Conservative Targets Revealed By End Citizens United

End Citizens United has always been willing to embark on a path which would take it into a direct battle with many of the wealthiest political donors in the U.S. and the candidates using their funding for their own needs. The latest step taken by the traditional PAC has been to reveal a list of the 20 Republican politicians in Washington D.C. who have done the most for their donors instead of working alongside their constituents to build a better future for the U.S. as a whole.

The list has been revealed under the title, “Big Money 20” and focuses on some of the biggest names in conservatism in the U.S. who have been warned the PAC will be challenging them over the course of the 2018 election campaigning season. Many political commentators were shocked to see some of the Republicans with the safest seats in Congress named to the list as a battle over their position in Washington seems to be an unwinnable battle; however, for End Citizens United the chance to get their message across to the people of the nation about the influence of wealthy billionaire donors seems like too good an opportunity to miss. House Speaker Paul Ryan and former Republican Presidential candidate, Ted Cruz have both been identified as those who have become the political pawns of the billionaire donor class by End Citizens United and will face a challenge to their positions in Congress by the PAC.

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End Citizens United has been looking to build support for its fight against the rising tide of money from billionaire donors who have been having a major influence on the direction the U.S. is taking in a political sense. Across the nation the people of the U.S. are becoming more concerned about the rising influence of big money in politics on both side of the political spectrum; End Citizens United has been looking to build support among Democrats who have backed their push for fairness in the election cycle. Over the last few months, End Citizens United has built a powerful group of supporters who now number three million members hoping to protect important legislation such as the Johnson Amendment which has come under threat from Republican lawmakers.

Operating as a traditional PAC does not seem to have had an effect on the ability of End Citizens United to raise millions of dollars for the good of the PAC and the Democrat candidates it supports. Tiffany Muller recently revealed the PAC is on course to raise its goal of $35 million to battle to repeal the Citizens United decision of 2010 which has allowed major donors to rise to the top of the political landscape for both major parties.

Learn more about End Citizens United: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_Citizens_United

Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund And Other Human Rights Organizations

Man’s inhumanity towards his fellow man is still a major problem all over the world. In a number of countries this has led to segments of the population being denied their basic human rights. In response to this, many thoughtful people have come together to form organizations that advocate for human rights, civil rights and migrant rights for all men. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

Even in countries with laws that are designed to guarantee basic human rights for all men, poor people and migrant workers still have their rights infringed upon.

In many of the places around the world where powerless, oppressed populations are being denied their rights, several organizations have stepped in to fight on their behalf.

Some of the organization involved in fighting for the rights of the oppressed include Families for Freedom, Equal Justice Network, American Civil Liberties Union, The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights and The Advocates for Human Rights.

Amnesty International is one of the best known organizations globally that aggressively advocates for human, civil and migrant rights. Amnesty International has over 7 million members and have been on the front line for over 5 decades. In 1977 the organization won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Another organization that is in the forefront of the fight for human rights, civil rights and migrant rights is the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. Founded in 2013 by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the organization gives voice and provides legal and material support for migrants and other people suffering oppression in Arizona.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the co-founders of The Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Over the past few years they have been writing articles pointing out how migrant workers, African-Americans and others other are being victimized by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County police department.

Sheriff Arpaio had Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey arrested because they would not tell him who gave them the information in their articles and the names of people that read the articles online. Larkin and Lacey sued Maricopa County and were awarded $3.75 million.

They used the money to start the Frontera Fund. The fund assists migrant workers and pays for their legal defense. The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund also supports organizations like the Arizona Justice Project as well as other organizations offering assistance to Arizona’s immigrant population and others who are being denied their human, civil and migrant rights.

Lacey And Larkin Frontera Fund: Helping Minority Communities Across America

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is an organization dedicated to helping migrant workers who are living within the United States.

The organization is one who believes in supporting those who have either had their rights are taken away from them, or those who were exploited in any way on the basis of their ethnicity, occupation or any other diversity-based factors. Since the organization was first founded, they have created a wide-scaled impact in different parts of the country.

Countless people have come forward in support of this organization and have stood for the rights that the organization is trying to safeguard. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund have successfully helped several people not just through the organization, but by supporting countless others who operate with the same purpose as well. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who were two individuals who were the founders of the Phoenix New Times. They regularly published articles about the various happenings within the city and the state as well.

In 2007, they decided to write an article about the Maricopa County sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Arpaio was one of the most well-known sheriffs in the entire country and was known for a large number of arrests that he had done concerning people who were breaking the law.

However, reports started surfacing about these arrests, shedding light on the fact that a large amount of these was not warranted by any court of law. There were also reports indicating that Arpaio had been bribing members of judiciaries to get certain people convicted of crimes that they had not committed, or to increase the current sentences for crimes that do not warrant that long a duration of incarceration. Lacey and Larkin wrote about this and were taken from their homes the day after. They were kept in jails run by Joe Arpaio and were only released two days later.

