette, was nevertheless, neutral on the criticism issued by the flash mob in the streets of Australia’s brilliant capital.
The Honey Birdette workers were also in the company of lingerie-clad models, all of whom were carrying signs that instigated peace and were anti-plebiscite. The entire event was recorded by the company via live stream on Facebook, whereby the group walked to Martin Place from Pitt Street Mall. Customers of the Honey Birdette were, however, torn with some in support of the notion while others just simply criticised it.
Eloise Monaghan acknowledged the fact that her company’s brand can be polarising and was additionally pleased that the mass action had sparked a controversial debate of what is currently happening in the country. She also viewed the plebiscite as an absurd idea because marriage equality is a basic right for every citizen.
The Honey Birdette’s advertisements have also been causing a bit of a stir, following the billboard that was set up in Rundle Mall and the posters put up in their shop’s window. These advertisements feature exotic models clad in lingerie that leave very little to the imagination. Opinions on these, however, can be viewed from both sides of the coin whereby from one side women view the lingerie as outfits they can try on for their partners, while on the other hand, the same women feel inappropriate having to shop in the company of their children or older family members.
Even though Honey Birdette’s store manager claims that they have not received any complaints in regards to the posters, the manager to Maya Center Adelaide, Peter Lee, states that they are currently in the process of issuing a request for the removal of the posters. It is transparent, however, that customers have the right of view of products and services but Phil Martin, Adelaide’s City Councillor, believes that the posters did, nonetheless, objectify women.
JAMES DONDERO: A GREAT PHILANTHROPIST AND FOUNDER OF HIGHLAND CAPITAL
James Dondero is a co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. The company deals with financial investment and management. Some of the services that it offers include managing hedge funds, mutual funds, REIT’s, separate institutional accounts, private equity funds and ETFs. Under Mr. Dondero’s leadership, the company pioneered the development of Collateralize Loan Obligation market.
Before working with Highland Capital Management, James Dondero worked for Protective Life GIV subsidiary as a Chief Investment Officer. He has also worked as a Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Analyst for American Express. James Dondero launched his career in 1984 before he graduated from university. The analyst got admitted to a training program by Morgan Guaranty during that year.
Mr. Dondero has over 30 years’ experience in the credit management industry. He has been able to lead Highland Capital Management towards various profitable milestones. Mr. Dondero administers and oversees the daily activities of the company. The investment company has been recognized numerously by different valuable stakeholders.
James Dondero is affiliated with various renowned companies where he holds prestigious roles on their boards. These Include Metro Goldwyn-Mayer Studios; he holds the position of a director, Cornerstone Healthcare Group as the chairman, NexBank SSB, as the director, NexBank Capital, as the chairman of the board of trustees.
James Dondero graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Accounting, Finance) at the University of Virginia. In addition to this, he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Management Accountant.
James Dondero is a passionate philanthropist, and he has been able to contribute to several worthy causes in the Dallas area. Some of them include Dallas Zoo construction of a Hippo facility; Education is Freedom organization, Uplift Education, Perot Museum of Natural Science, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Snowball Express, Capital for Kids, and The Family Place and many others.
New US Honey Birdette Website Launches Along with New York Collection
In conjunction with the release of Australia based Honey Birdette’s release of their New York Collection, the lingerie boutique launched a new website that will exclusively cater to its ever growing clientele in the United States. The website is live and taking orders. Honey Birdette’s sales saw a spike of over 300% growth in the US in the past 12 months prior to the launch of the website. The Honey team immediately began cultivating a new E-Commerce site that would enhance the US shopper’s experience from start to finish.
The new website addresses the most highly demanded change: a larger inventory of products that can be shipped to the US. The new site then goes above and beyond, as Honey Birdette service is known to do, to provide shoppers with extremely fast shipping, a concierge exchange service and they are even offering completely free shipping with purchases over $50. With Honey Birdette apparel starting at around 35 Euros per brief and 65 Euros per bra, it isn’t hard to get completely free shipping each with even a modest purchase.
Honey Birdette is also making moves in regards to its retail locations, and will be expanding its UK footprint from three stores to forty by the end of 2018. The first round of new stores are already in the works.
Honey Birdette is a high end lingerie boutique that simply has the “it” factor that allowed it to easily grow from one location opened in Australia in 2006, to 55 current Australian locations, to apparent global domination as they roll out a fleet of UK stores and eye additional European countries for expansion. Founded by Eloise Monaghan, as Honey Birdette has expanded it has never lost its original touches of luxury that encourage women (and men!) to come from all over to purchase the finest in lingerie.
Talos Energy Helps Make History in Mexico
Talos Energy is helping usher in a new era in oil drilling and is becoming a part of history. They have partnered with two other companies and are drilling the first private offshore oil well in Mexico in the last eight decades. The joint venture consists of Talos Energy, London-based Premier Oil Plc, and Mexico’s Sierra Oil & Gas. Mexico has moved to allow foreigners back into their oil market. Their oil industry has been nationalized since 1938 and this is a watershed moment that Talos is a part of. The state-run monopoly known as Petroleos Mexicanos has accomplished everything in the Mexican oil markets since then.
The well is offshore from the Mexican state of Tabasco and is called Zama-1. Located in the Sureste Basin, the well is believed to have a capacity of 100-500 million barrels of oil according to estimates. 90 days is the estimate for the time it will take to complete the drilling portion of the project. Bidding for the project was conducted in 2015 and the three companies secured the rights shortly after Mexico chose to allow foreign investment. It is hoped that this will help the Mexican oil market to improve and get stronger.
