End Citizens United

End Citizens United or ECU for short, is an non-profit organization intended to counteract the forces of ‘Citizens United’. This political actions committee was founded in March of 2015 and has since been funded by grassroots donors. By passing state ballot measures along with a few other tactics, they hope to fix our rigged political system. This group of democrats is essentially fighting for reform.

End Citizens United has recently spoken on the subject of the 2016 election. Reports of Russian companies using tactics to influence the election is certainly old news to most Americans by now. As the investigation on the subject has ensued, more and more evidence has appeared. End Citizens United has pointed out the fact that the Russians weren’t the only swinging force in the election.

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Foreign money has also greatly impacted the outcome. Although prohibited in the campaign, foreign money can be tricky to keep out of it. This is possibly due to the relaxed set of laws that were put in place. Lawmakers have spent time in recent years trying to create a less strict set of laws pertaining to financial contributions in campaigns. Therefore, situations like the $100,000 dollar digital ad campaign uncovered by Mueller have been able to occur. It is unknown to officials exactly how much foreign money was spent during the 2016 election. Chinese nationals however, were able to donate $1.3 million to a Jeb Bush PAC due to a loophole in the system according to crunchbase.com. A shocking 15 cases pertaining to illegal foreign money have been investigated during the beginning of 2017 alone. The problem cannot be pinpointed on any one of the three branches of government, as all have contributed to the situation. The Supreme court however, made a bad decision in the 2010 case – “Citizens United v. the U.S. Federal Election Commission” as they decided to allow “speech” donations which essentially allowed the donations of labor groups to be unlimited. The fact that organizations wish to help a particular party in a campaign is not the issue. The issue is that when the laws are not strict enough, there are people who will use their money and power in an unjust manner, thus creating an unfair advantage. End Citizens United has since been pushing for change. From fundraisers to proposed measures, they have made a serious contribution to the change in our rugged system.

See: https://thenewsversion.com/2017/11/end-citizens-united-fights-to-save-the-johnson-amendment/

Whitney Wolfe Explores Multiple Social Media Needs With a Single App

Whitney Wolfe is getting people excited about Bumble, and Bumble users have a good reason to get excited. This is the dating app company that is turning into more than a dating app company. Every time that people hear something new about Whitney Wolfe they are finding that she is expanding Bumble in some incredible way that they may not have even considered before. Initially Bumble was the dating app that mimiced a lot of what was done by Tinder, but the women were the ones that were in charge.

The fact that women were the ones making the first move made this an app that would soon become the talk of the town in the dating world. As Time progressed Whitney Wolfe realize that there were other areas that she wanted to venture into. Some of these areas would include friendship building and networking.

Other entrepreneurs may have started another company altogether if they were thinking about concepts like this. Whitney Wolfe, however, realized that there was actually a strong possibility to connect all of these similar social media aspects under one roof. She did not have a desire to start multiple companies and separate all of the people that were joining Bumble.

Instead of doing this Whitney Wolfe made a conscious decision to house all of these different aspects of the company under one roof. When she did this she made a great decision because it is obvious that everyone was not going to be using Bumble as a dating app forever. Some people would find a mate and go on to get married. If they do this with Bumble and use it just as a dating app they instantly lose interest in the company when they find their match. Whitney Wolfe did not want this to happen.

Whitney wanted to have the same type of social media presence that Mark Zuckerberg has with Facebook. She wanted the users that connected to Bumble for one thing to continue utilizing it for other things as they found one area that gave them what they were looking for.

Now that people are looking at Bumble in this way they have a whole new mind frame about what Whitney Wolfe is trying to do. They realize that there are a ton of possibilities that come with Bumble because it is the app that helps people find dates, friends and network associates.

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Betsy DeVos Uses Education Reforms To Better Schools In America

Philanthropy is the benevolent altruism with the intention of increasing the well-being of humankind. Foundations with such intentions are really needed in the current world we are in. One of the world’s philanthropists is Betsy DeVos and her husband, Dick. Betsy is a champion in facilitating education reforms. She has been dealing with most schools that need to better the education systems. For years, she has focused on developing a modern education system for scholars.

 

Background

 

Elizabeth Dee DeVos was born in January 8, 1958. Her parents, Elsa Prince and Edgar Prince brought her up in Holland, Michigan. Her parents are both Dutch. Betsy went to a private school by the name of Holland Christian High School located in Holland. She then proceeded to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In her college education, Betsy focused on politics and the development of education reforms for her fellow students.

 

Philanthropic work

 

Betsy and Dick have funded their foundation which they started in the year 1989. They have given away tens of millions from there family to the work of philanthropy. In their recent works, they have donated a lot op there finance like in the work they just completed few weeks ago which they funded over $10 million. Their foundation has approved $400,000 in funding for Loudspeaker Media Inc. assisting the former CNN anchor her education site, The 74. The foundation also gave $400’000 to Brown’s nonprofits. She sits on the board of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy. In the year 2015, her family donated $750,000 to the Washington DC’s based think tank. She also approved another $1 million in future funding for it.

 

Conclusion

 

The family has also donated $10,000 to the Institute for Justice, a nonprofit libertarian law firm that has funded school choice lawsuit across the country. Betsy and her husband donated $500,000 to the University of Maryland college park foundation. They also gave to Ferris state university, a public school in Michigan, $113,500 donation. Davenport University, a private nonprofitable school in Michigan, also received a donation of $55,000 from Betsy’s family. The foundation also donated to the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts an international airport in the United States, $250,000. Art Prize Grand Rapids$400,000 and the Boy Scout of America $305,000. The X prize Foundation received $1.8 million including a number of Christian, ministries churches and groups. DeVos has been chairing schools in all ways. Her contribution to education cannot be easily matched in any way. She has a clear focus in developing working strategies that can be useful to schools. Betsy commits to improving the lives of most Americans in her education networks. This is one aspect that will carry her works as a brand.

 

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