Category Archives: Fundraising

Democratics candidate increasingly back End Citizens United

End Citizens United continues its drive to get corporate money out of politics. Groups like the Justice Democrats supports its efforts to end the influence of large-money donors. To further its goals, the groups backs a number of Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. Democratic Socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Connor Lamb have both said they will not take money from corporate-sponsored political action committees.

Why have these candidates, along with many of their Democratic Colleagues made the choice to take the End Citzens United pledge? When Senator Bernie Sanders accused the United States of being run by an oligarchy. The candidate did not say that it was an oligarchy run by corporate interests, but he might as well have. Find out more about End Citizens United at indeed.com

The recent net neutrality debate is one example where corporate interests, particularly those of the telecommunications industry, ruled the debate. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai even lied to congress about a DdoS attack on FCC servers in order to pass a net neutrality bill. The former FCC chairman even joked about being a Verizon shill. Pai, an Obama-era appointee raised to his current position by Trump is a former Verizon attorney. End Citizens United was silent on the net neutrality issue, but it was portrayed as a Republican versus Democrats issue, when in fact tech savvy members of both parties preferred keeping the net neutrality rules in place.

The Atlantic describes the End Citizens United pledge as merely symbolic because most congressional candidates do not receive money from political action committees, but it is a move many American voters expect from their candidates. The pledge is not something only Democratic voters expect to see. Many Republican voters expect to see their candidates forsake corporate PAC money as well.

At the moment, only Democratic candidates have made such a pledge. End Citizens United continues to back candidates who make this pledge, but the organization will back any candidate who refuses to take such funds. The organization was founded after the ruling that reinforced the idea that corporations have all the same rights as other citizens.

 

Andrew Rolfe Enhances The Ubuntu Fund’s Fundraising Activities

Andrew Rolfe and the entire fraternity of the Ubuntu Fund have been working round the clock to ensure that they support many disadvantaged children in the society. Since 1999, the Fund has supported more than 400,000 children from needy backgrounds. Jacob Lief and Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula are the founders of the esteemed institution. The two philanthropists partnered with the objective of providing the needy children of Port Elizabeth with educational opportunities.

When they started the institution, they were optimistic that they would empower many young children through education. For a short period, most children could neither attend school nor concentrate on their studies. This situation prompted them to undertake an in-depth research to unearth the problems affecting these children. Jacob and Banks found out that the HIV epidemic and hunger was affecting most of the families. It is for this reason that the two decided to offer the children with healthcare services and proper nutrition.

In the spirit of helping many children in the society, the Fund organized for a gala dinner. The event, which was held in London, attracted 300 invited guests. Andrew brought in a Xhosa choir to entertain the guests. In addition, he oversaw the preparation of meals that were served to the guests.

When they were planning for the event, Andrew and the leadership team of the Ubuntu Education Fund was optimistic of raising more than $900,000. After the event, they found out that they had exceeded their initial target. This fund would be used for increasing the school’s capacity and enhancing the operations of the pediatric clinic. This way, the Ubuntu Fund would be able to take in more needy children from the South African town of Port Elizabeth.

About Andrew Rolfe

As the chairman of the board, Andrew has steered Ubuntu Fund in the right direction. His excellent interpersonal skills have enabled the firm to raise adequate resources to cater for the needy children. He has also helped in the recruitment of qualified personnel, who have served to enhance the success of the Fund.

Andrew Rolfe is a graduate of the revered University of Oxford and the prestigious Harvard University. Previously, he rendered his services for different leading organizations such as PepsiCo Restaurant International, Booker Foodservice and the Gap.