End Citizens United: On A Mission To Reform Campaign Financing

In the field of political activism, there is a new entrant determined to eradicate financial malpractice that has blemished the political arena. The group aims to achieve this by funding the campaigns of Democratic aspirants in both the upper and the lower houses. The foundation, named End Citizens United, has up to date raised $2 million since its inception. According to communications executive Richard Carbo, the establishment has projected the fundraiser to accrue a whopping $30 million.

 

True to its name, the primary objective of the group is to lobby a constitutional amendment that will nullify the Citizens United ruling made by the Supreme Court. The decision, made in 2010, was the reason behind the rapid upsurge of political activism committees as well as pumping of dirty money into the political landscape. The move by End Citizens United has received a warm welcome, with their petition currently boasting of over 325,000 signatories. The plea seeks to compel the Congress to pass the amendment. The future is promising for the petition, with the group having collaborated with the Hillary Clinton campaign team to use its massive email subscription list; which has over 4 million members. The entity has also declared support of many Democrats across various states.

 

Speaking on the matter, Richard Carbo stated that his organization was different to other financial reform activists. Contrary to other groups, End Citizens United was campaigning for candidates who supported reform – and could pass the required legislation if elected. The aspirants also promised to oppose Citizens United. As a measure of supporting their preferred candidates, the group created an autonomous division that would provide fiscal support to the nominees through incentives such as digital and conventional advertising.

 

Though End Citizens United is optimistic of sanctioning financial reforms, the dream of passing a constitutional amendment has raised some doubts among economic and political experts. For a change to be effected, it needs to be approved by at least 67% of members in both houses, as well as being endorsed by over 75% of all states. Even worse, this could prove to be a daunting task since no amendment has been passed for over two decades.

 

Senior campaign experts have written off the prospect of a constitutional amendment, saying that it is an uphill task. However, Carbo remains defiant that his group is on the right track. He believes that the projected $3o million could play a significant part in the process. So far, End Citizens United has received donations from over 136,000 individuals.

 

About End Citizens United

 

This is a political activist group whose sole objective is to advocate for reforms in campaign financing. Backed by grassroots members, the PAC aims to eliminate dark money in political through electing reformists and advocating for constitutional changes.

Writer Tries Wen by Chaz for Seven Days

In an article appearing on Bustle.com writer Emily McClure tried Wen By Chaz Cleansing Conditioner for seven days and posted pictures and comments about the results. Wen By Chaz is a holistic hair care line made with natural ingredients. The line’s founder, Chaz Dean, is described by Wikipedia as a celebrity stylist who has warned clients about the damage detergents can do their hair since 1993. He developed WEN hair Cleansing Conditioner as an alternative to shampoo that could keep his clients hair clean while maintaining the overall health of their hair. Wen offers a variety of hair and skin products with formulas tailored for all kinds of hair and skin types. Wen Cleansing Conditioner comes in several fragrances on Sephora including Fig, Fall Apple Spice, and Spring Orange Blossom. Wen also offers Cleansing Conditioner in an unscented variety.

According to the Bustle.com article the biggest difference between using Wen Cleansing Conditioner and a typical shampoo is the amount of product required to clean your hair. Emily posted a photo on Facebook of the amount of product she generally uses to wash her hair followed by a photo of the amount of product Wen recommends (ten to sixteen pumps of product as opposed to just one or two). The difference in quantity was startling, but Emily opted to trust the instructions on the bottle. Her actual hair washing experience was fantastic, her hair felt thicker and healthier before she’d even exited the shower. After drying and styling, Emily’s hair was shiny, bouncy and lustrous. After seven days of use, Wen Cleansing Conditioner seemed to improve the overall texture and shine of Emily’s hair. After each wash her hair looked better and Emily’s final verdict on Wen Cleansing Conditioner was that it is a great product for daily use. Check out the original article on Bustle.

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The Success Story of Eric Lefkofsky in Developing Success Business Ventures

In every successful venture, it is important to understand the historical background and how the capital market operates. This entails taking a key interest in specific business ventures and nurturing them to maturity by providing the much needed financial support. Entrepreneurship field has attracted a good number of investors who have contributed towards the establishment of successful business companies. Eric Lefkofsky is an American philanthropist that has been scaling the heights in entrepreneurship field. He has contributed to the establishment of many companies that have performed exceptionally well. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Tempus. This is a technological company that has invested in the health industry. The company has developed an operating system that has been used widely across the world to treat cancer. It can be remembered that cancer is one of the leading chronic diseases globally. Eric Lefkofsky has many stakes in other companies which he has contributed to their development and growth. He is the co-founder and managing director of Lightbank. This is a business entity that tends to develop structures to help in combating disruptive nature of the current technologies. As such, he has been a figure to reckon with in the financial and technological industry.  Head over to this.

