There is a stark difference between the public impression people have of the Secretary of the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, and how the people from her home state of Michigan remember her. So far during her tenure, she has been mostly seen as someone who will toe the company line in the Trump administration. This was made apparent when she didn’t speak out Trump’s latest effort to rescind the Obama-era policy that allows transgender public school students to use the bathroom they identify with.
While DeVos seemingly opposes the idea, she did not fight against it during the decision making process. One thing she did do is meet with transgender members of her staff was let them know about the policy. She was apparently direct with them and let them know that this was not her idea.
This notion that the Secretary of Education is going to do as she says within the organization is not how she is remembered by her constituents. She was known as a headstrong and passionate advocate for charter schools and the voucher program while she was working in Western Michigan. One asset she had in her tenacious fight to change school policy in Michigan was her family’s money.
DeVos is still in the early part of her tenure as Secretary of the Department of Education, so she may just be getting comfortable in her new role before she becomes more vocal in the fight for what she believes is right. It comes as no surprise that she wants to implement the voucher system nationwide in the public system. It should be noted that she joined the Trump Administration when they announced the newest measure to repeal what they say was an overreach in policy by the Obama administration.
DeVos was born in Holland, Michigan and was raised in the Dutch Christian church, which is why her family has been known to champion conservative Christian measures in the area. Devos’s family owned an extremely successful auto parts company. Her family is exceedingly wealthy and has used their money to help influence policy in their area. DeVos spent her most recent years working in the city of Grand Rapids.
Adding to her wealth and power, DeVos married Dick DeVos, a member of the powerful DeVos family that founded Amway. He is best known for an unsuccessful run for governor in the state of Michigan in the mid-2000s. Together they are worth billions. Learn more: https://twitter.com/BetsyDeVos?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
George Soros is now a leading democratic supporter. He has been providing funding for liberal organizations for many years. He primarily uses his Open Society Foundations organization to provide support to liberal organizations that reflect his values. Soros also funds liberal organizations that he does not necessary agree with. Even if he doesn’t agree with a liberal organization’s beliefs he will support them if they can be used to politically thwart the Republican Party or conservative causes.
Soros has moved away from doing a lot of business since the 2010s. While he is not necessarily retired from his work, he is now more dedicated to political causes. Soros was a major Democratic Party funder during the 2016 presidential campaign. He stood behind Hillary Clinton and provided support for her bid on the White House.
Many democratic candidates and organizations would have a hard time being viable without the aid of supporters. Democratic political figures have to raise money in order advertise and to campaign across the country. If they do not, they simply cannot be effective within the political arena. This is also true for local candidates as well.
Liberal organizations that do not have funding will be ineffective within the political arena. The fact is that everyone needs money to promote their cause and to advance their agenda. It is just a fact of political life. Without funding, a candidate or a liberal organization will be extremely ineffective.
Hillary Clinton ideas and political views closely matched those of Soros. This is one reason why he provided $25 million to get her into office. Besides, he absolutely dreaded the United States being ruled by Donald Trump. Unfortunately for Soros, Trump still came to power and took over the White House.
Now, George Soros has shifted gears. He has aligned himself with the Democratic Alliance which is a group of the top Democratic Party supporters. They are working together to thwart President Trump’s plans while he is in office. They are also working to defeat him in the coming 2020 election. Soros and the Democratic Alliance want to make President Trump a one term president. There is still hope for Hillary to take the office in 2020. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.
In the meantime, Soros will continue to fund many liberals and their causes. He is also committed to an ideology known as open society. An open society is one that grants certain rights, responsibilities and privileges to its citizens. Soros believes that the Democratic Party and liberal organizations provides the best chance for American people to have an open society.
He sees American liberties, responsibilities and freedoms becoming more restricted underneath the GOP leadership, responsibility and conservative agenda. Soros will continue to provide his support for the liberal cause well into the future. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.
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.