Acting as the managing partner of Politank, Francisco Domenech leads a law firm that represents private interests before governmental forums. In this role, he advises the clients of his firm about issues such as regulatory and government affairs, contract law, and labor law. He is also involved in commercial contract negotiations, collective-bargaining agreements, and other legal matters. His firm is a bipartisan one and he has represented people and businesses across the political spectrum. Read this article at Caribbean Business to know more.
Francisco Domenech has been involved in the political arena ever since his time as a student at the University of Puerto Rico. He had represented the Young Democrats of America for a number of years, including before the Democratic National Committee from 2007 to 2012. In 2008 he was Hillary Clinton’s Puerto Rico Deputy Campaign Manager and in 2016 he served as her Campaign Manager. He also managed the campaign of Jenniffer Gonzalez who won her Resident Commissioner race in part due to his efforts.
He has been involved in politics in other ways as well. He was once the Senate President Kenneth McClintock’s Chief Legal Counsel. He provided McClintock with legal advice and oversaw in-house legal work among other duties. He was also once the Office of Legislative Services’ Director. In this role, he managed a $12 million annual budget and oversaw a department with more than 125 employees.
Each year the readers of Caribbean Business vote in the 40 Under 40 contest. Each reader votes for their favorite Puerto Rican young professional and entrepreneur. The voting is done online and being named to this list is considered to be one of the highest honors for a Puerto Rican in the world of business. The Executive Editor of Caribbean Business, PhilipeSchoene, said that the 2016 selections were particularly important as that island’s economy had been buffeted by several sources over the past decade.
There were 59 nominees for the readers to vote for during the 2016 selection process. The person who won the most votes from these readers was Francisco Domenech. He was awarded the 40 Under 40 trophy at an event held inside of Isla Verde’s Restaurant II Mulino New York.
End Citizens United, a prominent PAC in the United States, declared its support to KyrstenSinema for the United States Senate election in Arizona. She is concerned with the unlimited money that rewrites the natural flow of campaigning process and committed to bringing accountability and transparency to Washington. The Executive Director of the PAC, Tiffany Muller, confirmed that ECU is happy to endorse Sinema for the Senate as she was claiming an independent voice for the people and families of Arizona. Sinema thinks that people should have the power in the democracy, and that inspired ECU to stand with her to fight against the interests of big money groups.
Sinema confirmed that the people of Arizona are tired of the fact that Washington sells them to large money donors, and that forced her to work for transparency in democracy to evade the money groups. She continued that she looks forward to working with ECU and bring back the voice of Arizona to the people from money donors. It should be noted that Sinema worked to stop big money into politics and voted against legislation that permitted money groups to keep their funding details and identities secret. Big money has become a huge concern in the recent years, and many people are becoming increasingly aware of the threats it creates in the democracy of the country.
A recent survey revealed that as many as 90% of the citizens think that big donors with special interests running the government. Another research conducted by ECU showed that two in every three citizens believe that flow of money into politics is affecting the daily lives. While coming to Sinema, she was supported by ECU during her re-election campaign for Congress in 2016. Interestingly, the PAC plans to connect with 88,000 members in the state to mobilize the 380,000 small-dollar donors of the PAC to ensure smooth access to campaign resources for Sinema to help her fight against special interest groups. Additionally, the PAC is planning to raise campaigns for the reform efforts through various advocacy activities in the state.
End Citizens United was founded in the year 2015 to fight against the flawed verdict of Citizens United by the Supreme Court in 2010. Sadly, the judgment gave access for money groups into campaign process as it ensured unlimited spend in the elections without the need for accountability. It provided an option for special interest groups to pump money and rewrite the election results in their favor. The PAC plans to rewrite the Supreme Court judgment by passing legislation that controls the money flow into election systems. Due to that, ECU endorses liberal candidates who are found to be supporting its cause to pass the legislation effectively. The PAC also campaigns through social media to make their message reaching every American citizen.
