End Citizens United Fight For Campaign Finance Reforms

End Citizens, a nationally recognized political action committee has declared that it will endorse U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for re-election in 2018. The organization has referred to the senator as a finance reforms champion.


End Citizens United has been known to back politicians who are opposed to the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Citizens United. This infamous ruling made it possible for corporations to fund political candidates.


Whitehouse is opposed to the Citizens United ruling and is known to campaign for absolute transparency in political donations and spending. Sheldon published a book addressing this issue in 2017. The book was titled – Captured: “The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy”. Whitehouse recently questioned Neil Gorsuch, a Supreme Court Justice, about the dark money used to promote his nomination.


Republicans such as John Loughlin, former state republican, are opposed to Whitehouse’s argument since he seems not to focus on the dark money that benefits Democratic campaigns. Democrat Whitehouse’s likely opponents in the 2018 race are Robert Nardolillo, Coventry State Republican, or Robert Flanders, former state Supreme Court Justice.


End Citizens’ Other Preferred Democratic Candidates


End Citizens has raised over $4 million in the first 3 months this year. The organization expects to raise $35 million before the 2018 elections for Congress. This will be a significant improvement from the whopping $25 million raised in the 2016 elections. According to Tiffany Muller, the president of End Citizens United, approximately 100,000 funded the PAC in the first quarter of 2017, 40,000 of these donors were contributing to the organization for their first time. The leader says that their ultimate goal is introducing campaign finance reformists to Congress.


Muller affirmed that the PAC’s average contribution this year was $12. The donors who give to the PAC believe that the U.S. political system has been rigged whereby only those who are capable of writing big checks have the biggest say. End Citizens United provides these donors with a means of fighting against this unjust system.


The PAC has been busy urging its donors to give $500,000 towards the campaign efforts of Democrat Jon Ossoff, a political candidate who is vying for the first time. Ossoff, 30, is from Georgia. Ossoff has amazed many politicians by managing to raise over $4 million for the April 18 election held to replace a Republican seat in Atlanta that was left vacant with the exit of Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services.


Muller stated that the group was still determining the races that it will participate in but affirmed that End Citizens United would be supporting Jon Tester (Montana) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) in 2018.


Where Did the Name End Citizen Come From?


The PAC’s name is derived from the 2010 Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United. The decision created an opportunity for corporate and union donations in candidate election. It also helped the establishment of super PACs that raised and spent millions.

Nathaniel Ru’s Health And Food Savings Initiative

Nathaniel Ru is one of three founders and co-CEOs in a restaurant startup named Sweetgreen. Ru is still quite young and has many plans to take this company forward and potentially disrupt the current fast food landscape. He was once interviewed by Fortune Magazine to talk about what he believes is important to the business. Ru said one thing he’s learned is to delegate responsibilities to others besides him and his two friends, Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet (http://www.thehoya.com/nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-and-nicolas-jammet/). The reason is because teambuilding is fundamental and Ru admits sometimes it can be difficult to want to let go of work. He says he admires Under Armour and its leader Kevin Plank in the way they’ve branded themselves.


Nathaniel Ru’s story of cofounding Sweetgreen happened not long ago on the campus of Georgetown University. Ru, Neman and Jammet all are the sons of immigrant entrepreneurs and they wanted to create a brand in a field that hadn’t been touched before. They felt Georgetown lacked a lot of alternative food options in the salad area, so they decided to startup their own salad chain on campus. It took a little while to get going, but the company utilized a small shop on campus and survived the winter of 2007 when most students went home. Learn more: http://fortune.com/2016/02/18/sweetgreen-entrepreneurs/


In the years that followed, venture capital investors started taking an interest in Sweetgreen and Ru and his friends began opening new locations. One thing about Sweetgreen is it really doesn’t have a central headquarters, though the group most often meets in Venice Beach in Los Angeles. But Ru and his friends have never embraced central corporate control as part of their business model. They believe in getting their hands dirty and working the restaurants alongside their other employees and treating them like family.


Ru, Neman and Jammet also understand how mobile technology has played huge role in today’s business environment and want Sweetgreen to take the same role as Uber in the restaurant industry. All Sweetgreen customers can order online, a feature that’s still lacking in many of today’s restaurants. Sweetgreen now has over 40 restaurant openings and has gained over $95 million in venture capital investing. Learn more: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/sweetgreens-nathaniel-ru-everything-last-longer/


Hosting A Wine Party With Traveling Vineyard

Wine is beloved by many people. There are many that like to enjoy the company of their friends and family with a glass of wine. There are also people to make money any way they can by starting a business. Many people believe that if they can combine the two, that would amazing. Now they can.

Traveling Vineyard is a direct sales company that combines wine and business to create a successful business model for many people all over the United States. Traveling Vineyard has wine guides all over the country, who sell the wine by throwing wine tasting parties. Wine guides are taught in each of the wines that Traveling Vineyard sells. Before having the first wine tasting party, they are required to shadow an experienced wine guide to learn the process.

For many wine guides, learning the process can be overwhelming. New wine guides have to learn the planning stages of a wine tasting party. They have to learn the characteristics of the wine that they are selling, they have to know what items are used for each party, and they have to know how to wow the party guests. New wine guides also have to learn the art of marketing, in order to throw a successful wine tasting party. In many cases, the wine tasting parties are usually done at the home of the wine guide, to give the guests a welcoming experience.

The Traveling Vineyard business model is very unique. Traveling Vineyard provides support and training to their wine guides. When interest is shown, individuals are assigned a leader by Traveling Vineyard. This leader will show the person the ins and outs of Traveling Vineyard. New wine guides are given access to the Tasting Room, which is an online training and support center. All wine guides are invited to the Harvest, which is Traveling Vineyard’s annual conference.

Learn more about Traveling Vineyard: http://www.dsa.org/forms/CompanyFormPublicMembers/view?id=82DD4000000F3

Clearabee rubbish removal and services

Clearabee was founded in 2012 in Northampton, United Kingdom. In 2013, with one vehicle, they started offering waste removal services. Clearabee relocated to Birmingham in 2013 and by the end of 2015 had expanded across the nation. Clearabee prides themselves in never subcontracting a single man or van. In 2016 Clearabee introduced their skip bag service. Skip Bags can be collected from neary any location and can be filled with nearly anything. Each bag has a fixed rate for removal service. In 2017 Clearabee introduced their beeloyal program. This loyalty program is a 10% discount service for repeat customers on qualifying items.


Clearabee provides a well trained staff that includes labour and removal. They are open 7 days a week and provide 24/7 customer service support. They offer skip bag service across the country and do not subcontract.


When selecting a rubbish removal service there are a few important things to take into consideration. Hire a rubbish removal company that has excellent time management skills. You are paying for their time and they should be precise and efficient. Confirm with the selected waste removal company exactly what they do and do not remove. Some rubbish clearance services will not deal with certain things such as larger appliances or batteries. Knowing what they offer prior to hiring them is important. Discuss pricing with the rubbish removal service. Unlike Clearabee, Some companies charge per trip to the dump, others charge by time or by the size of the heap that needs removal.


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