End Citizens United Plans To Overturn 2010 Decision

Now that the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision has opened the door for the country’s billionaire elite to spend an untraceable amount of money in our elections, organizations have stepped forward to fight the Citizens United v. F.E.C. decision in an effort to change the landscape of our elections back. With the Supreme Court’s decision, there is no longer any transparency within election spending, allowing billionaires like the Koch Brothers and other large corporations to tip the political balance in their favor.

 

 

End Citizens United was launched in 2015 as a Political Action Committee that is dedicated to counteracting the awful effects of the Supreme Court’s decision. They have the goal of reforming the campaign finance system and are funded completely by grassroots donors. End Citizens United plans on showing candidates, voters, and the media that this country’s grassroots are fighting back against the people trying to buy our elections. End Citizens United plans on pressuring lawmakers to take action in favor of campaign finance reform.

 

 

By electing pro-reform candidates, using their grassroots following to demonstrate their political power, and raising the issues of money within the world of politics, End Citizens United plans on dismantling the current rigged political system by passing state ballot measures and finding champions that will worked towards overturning the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision. Their goal is end the idea of unlimited money in politics.

 

 

End Citizens United supports mostly Democrats in key races that support their passionate reform ideas. They only support those candidates that are willing to fight to overturn Citizens United. End Citizens United stands up for those warriors who are under attack by special interests groups and large donors. This organization is a mostly-Democratic group. There are many Independent and Republican voters that agree that this country needs campaign finance reform, but the Republican leadership within Congress is standing in the way of their ultimate goal.

 

 

Within just a few months, End Citizens United received more than $2 million in donations; from mostly small donors. Over 325,000 signed their petition to demand that Congress overturn their decision. That number will grow however, with End Citizens United gaining access with their partners, “Ready for Hillary” that will be giving End Citizens United their email list. After a few months, End Citizens United also announced their endorsement of more than 10 Democratic candidates, like Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Russ Feingold.

 

 

End Citizens United came in at a time when it was needed. While there is an endless supply of political committees, this one in particular addresses the hole in conversations when it comes to political campaign finance reform. With an enormous grassroots backing, End Citizens United plans to enact reforms on both local and national levels, hoping to pass an amendment to the 2010 Supreme Court decision.

 

 

 

Arthur Becker: Critical Thinking Makes Talent Profitable.

The February 15th, 2017 edition of Ideamensch features an interview with Arthur Becker, Managing Member of Madison Partners, LLC. Becker has experienced success in several different business sectors. He is probably most known for his real estate and Bio Tech ventures. However, he has experienced success in digital media, the fashion industry and technology consulting. The interview primarily features Becker’s methodology on taking a business venture from just an idea to a fruitful enterprise.

The interview reveals Arthur Becker’s strategic business philosophy from the start. The article begins with a quote where Becker emphasizes the importance of recruiting talent and being able to communicate your vision to the talent. He states, ” talent is the key to success: identifying the talent and persuading talented people to your vision.” He then emphasizes the importance of getting out of the way. Becker believes his talent is having the ability to organize and coordinate the work of experts.

Becker then discusses on NY Times his business habits that makes him a productive entrepreneur. He believes the biggest challenge is to balance the passion with critical thinking. He believes the passion for a venture should be encouraged but a successful manager will keep the enterprise on track through adjustments. He emphasizes using critical thinking to adjust the vision, strategy and the talent.

Becker states that he has failed numerous times in the past. He believes he has been able to avoid any recent or future failures through his choice of management. He states that his ability to evaluate and assist in the development of management has been key to his success.

Arthur Becker has a long history of success to back up his methodology. At present he is the CEO and chairman of Zinio LLC. He has been instrumental in making Zinio the world’s largest digital newsstand. He has also been the CEO of NaviSite. He led that technology company from 2003 to 2010. In that time period he made sure the networking operating centers and sales offices were more efficient and effective. Arthur Becker earned his bachelor’s degree from Bennington College.

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