ECU Fights to Stop Big Money Spending On Political Candidates

In the recent times, the “end citizens united” proponents have been quite busy. The group, which aim to overturn the Citizen United, engage in various strategies to ensure they succeed in the efforts to have the decision by the U.S Supreme court overturned. According to the article published in the Latimes, the ECU, which is a political action committee plans to spend more millions to overturn the Citizens United. The groups aim to spend the money in electing Democrats to support their campaigns towards the finance reforms. The article states that the group already has over 20 targets that it plans to involve in his campaign. These targets would inject more power into the California House, which is currently comprised of vulnerable members.

According to the article, has some of the best opportunities in the land and the group aims to take advantage of these opportunities to see through their plans. The article also mentions that the group has recorded some success in the past leading to the ongoing investigations against Hunter and the increased contributions from telecom firms that the group has received in the recent past. The group that was in 2015 has already spent over $25 million to have its democratic supporters elected to the California House. The independent voters would receive high priority from the group to help it carry out its plans successfully.

About End Citizens United (ECU)

End Citizens United is categorized as a political action committee, which works tirelessly to have the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United overturned. The group operates as a grassroots PAC funded by donors whose main objective is to elect pro-reformers who can help it overturn the decision of the Citizens United. Through these leaders, the group hopes to drive out big money spending from the U.S political arena. The decision was reached in the Citizens United V. Federal Election Commission in 2010.

The decision deregulated the limits placed on the maximum amount of contribution that a group can donate to the political candidates. The decision by the Supreme Court meant that organizations could contribute any amount of money to a political party candidate. The ECU group seeks to drive out the huge spending in politics and have leaders who are conscious to the finance reforms.Upon identification of these candidates, the group contribute and raise money for them while also running parallel expenditures for them. Since its inception in 2015, the group fully participated in the 2016 elections managing to raise over $ 25 million. Among the candidates endorsed by the group in the past, including Hillary Clinton, Zephyr Teachout, Russ Feingold, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, and Jon Ossoff. The group was very instrumental in the election of senators Catherine Cortez and Maggie Hassan during the election of 2016.

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Socialism Has Destroyed Venezuela

The Latino Show Magazine, reveals Venezuelans are suffering and the real cause behind it is not droughts or low oil prices on the market. The real reason why Venezuela is falling apart is because it is under the rule of a socialist system. There are several key elements of socialism and they can be explained quite easily in how they caused the demise of the country of Venezuela.
Socialism destroys incentive. When people know that prices will be set artificially, they are less inclined to be productive or produce certain goods in the first place. This is one of the underlying reasons why Venezuela is suffering from food shortages. Artificially low prices literally caused Venezuala’s farmers to abandon their livelihoods. Expert Norka asks why farm when they would be getting almost nothing in return for their hard labor?

So socialism has literally wiped out the farming industry in Venezuela. The socialist leaders responded by importing food and selling at an artificially lower price, essentially taking a loss on the distribution of imported food. The few farmers that still did exist in Venezuela have smuggled goods to sell to other countries like Columbia for higher profits.

Another key reason why Venezuela has been destroyed by socialism is that the government decides how much each person receives. Rather than being determined by the income of the individual and market prices the government dictates who receives what and how much they get. This not only kills incentive, but leads to shortages and inevitably corruption.

Politics in Venezuela Gets Worse

Venezuela is a country in the middle of major economic downturn. Due to rising poverty, crime is rising. Meanwhile, violence came to Venezuelan politics. President Maduro’s popularity is declining and the opposition has gathered 1.8 million signatures calling for a referendum to remove him from the office. This may lead to further chaos feared Norka Luque as the incumbent is backed up by the military and police.
As Fox News Latino report, German Mavare, a leader of opposition has been killed. He was shot in the head last Friday. Whether this is a plain murder, or a political assassination, hasn’t been confirmed.

According to, in Venezuela crime is rampant, and even before the crisis, it was one of the most violent countries in the world. On the other hand, many find it hard to believe that this isn’t an assassination of the opposition leader after the calls for Maduro’s removal.

Even if the referendum takes place, in order to remove the President, the opposition needs to get more votes than were cast to elect him.