In January 2010. the United States Supreme Court came out with a game-chasing decision known as the Citizens United ruling. It’s had a far-reaching effect on political campaigning and elections. By a vote of 5-4, the 9 justices voted to eliminate the ban on how much money corporations and unions can donate to elect or defeat individual candidates. It said in effect both corporations and unions could spend as much money as they wished on individual candidates for political office. However, the ruling does not affect the ban on contribution limits. They still may not contribute more to a candidate’s campaign funds. They may, however, finance their own efforts.
Therefore, this paved the way for super PACs. These political action campaigns are allowed to raise and spend as much money from the wealthy, corporations, nonprofits and unions as they can. However, they are independent of the campaign funds raised and run by the specific candidates. The super PACs are required to disclose their donors. The Supreme Court basically held that it was unconstitutional to limit these organizations from spending money to express their opinions. However, they kept a division between expressing opinion and direct support that could result in corruption.
In March 2015, a group named End Citizens United PAC formed with the intention to overturn this Supreme Court decision by electing Democrats to public office. It was founded by three online fundraising experts who used to work for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Greg Berlin, Jake Lipsett and Charles Starnes. Tiffany Muller is the president of the PAC and its executive director.
In their first year, using an aggressive email campaign asking people to contribute to defeat Republicans, they raised $11 million. They raised a total of $25 million in time for the 2016 election.
According to USA TODAY, End Citizens United collected over $4 million just in the first three months of 2017. They intend to raise $35 million by the beginning of the mid-term elections next year. That $4 million in the first three months of 2017 came from 100,000 donors. 40% were contributing to End Citizens United for the first time. The average contribution is $12. That indicates the contributors are not wealthy donors. Therefore, they are tapping into the anger Democrats feel regarding President Trump.
End Citizens United says its goal is to elect legislators who champion campaign finance reform. The candidates must agree to support an amendment to the constitution to overturn Citizens United. They must also back and vote for campaign finance reform bills.
They also say they support only Democrats. They acknowledge some Republicans also oppose campaign finance corruption, but their leadership is blocking reform. They say the Citizens United ruling makes it impossible to pass and implement the Democratic Party’s agenda. The PAC also helped pass a 2015 ballot initiative in Maine that improved that state’s system of public financing for elections.
UKV PLC wines are the best dealers in the world wine business. The company offers a broad range of services in the wine industry from consultancy to distribution of the leading wine brands and champagnes in the world. The company has a strong network of merchants whom they work with to ensure that consumers all over the world get their favorite brands in a timely way.
Choosing the right champagne or wine for your events can be a very cumbersome task, and UKV PLC wines have employed a team of wine consultants who have knowledge of wines that suit every event. The company understands well that different consumers have varying tastes and preferences when it comes to wines, and they have not tied themselves to selling particular brands of champagnes and wines. The firm has a team that travels widely across the world and collects the most exclusive brands to retail in their stores for consumers. This independence makes the company very reputable, and every customer gets their brand when they go shopping.
The company was established in the 1980s in London a city that is well-known across the world for producing and selling fine wines. UKV PLC has a variety of leading wine brands such as Haut Brion 1996, Latour 1998, Margaux 2007 and Lynch Bages 2010 among other brands. The company collects vintage and modern wines to ensure that all consumers are sorted.
Some consumers have a particular attachment to wines from the olden days, and another group loves new wines UKV PLC retails all the wines to make sure all customers are satisfied.
To make sure that the company is in touch with their consumers all over the globe they make use of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. They collect information from consumers about the satisfactory levels of their products and suggestions on how they can improve the wines and champagnes.
The greatest benefit of purchasing your wines and champagnes from UKV PLC is that you will enjoy friendly services from the wine consultants who are very passionate about wines and they will ensure that the wines you buy will satisfy your needs completely.
