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End Citizens United Plan To Abolish Supreme Court, Citizens United Ruling

End Citizens United is one of the most successful donor funded Political Action Committee. The primary goal of the committee is to elect campaign finance reformer to overturn Citizens United. The group heavily financed various Democratic candidates from presidency to the Senate seats in 2016. End Citizens United is keen to counter the Supreme Court decision of Citizen United. An excess of 325,000 people have already subscribed to the petition made by End Citizens United and are now expecting the congress to assent with their decision.

End Citizens United has a wide supporter base of over 4 million people. As a result, ECU petition with receive massive support. End Citizen United recently announced that it will endorse 11 democratic candidates. ECU committed to offer its full support in enacting finance reforms in campaigns both locally and at state level.

John Wonderlich who work at Sunlight Foundation as the policy director admitted that it is an uphill battle for people to discern the constitutional path. Recent Huffington post clearly demonstrated the ease of externally manipulating United States elections. This came after Trumps’ win that attracted criticisms, considering he lost on popularity votes by more than 3 million.

Read more: Activist Investigations Uncover Russian Meddling According to End Citizens United

End Citizens United is particularly focused in reinforcing electoral reforms, campaign finance, and gun control policies. ECU has raised huge amount of capital with the main goal of fighting against malpractices done by billionaires and corporations. Further, End Citizens United is now tackling several issues that affect the life of American citizens.

The decision made by the Supreme Court held that people and corporations have equal rights. The decision gave way for American Corporation to spend unlimited amount of financial resources in controlling American campaigns and elections.

The Huffington Post also alluded that a Russian Company directly influenced the American election in favor of Donald trump. Even with the current policies that make it illegal for international bodies to interfere with American elections, the scope of their implementation is excessively limited. Political interest groups have continually peddled with United States election by making illegal payoffs, untraceable spending and maintaining good relationships with senior lawmakers in the country. This malpractices have greatly contributed to the abuse of rule of law.

Campaign finance reform remains the center of interest for End Citizen United. The organization decided to endorse Randy Bryce for the congress. Bryce has declared his bid to end corruption in future elections under the mandate of the group. End Citizen United uses social media as a platform to secure more support from the Americans.

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The Rise Of Bernie Sanders Explained By Thor Halvorssen

Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has recently been making waves as the self described Democratic Socialist has seen his campaign find large levels of grass roots support as he fights to reach the White House. Despite the rise in interest in politics among young people and those who are unhappy with the way the political establishment has run the U.S. in recent years many are unsure about the use of the term socialism in U.s politics; Fox Business interviewed respected human rights activist Thor Halvorssen about both the benefits and problems socialism poses to a nation in the 21st century.

Halvorssen began his interview with a discussion on the definition of socialism, which the Oslo Freedom Forum founder revealed is difficult to pin down; one of the problems facing those seeking a basic understanding of socialism is the many different forms of the political ideology that can be found around the world. Thor Halvorssen explained that some nations have a long history of incorporating socialist ideals into their own democratic principles with great success at home and in foreign policy.

However, when questioned by “The Intelligence Report” host Trish Regan, Halvorssen revealed he had first hand experience of the dangers socialism can pose to the people of any area of the world. Halvorssen explained his home nation of Venezuela had been incorporating socialist principles into its government for a number of decades with high levels of success, but had recently seen the rise of extreme groups hiding behind the socialist principles many in Venezuela admire. The problems facing the people of Venezuela were revealed by Thor Halvorssen to include the issues of tyrannical leaders fighting to bar any opposition to their leadership. Thor Halvorssen’s own father faced imprisonment and torture in Venezuela after opposing the ruling government despite the fact he held diplomatic status within the country; Halvorssen backed Bernie Sanders campaign, but was also critical of the use of socialism by many within ruling governments around the world. Visit Thor’s Twitter page to keep up with news and other events.

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Thor Halvorssen Promotes Freedom with Human Rights Foundation

When Thor Halvorssen’s family came under attack by his own government in the 1990s, his education on the lack of basic human rights in many places in the world began. First his father was kidnapped in public by the violent forces of the Venezuelan dictatorial regime of the early 1990s. His father had been a an official ambassador and professional diplomat. He was illegally and without any due process detained in a secret prison. There he was tortured, beaten, and abused without any formal charges or access to any type of defense attorney.

While his family demanded information and his father’s release, powerful individuals came forward to help and human rights foundations threw in their support to try to get the man freed. Amnesty International and the International Society for Human Rights both fought hard for his release. All their efforts, together with the critical media attention outside the nation, eventually won his father’s freedom. Several years later, after these same forces had tortured and murdered an untold number of citizens who mostly seemingly arbitrary targets, Thor’s mother was shot. She was attending a peaceful public gathering when machine gun fire from government forces tore through the group. One person died and Thor’s mother was severely injured. She barely survived, as did 10 others who were also wounded. At other times a number of his other family members were similarly targeted.

Since then, Thor Halvorssen has worked tirelessly to promote representative democracy throughout the world. He founded the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) in 2005 to bring about change in oppressed countries to bring the freedom of human rights to everyone. These rights include the following:

Freedom of speech
Freedom of self-determination
Right to worship
Freedom to associate
Right to buy and sell property
Freedom of travel
Right to equal treatment by law enforcement
Right to participate in government
Freedom from exile or arbitrary detainment
Freedom from torture and slavery
Freedom in matters of conscience

Thor Halvorssen went on to use the HRF as a platform for the Oslo Freedom Forum. This was a meeting of the minds that held the first forum meeting in 2009. Advocates of human rights around the world, including a Nobel Peace Prize winner and various heads of state were in attendance. Wired magazine commented on the forum: “The seamless mix of grassroots activists, many of whom have risked their lives to speak out, and the top-level policymakers and influencers who can act on what they learn.”