One of the fundraising strategies of the Democratic candidates this midtem election period is to stop accepting political action committee money and to focus on getting money from the grassroots.
Most grassroots people give only $250 to candidates.
This strategy shows the influence of End Citizens United group on the candidates. This group came to into existence after the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can give as much as they want to candidates. The court ruled in favor of a fundraising group called Citizens United.
This strategy advocated by End Citizens United group has become a more popular strategy for candidates. This strategy started in national campaigns and has moved to local state-wide races. Howard Dean, a 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, was the first to show that you could get a lot of donations from the Internet. The Barack Obama campaigns of 2008 and 2012 continued this form of fundraising as well as the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign. View the group’s profile on Politifact.com.
The 2018 Beto O’Rourke campaign in Texas continues the End Citizens United form of fundraising. During his campaigning, Beto O’Rourke has been able to raise $38 million from about 800,000 contributions and none of the money comes from PAC people. He has raised so much money that he could set a fundraising record for a campaign quarter. This reinforces this strategy that state-wide candidates can run a winning campaign without having to resort to using PAC money.
Other Democratic candidates have seen the influence of End Citizens United (ECU).. They are increasingly not accepting money from corporate PACs. They are not accepting union PACs as well. They just rely on the sophistication of the big grassroots groups to get their money.
What has helped the ECU strategy is that voters have begun to realize that special interest groups have too much influence on American politics. The campaign donations from corporations and unions have too much influence on what candidates do when they get elected. They seem to do more what corporations want instead of what the voters want.
.@tedcruz is in really big trouble.
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) September 10, 2018
The US has got a lot of issues in the areas of campaign financing. Many players feel that there is no level playing ground for all the political actors. As such, public offices have been converted to places for people with big money. It is a narrative which many people are fighting to change. Whereas the law allows people to look for funds to run their campaigns, it has left a lot of loopholes which are being used by unscrupulous people to gain access to political offices and interfere with the good work of public governance. Politics play a central role in ensuring that people are governed as per their wishes. That is not all. It is through politics that people get leaders of their choice who they believe can represent their interests. Thus when this process is corrupted from its onset, there are dire consequences. Perhaps End Citizens United felt that the Supreme Court of America gave a ruling which further cemented the role of money politics. In its infamous decision of the year 2010, the apex court argued that corporations are mere individuals when it comes to contributing to the political processes. It was an unfavorable ruling which set the pace for the spending of unlimited and undisclosed amounts of money. People in business and people with selfish interests in the US can this contribute through corporations to enhance their private interests. See more of End Citizens United on facebook.
End Citizens United is determined to end this. The group came in to ensure that grassroots donors take part in funding the political process in America. Through End Citizens United, many citizens have been accorded that unique opportunity to contribute to the kitties of the politicians of their choice. As such, they can own the political process. That is not all. End Citizens United ensures that voters have the necessary public education meant to increase their knowledge on the various political process. It is such a noble job done by the group. End Citizens United strives to fix the corrupt political systems when it comes to elections financing. It has gone ahead to welcome other parties in this crucial national dialogue meant to ensure that all Americans are included in the governance of their very own nation.
Political supporter and analysis George Soros loves America and he is fond of the American people. He wants to see this country flourish and grow regardless of who is leading it. However, since President Donald J. Trump has taken office; Soros is leery of America’s ability to remain the influencer of democracy that it once was in the past.
President Donald Trump is a polarizing American leader on Forbes. Many people within the U.S. do not like his character or his personality. They see Trump as an incompetent and misunderstood individual who does not know how to communicate with people or to connect with individuals on a personal level on opensocietyfoundations.org. They also see the president as a person who lacks experience and knowledge about running a country like the U.S.
Even though this is the case, there are millions of people who agree with the president’s stance on many different issues on Biography. They also are drawn to his anti-social personality.
If they were not, President Donald Trump would not have been elected to office in November of 2016. He defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a surprise victory. Apparently, the voters cared more for Trump than they did for Clinton.
Now that Trump is in office, George Soros views his presidency as a farce. He says that so many people are unsure of Trump simply because the man does not know what he is doing. He also states that Trump is not good for keeping America’s image strong in the world.
America is the leading torch bearer for democracy on the planet. This is the number one country on Earth that is able to showcase democracy to its fullest potential to the world. Soros sees America’s role as the leader of the freed world diminishing within the next 4 years.
One reason why Soros is taking this stance has to do with America’s internal struggles. This nation is extremely divided on many issues. Domestically, America is all over the place. There is no central political or social cause or activity that is keeping all Americans on the same page. So, the U.S. is now a country divided.
This division is going to keep America tied up for a long time dealing with domestic problems. Since this will happen, America will no longer have time to focus on the rest of the world. Sure, America will still be out on the scene but their presence will be noticeably a lot quieter and more disengaged.
Soros also sees the president’s policies such as the immigration ban as a problem for America’s image. In January of 2017 President Trump enacted the immigration ban to keep Muslim people from high risk terrorist countries from coming into the U.S. This ban is temporary but many people see it as the beginning of bad things to come.
Soros believes that since Trump is successful with keeping one group of people out of the land of opportunity; how many more can he keep out. America was built on immigrates but Trump’s time in office can change this and how people view this great nation.
There are many more reasons why Soros believes that Trump is ruining the country. Ultimately, he just wants the president to make wise decisions that will not harm this nation’s image to the rest of the world.