Ending Dark Money in Politics-End Citizen United

Republican leaders are busy and steady stripping way some of the campaign finance law on the books as the public is busy is largely focusing on the United States President Trump’s investigations on Russia. In 2010 the Supreme Court in the United States of America decided to give corporations as well as unions the same rights given to the people and now the Citizen United decision was now an issue if the Supreme Court will allow other groups among the churches and other non-profit organizations to be exempted from paying taxes. If the Court will allow the bill to pass President Trump and his team has the way. Read more on Wikipedia to know more.

The United States President has already signed an executive which will see the Johnson Amendment being weakened. The Johnsons Amendments, directly and indirectly, prohibits churches to participate in political campaigns as well as the support of a specific political candidate. On the other side, the house is doing their best to destroy the amendments. The Johnsons Amendment is strongly being protected by the End United Citizen and on August 30, 2017, the civil group issued a press release which stated their stand and opposing the administration of their attempt to weaken and strip away the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson’s Amendment was introduced to the former United States Senator Lyndon Johnson. According to the President of End Citizen United Tiffany Muller, if the bill to strip the amendment it will mean that churches will be turned to tools of secret campaign spending. The group continues to argue that if the bill is passed the churches wouldn’t funnel the tax-free money to political groups and candidates and the politicians who donate to the churches receive tax deductions as well.

End Citizen United is a political action committee based in the United States which was created on March 1st, 2015. The Political Action Committee was funded by grassroots political donors. The group was established to encounter the decision of Citizen United and the campaign finance system. The primary aim of the group is to show candidates, the press, voters as well as officials that the grassroots are fighting back the boldness of the billionaires in the United States who are trying to buy out the elections. The group was founded with a strong mission of ending dark money in politics and fixes the political system by electing campaign finance champions, raising the issue in the national conversation, using grassroots members to demonstrate the political power and passing state ballot measures.

End Citizen United has a strong financial power in the grassroots. The group trusts in transparency when it comes stop political spending and what they preach is what they practice. The organization is more than happy to be funded by their supporters in the grassroots. Visit:http://endcitizensunited.org/?source=rtiads_gs_ecu_h

 

Andy Wirth – CEO of the Colorado Sking industry

 

Andy With was Born in West Germany, and went to school in Edinburgh, Scotland and Colorado State University. As the grandson of former US National Park Service Director Conrad Wirth and the great grandson of Forest ranger Theodore Wirth, it was assumed he would go into the forestry industry. As soon as he graduated he immediately went to work in the forestry and mountain ski industry. While in college he worked as a back woods ranger for Rocky Mountain National parks and wilderness ranger for San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area. At the end of his education, he began as a member of the Hot Shot Wild Land Fire Crew based out of Northern New Mexico. As soon as Andy Wirth graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science he jumped right into his twenty five years of mountain and hotel industry in the area. 

He began these 25 years in Steamboat springs resort and worked several jobs throughout the resort from direct marketing to multiple leadership positions. He left the ground floor of management and begin working in the Steam Boat Ski and Resort Corporation’s parent companies Intrawest. In the early 2000’s, Wirth was appointed Chief Marketing Officer for Intrawest which then acquired Steamboat Springs resort. Three years later, eh accepted a position of President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, the parent company of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts in Olympic Valley, California which then acquired Steamboat Springs Resort.

Since that appointment he has done everything he can to make the two ski resorts Squaw Valley and the Former Steamboat springs become one of the top skiing resorts in the area and in North America. According to a recent news release, Wirth was appointed to the appointment as chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board this year. He has appointed to this board because of his extensive experience in both domestic and international resort management. Not only that, because of his 25 years of experience in the resort business, he has worked with various airlines to develop more flights for resorts in Utah, Colorado and Canada.

Jindal Makes Excellent Point

In most areas of the world, people are described by their national status. Yet, in the United States, people are labelled with terms like “Caucasian-American,” “African-American,” “Indian-American,” et cetera. One of the current Republican presidential hopefuls, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, emphasized his problem with these labels during a campaign speech on Wednesday, June 24th:

Jindal stated that we are all “Americans” and that people in the U.S. should not be identified by their “origin, ethnicity or wealth.”

Although some people online took his comments to mean that he does not have pride in his heritage as a son of Indian parents, many political experts, historians and journalists agree that the strange way in which Americans label themselves should be considered as outdated as flying a Confederate battle flag. After all, one of the biggest reasons that divisions over race still exist in the United States is because there is so much emphasis placed on people from different ethnic backgrounds presenting themselves as a combination of their ethnicity and American status rather than as simply “Americans.”

People in several ethnic groups, especially many African-Americans, Irish-Americans and Asian-Americans, feel that it is absolutely necessary for these labels because it empowers them and raises them above their previous status in this country. MarketWired and Brad Reifler say it is fairly obvious that instead of promoting ethnic and national pride, these labels place too much focus on dividing Americans by their differences.