The End Citizens United PAC has done things its own way since being established in 2015 as a grassroots organization dedicated to overcoming the issues created by big money donors given financial freedom in 2010 by the Supreme Court. End Citizens United has continued to look for new ways of publicizing its cause and recently released its own list of the top 20 political targets the liberal group will be looking to remove from Congress during the 2018 Midterm election cycle; the group has named a list of 20 politicians it believes have placed their own interests and those of major donors above the needs of the people of the U.S.
End Citizens United’s Executive Director and President, Tiffany Muller revealed the 20 named politicians represent what she described as the worst in politics of recent years. By taking the funding offered by major political donors and lobbying groups, these politicians described as the “Big Money 20” by Tiffany Muller are being targeted in the coming elections by End Citizens United to remove them from U.S. politics for good.
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Political experts reveal some of the names on the list may be vulnerable to being removed from the Houses of Congress by Democrats backed by End Citizens United the major names on the list will largely be used as a way of raising the profile of the PAC and its cause over the course of the Midterm election cycle. Among the best-known names within the “Big Money 20” are House Speaker Paul Ryan, former Presidential candidate Ted Ryan of Texas, and Nevada Senator Dean Heller.
Over the course of its work, the End Citizens United group has been committed to creating an impressive group of members who have now topped three million as the traditional political action committee looks to grassroots donations not permitted to top $5,000. Major Democratic donors including George Soros have provided funding for the PAC but donations are capped at just $5,000 to avoid a single donor directing the mission of End Citizens United to meet their own needs. The overall aim of End Citizens United is to remove the Supreme Court decision of 2010 from the law books as the removal of limits on financial donations to political groups and candidates during election campaigns has allowed the influence of major corporations and billionaire donors to grow without being checked at any level.
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Charles Koch has, again and again, lamented this year’s presidential campaign especially from candidates in the Republican party. However, his stand on supporting Hilary Clinton appears to be changing as we near the general election. During an interview in the Kansas offices of his company, Koch Industries, the billionaire and political donor said that he did not envision a support for Hilary Clinton despite the concern raised about Trump’s gain in political potential of being the Republican nominee. Although Koch admitted there is a chance to support Hilary Clinton, he confirmed that it is highly remote.
In another interview with ABC news network, he revealed that it was possible that Bill Clinton was a better president than President Bush raising eyebrows for many people who see it as a left-and-right approach for the candidate they feel would listen to their interests. Koch and his brother David Koch are widely known for their influential conservative donors in the U.S. Koch called the Republican candidates terrible role models because of their strategy to attack each other instead of focusing on the critical issues affecting the country.
Charles Koch has been the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries from 1967, and his leadership had transformed the company into a dynamic and diverse group of companies that have given jobs to over 60,000 Americans and more than 100,000 people around the worldwide. According to Koch, it is the letter from his father that changed his life and made him dedicated to supporting people through donations and influence policies that would make America a better place to work and live.
His interest is what led to the development, and implementation of Market-Based Management (MBM) business philosophy concept he believes can be used by any business including NPOs to benefit the society as a whole. The first book of Charles Koch was “The Science of Success” which he published in 2007, and now the world is waiting for the second book on MBM with the title “Good Profit” to be released in October.
His political role in the U.S. and the fact that he has refused to back the nominee for the Republican Party is something Donald Trump should be worried about. Trump should know better than anyone that Koch network and their allies have political experience for many years.
George Mason University is well known in the DC Metro area for it’s increasingly conservative personality that has awarded it a reputation as a right-wing university that produces a great deal of legal and economics graduates annually. Helping to keep this conservative university open and functioning is a great deal of private dollars in the form of public donations. Tens of millions of those dollars have come from a man popular with many Republican politicians, billionaire industrialist Charles Koch.
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when it comes to donating to public colleges like George Mason. He’s known for making annual contributions to hundreds of American colleges, each receiving approximately one million dollars a year. George Mason, however, bumps this trend by receiving about $48 million over the span of three years. But what is the reason for this increase in spending for just one college?
According to representatives of Charles Koch, the decision to donate to any public college is entirely an act of generosity that hopes to make up for the lack of funding they desperately need in order to properly instruct their students. And there does seem to be some truth to that claim.
George Mason is in need of money in the form of donations in order to maintain solvency. In 2013, they received $44.6 million in donations from private donors. In the following year, $16,8 million of those dollars came from Charles Koch alone, which made up a third of that years private donations.
This level of donation is rather unique among George Mason’s donors, which makes it a point of interest of many who want to know where this money is going. Turns out that a large portion of Charles’ donations go to the Institute for Humane Studies at the university, which is well known for promoting libertarian politics, which mirror many of his own political leanings. And that shouldn’t come as a surprise since Koch is the chairman of the Institute for Humane Studies’ board.
Thought he Freedom Partners Policy Leaders Conference in California, Charles has supported a platform for rising stars in the Republican party to gain attention from donors and help decide the direction of the party.
Charles has funded much of his political ambitions through the family business, Koch Industries. In the years he has headed the corporation, Koch Industries has grown in value from $50 million to an impressive $115 billion, becoming one of the largest corporations in the United States.