It’s Time To End The Entry Of Foreign Money In Our U.S. Elections

What purpose does congress serve? According to Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution, the roles of the Senate and House of Representatives are to establish the laws or the legislature. Therefore, their roles are extremely important. If those same individuals are working to please the few and not the 323 million citizens of the United States of America, then we have a desperate problem, which must be repaired immediately.

If according to recent revelations, the Republican Party is determined to allow big money donors to dictate what policy they will vote into law. They do not mind that the will of the people is completely being ignored. Add to this issue the fact that Russia ran ads during our elections aimed at disrupting the voting process and undermining the faith we, the American citizen have in the system. Russian representatives took out ads in Facebook. That was recently admitted by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg.

As Special Counselor Robert Mueller continues his probe into Trump’s campaign staff, determining whether there is any proof of obstruction of justice and collusion with Russia during the election, more and more outside interference is being uncovered. Other countries had a hand in influencing many elected officials run for office. Jeb Bush’s campaign received Super PAC funds from Chinese nationals through American Pacific International Capital, a California Corporation. They used a loophole to hide their identity. A Mexican business man also contributed to the Super PAC using another loophole. All foreign monies are strictly illegal in U.S. elections, but by using underhanded means, the money was allowed in.

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As of January of this year the Federal Election Commission has unveiled 15 instances of foreigners to contributing money to U.S. elections. These types of contributions are being feverously defended each time the Republicans use filibuster to vote down legitimate bills attempting to restrict improper funds allowed in the election process.

The Disclosure Act of 2017 was voted down in 2010.
The By the People Reform Package introduced an amendment to reverse Citizens United, which gave corporations and unions the ability to contribute to elections from their general treasury funds.
The Get Foreign Money Out of U.S. Elections Act closes the loophole that allows foreign money in through U.S. corporations that are partly owned by foreigners was introduced this summer by Democrats.

The republicans are consistently fighting any effort to return the election process back to the citizens of the United States. It is no longer one citizen one vote, now it’s the more dollars you can contribute the more your vote counts. Citizen’s rights are being overrun by money, money from other countries and money from multi-billionaires according to opensecrets.org. It’s time to end Citizens United and the other unethical means politicians are filling their coffers and ultimately foregoing their responsibilities to the American public, the voting citizen.

Find more about End Citizens United: http://action.dscc.org/page/s/citizens-united

Avaaz – Leading Non-Profit Civic Organization

Avaaz is an organization located in the United States that works towards general activism while representing authority on issues like human rights, changes regarding nature and political structures. Res Publica is responsible for the overall start-up of Avaaz.org, which is a community of professionals that are dedicated to providing positive governmental structures and more information click here.

Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, and Tom Perriello are the pleased prime supporters of Avaaz. Ricken Patel, right now, is the official executive while Tom Pravda holds the title of secretary. Ricken Patel has devoted numerous years of his profession to add to administrative issues and financial matters. While going to school at Balliol College, he studied politics, philosophy, and economic matters. He earned his Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. In the wake of continuing forward from school, he worked for the International Crisis Group which was a company that reached out to those in Sierre Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan and Sudan. Patel used his mastery by conveying rebel powers to the table of the transaction. He advanced forward to help reestablish the trust in those who have shown a negative disposition toward political gatherings. He was responsible for regulating the defilement inside political frameworks and telling specialists of conceivable revolutionaries. Several years after working for the International Crisis Group, he decided to move back to the United States, where he started volunteering for MoveOn.org. While volunteering, he focused his efforts on how to use different online tools for an extensive variety of operations. With more than thirty nations required with the generation of Avaaz, they are glad to work with numerous master contributors. Avaaz has announced that they have not taken any donations since 2009 nor do they accept payments of more than $5,000. They rely on the generosity and kindness of their trusted and valued members and their Linkedin.

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Meet James Bopp The Lawyer Bringing Justice For Citizens United

In January 2008, James Bopp faced a lot of humiliation in court, he was from Indiana, and he had to appear in front of a panel of three judges in the court of Washington, DC. He had to submit his case in favor of his client named Citizens United. That he should be permitted to air his movie (based on the life of Hillary) on TVs and even in theaters, the movie was a political campaign that was to be aired on air before elections, so people should know the facts of Hillary who was the candidate, fighting for the presidency, in coming elections.

This film was all about the life and facts related to Hilary Clinton, Hillary’s political career and as a ruthless European socialist according to factcheck.org. But the Election Commission did not permit Citizens United to advertise this film on any level or medium. This film was banned because of some reasons which were; there was no clear message in the film, no proper documentation, and who paid for this film were not even named. But in court, James Bopp fought for the rights of Citizens United and told the judge that this movie is not different from other 60 minutes movies, this film had his own content writer and everything was directed and produced in the same manner as generally all the films are produced, so the client should be given his first amendment protection, and they should be allowed to keep things private and still air this film. But the District judge did not allow the client to air their movie, as he mentioned that, this movie was not similar to other entertainment movies.

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And after exactly two years later, everything changed, there were no fellow lawyers laughing at this white lawyer, the decision of District judge was overruled by Supreme court decision. And campaign fencing law, which was also brought up by Bopp was then finished by Supreme court, giving the client their first amendment protection. Nobody even thought that the random lawyer from Indiana would be able to win this case, and now because of his success, he is practicing and dealing with a lot of new cases related to campaign finance and is trying to bring change in this general law.

The citizens united is an active political committee which is focusing on bringing back the money they have already lost in elections. And has been able to collect a lot of money on its own, through fundraising as well, in only three months, the money they have collected is almost around $4 million. And they believe that they will be able to collect almost $35 million before the 2018 elections. And this collected money is a clear indication of their flight towards success and bringing back all the money they lost in 2016 elections.

Visit endcitizensunited.org for more information about the PAC.