End Citizens United Undertakes Massive Grassroots Support

End Citizens United was established in 2015 as a political action grassroots mobilizing group. The main objectives are countering disastrous effects of Citizens United and reforming the campaign finance system. It is a means of demonstrating to candidates and elected officials the ability of voters to fight increasing interference of billionaires in election processes.

 

It aims to build a strong, broad coalition that works towards reforming campaign finance and pressuring elected officials to take action. The move will help dismantle big money politics that is running the political system. End Citizens United aims to champion election of campaign finance reform politicians.

 

The champions seek to End Citizens United and stopping unlimited political funding. End Citizens United works together with pro-reform candidates to raise money issue as a national priority. Also, it uses grassroots support to demonstrate political will on the issue of campaign funding.

 

It provides grassroots support to candidates favoring meaningful reforms to the campaign system with a view of overturning Citizens United. They also support reform candidates coming under attack from the corporate mega-donors and special interests together with their super PAC networks and dark money groups.

Most of the candidates receiving support are Democrats because they play a leading role in this fight. Across the country, most independents, democrats, and republicans all agree that undisclosed political funding is spiraling out of control. The group plans to set up a separate expenditure arm that will financially back reform candidates through initiatives such as direct mailers, television ads, and polling.

End Citizens United also hopes to enact these reforms in both local and state level. The plan is to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court decision in 2010. However, it is encountering skepticism by political finance experts. The hurdle is that the bill must garner two-thirds in both the house and senate. Besides, three-quarters of US states must ratify it.

 

The intention is hugely acclaimed as wanting to restore government transparency. It is being applauded for its pressure on the Supreme Court and political actors, which are eliciting public awareness to the need for reform that ensures elections have no interference from rich billionaires or corporations. Most of the candidates backed are Democrats as the leadership of Republican Party is frustratingly supporting the Supreme Court decision.

 

The grassroots support receives an average donation of $14.86 and has received 136,000 donations so far. It has raised at least $2 million from small donors and s receiving more donations from a wide range of sources. It aims to achieve $30 million this cycle. It has a support base of 325,000 Americans who have signed a petition for finance reform amendment. It is currently, collaborating with like-minded groups such as Ready for Hillary that boasts $4 million people. End Citizens United is also reaching out to liberal supporters.

 

Arthur Becker Discusses His Professional Career

Arthur Becker, a Managing Member of Madison Partners, LLC, is at the top of his game. With a background in several different industries, Becker is one of New York’s leading businessmen. His current business venture, Madison Partners, focuses on real estate and early stage Bio Tech.

Early in his career, see: fashionista.com, Becker developed a professional interest in technology. The tech industry is fast moving and ever-changing. The high-speed business deals offered Becker a challenge he couldn’t refuse. Even though he’s worked in other industries, spending 7 years as a senior advisor at the Vera Wang fashion company, technology-based companies are always attracting his eye.

After working at NaviSite and ZINIO, Becker’s taste for technology and real estate blossomed. After selling NaviSite in 2011, he began developing condominiums all over New York and Miami, Florida. Keeping up with his love for technology, he also often took notice of some early stage biotech companies. Eventually, he founded a company that would allow him to satisfy both his interests.

Like all good business professionals, Becker works best when he’s working with other like-minded people. When he’s working with professionals who he respects, it pushes him to be more effective. Real estate is the intrigue that pushes him furthest. There are so many stages of development, and they vary so differently. Having to organize and coordinate with several experts drives him to become as effective as he can be.

Becker often talked on LA Times about one particular habit he’s had to overcome in order to become as successful has he is. Trying to balance his passionate drive with critical thinking isn’t easy for him. When he first gets an idea or hears about an idea, he becomes so excited and wants to get started right then. He often has to calm himself down and use critical thinking to focus his efforts.

Having worked in several different businesses, he’s failed more often than not. Over the years, he’d like to think that he’s learned to avoid failing because of similar pitfalls.

Read the interview here: https://ideamensch.com/arthur-becker/