If you’ve been in your favorite discount department store or drug store lately, you’ve probably seen a few varieties of EOS lip balm at the checkout counter. These products weren’t in existence a mere seven years ago, and now it seems they are taking over the lip balm market. Beauty magazines like Cosmo and Allure feature EOS often, and celebrities like Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian use EOS lip balm, which has made the product more appealing to consumers.
EOS is a Well-known for its natural ingredients like shea butter and antioxidants that nourish and protect the lips. The balms are also available in a variety of flavors like vanilla mint, passion fruit and honeysuckle honeydew. Sanjiv Mehra, one of the founders of EOS, shares on Facebook that he feels now is the time to let consumers know more about EOS, since the company is experiencing such monumental success.
Evolution of Smooth is currently the second best-selling lip balm (http://www.ebay.com/bhp/eos-lip-balm) in the United States and the company sells around 1 million units every week. It is also believed that EOS will have a huge hand in the expansion of the lip balm market, since the industry is projected to be worth around $2 billion by the year 2020.
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Wessex Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as WIT, is located in Southampton England. The scientific research institute offers a wide selection of short courses to locals and international individuals. The institute adopts different methods of passing knowledge through numerous activities organized by the well-able and dedicated members of staff. The courses offered places the beneficiaries at a right place in the industry to start off and sustain numerous careers.
Possible Career Opportunities
Through the Transport and Disaster Risk Management course, one is well equipped to undertake a career as a Responsive Transport Infrastructure Manager, Post-Disaster Scenario Controller, as well as build Mobility Projects and Urban Planning.
Integrated Security Systems Designer, System Engineers, Security Managers, System Analysts, Critical Infrastructure Manager, and other security personnel can be birthed through the WIT course on Security Systems Integration.
WIT also offers a short course on Flooding and Mudflow Risk Management, using Computer Modelling. This worthy course can lead to floodplain managers, hydraulic engineers, and hydrologist careers.
Another course worth noting is on Circular Economy. This course provides an opportunity to work in managing natural capital, finite stocks, and renewable flows.
WIT also offers a course in System Dynamics Modelling for Water Resources Management. This short course can produce water problem consultants and researchers as well as engineers and analysts.
Operating as a Registered Investment Advisory Firm, Wealth Solutions has been providing investment services to the residents of Austin.
Richard Blair of Wealth Solutions is the man behind the idea of providing various services that assist their clients in building wealth. He believes that all the customers and the residents of Austin should have a solid financial plan if they are to attain their dreams. That is why he strives to provide people with plans that would help them live a comfortable life.
The Company has developed a process that allows them to meet the needs of their clients. They have a three pillar process that includes:
Pillar one: the team helps their clients to identify their goals, strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities that they have. This helps them to gain an understanding of their client’s financial situation. After that, they design a roadmap.
Pillar two: they will help the clients to develop a long-term strategy which will help them attain their goals. The plan is designed specifically to cater to the investment needs of the clients. Richard Blair is responsible for managing the client’s portfolio.
Pillar Three: Wealth Solutions provide insurance that will protect the client’s investments.
Wealth Solutions Company offers services in three categories:
Wealth Management: involves creating an investment portfolio based on the customer’s needs
Financial planning: this involves creating short and long term goals
Retirement planning: the team helps the clients to prepare goals
About Richard Blair
Richard Blair is the founder of the Wealth Solutions Company. His goal for creating the Company was to provide services that will make significant changes to the lives of the residents of Austin.
His desire for education and finance is what shaped his career. After graduating college, he ventured into the world of finance in 1993. Unlike most of the people, Richard took the less trodden road and established the Wealth Solution Company in 1994. The primary goal of establishing the Company was to provide personalized services to his clients.
Richard has developed a vast experience in financial planning. The skills have equipped him with the confidence to advise his clients on wealth management. Richard helps his customers to bridge the gap by providing strategies for retirement planning.
Richard has accomplished a lot in his career and received various certifications. He is a Certified Annuity Specialist, Certified Fund Specialist, Certified Tax Specialist, Certified Estate and Trust Specialists, Retirement Income Certified Professional, and Investment Advisor Representative.
