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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Amicus Therapeutics Approves New Drugs for Those with Rare Conditions

Amicus Therapeutics is an American biopharmaceutical company that is based in Cranbury, New Jersey. This company joined the NASDAQ and went public back in 2007, which followed changing their abbreviation to AMTX in 2016 (YahooFinance). This is a therapeutic company that focuses on more rare diseases and offering prescriptions to help cure these conditions collectively known as a series of lysosmal storage disorders. The company is largely responsible for creating Chaperone-Advanced Replacement Therapy (CHART) platform and they are now concentrating on designing enzyme replacement therapies (ERT)s to help patients with another alternative to treatments for their condition.


While Amicus Therapeutics has no manufacturing power of their own they rely on outsourcing to other companies to help produce their medications. The company, however, has expanded as it opened a second site in 2008 out in San Diego, California before receiving a $500K donation from the Michael J Foxx Foundation to support their latest research with their CHART and ERT treatments at the David Geffen School of Medicine which is connected with UCLA. The company also received a $210,300 grant from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation to help support their pre-clinical work that they were doing in conjunction with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to help aid the Alzheimer’s Research Center (


Ultimately, all this research and the drugs they have come up with fulfills Amicus Therapeutics quest to make useful differences in the lives of patients suffering from various rare conditions that are associated with the Lysosomal Storage Disorders Fabry disease and Pompe Disease. The goal is to help make a difference in the lives of the patients suffering from these conditions and their caregivers by providing alternative treatments that may lessen some of the symptoms these patients are experiencing. This is the way that the Amicus Therapeutics can give back to the communities in which we all live and give to help make differences in people’s lives.

End Citizens United Is Hoping To Change Campaign Financing

End Citizens United is one of the most-progressive organizations in American politics, and it is working on changing the law for campaign finance. There are many different people who are hoping to run for office, but they cannot because they do not have the riches necessary. This article explains how I am helping End Citizens United, and it shows how the changes tot he system will help everyone. I want the country to be better for my grandchildren, and this is what I am doing to help.


#1: The Goal Of End Citizens United


The End Citizens United goal is to ensure that it will eliminate from government all the different special interests that are bringing in big money. Money is used to sway politicians, and it is used to ensure that only certain people will win elections. The person who wishes to make a difference must work with End Citizens United to ensure that their message is heard, and I am doing as much as I can in this area.


#2: Their Events And Fundraising


The events and fundraising that are done by End Citizens United have already raised $4 million, and I know that there is a goal of up to #35 million. I want to do what I can in my own community, and I want to help at these events to ensure people are giving. We cannot have a better country if we have not made changes to the way we hold elections, and that is why I go farther when supporting End Citizens United.


#3: The Social Media Articles


Anyone may read the articles that End Citizens United releases online, and there are a number of people who will learnt hings they did not know when they started reading. Someone who is reading on their social medial pages often will have a number of opportunities to change their minds about these issues, and they may come to support the cause once they have been educated.


#4: Educating All


End Citizens United is a place where people are educated every day through their social media pages, and it is a place where the midterm elections of 2018 may change. Someone who learns about campaign finance reform may force the issue in their community, and we plan to do the same here. We want to see changes to the way our government is run, and we will hold those running for office accountable.


I believe that there are a number of people who will benefit from what End Citizens United does, and that is why I am supporting them today. They will help us change the laws that will take big money out of government and our elections.

OSI Group Purchases Baho Food

The OSI Group has announced that it has recently acquired Baho Foods which was a Dutch manufacturer of various convenience foods including deli meats and already made snacks to local businesses and retailers. The OSI Group reports having bought five different locations including Gelderland Frischwaren, Vital Convenience, Henri Van Bilt, Batx Foods, and Q Smart Life which serve their already made products to customers across 18 European countries.

The OSI Group is proud to purchase these locations as this will continue to provide the company additional exposure that they need across a large swath of Europe. John Balvers, the Director of Baho Foods, along with as many employees as possible will keep their jobs under the leadership of the new OSI Group as they look to expand their reach into Europe. OSI Group wants to partner with the former Baho Foods group to expand the OSI Group’s reach into many European countries as possible helping meet the growing production needs the OSI Group has due to growing consumer demands. OSI wants to use their new relationship with Baho Foods to continue to gain new customers as well as serve the faithful customers they already have. OSI Group strongly believes that with their joint forces with Baho Foods they will be able to serve the needs of their ever-growing customer base in a more complete, satisfying way which can benefit everyone involved including the consumer who will have more quality products to choose from.

OSI Group cites that it is very excited to partner with the Baho Foods corporation to help grow the market of frozen and pre-packaged goods that are available to customers in many European markets. The group believes that the management and employees from the Baho Foods, as all are being kept, will be able to provide more insight into the markets and businesses there. That will help the OSI Group better serve their existing customers as well as provide more options to win the company over more customers in the future.


Vijay Eswaran Seeks New Ways Of Helping Others With The QI Group

The role of direct sales companies has been shifting in recent years with the QI Group being a major reason for a conscious shift towards developing a new and exciting range of products that reflect the needs of people in the 21st century.