 

Eric Lefkofsky has been a successful entrepreneur with many companies under his name. The companies have developed into multinational entities that have grown to open branches in other countries across the globe. Eric Lefkofsky has a rich educational background that has contributed to his immense success in the entrepreneurship. He was born in Southfield, Michigan and later moved on to join Southfield-Lathrup High School. After graduating from high school in 1987, Eric Lefkofsky attained admission to the University of Michigan. Here, he sharpened his skills in the entrepreneurship field which made him start selling carpets during the course of his study. This was his stepping stone towards realizing and establishing a booming and recognized entrepreneurship ventures in the years to come. Eric Lefkofsky and his wife have also contributed in the philanthropic fields. They have established a charitable trust that has been helping to support educational and scientific studies across the world.  For additional info check his linkedin.com page.

 

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Leading Bank Secures Total Issuance of $155 Million

NexBank Capital Inc is a Dallas-based financial services company that has completed the placement of their senior secured notes. The company managed to raise about 80 million, reaching the total amount of issuance to $155 million. The maturity of the notes will be on March 16, 2016, and will be callable from March 15, 2021. For the first five years, the interest will be at a fixed rate of 5.50%, and after that, they would be based on the floating rate. The company will be using the proceedings to repay some debts and for different corporate needs.

NexBank Capital Inc had recently announced a record of their consolidated earnings, loans, deposits and assets. The company saw a record growth rate of 71% from the initial year as of December 31, 2016, on its assets. The total deposits saw an increase of 72% from the last year. The company expects the funds to provide the required capital that they need to help in their growth and to find new strategic opportunities for the future.

According to their Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Matt Siekielski, the company has made a significant growth in the last years and continued to attract capital from their investors that prove their core businesses and the various strategies that they use for this growth.

NexBank Capital Inc was set up in 1922 and offers financial and banking products and services to their customers based out of different parts oft he country. The company has an excellent management team who are ready to provide their clients with customized financial and banking services. Their clients range from institutional clients to corporations and individuals as well.

For NexBank Capital Inc, being a leader in the sector is something that they take pride in. The company aims to offer value to their customers at every step of the way to ensure that their customers are satisfied with the results. Since 1922, the company is providing high-quality solutions to meet the needs of their sophisticated clients. The company is led by the successful Chairman James Dondero who is the co-founder and the President of Highland Capital Management, L.P.

 

Vijay Eswaran: an Accomplished Entrepreneur and Author

Vijay Eswaran, the Malaysian-born entrepreneur, is the CEO of IQ Group. According to QBuzz, he is one of the wealthiest individuals in Malaysia. Eswaran has been in business for the last three decades.

Prior to starting his company, he did all sorts of jobs such as picking grapes, cab driving and working at construction sites. Additionally, Eswaran is an eloquent speaker and author of the best-selling books, including Sphere of Silence, In the Thinking Zone, and On the Wings of Thought.

Eswaran’s educational background

He was born in Malaysia to a middle-class couple in 1960. Eswaran studied at the London School of Economics and graduated with a degree in Socio-economics.

Upon getting his first job, he moved to the United States and enrolled in a master’s program. In 1986, he graduated with a master’s in business administration from Southern Illinois University.

Professional background

Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Eswaran did a variety of odd jobs in Europe. A year later, he got a job in binary marketing. Qi Group says that Vijay Eswaran worked as a multilevel marketer on a part-time basis while pursuing his post-graduate studies.

He also worked for Synaptics, a company that deals in manufacturing of computer hardware components. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, he migrated back to his home country and took up a job at Cosway Group.

In 1998, he established QI Group, a multi-level marketing company. QI Group is an e-commerce business entity that strives to offer its clients affordable quality products. This company has branches in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong.

Eswaran’s achievements

This year, Eswaran was recognized and awarded “Lifetime Achievement Award in Global Entrepreneurship.” He received his award at the annual 8th Chinese Economic Summit hosted by Melaka State Government.

Other than being recognized as one of the richest men, he has also received awards for his charitable acts. About four years ago, he was awarded the New Global Indian Ocean award for philanthropy and excellence.

Philanthropic acts

Eswaran is involved in a variety of charity activities. Vijayaratnam Foundation and the RHYTHM Foundation are the organizations that manage his philanthropic works. Eswaran’s wife, Umayal Eswaran, heads Vijayaratnam Foundation while QI Group manages the RHYTHM Foundation.

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