Betsy DeVos

*A Closer look at Betsy DeVos:

 

Betsy Devos is a well known Businesswomen, Activist as well as Politician. In addition, Betsy DeVos currently holds a position as Secretary Of Education. Devos is a strong member of the Republican Party. She has always been an advocate of school voucher programs.

 

Back in the early 1990’s Betsy DeVos was a republican National Committeewoman within the state of Michigan. In addition, in 2003 Betsy DeVos was re-elected to the Michigan Republican Party. DeVos was always heavily involved with issues concerning the Detroit Charter School System.

 

Ms. DeVos also served for a time on the Board of Alliance for School Choice. Betsy DeVos is currently married to Dick DeVos a well known and successful Businessman. She comes from a very wealthy and politically connected background.

 

Several articles have appeared in Forbes Magazine concerning the “wealth” of the DeVos Family. In addition, the DeVos family was named one of the richest families in America.

 

In November 2016, Donald Trump made the decision to nominate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education within the Trump Administration. A few months later Betsy DeVos nomination was approved. However, it was made public that Betsy DeVos was facing great opposition especially from several members of the Democratic Party.

 

*Educational Background: Beliefs:

 

Betsy Devos was educated at Calvin College in Michigan. She graduated Calvin College with a degree in Business Economics. DeVos was always heavily involved with college activities as well as related educational programs.

 

Betsy DeVos is a devout Christian and does attend church regularly. In addition, she did attend Christian Based schools most of her life. DeVos feels her Christian beliefs have helped her make wise choices throughout her career.

 

Ms. DeVos has always been involved with Political Fundraising Events. She raised a great deal of money for the Bush election campaign. During the Bush Administration DeVos she served as Finance Chairperson for the Senatorial Committee. Her work was recognized publicly and she earned great respect from cabinet members as well as the general public.

 

Betsy DeVos is current a Chairperson of the Windquest Group. The Windquest Group is involved with technology as well as clean energy. Betsy DeVos and her husband have also produced some Broadway plays.

 

In 2016, Betsy DeVos made it known that she was a strong supporter of Marco Rubio. Even though Rubio did not advance his Political career he and DeVos remained friends.

 

Visit http://www.betsydevos.com/ to learn more about Betsy DeVos.

George Soros The Merciful

George Soros is a highly successful investor, billionaire, business man, author, activist, and philanthropist. He puts a great impact on the world’s economy and social issues through his great fortune, good heart, and other influence. George Soros is the one who primarily funded the Ferguson Protests according to The Washington Times article titled “George Soros Funds Ferguson Protests, Hopes to Spur Civil Action”. Mr. Soros was also the news in the article “George Soros Rises Again” by Politico. George Soros inspires others to leave the world a better place by exemplifying excellence.

The Washington Times describes the contribution given by George Soros to be more than 33 million dollars; to assist with the efforts of the activists protesting in Ferguson. Mr. Soros has helped mobilized activist groups and has brought main stream media attention to the issues of injustice. This was highly beneficial to the movement and hugely responsible for the magnitude of the protests. Many of the groups were grass root organizations that already possessed the resolve and passion to make a change, but needed the resources that Mr. Soros was able to provide. These funds came with no strings attached or requirement for the groups to do anything on the behalf of Mr. Soros or his organizations. One of the groups that have flourished through George Soros contributions is “Black Lives Matter” and they continue to prosper and fight for injustice. George has also given millions to assist with police reform in the city of Ferguson. The article also describes the success of the organizations founded by or associated with George Soros. Learn more about his profile at washingtontimes.com.

The Politico article describes the heavy influence George Soros has had in politics with tens of millions used to be involved. Presidential and other elections were funded for candidates in tune with his ideology. George Soros is a liberal Democrat and has supported candidates such as Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. Soros seemed to have been off the scene for a while, but is making news again after becoming more publicly engaged in politics with the 2016 election. Millions were donated to political groups that supported Hillary Clinton such as American Bridge 21st Century, Immigrant Voters Win, Voting Rights Trust, and various other Democratic organizations.

George Soros is of Hungarian heritage and a current American born on August 12, 1930. He is estimated to have a net worth of over 25 billion dollars and is revered as one of the best investors ever. He made his start and money in the early days through the banking industry. He has worked for various stock and securities companies and then founded Soros Fund Management in 1970. George Soros throughout the years has given back to the world and is highly respected as a philanthropist and outstanding good person. Read his profile at Business Insider.

Voice of Grassroots Voters

The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, also known as BCRA, prohibited corporations and unions from using their general treasury to fund campaign communications 30 days before a primary or 60 days before a general election. However, in 2004, a non-profit organization complained about a film about 9/11 as they alleged it was critical of the response of the Bush administration to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. They said it constituted political advertising. The complaint was dismissed.

Following several actions, the court finally found BCRA 203 to be in contravention of the first amendment’s protection of free speech. Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion stated that if the original amendment had any force, it restrained the government from penalizing or imprisoning citizens, or associations of citizens, for simply engaging in political communication. The majority, however, found BCRA 201 and 311 valid as they promoted transparency. These prompted disclosure of campaign fund sources.

Reform in Campaign Funding

The political action committee, End Citizens United, launched in August of 2015, raised $2 Million from small donors in a small amount of time. The goal of its formation was to lobby for the reversal of a decision which saw the emergence of super PACs. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled to approve corporate America and unions to donate to political campaigns. This caused the formation of super PACs, which could raise deep pools of funding. Their goal was however met with skepticism from republicans. A campaign finance regulation expert even called this a ‘pipe-dream’ and even went further to say that the only way the Citizens United Decision could be reversed would be to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice when the time came who could shift the balance of the court.

End Citizens United partnered with ‘Ready for Hillary’ and rented out their mailing list of more than 4 Million people to reach out to liberal supporters. They had planned to set up a fund to back democrat candidates through outreach. The group does not back republicans as republican leaders are against overturning, and they are determined only to support candidates who champion for campaign finance reform. People who donate to this group feel like the only ones who get their way are those with deep pockets. Donating within the cap of $5000 is, therefore, their way of retaliating. In the first three months of 2017, the group raised $4 Million and projected to raise $31 Million more ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections.

Still a Long Way to Go

End Citizens United partnered with a dozen groups to urge senators who had received donations from Betsy DeVos and her wealthy family. They were to recuse themselves from voting for her appointment as the United States Secretary for Education. The result was a tie with Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote in her favor.