End Citizens United Steps Up Efforts To Combat Big Money Influence In American Politics

End Citizens United has stepped up efforts to support candidates that support efforts at campaign finance reform just ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections. ECU was established in 2015 in response to a ruling on the part of the United States Supreme Court that placed no limits placed on the number and amount of campaign donations that can be given by political actions committees. and further stated that these PACS are not required to publicly disclose the individuals or business entities that donate to them.End Citizens United is committed to ending the ongoing abuses that have resulted from this decision in a variety of ways including providing support to candidates that have a documented track record of disallowing ‘dark’ money to influence their political activities.

ECU also commits to candidates that vote for measures seeking to remove big money from the political process. ECU raises money to support candidates using grassroots efforts and wields the power that is provided to them by the construction of a network consisting of 400,000 small-scale donors. The average donation of these donors is estimated to be $14 which will result in $35 million being available to ECU leading up to the mid-term elections. Another method End Citizens United seeks to lessen the impact of big money in political circles is to call attention to, and pose opposition to, candidates they identify as misusers of this money. This is a fact that Florida Governor Rick Scott just learned the hard way.

End Citizens United filed a recent complaint with the Federal Election Committee alleging that Scott, who is now seeking a position with the U.S. Senate, is circumventing the limits placed on direct campaign contributions by way of an improper alliance with the political action committee New Republican.ECU says that Rick Scott is in violation because it is not legal for a candidate to work directly with a political action committee despite the fact that a PAC is allowed to support whichever candidate it chooses and there is no limit on the amount of support that can be given. End Citizens United cites evidence of Scott’s improprieties in his dealings with the New Republic as the fact he was once the chairman of the group that has pledged its allegiance to his campaign efforts.

The Career Life of Wes Edens

Wes Edens is a successful entrepreneur and an American equity investor. He is also a sports team owner and has co-founded a vast number of firms that have grown tremendously since their establishment. The renowned investor studied at the University of Oregon, where he acquired his B.S in finance and business administration in 1984. Wes has shown a great dedication towards his investments and his admirable leadership skills have seen him lead his team of employees towards accomplishing the best. He has been highly amended for his major contributions to the business sector and he recently received accreditation from the New York Times magazine for his career achievements.

Wes started his career in the late 1980`s at the Lehman Brothers firm where he served as the administrative director as well as the partner of the firm. He later moved to BlackRock`s firm, which was based on asset management before moving and taking up his role at the Fortress group.Wes has exercised diversity since the beginning of his career and besides establishing his entrepreneurial firms; he has also launched a number of sports teams that have gained a great reputation across the globe. Among the major teams that Wes co owns include the National Basketball Association (NBA), Milwaukee Bucks, among others. The various sports teams that he has launched together with other co-founders have brought fan to many youths besides helping the grow their talent.

Wes is pleased with the great successes and growth marked by the teams and he has always strived to motivate his team of players to put a great effort towards accomplishing their set goals.Wes Edens is also a determined towards nurturing the talents of young people and he has always set some time aside to help all interested individuals discover their hidden abilities. Through the motivation he gives to his players, Wes has seen a vast number of them emerge as the world’s stars, a step that has motivated them to keep working harder for success.Wes has always aimed for the best and besides co-founding the Fortress Group, he has strived to help the firm grow through the acquisition of other firms. The Fortress Group recently acquired the Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million and together with his partner Marc Lasry, Wes looks forward to growing the team into one of the best in the world. The two will maintain the tram in Wisconsin.