Launched in 2015, End Citizens United has spent the last two years working to repeal a 2010 congressional act that gave power to super P.A.C.s and resulted in an even more corrupt system of election campaigning. As a growing opposing force to the Citizens United constitutional amendment, the group hopes to get that act repealed and, judging by the millions of dollars in support they have amassed, they may just have the influence needed to achieve their goals.
MSNBC reported that the initial forming of End Citizens United created massive public interest with 325,000 people signing the group’s petition to get congress to repeal the amendment in question. Seeking government support, End Citizens United bolstered that support by seeking out Democratic representatives with a sympathetic leaning toward the group’s goal.
Accumulating small donations in that first year, End Citizens United was able to collect over $2 million in donations, but that’s nothing compared to the level of support the group has inspired in the ensuing two years.
As the 2018 mid-term congressional elections draw near, USA Today reports that End Citizens United is on track to collect up to $35 million in donations.
There’s no denying that End Citizens United has grown support, since its inception. This year, the group reports that they have gathered 100,000 people in support of their efforts. Of that number, 40,000 are new to the cause.
Tiffany Muller, president and executive director of End Citizens United, revealed that the average donation is $12, suggesting support for repealing the constitutional amendment is ever growing.
In light of the controversy over recent elections, Americans have begun to feel more and more certain that they’re playing a rigged game. The Citizens United act contributes to that sense of corruption, so Muller says people are starting to fight back. While many may not know much about P.A.C.s in general, they do know that money is still a source of power. Tiffany says this explains the massive mounting of $12 donations. It’s America’s way of making their voices heard.
Those donations won’t be going to waste, says Ms. Muller. End Citizens United will use the collected donations to back Democratic nominees in the upcoming elections. Nominees like Jon Ossoff of Georgia and incumbent Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Jon Tester of Montana.
Accessing that estimated $35 million in contributions will certainly go a long way in helping End Citizens United bring greater fairness to future elections. As a traditional P.A.C., End Citizens United is limited to $5,000 from any single donor, making the groups achievements that much more impressive. The group will likely have a great impact on the upcoming mid-term elections, proving the people still hold the power.
In the recent past, the Ubuntu Fund organized a gala dinner with the objective of raising more capital to facilitate its operations. The leaders of the organization were heavily involved in ensuring that the event would be successful. Andrew Rolfe was at the forefront of welcoming guests and ensuring that they are entertained. When they were planning for the event, the entity said they were targeting to raise £600,000. The invitation-only event lasted the entire night. Many speakers were invited to the podium to share their speeches.
At the end of the event, the Fund had surpassed its initial target, as they raised more than £603,000. The Ubuntu Fund has been using resources and manpower to render their services to thousands of disadvantaged people in Africa. The Ubuntu Fund has an innovative program that seeks to ensure that disadvantaged children’s education and healthcare needs are addressed. The entity supports the needy people from when they are young until when they commence their careers. Initially, the Fund zeroed in on offering education. However, after undertaking research, they found that HIV and hunger were also preventing children from reaching their full potentials. It is for this reason that the management of the Fund deemed it fit to offer nutrition, home stability and many other basic services to the less fortunate members of the society.
In attendance was Sinesipho Rabidyani. She shared her story of how as a young girl she hated going home after school because of her father’s drinking behavior. She worked hard at school and eventually, did well in her final examinations. The leadership of the Fund was impressed by her story. This way, she was given a scholarship. Today, Sinesipho is a happy person considering that she is pursuing law at the university.
About Andrew Rolfe
Besides being the chairperson of the Ubuntu Educational Fund, Andrew serves as TowerBook Capital Partner’s managing director. At TowerBook, Rolfe acquires hospitality, food service and retail companies. The executive pursued his degrees at the prestigious Harvard Business School and the esteemed University of Oxford.
When he was working as the executive of the GAP, Andrew was responsible for expanding the company’s operations in the international market. Through his visionary leadership, he was able to establish the brand’s presence in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.
Patty Rocklage is a renowned and licensed psychotherapist who has more than 20 years of practice and experience. Patty Rocklage has very reputable skills in the way she interacts with her clients. She presents a cordial and welcoming heart towards every person. This makes the clients feel welcome and helps them relax. Thus, they can get the best quality service and also amicable solutions to their problems.
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Patty Rocklage has a strong academic background having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South California from the year 1981. She has a license for practicing Psychotherapy in the state of Massachusetts which is quite admirable.
Over the years of practice, Patty Rocklage has accumulated lots of skills which are diverse and include speaking in public, offering motivational talks, and creating together team work. She is also a great believer in her community and has been involved in so many community outreach programs aimed at improving cohesion. Patty Rocklage is also a renowned philanthropist.
Patty Rocklage and her husband Scott Rocklage have offered funding and financial support to the communities. For instance, they donated money to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology back in the year 2016. The donation was directed to the University’s chemistry department aimed at refurbishing nanotechnology and Nano chemistry lab. The lab which is used by the Lester Wolfe professor of chemistry, Moungi Bawendi.
Her husband Scott Rocklage is also a graduate having studied chemistry. She has also done voluntary services, for instance, she offers voluntary services to the Sudanese Education Fund whereby she helps migrants from South Sudan to settle and find stable lives. One of the most important attributes that she possesses is that she maintains client confidentiality at all times.
Dating applications has been a trend for a while now. Single people use these applications to search for someone who is also single, and they would initially engage into a conversation. Depending on the situation, the two could meet and could go on a date, and some have found their partners by using these applications.
Whitney Wolfe, a well-known American businesswoman, is the mind behind two of the world’s most successful dating applications. She currently holds the position of chief executive officer for Bumble, a dating app that is currently on the rise to the top. Whitney Wolfe also co-founded Tinder, which has been the most successful dating app to date. Whitney Wolfe is enjoying the recognition from different magazines and publications, not only because of her contribution to the field of technology but because of how influential she is, especially when it comes to establishing a thriving business. Tinder and Bumble currently enjoys the rank of being the first and the fourth most popular dating application, and it is a testament as to how good Whitney Wolfe’s leadership is.
Whitney Wolfe was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and she never had any idea when she was a child that she would soon contribute to the field of technology. She earned her degree in International Studies at the Southern Methodist University, and she went to Southeast Asia to volunteer for an organization taking care of orphanages. When she went back to the United States, Whitney Wolfe decided to set up a business and started selling tote bags made of bamboo. These tote bags made it to the headlines when celebrities started carrying them, and she became known because of these quality designed bags. She entered the world of technology when she joined Hatch Labs, the company behind Tinder. She worked for them until 2014, when she decided to join the team of Andrey Andreev and started to create Bumble.
Bumble is fairly new in the world of dating applications, launched only in December of 2014. However, it managed to get attention when people found out that the females have the advantage in using this particular dating app. Between male and female matches, the female is the only one permitted to start the conversation. However, this rule does not apply to same sex matches. The application is well received especially by women, and has been downloaded millions of time.