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End Citizens United Recommends Doug Jones For US Senate

On its mission to eliminate dark money in politics, End Citizens United, a political action committee, has announced its endorsement of Democratic nominee Doug Jones for U.S. Senate. The special election in Alabama will see Doug Jones and his competitor, Roy Moore, contest for a seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions, who is now the US attorney general. Mr. Jones is a former U.S. attorney. Tiffany Muller, the president of End Citizens United (ECU), said that he is the right choice for political reform. According to Tiffany, Moore is an “extremist with a racist, bigoted agenda, who will defend a corrupt, rigged system in Washington that favors the priorities of special interests over every day Alabamians.” Tiffany added that Moore does not represent the values of Alabama and America because he will use big money to influence politics. She accused him of pocketing over $1 million from a charity that he controlled.

End Citizens United posited that Doug is a man of character and integrity. While serving as the U.S. attorney, he fought for justice for the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victims that were members of KKK. Once voted in, Doug will unrig the system by driving dark money out of politics while giving voice to the oppressed. ECU said that Moore’s campaign is sponsored by undercover dark money groups, including Public Advocate and an anti-LGBT organization. While working as a judge, Moore was suspended and expelled from office for prioritizing his personal matters over the rule of law. Tiffany said that as a prosecutor, Doug Jones demonstrated his firm character. He never hesitated to do what was right. He will transfer the same commitment to Congress and restore the American political landscape to suit all citizens. Doug Jones said that he looks forward to working with ECU to curb the corrosive influence of big money in politics.

Read more: End Citizens United Explains Why We Need to Re-Evaluate Our Campaign Finance Rules

About End Citizens United

End Citizens United, which is funded by grassroots donors, was established in 2015 to counter a ruling made by the Supreme Court in support of Citizens United. After the 2010 Supreme Court’s decision, the American political landscape has experienced an unprecedented rise of super PACS and unlimited spending. ECU intends to enhance financial reform by electing candidates who advocate for the same. In addition, they intend to draw national attention to the issue by pushing policy makers to take action. ECU seeks to sensitize elected leaders, voters, candidates and the press on the disastrous effects of unlimited spending by billionaires, whose personal interests are put first. Besides endorsing finance reform Democrats, ECU supports candidates who are under threat by corporate special interests and giant donors, including their networks of super PACS. Moreover, they capitalize on the power of grassroots membership to enhance their authority.

Find more about End Citizen United: https://thenewsversion.com/2017/10/end-citizens-united-warns-big-donors-could-ruin-democracy/

Championing the rights of those who can’t; Thor Havlorssen

They say that the events that we pass through as children have a lot to do with who we eventually become. This story is true for one Thor Havlorssen. Thor is a Venezuelan human rights activist who also has some Norwegian heritage. He seems to have been born to be an activist because both his parents come from a lineage of great community leaders and were also activists. When Thor was a little boy, he had to watch his father get mistreated and even jailed by a dictatorial regime in Venezuela. His mother, Hilda Mendoza, was also shot during a peaceful protest against an oppressive regime.
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What seems to have irked Thor the most regarding the incident, which he himself reported about was the fact that the perpetrators of the crime were arrested, released and even after being tried and found guilty, they were sentenced to only three years. To add salt to injury, they were released after serving a mere 3 month jail term. He realized that human rights were not applicable to all and started his movement, The Human Rights Foundation. Through the foundation, he has been able to champion the rights of individuals and human rights groups from across the globe.

Thor has been involved in a number of large scale matches, movements and events that are meant to create awareness about human rights. His annual event, The Human Rights Conference is one of the most notable annual events on the globe. He has also been directly involved with some tough situations when trying to make the voices of the people being denied their rights heard. It is to be noted that a while back, he escaped narrowly from Vietnam where he had been covering an inmate’s suffering story. His cameramen had to use tricks to hide footage of the entire ordeal.

Thor believes that the most important discussion that should be taking place in the nations should be the plight of those who are oppressed by dictatorial regimes and other complications. He states that he only respects a person based on the types of things that they believe in.