End Citizens United is a non-profit PAC founded after the Supreme Court decision on the Citizen United’s case in 2010 which permitted corporations and individuals to make unlimited financial donations to political candidates.
The organization is determined to bring an end to the USA corruption and dark money in the election process. It is supported by grassroots donors who are dedicated to bring an end to the campaign finance reform and restore integrity and democracy in the country. The corporation is also currently looking into the influence of foreign money in the election process. According to the law, it is prohibited to use foreign money in a political campaign. It is however unfortunate that it is not easy to control foreign money from entering the election system due to the 2010 Supreme Court ruling.
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There are investigations being carried out by committees on whether a Russian company with direct ties to the Kremlin was involved in the 2016 elections financially. This Russian company is suspected to have purchased political Ads on Facebook worth over 100,000 dollars to influence Donald Trump’s win and Hillary Clinton to lose. Trump denied any knowledge and contact with the Russian President. However, this claim was contradicted by some campaign messages that were discovered to have been sent by George Papadopoulos between the months of March and October 2016 which included one with the subject “Meeting with Russian Leadership-including Putin” This was published by various respected publications.
A group of Chinese nationals was uncovered to have donated 1.3 million dollars through American Pacific International Capital to a Jeb Bush super PAC. At the beginning of 2017, there were 15 cases being investigated by FEC about foreign money influencing the US elections, the investigations have proved difficult because it is hard to track the money as there are few rules and laws in place regarding such contributions. There were also findings that a wealthy Mexican businessperson donated money to a super PAC through shell corporations.
Financial contributions to political leaders are the beginning of corruption. This is because organizations and individuals with the most money tend to ‘buy’ political favors from their supported candidates, therefore, affecting the way things are done. The End Citizens United was founded to put an end to this corruption through supporting and funding candidates who are dedicated to campaign finance reforms. The PAC currently endorsed Randy Bryce to run against Paul Ryan speaker and 2020 republican’s choice of president.
Dick DeVos was appointed to the Michigan State Board of Education in 1990. He would only spend two years in office for what was supposed to be an 8 year term. DeVos stated that he desired to return to Amway. He went on to become the company’s President. However, he and his wife remained involved in several different aspects of public service. They were assigned as co-chairs of the Education Freedom Fund. The fund is designed to assist low-income families with the ability to attend the school of their choice without financial burden. The Children’s Scholarship Fund provided 7.5 million dollars to the Education Freedom Fund. The DeVos family matched that donation. They also have assumed responsibility of all of the Education Freedom Fund’s administrative cost.
Dick DeVos would eventually campaign for the governorship of the state of Michigan. He is considered to be the richest man to ever run for a Statewide office in the region. It is estimated that he spent 39 million dollars on his campaign, in which 35 million was his own money.
Dick DeVos was dedicated to fixing the problems in the state’s economy. He campaigned on the issue. DeVos cited the fact that Michigan had the highest unemployment rate in the country at that time next to the state of Mississippi. He believed that tourism was an overlooked business opportunity that could bring in tremendous revenue streams. Dick would eventually lose his run for governor. He thanked his opponent and they each admired each other’s passion for the state of Michigan.
Dick DeVos is a native of Michigan. He was born in Grand Rapids and attended a public high school known as Forest Hills. His father is the founder the multi-billion-dollar company Amway. Dick DeVos became involved as a child. The organization was run out the basement of the family’s home at this time. Dick and his brother were counted upon to be assistant host as the workers performed in the home. They greeted attendees and did all of the simple tasks such as clearing tables. They also taxied guest around to recreational activities.
DeVos went on to attend Northwood University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree. He briefly spent time at Harvard Business School and the Wharton School before returning home to take an official role in his father’s company. Dick DeVos worked his way up through the ranks by studying every aspect of the business. He eventually was appointed a vice president position that gave him the responsibility of overseeing operations in 18 different countries.
Dick and his brother Doug are credited with taking Amway global. Foreign sales surpassed domestic sales for the first time in the company’s history under Dick DeVos’s leadership.
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The first commercial features an adorable Corgi named Einstein who “talks” throughout the commercial. His human companion discusses the benefits of Beneful dog food, one of which being that beef is the main ingredient. According to Einstein, the “beef is fantastic!” Beneful dog food gives Einstein, a very active dog, enough energy to feel as if he can catch flying birds. Einstein loves Beneful dog food because it is made up of beef, grain, and vegetables. Because Einstein knew he was going to an important interview, he even wore his “power tie!”
The second commercial is for Beneful Grain Free, with a dog discussing the product while gardening with her human. If you’re wondering what’s in Grain Free Beneful, this pup has the answer! She says though she can’t read the bag, she thinks it probably says “Yummy Ingredients!” Her owner answers the question though: farm-raised chicken is one of the main ingredients!