Closing the Gap on Reform End Citizens United Gains Donations and Supporters

The path of End Citizens United has created an opportunity for the voters to finally be heard with regards to the political system, and based on donations, the voters have replied with a resounding voice of change.


With growing concern over the Russian investigation within the Trump Administration, there is a clear underlying issue of trust. Since the public has become aware of the meeting between a “representative” who was believed to have direct contact with the Russian government and Donald Trump Jr., many people are now becoming increasingly weary with the information coming out of the White House. The information provides more questions than answers and paints a startling picture that has only gripped the nation with wanting to know more about the connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.


At the very least of the issues regarding the contacts by Russia, and a campaign for President of the United States, shows a great amount of vulnerability within the political process. Whether or not the meeting is determined as collusion with a foreign government, there is an erosion of trust and confidence with the Trump Administration.


End Citizens United is expected to raise $35 million throughout the entire action-plan for the political action committee’s agenda. The PAC has raised a total of $4 million so far with donations that have averaged $12 with each member, with some of those donations being received from first-time donors. The unprecedented level of skillful results by a grass roots organization puts End Citizens United in the category of the civil rights movement, when there was a continued and unexpected change that occurred even through opposition that was extremely challenging.


There has been an enormous out-cry by a significant amount of liberal voters who are preparing to fight back after the election of President Trump. In addition, most Americans believe that Mr. Trump’s choice of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S, Supreme Court was not an ideal choice. Supporters of End Citizens United see President Trump’s agenda as just another reason for needing to rise against the power within Washington, D.C. in order to combat the takeover of the country’s democratic process. There is a growing consensus among End Citizens United supporters that fits with the PAC’s message, which is the political system has become rigged and it is continuing to fail Americans.


When the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its 2010 decision with Citizens United, it provided an opportunity for End Citizens United to raise the issue with the voters and ask the question if they believe union donations and corporate donations are influencing the political process. It’s clear the answer is yes.


Donations for End Citizens United continue to grow, while maintaining a sustainable level of unified supporters.

Julia Jackson: A Model For Women Everywhere

Julia Jackson is one of the amazing women behind Jackson Family Wines, which is located on the western ridges of the Mayacamas Range. She has always had an interest in wine and can still remember picking and sorting grapes in 100 degree weather as a kid. As the middle daughter of Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson who founded Jackson Family Wines in 1982, she revealed that, “My dad always made sure we appreciated what it took to become successful — I’ve never forgotten that.” To carve out her own path before coming aboard with the rest of the family at the winery, Julia Jackson graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2010 and attended Scripps College between 2006-2010 where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art.

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Julia believes that while Sonoma is known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, its Cabernet Sauvignon is the best around. Jackson Family Wines also produces some of the best Pinot Noir with its Champ de Rêves, which is a deep, aromatically-charged winebrand that is based in Mendocino County. Part of the secret of the Champ de Rêves brand is that the grapes are harvested ripe, the yields are kept low, and the lots are separated until the final blend is influenced by new oak.

Julia is also a known philanthropist who works with and founded the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment program in 2014. The program offers $100,000 in grant money to nonprofit programs that are dedicated to the empowerment of women. Julia has stated that, “To fit into the corporate world as a woman, you’re often told to act other than yourself. We want to celebrate those who exemplify great success but are also authentic.” It has been to this end that Julia Jackson has supported women and the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment program.

Jeremy L. Goldstein is a Prominent New York Lawyer

Now a new way to find a lawyer is possible with the help of The New York State Bar Association’s trusted Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) through the online portal at This site is available 24/7 and it is a confidential service. In addition, people can also get this service over the phone by calling 1-800-342-3661 during regular business hours. People can be sure that they will be matched with a local lawyer with credentials reviewed by New York State Bar Association.



This is how it works:

  • A person looking for a lawyer can visit the website ( and fill out a confidential questionnaire stating their location and legal issue.
  • The State Bar staff will match the person seeking a lawyer with one that matches the need and is in or near the region of the request.
  • If the person seeking legal assistance lives in either of the 17 counties with a local lawyer referral service, the request is forwarded to the appropriate county bar association.
  • The referral service is free. A person who decides to talk to a lawyer will be charged $35 for the first 30-minute meeting covering the consultation information unless the subject of inquiry is about medical malpractice, personal injury, social security, unemployment, veterans and military law or worker’s compensation.
  • There is no obligation to move forward after the first consultation, but more fees will be established if the client decides to move forward with the lawyer’s services.


Jeremy L. Goldstein a New York lawyer and is the leading partner the boutique law firm, Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC. Before starting his law firm, Mr. Goldstein worked at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.


Jeremy L. Goldstein often writes and speaks about corporate governance and executive compensation cases. He is on the list of the leading executive compensation lawyers in The Legal 500 and in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Jeremy L. Goldstein is an accomplished lawyer and holds a J.D., an M.S. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. cum laude and with distinction in all subjects from 3 different U.S. Universities.


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Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Dominating The Finance Market With Bradesco

A New Hope For Bradesco

Since Itaú Unibanco had merged and taken over the market, Bradesco needed to change things up within their own leadership as a reaction. Nominating Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi as President was one of the hardest, yet wisest, choices that they could have made.

Bradesco holds its headquarters in Cidade de Deus and their main office is where all the big decisions are made. Prior to the nomination of Luis, Márcio Cypriano was at the helm of this mega-corporation. Through various mergers and business strategies, the company was brought up to be the largest in the country for a significant period of time.

Since Marcio is nearing old age and the maximum age to be President of the company is 65, they had to pass the torch along to another contender. Luiz Carlos Trabuco had been considered before during the rearrangement of management due to the company founder’s (Amador Aguiar) death in the early 1980s. During that time, Luiz was considered to be too young at the age of 47 to become a leader of the company.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi had assumed the position during a difficult period. Although the finances of the company are in good state, there is a large undertaking due to the acquisition of over 10 other financial institutions. There was also a grim financial climate of Brazil in general that made things seem even more overwhelming. For example, the return on equity was also estimated to be significantly lower in previous years.

Trabuco Is A Different Kind Of CEO
Luiz is not the typical CEO that lives life in the fast lane. He is very laid back, soft spoken and a family man. He is married with three kids and overall leads a modest lifestyle. He got to where he was by working hard as an entry level clerk at the age of 18 up to various leadership roles. He also never studied for finance in the first place. He studied sociology and philosophy, which makes him rather unusual in the corporate finance world.

Amador Aguiar opened his first bank branch in 1943 and this is where Luiz happened to start working. After a few years in the company, he was transferred from the small town bank to a major branch in Sao Paulo. This is where his career would start to have an upswing. As a dedicated employee of the company, he stuck with it until he was offered high-level positions in the 1980s.

Giving The Company A New Image
Prior to Trabuco’s lead, the company was never in the spotlight of the media. Luiz had made an effort to increase public relations and open up the company to the media spotlight. His tactics must have worked because the company’s position in the insurance market had more than doubled in size. He had also reformed the company’s marketing tactics towards mostly high-income clients rather than the fair treatment policy that the founder had originally set.

About The Company
For those that are not from Brazil, Bradesco is one of the biggest household names in Brazillian finance. Your typical Brazillian will memorize its logo since there are thousands of branches around the country with over 34,000 cash machines installed in supermarkets and convenience stores. In addition to banking, they are big in the insurance, loans and pension plan industries. You can find branches in several finance capitals around the world including New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Luxembourg. It is also an internationally traded company on the stock exchanges in Spain and the United States of America.

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