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NGP VAN Continues To Lead The Resistance

The political climate of 2018 has been unsettled in terms of the Congressional state of affairs with Democrats from the grassroots level to Washington D.C. leading a change in the tide of Republicans winning seats from dog-catcher to the Senate and Congress. One group which has been at the forefront of the rising level of resistance in NGP VAN, a Democrat-supported group which has recently created an Online video showing how they appreciate the support of the grassroots Democrats who have changed the way the U.S. political landscape looks.

NGP VAN has taken on a range of different roles for Democrats who are looking for a different way of approaching campaigning since the 2016 elections saw the victory of Republican President Donald Trump. Among the services offered by NGP VAN is the management of volunteers and fundraising options which make all the difference in making sure a campaign runs smoothly; other services include more in-depth campaign options including donor targeting and contribution tracking to identify areas of strength and weakness among supporters.

In the video produced by the group, a look back at the political year from the view of Democrats is undertaken heading all the way back to the shock of the so-called “Muslim travel ban” of 2017 and the women’s marches which have proven such a success for liberal groups. NGP VAN explains Democrats and liberal independents have rarely been so engaged at grassroots level targeting a range of Republican strongholds during special elections which have led to major gains for Democrats.

NGP VAN looks back at the many different ways Democrats have been engaging with voters from traditional phone calls to creating social media posts in a bid to overcome the rising tide of right-wing rhetoric overtaking the GOP. NGP VAN explains the mood of resistance must now turn to the 2018 special elections which will be a chance for the group to work with even more left-leaning candidates to provide support for candidates across the U.S.


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Society Is Improved Through The Work Of George Soros

The work of George Soros may be largely based in the hedge fund and investment industry where the Hungarian Holocaust survivor has made his name as a leading hedge fund manager capable of making a series of gambles on the stock market and global financial markets. Soros has not only developed a series of investments for his own Soros Fund Management company, but has also created a successful global network of not for profit groups under the stewardship of his Open Society Foundations; the network of charitable groups fight for freedom and democracy for all under a name that harks back to the work of philosopher Karl Popper, the former mentor of George Soros who introduced him to a new way of critical thinking. Read more about George at The New York Times.

The Open Society Foundations explains George Soros has always sought to help others in the same way his own life was saved during the World War II occupation of Hungary by Nazi German forces who killed around 500,000 members of the Jewish community. Originally called Schwartz, the Soros family changed their name in a bid to hide their Jewish roots and moved the young George into the household of a Christian family who passed him off as a distant Christian relative. During the occupation of Hungary George Soros became a successful figure and has stated he managed to help a number of people by aiding them in hiding their Jewish identity in similar ways to those developed by the patriarch of the Soros family. After departing his native Hungary in 1947, Biography reports George Soros arrived in the U.K. and began studying at the London School of Economics, where he found philosopher Karl Popper and learned about his theory of the open society; even today the theory that any nation that believes its political ideology is above all others is failing remains a constant for Soros.

Soros began his career as a philanthropist in 1979 when he began a two pronged attack on the oppressive regimes in South Africa and those living under Communist rule in Eastern Europe; these first successful attempts at philanthropic ventures would eventually lead to Soros developing the work of the Open Society Foundations, which has now benefited from an amazing $12 billion in funding from George Soros. The Open Society Foundations works with many groups in the U.S. in a bid to make sure minority groups across the nation have their rights protected through the backing of political and not for profit groups from across the U.S. and across many parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Read this story at about George Soros.


Democratic-Aligned End Citizens United’s Contributions Projected To Grow

End Citizens United is a Democratic-aligned political action committee which borrowed its name from the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. That particular decision gave political action committees the power to collect and spend unlimited funds. The group made total contributions of four million U.S Dollars in the 2016 elections, and they are expected significantly raise that amount to thirty-five million by the time Congress elections are held in mid-2018.


End Citizens United has a large donor base from which collections are drawn from. Their number of donors seems to grow by the day, and in the 2016 elections, they received contributions from almost forty-thousand new donors. The group has also picked momentum since the Democratic Party’s Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to President Trump leaving not only Democrats furious but also liberal groups. In End Citizens United, these unhappy people were given an opportunity to gain recognition and solicit for their shared values.


The group has a vision of championing for reforms in the Congress by financing political campaigns. In the past, political action committees discriminated against donors who contributed less by favoring donors who made substantial contributions. In End Citizens United, these previously discontented donors now have a platform to air their grievances. The committee has been an active critic of President Trump’s agenda and policies particularly his choice for the Supreme Court judge position.


End Citizens United has had an outstanding impact in seeking collections for Democratic election contestants over the recent past. In particular, the committee successfully implored donors to vote for Jon Ossoff who was eying a seat in Atlanta left vacant by a Republican selected to the cabinet. Despite Ossoff being a first-time political contestant, he surprised many by raising a massive four million dollars for his campaigns. The group also did a tremendous job during the 2016 election, and their contributions were among the highest among Democratic-sided groups.


Tiffany Muller, the political action committee’s president and executive director recently intimated that the group is yet to decide on which candidates to support in the 2018 midterm elections. He, however, expressed their readiness in supporting some of the current Democratic Senators specifically the incumbent senators of Ohio and Montana. End Citizens United is run as a traditional political action committee, and individual contributions of over five-thousand dollars are not accepted.


Political activist committees play an immense role in raising funds for the political sides they are affiliated to. Despite undertaking their first full cycle of operation just in 2016, End Citizens United has done a spectacular job by raising funds for the Democratic Party and candidates vying on the party ticket. Projections have further suggested that the group has the potential of increasing more in the midterm 2018 Congress election.