Vijay Eswaran is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of the QI Group, a company that is now looking to have an even greater affect on the lives of millions of people around the world with a shift towards healthy lifestyle developments. In his own work, Vijay Eswaran has become well known as a philanthropist who developed the Vijayarantnam Foundation that seeks ways of developing educational opportunities for young people throughout Malaysia and other areas of Asia.

As the QI Group steamrolls towards its 20th year the company has diversified from its original areas of interest to develop a range of organic products that reflect the healthy lifestyle choices the QI Group is hoping to encourage its customers to take. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars

Vijay Eswaran’s company has been at the heart of many of the choices made by local government leaders in developing the Quest International City in the Malaysian state of Perak, which will see the development of the QI University and teaching hospital where a proactive approach to medicine will be encouraged by those earning their medical qualifications in Malaysia.

The QI Group has always been seeking new ways of helping others live better lives and has looked to develop a range of partnerships that reflect the belief in philanthropy and living a positive life of the company and its founder.

Vijay Eswaran played a pivotal role in the development of a strategic link formed between the QI Group and the globally recognized soccer team, Manchester City; always known for the close ties that have been built between the people of Manchester and the team, Vijay Eswaran the community aspect of the club made it a perfect fit for reflecting the needs and ideas of his own QI Group.

Kim Dao Helps Peachmilky Move Tokyo Apartments In Her Latest Vlog

In one of Kim Dao’s latest vlogs she helps fellow YouTuber Sophie (aka Peachmilky) and her boyfriend Luke move apartments in Japan. This latest vlog is called “Moving apartments & Japan Supermarket Haul | ft. Peachmilky.”


The video starts off with Kim Dao taking us on a tour of the Tokyo metro line. Once she arrives at Sophie’s current apartment, Sophie gives Kim a little present. Kim Dao is shocked when she opens her gift to reveal “Sailor Moon” facemasks and cookies. The two spend the rest of the night eating pizza and watching anime.


The next day, the moving truck arrives to take all of Sophie and Luke’s possessions. Sophie and Kim Dao then take a train to meet Luke and the movers at the new apartment. Before they get there, Kim and Sophie decide to get a quick snack at a convenient restaurant. Kim Dao orders udon soup.Learn more :


Kim Dao didn’t film much of unpacking at Sophie’s new place because she said it would just be too stressful to film there. So, in the next section of this vlog it’s nighttime and Kim Dao is walking down the illumined streets of Ikebukuro. She says she needs to do a bit of shopping at local drug stores.Learn more :


Once she gets back home, Kim Dao shows us everything she purchased at the drug stores in Ikebukuro. Just a few of the items she got include enokitake mushrooms, eggs, coffee, and peach juice.


In closing, Kim Dao asks her viewers whether or not they enjoyed her new style of vlog. Kim says she tried to add more street scenes and background music in this video.Learn more :


Rick Smith Wants More Creative Solutions In Justice Technology

Rick Smith, the President and Chief Executive of Securus Technologies, Inc., wants more creative solutions in criminal and civil justice technology. Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based prison and justice technology firm with the biggest presence in U.S. prisons and enforcement system. Under the leadership of Rick, the firm works with more than 3,400 law enforcement, correction, and public safety agencies and departments in the country, and it serves more than 1.2 million inmates in North America. Rick is working on more customized and innovative solutions that can address the needs of various stakeholders in the judicial system to make an overall improvement in the total enforcement and correction system of the country. Read more articles at HealingMagic.Net

Under the leadership of Rick, Securus provides a number of solutions including friends and family services, public safety solutions, corrections services, investigative solutions, and monitoring solutions. The friends and family services include voice call services, video services, Email services, money transfer and jail voicemail. Interestingly, all of these services are perfectly crafted for the needs of inmates, their family members, and friends’ at the most competitive rate in the market. The firm provides a one point access to and from inmates at a minute based billing for both voice calling and video calling services. The recent years have seen an unprecedented demand for the services, and on Christmas Day, there were more than a million calls connected to the inmates.

Rick Smith monitors and gives direction to Public Safety Solutions which include helping cities and enforcement agencies to collect, consolidate, store, and supply the information according to the real-time requirements of various organizations. The investigative solutions of the firm include collect, analyze, and point out the critical data required for investigations. Rick directs firm to use the latest technologies such as advanced data analytics, verification solutions, voice and biometric identification, etc., to efficiently and quickly analyze an enormous amount of data to find the required information. In correction solutions, the firm assists correction agencies to better coordinate between inmates and their family through superior information management, inmate self-service offerings, etc., to ensure modernization and efficiency of incarceration experience. The monitoring solutions offered by the firm provide RF-based and GPS enrollee tracking system and other reporting programs for supervision.

Rick has helped the firm to defend the patents successfully which had disputes with other services providers through aggressive and effective strategies. He started working with Securus Technologies from May 2014. Before joining Securus, he was working with Eschelon Telecom Inc, in various roles from Chief Financial Officer to President and Chief Operating Officer. Rick also worked with Global Crossing North America Inc, for more than two decades. Rick completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Engineering from the State University of New York. He also did his MBA from the University of Rochester. Visit Bloomberg to know more about Rick.