End Citizens United Begins Endorsing Top Democrats

The team at End Citizens United have had their hands full for quite awhile as they focus on the kind of political reformation that could bring power back to the people of the United States.

End Citizens United is a political action committee that was created in direct response to one of the most shocking Supreme Court decisions of all time, the case of Citizens United. Citizens United is a conservative think-tank run by lawyer James Bopp. Bopp has made it his mission to give power to corporations and lobbyists so that they can use their money to simply purchase elections. End Citizens United is a response by the people that plainly says: this will not stand.

We’ve seen End Citizens United become increasingly active in the months since Donald Trump took office. End Citizens United, which is led by PAC President Tiffany Muller, has been focused on harnessing the energy of the anti-Trump movement in order to bring about some attention to the cause at End Citizens United. End Citizens United is focused on backing enough high level legislators that they have a tangible shot at introducing a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision. This mission, of course, can only be accomplished if the people back them and End Citizens United backs the proper people.

Most recently we have seen End Citizens United come out in support of several high level Democratic politicians. Just this past week End Citizens United announced their endorsement of Doug Jones in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Jones, who used to be an attorney, is running during the Alabama Special Election against Republican Roy Moore this December 12th. End Citizens United got behind Doug Jones for a variety of different reasons but largely because he is willing to go to the mat and fight for campaign finance reform.

Tiffany Muller typically makes a statement when End Citizens United decides to endorse a politician and this case wasn’t any different. Muller said, “Roy Moore’s radical agenda has no place in the US Senate, plain and simple.” Muller went on to lambast Moore for his various bigoted, racist, and corrupt comments. Doug Jones wasn’t one to let Moore off of the hook either. Jones released a statement regarding Moore that called him, “An extremist with a racist, bigoted agenda, who will defend a corrupt rigged system in Washington.”

End Citizens United went on to fully get behind Doug Jones and his campaign thanks to Jones’ own deep history of doing the right thing. As an attorney Jones helped to put KKK members behind bars for their role in bombing a Baptist Church which killed four little girls. End Citizens United also focused on Jones’ willingness to fight against the Citizens United decision.

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Dick DeVos | Successful Entrepreneur and Consummate Humanitarian

The John F. Kennedy Center (performing arts) has surpassed its planned budget of $125 million but still plans to increase its budget by another $50 million. In 2013, the fundraising campaign for the center planned to raise $100 million for expansion projects and another $25 million for its initiatives. However, it has already locked up at least $135.9 million. Among the center’s biggest donors with over $1 million in donation includes the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation.

 

Dick DeVos’ Philanthropy

 

Richard Marvin “Dick” DeVos Jr. is a charitable man. He and his wife, Betsy DeVos, founded (and now run) the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. Since 1990, the couple has donated a lot of money to communities, religious programs, civic, artistic, and other free-market organizations in the Grand Rapids area of Michigan. The foundation has supported the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, ArtPrize Grand Rapids, Children First America, the Education Freedom Fund, and the West Michigan Aviation Academy.

 

Dick DeVos’ Career Accomplishments

 

Dick DeVos, born on October 21, 1955, has become a well-known businessman from Michigan. It is no wonder he works so hard to give back to the Michigan community. Mr. DeVos received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Northwood. He has also received honorary doctorates from the Central Michigan University, Northwood University, and the Grove City College. Working with the Amway Corporation since 1974, DeVos assumed various positions in different divisions. In 1984, he became the vice president, where he was directly responsible for the company’s operations in eighteen countries.

 

In 1993, DeVos became Amway’s president. His tenure saw the company’s global expansion to over 50 countries and across six continents. The company’s international sales also tripled. When he left the presidency seat, the company was reporting a whopping $4.5 million in annual sales. He later got involved in the management of Orlando Magic basketball franchise.

 

Dick DeVos is an avid sportsman and pilot. We see these attributes in his two-time national championship wins as a sailor, and as a qualified helicopter and jet aircraft pilot. In 1998 he released his book “Rediscovering American Values.” The publisher Weekly describes the book as an inspirational anecdote gathered from a cross-section of the population, as he explains how people have bettered themselves both morally and in their careers by practicing values such as compassion, honesty, Self-discipline, hard work, initiative, charity, and forgiveness. His book is one of New York Times bestsellers.

 

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Rodrigo Terpins: the Brazilian Entrepreneur with a Talent in Car Racing

Rodrigo Terpins wears his hats as an entrepreneur and rally driver with ease and pride. The Saint Hilaire graduate has tasted the good in both worlds and has continued to soar even higher. His life is a good example that it is possible to hold an office position and still find time to be sporty.

Life in Car Racing

Rodrigo Terpins has participated several times in the Sertoes Rally in the country. His partner, Fabricio Bianchini, who is equally talented in the game has been a great contributor to their wins. Rodrigo Terpins terms the game as adventurous and fun-filled contrary to how spectators perceive it. The two were part of the 22nd edition of the match, which covered 2600 kilometers across the Minas Gerais and Goias states. Out of the 38 participants, Rodrigo and Fabricio finished 8th in car number 326. The duo made two podium finishes and emerged 3rd position in the category of prototypes T1. The two would not be wrong to credit their support team of ten for their success in the challenging match.

Life in the Corporate World

For over two decades now, Rodrigo Terpins has cultivated a great career in business. He joined the corporate world in April 1991, working for Lojas Marisa. Rodrigo was able to handle responsibilities that contributed to the growth of the firm including imports, e-commerce, and strategic planning among others. His efforts saw him go up the ladder to hold the position of the Operations Manager. He held the position until his departure from the company in March 2007. The following year, he joined the company he currently works for, T5 Participaos.

Entrepreneurial and Sporty Roots

The entrepreneurial and sporty blood runs in the family, which has contributed majorly in Rodrigo’s development in both fields. His father, Jack Terpins, was a celebrated basketball player in his years as a youth. He has made major achievements in the game, including being a team leader. After a successful career in sports, he quit joining the real estate industry, an area that he has equally thrived. Rodrigo Terpins motivated his brother, Michel Terpins, to join car racing as his sailor. They both play for the Bull Sertoes Rally Team and are renowned in the Brazilian rally championships. You can follow him on Facebook

Why Officers Can Not Work Without Securus Technologies

I am currently employed as a corrections officer in the most violent prison in the state of Illinois. Each year the jail gets more crowded, the inmates get more violent, and the incidents with injuries and officers is on the rise. The combination of illegal drugs, weapons, and gangs, creates a volatile mix that puts me and my fellow officers right in the line of fire every minute we are in the jail working. Any advantage we can get on the inmates helps to create a safer working environment for us and safer living quarters for the inmates.

 

With overcrowded conditions in the jail a serious concern, it doesn’t take much for tensions to flare and inmates to get violent. many times if they can not take out their aggression on the intended target, they will lash out at officers working inside the jail. If they are high on drugs or have weapons in their possession me and my fellow offers are literally defenseless.

 

To help stay save while keeping the inmates from getting out of line, we recently put in a call to Securus Technologies to help with our dated inmate call monitoring system. Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based company that is trusted in the law enforcement industry for providing state-of-the-art software for monitoring inmates on the prison phones. The LBS software is designed to allow officers to address jail concerns while it scans all the phone call simultaneously and listens for certain chatter.

 

The monitoring system alerts officers now when an inmate is asking family to smuggle in drugs by way of the visitor center. The system alerts us if inmates are taking orders from gang leaders outside jail to perform a hit or sell drugs to raise money for the cause. Each alert allows us to get in front of a potentially dangerous situation.