Elaine Reynolds has her eye on the oil markets and is a noted analyst. She believes the industry will watch this development with great interest. She is with Edison Investment Research Ltd. and believes that the geology is indicating a strong chance of success. Talos Energy will be operating the well and has great expertise and experience to do so.
Talos Energy is focused on projects in the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast region. Their business culture involves a strong dose of entrepreneurialism. This culture is populated by people with dynamism at their core and utilizes collaborative methods. They strive for continuous growth by encouraging everyone to contribute innovative ideas and energy on a daily basis.
Utilizing a sophisticated sense of corporate responsibility, Talos Energy strives to be a great steward of the environment committed to the safe production of oil and gas. By successfully balancing the global need for oil and environmental stewardship they have become an excellent example of the modern company.
Talos Energy Begins Exploration in Mexican Waters
For nearly a century, Mexico has prohibited foreign firms from engaging in offshore oil drilling. However, Mexico, in a move to revive its struggling oil sector, is moving to relax its ban on foreign involvement, inviting international companies back into oil exploration for the first time since the country’s oilwells were nationalized in 1938.
The project is a joint venture between Talos Energy LLC, UK-based Premier Oil Plc, and Sierra Oil & Gas, with drilling beginning on May 21. The Zama-1 well, located off the coast of the Mexican state of Tobasco, is believed to contain between 100 and 500 million barrels of crude oil. The entire undertaking will take around three months.
Analyst Elaine Reynolds said that as this is the first time that international firms have been involved in oil exploration since the oil industry was nationalized, other companies will be watching this closely. Talos, a privately held firm, is the well operator and has a 35% ownership stake in the joint venture, with Sierra and Premier owning 40% and 25% respectively.
Founded in Houston, Texas in 2012, Talos Energy is an independent energy company involved in the exploration, extraction, and production of oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico. Despite being such a young company, the Talos management team has decades of experience in the oil business. CEO Timothy Duncan recently made a presentation to potential investors at the JP Morgan Energy Equity Investor Conference.
Prior to this most recent venture, Talos had already built up a solid track record. The Talos team built up and sold two previous energy companies before forming Talos, at a considerable profit to investors. Despite their successes, Talos Energy is committed to finding new ways of doing things in order to prosper in an increasingly competitive oil and gas industry.
Equities First Holdings Completes Melbourne Office Relocation
The relocation of Equities First Holdings LLC, a global lender of alternative shareholdings financing solutions, puts the company in a convenient central location of Melbourne, Australia. The move will accommodate business growth and increase in client diversification. Businesses seek the financial services of Equities First Holdings for acquiring publicly-shared, stock-based loans that enable business owners to use the unrestricted capital for personal and professional reasons. Established in 2002, Equities First Holdings LLC has the proactive reputation of specializing in assisting high net worth individuals with publicly-traded stock businesses in obtaining non-purpose funding.
The low fixed interest rates included with the loans offered with the high loan-to-value loans would be favorable to those seeking loans for business expansions, acquisition, cash flow assistance, and other business-related strategies. The attractive non-purpose use of the loans opens the usability for personal use by the individual as well. The company operates with highly talented financial professionals who have proven success skills. The growth of Equities First Holdings has led to 1.4 billion worth of company transactions, which is a good reason to move the Melbourne office to a preferable business-central location of the city.
Melbourne is one of nine global locations including Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, U.K., and United States with a company headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new address of the new Melbourne offices is Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd., Level 2, 287 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. Equities First Holdings LLC is internationally partnered with top tier banks and law firms, and provides premium financial services with excellent customer appreciation strategies for the company’s high wealth clientele.
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Brazilian Viper Legend-Cassio Audi
For most of the multi-talented people, it’s easy to lose track or commitment in one talent. However, this is not the case with Cassio, who after years of being a band member, can still use his drumming skills effectively, and incorporates the musical creativity into his management career.
1. Who is Cassio Audi?
Cassio Audi is a 46 aged popular Brazilian capitalist guru, with a history in music. He was an instrumentalist and a drummer in the 1980s.Cassio participated in a band that had a variety of genres like thrash metal, alternative rock, and the power metal. He is a graduate of the Sau Paulo University, and currently pursuing business ventures. Cassio Audi is mostly recognized for his critical thinking, team leadership, and strategic thinking, which has been a great impetus in his career.
2. Cassio Audi’s Early Music Career
Cassio Audi’s music career dates back to the 1980’s, in his teenage, as a member of the Viper band. This was the best heavy metal band in Brazil. The band was made up of teenagers from the same neighborhood. This was one of the popular rock and pop song band. In 1985, Cassio became the drummer of the band, and saw the release of songs like the ‘Soldiers of Sunrise.’ Besides being a drummer, he also participated in giving ideas and providing lyrics, and beats. He played the biggest role in consolidating the group. Cassio’s early music career life is marked by the album called ‘Evolution’ that was released in the 1990s.
3. Cassio’s Move from the Music
Cassio made a move from music after four years as a drummer in the viper band. He made the move in 1989, to resume his education that made him a financial expert. Despite the demands of the management career, he still has time with his colleagues to try out his drum skills.
4. Music and business
For Cassio, music requires creativity and he uses it to make profits in the business. He refers to the combination of creative approaches, which the customers embrace as they are able to make sober solutions.
Indeed Cassio is a legend in the music and business scenes. It’s incredible how to date he balances his music talent and the business ventures. This shows how it’s important to exploit our potentials
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