Category: Political Issues

First Be Enraged Then Join End Citizens United

I don’t think enough people were outraged in 2010 when the Supreme Court came out with the Citizens United decision. This illustrates the importance of the Supreme Court as five conservative justices were able to fundamentally change our democracy. It all started back in 2008 when a crazy right-wing group tried to air a fake documentary about a Democratic candidate.

Citizens United is that crazy right-wing group. The fake documentary was to run for 90 minutes at the same time a Democratic presidential primary debate was taking place. The FEC shot them down after they refused to divulge the financiers of the fake news.

The conservative political action committee sued the FEC, but they were shot down again by another federal court. Unfortunately, the conservative Supreme Court shocked the world when they decided to pick up the case against everybody’s expectations.

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The court decided that Citizens United has the right to air the documentary as well as the right to hide the financiers. Then, in a crazy twist, the prevailing decision bestowed citizenship rights upon each corporation in America. Now corporations have the protection of the Bill of Rights including the freedom of speech. They can spend freely to influence you and others during election cycles. This is simply undemocratic.

Five years later, in 2015, End Citizens United rose to fight for democracy. The political action committee is looking to kill the decision through an act of Congress or a constitutional amendment. They would like to work with all politicians. Unfortunately, no Republican candidate has come out against the decision. That’s because the GOP benefits greatly from massive donations made by corporations.

That only leaves Democratic candidates for End Citizens United. And they have found their poster child in El Paso, Texas. End Citizens United has endorsed Beto O’Rourke in his Senate run against Ted Cruz. And they have found a young, good-looking and articulate ally.

End Citizens United absolutely loves the congressman from El Paso for his ability to raise funds using small donations from individuals. He is the living embodiment of End Citizens United and he is virtually tied with Ted Cruz as the midterms near.

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A New Super PAC Created to Battle Republican Candidate

There’s a new super PAC on the block and it is aiming to help the Democrats win more votes. This new creation already got its coffers filled with $15 million, much of it from a renowned hedge fund manager, George Soros. And its name is Immigrant Voters Win PAC.

The aim is simple: Bring at least 400,000 more new votes for the Democrats during this year’s elections in the swing states such as Nevada, Colorado, and (especially) Florida. In fact, Florida is a state with many Latinos who in the past have been swing voters. This year, Soros wants them on Hillary’s side.

Many Mexican-Americans will vote against Trump after he mentioned building a wall with Mexico and potentially deporting more than 10 million illegal immigrants, with many Mexicans included.

There are some motivated anti-Trump Latino activists already. One is Cristóbal Alex, who heads the Latino Victory Project. He feels insulted and attacked. As he said, “From the first day Trump attacked us, he called us rapists and thieves.”

To be exact, Trump referred to Mexican criminals, not to every Mexican. However, for Mr. Alex, that’s bad enough. What’s more, he also worries that a wall with Mexico would separate many families.
Read more articles about George Soros:
George Soros – The New York Times
Forbes 400 Richest Americans: George Soros
George Soros | The New York Review of Books
Billionaire George Soros funds $15m effort to stop Trump, mobilize Latinos

Another potential target of Immigrant Voters Win PAC are the Muslims, especially after Trump’s comment to ban temporarily Muslim migration. Many of these voters are already convinced whom to vote for. So, this super PAC isn’t only about convincing people to vote for Hillary Clinton, but to come to vote in the first place.

George Soros is an immigrant to America himself. He made billions of dollars as a hedge fund manager and financial markets speculator. He’s recognized as one of the best investors in the world. He’s also known for his political actions. Back in 2004, he raised $200 million on failed anti-Bush campaign. We wonder how much he will raise now since $5 million is a rather small amount with a man who got billions and doesn’t like Trump.

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