When End Citizens United announced its decision to form a grass roots effort for campaign finance reform, they became a power-force within the political climate.
In March 2015, End Citizens United assembled a team of the most-qualified individuals aimed at elevating its presence and creating a voice for the unheard U.S. population. Since then, the political action committee has been widely influential with its mission, evidenced by its 4 million petitioners. End Citizens United has become the truth most politicians were betting against ever coming into existence.
The PAC started with an effort to amend the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 conclusion to alter the laws pertaining to campaign finance. They’re determined with reaching the goal of having that 5-4 decision overturned. It will take a two-third majority vote to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision and End Citizens United sees that as very attainable.
End Citizens United has successfully garnered a lot of attention and support for taking the reins of assuring that politicians are transparent in their financial dealings with elite business owners. They steadfastly believe that the American voters deserve better than the same rigged political climate that has perplexed the country for so long; reducing the nations trust in the leaders voted into office. Their belief, supported by millions of Americans, is that the political system needs to change its process in order to hold politicians accountable and provide assurances to the public.
Starting with minimum donations of $5.00, End Citizens United was able to raise a remarkable $2 million within its first year. They’re on track with reaching an estimated $30 million throughout their entire mission. That type of financial support sets the group apart from others and establishes them as a formidable PAC certain to reach its goal. There is extremely high-probability with that type of financial backing that the group will succeed in its reform efforts.
As a non-profit organization, End Citizens United has given the public assurance that its mission is for the people, and the support continues to grow. It is widely-speculated that the group will reach more than 4 million petitioners this year.
End Citizens United has forced some politicians to take notice of their efforts. Some democratic politicians have already received the endorsement from the group. And the number will rise as End Citizens United’s pressure continues to increase for assuring that more politicians who support campaign finance reform are elected.
Receiving support among political constituents has been tremendously productive for the PAC to mount a strategic pathway for accomplishing their mission. The time has come for all politicians to eliminate any and all doubt within the voter’s confidence of their leaders. End Citizens United is on target for making that a reality.
George Soros recently made the headlines for his political contributions. The billionaire financier is known for supporting democratic causes and candidates on Time.com , and this election has proven to be no exception. He has recently contributed $25 million to the candidate Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign against Donald Trump for President, which also included funds spent on other political causes. This is among $7 million which was spent on a pro-Clinton PAC (Priorities USA Action). He believes firmly in open democratic principles and ideals, and he sees his political contributions on Politico as being a vehicle for putting ideas in motion. Soros’ Goal has been to promote his ideal of a collaborative and open society through political reforms, a goal which has been relatively successful.
George Soros had mixed feelings on President Obama, as he often felt that he was weak on implementing causes for which he was passionate about. However, Soros had very negative feelings toward Donald Trump. In mobilizing his campaign contributions, his goal was to motivate people to come out to vote for Hillary. Many also suggest that George Soros’ recent political activity is out of a desire to make it more difficult for Trump to win. He did so in direct response to the campaign rhetoric which was offered by Donald Trump. He was particularly opposed to Donald Trump’s stances against people of the muslim faith and immigrants. Soros was also opposed to the views of Ted Cruz, another Presidential hopeful.
At 85, Soros’ career seems to be picking up again. He is actively monitoring the political and economic situation in Europe, and is actively trading the financial markets on project-syndicate.org. His investments are bearish, but this isn’t out of line with Soros’ typical investing style. Clearly, he sees an opportunity in an increasingly chaotic world. He famously made a great deal of money in 1992 when he went short on the British Pound at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2014/11/20/wake-up-europe/. His investments have also been fairly large, and his return to trading has been very recent. His trades have been managed by his fund, and his investments have been on China.
George Soros has also been active in the investing scene, as he has recently invested in a startup which is aimed at revolutionizing the world of bond trading. A company backed by George Soros is in the process of acquiring a electronic bond trading platform. The company has been fairly successful in being able to quickly acquire new investments and benefit from Soros’ activity.