Goettl Air has decided to merge with two other companies in the Las Vegas area. They are Paradise Air and Las Vegas Air. The owner of Las Vegas Air, Stephen Gamst, said that he has worked with the CEO of Goettl for many years and trusts the brand. He believes the merger will bring more business and opportunity to the local community then before. Goettl Air Conditioning will also be acquiring 20 more employee and 15 more trucks. The employees are also happy about the merger and are looking forward to it. It really benefits the community because they climate and weather is an ideal job for Goettl Air Conditioning. They specialize and have many years of experience working in extremely harsh weather conditions. This includes the desert, which Las Vegas is located in.
CEO Kenneth Goodrich spends his free time helping out the local community. He was recently in the news for donating $1,000 to the College of Southern Nevada. He created the J. Duncan Goodrich Air Conditioning Technology Endowment to help students pursue their dream of taking HVAC classes. This company provides them with scholarships. Giving back to the community is a business strategy that Goodrich embraces with open arms. He is an inspiration to many.
Goettl Air Conditioning and heating is the number one choice for customers. They have been awarded the best air conditioning and heating company in Arizona. People rave about them and how dedicated they are to their customers.
It Started in 1939 when Goettl brothers Adam, John, and Bill moved to Phoenix, Arizona to start fresh. It was during the Great Depression that they built up their family business from scratch. They worked very hard on making their business super quality, it even caught the eye all over the world for their innovation and design.
Andrea McWilliams is a lobbyist, political fundraiser and a philanthropist who draws her experience from both the private and public sector. While undertaking her duties, the skilled strategist observes the virtues of patience, persuasion and keen attention to details. Andrea’s career started back at the iconic Public Relations Company, Public Strategies, Inc. where, at the age of 21, she was already a chief of staff. Andrea McWilliams and her husband established McWilliams, a full-service firm that offers consultancy services on governmental affairs. The couple combined their talents and experiences to create an alliance that is now a trusted and respected brand internationally.
Andrea McWilliams’ achievements in political fundraising have been featured on renowned channels like FOX News, USA Today, CNN, Wall Street, Newsweek, NPR and BBC. The Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce distinguished Andrea as “consigliore to the powerful and political.” She also serves as a political commentator. Her profile was featured on Texas Monthly’s “POWER” together with those of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House. The feature outlined the players of the legislative session. Additionally, Andrea McWilliams is a recipient of numerous awards from several leading organizations, including the Austin Business Journal, the Girl Scouts of Central Texas and Austin Fashion Week.
As a philanthropist and community volunteer, Andrea McWilliams has worked with different organizations like Lyceum, Arthoue, Mexi-Arte Musuem, Heart Gift, Austin Children in Crisis, and the Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital. She also works with the Long Center’s Notable Women and St. David’s Hospital Toast of the Town Committee. Andrea is also affiliated with Inherit Austin, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Kill Cancer. Andrea has partnered with the Austin Business Journal in a business mentorship program for young women in Central Texas. As a celebrity dancer, Andrea McWilliams participated on Dancing with the Stars fundraising event in support of the Center for Child Protection. Due to her extensive involvement in community activities, Andrea was named severally to the All-Stars of Austin American Fortunate 500 list.
Securus Technologies – Humbled With Its Nomination For Stevie Awards For Best Customer Service Training Team
Securus Technologies has secured the nomination in the Stevie Awards for having the best customer service training team. The firm, which is the leading provider in the technology segment for corrections, law enforcement, public sector, monitoring, surveillance, security and public safety space, is highly delightful and excited about the nomination. The management at Securus Technologies feels that it is a matter of pride for the company to beat over 2,300 participants from across the globe to be named one of the finalists.
The final winner would be named after weighing the top three finalists on various parameters, and a total of 77 judges from across the globe would give their verdict through which the final winner would be announced. It would help ensure the final decision is non-biased and well-balanced. Securus Technologies is in the business of providing technology products and services for many years and has a customer base of over a million. It provides services to over 3,450 law enforcement, public and correctional agencies, and has a track record of providing excellent customer service to its clients.