This incident sparked an incredible amount of rage in Lacey and Larkin who wanted to get justice where it was due. They decided to sue Joe Arpaio and his lawyer for their atrocities, using their case and that of several others as evidence.

They were then awarded a settlement by Maricopa County for three million dollars. Instead of keeping the money for themselves, they decided to form the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund which was aimed at helping people who otherwise would be put in a similar situation such as theirs.

The organization has managed to create massive change in different parts of the country and has helped people who otherwise did not have a way to seek justice for themselves. The organization has also come forward to support several other agencies like Aliento, ACLU, American Immigration Council, Arizona Justice Project, Center for Neighborhood Leadership and much more. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Twitter

Through these organizations, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has been able to expand its reach and help more people who are in need and who need people to support them in their endeavors to establish their rights.

George Soros is Still in the Game

In 2016, George Soros committed $25,000,000 supporting Democratic candidates and causes. That sum may seem a bit daunting to us common folk, but wasn’t much of a stretch for someone Forbes Magazine calls the world’s 23rd richest person. In fact, over the years, he donated far more than this (billions, not millions) to progressive-liberal political causes as well as human rights, public health, and education.

The 84 year old self-made billionaire is still remarkably active. After Donald Trump’s rather shocking election victory, George Soros, along with a number of other wealthy liberals, attended a three day, closed door conference sponsored by the Democracy Alliance Donors Club (DA).

Most leading labor unions and liberal groups were represented. A number of other political heavyweights attended, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison.

We should expect full scale resistance to Trump’s agenda to start the day he’s sworn in as President. We should also expect people attending this conference to be leading that opposition.

For those unfamiliar with the Democracy Alliance, it was founded in 2005 and has steered an impressive half billion dollars into a number of liberal groups. Among these beneficiaries are the watchdog group Media Matters, Center for American Progress and the data firm Catalist. All of these are run by Clinton allies, so it should be no surprise they were heavily represented at the conference.

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The DA has over 100 members, ranging from business titans such as George Soros, Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman to lesser luminaries. One membership requirement is to donate $200,000 per year to various groups the DA recommends. This is in additional to annual dues of $30,000, which funds the DA staff and these meetings.

During the campaign, Soros insisted Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were “doing the work of ISIS.” George Soros seldom attends DA meetings and even less often is part of formal proceedings. This time, he was a featured speaker, convincing insiders he is committed to pushing for change over the long haul.

The subject of his talk was his personal experience. Growing up in Hungary, he lived through the Nazi Holocaust and Soviet Communism. George Soros has long donated to efforts to keep societies open around the globe and now sees openness in the U.S. threatened by the upcoming Trump presidency.

That said, Soros has no intention of comparing the U.S. under Trump to Nazi Germany under Hitler or communism under Stalin. That kind of hyperbole would be counterproductive. The reason he mentions these horrors is because it’s part of “his standard bio.” Nazism and communism were major influences on his life.

One rather provocative session was titled “Was the 2016 Election Hacked?” This attempt to explain Clinton’s surprising loss recently gained credibility with the Washington Post story: “Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House.”

George Soros has long been a major supporter of liberal causes. George Soros is not backing off now, as this Democracy Alliance conference clearly illustrates.

Learn more about George Soros at OpenSocietyFoundations.org

Thor Halvorssen Has Reservations About Socialism

Thor Halvorssen had some strong cautionary words to offer in a recent interview with Fox. He was asked about his perspective on democratic socialism and the problems he has with this political and economic system. Thor Halvorssen gave an incredibly detailed and articulate explanation of the extreme dangers inherent with adopting a socialist system of government. He was asked to speak about this trending issue in light of the presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders has hit the campaign trail hard to talk about the possibilities through socialism and how they might improve society as a whole in the U.S. Many of these ideas have been gaining in popularity because a large portion of the population in this country is still trying to recover from the economic crisis of 2008 and faces serious obstacles in maintaining a middle class status. Although Halvorssen said that he thinks Sanders would make a better president than Hillary Clinton, he had some serious warnings to issue about the socialist policies that Sanders would like to see implemented if he were elected.

 

First of all, Halvorssen qualifies his statements about socialism by saying that not all governments that adopt socialist policies end up violating the human rights of their citizens. Rather, this is true in some of the socialist countries that have morphed into authoritarian regimes over time. Halvorssen offers up the example of Venezueal as strong evidence of what can happen if the power of government is left unchecked. In socialism, Halvorssen offers, the government has a lot of power in fixing prices and controlling the supply of goods. This can, in extreme circumstances, allow the government to loot resources from the people and take away private property rights. If this happens with essential resources, then there can be a very real humanitarian crisis based on extreme resource shortages. In this way, according to Halvorssen, the government ends up taking away the rights of the citizens to provide for themselves and leaves them completely at the mercy of the people in power to secure the resources they need to survive each day.

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