The Vice President of Securus Technologies, Mr. Danny de Hoyos, said that he and the entire staff members at Securus Technologies are humbled by the achievement and are hopeful of winning the award. He went on to add that the company from the beginning has focused on empathy for its customers and worked hard to develop products and services that alleviate stress for them. The product line of Securus Technologies serves over 120,000 inmates and helps them stay in touch with their friends, family and the outside world.
Securus Technologies believes in innovation and building products that help serves both the inmates as well as the law enforcement agencies in an efficient manner. The company continues to innovate and build new products and services, and one of the latest additions is the video visitation service that it launched recently.
The new Trump Administration is bumbling through the first 100 days. They are really doing a good job at exposing the shortcomings of the GOP. Every action taken by the administration seems haphazard with poor planning. On top of all of this, the president himself seems to be unstable. He takes to twitter to hurl insults and accusations like a child.It’s no secret that Trump is a big fan of Fox News. It seems that he gets a lot of his information from the conservative news network. But it seems that Fox News gets quite a bit of things wrong. And when the network does something wrong, they often issue a correction during off-hours to avoid embarrassment. But there was one moment they couldn’t avoid.
During the election, the network brought on a world-famous human rights advocate. Thor Halvorssen is the 39-year-old founder of the Human Rights Foundation. He has quite an interesting family history that Fox News was trying to take advantage of.Thor’s father was a Norwegian representative living in Venezuela. He was sent there to help Venezuela fight off famous South American drug cartels. During the course of his service, Thor’s father was jailed by Venezuela’s dictator; a socialist dictator.
Thor himself sprung into action when he heard his father was being held captive. He recruited the help of some international human rights foundations to secure his father’s release. Thor’s Halvorssen dad was released after more than two months in captivity. While in captivity, he endured poor treatment and beatings.Fox News thought Thor would be adamantly against socialism. Since Bernie Sanders was running for the Democratic nomination as a Democratic Socialist, Fox News brought the human rights activist onto the network to attack Senator Sanders. It backfired big time.Thor told the confused Fox News interviewer by stating his support for Sanders. He continued to educate the network. Socialism isn’t bad; unilateral dictators are bad. Socialism works in a lot of places and Sander’s own human rights record was spotless. Instead, the interview turned into why Senator Sanders was better than any other candidate, inluding Clinton.
Evolution of Smooth is now a famous and popular lip balm brand. This is despite the fact, that EOS has only been in business for only a relatively short period of time compared to some of its competitors in the lip balm industry. For example, companies such as Chapstix have been in business for almost a hundred years. Yet, EOS has managed to hopscotch in front of Chapstix in only a matter of years. The use of ingenious marketing and product design has created a unique product and successful marketing campaign that has put EOS as one of the most popular lip balm brands today.
The highly successful marketing campaign of EOS has been spearheaded by actively promoting the product via Facebook and social media. Evolutions of Smooth had hired fashion and beauty bloggers to sample, write about and review their line of lip balms. This helped spread the word about the brand and the company online. It soon essentially became viral and sales skyrocketed. EOS has also made some sponsorship at key events, which further helped with brand recognition. The fact that some celebrities now use EOS lip balm and are regularly seen with it and has also boosted sales of the product.
Evolution of Smooth has shaken up the lip balm industry by changing both the packing of lip balms as well as adding new flavors to the balms. Before EOS lip balm hit the market, lip balm was only really found in the stick format similar to lipstick. EOS made an oval shaped balm like packaging that proved to be immensely popular. It also helped to differentiate the brand from competitors. In regards to flavors, EOS added additional flavors to lip balms such as strawberry, blueberry, vanilla and many more. Before EOS came out with new fruity and exotic flavors, there were only two different flavors available on eBay. These were mint and cherry flavored balms.