Less than two months before the midterm elections, the organization End Citizens United is continuing its efforts to bring fairness to the American political process by reforming the nation’s campaign financing practices. These efforts include its support for candidates, some of whom are challengers and others incumbents running for re-election, who have vowed their support to end the special interest funding of political campaigns. View their financial information on Open Secrets.
One of the challengers endorsed by End Citizens United is Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is attempting to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas. Despite collecting donations that average only $33, O’Rourke surpassed Cruz in terms of total funding during the first half of 2018. Other challengers include Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is running against incumbent Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada, and congressional candidate Randy Bryce, who is running for the seat that is currently occupied by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Relying only upon small donations, Bryce raised nearly $2 million during the first quarter of 2018. Follow the group on facebook.com.
Four incumbent senators that have received endorsements from End Citizens United are Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Jon Tester of Montana and Angus King of Maine. The three Democrats and King, an independent, have been lauded for their actions in trying to change the current system of campaign financing.
Candidates who receive End Citizens United endorsements are eligible for to get financial assistance from members in their respective districts and states, and from a network of some 400,000 donation sources spread throughout the country. The organization expects to raise some $35 million that will be used during the current election cycle. Despite the tremendous amount it has raised, its average donation is only $14.
End Citizens United was established for the purpose of countering the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision that opened the door to the funding of campaigns by wealthy individuals and special interest groups. In addition to supporting candidates, the organization regularly works on state initiatives and otherwise exerts political power through the grassroots actions of its members.
The RealReal is an online shopping app that is opening its second store in Los Angeles, California. The company launched in 2011 and it has only continued to grow by expanding into building physical stores. The RealReal has another store located in New York City and will be adding another in Los Angeles. The brand has been making more money to be able to afford to open another physical store and it is testing the results of it and plans to open more stores in the future according to the CEO Julie Wainwright. It is not a surprise though that some retail stores have not been doing well, but the article believes that the reason is that they are not offering anything special. On the other hand, the RealReal is offering something different with high luxury brands to customers. The CEO believes that customers just want good quality products and that is enough to thrive as a business, along with offering something special. The new store in LA is huge measuring in at 12,000 square feet and is next to many other prestigious brands. The new store will contain handbags, a men’s section, and a cafe that serves coffee, juices, pastries, and salads. It will contain more than just clothing and other products. The RealReal store will also feature a lot of assistance from specialists and who could repair products. People can also sell their belongings there too. The RealReal is looking to build other stores, although, they need to find ones that have adequate space for it. Other online companies have equally been thinking about opening their own stores. Revenue for the online market has only soared with technology and the internet with a lot of money to be made. It is expected to grow by the billions according to the cnbc article. The RealReal in the near future could become a threat to other famous stores.
The people of Grand Rapids, Michigan have been able to count on Dick and Betsy DeVos to protect their community for many years. This commitment was on full display back in 1991 when a group of investors went public with a proposal to build a mega sports and entertainment complex in the city’s downtown area.
Mr. DeVos was working for his family’s Amway Corp at the time and was expected to one day become the CEO. Despite this, DeVos took time out of his schedule to launch a campaign against the building of the sports complex.
DeVos explained to anyone that would listen why he thought the complex was a terrible idea that could bring great harm to the city of Grand Rapids. He cited the example of nearby Detroit. The city of Detroit suffered great harm after the construction of the Palace of Auburn Hills and The Pontiac Silverdome to accommodate the Pistons and Lions respectively. Both teams left Detroit.
Dick DeVos was soon joined in his fight against the arena by a group of area businessmen. The group decided to call themselves Grand Action. Under the leadership of DeVos, Grand Action was not only successful in their opposition to the planned arena but was also responsible for a number of notable constructions that are credited with making the skyline of Grand Rapids more beautiful.
Dick and his wife Betsy, who also has at her disposal the inheritance of a large family fortune, have spent the majority of their lives together fighting to influence policy and institutions in a way that will have a positive effect on the people of Grand Rapids. They have also often extended this interest to Michiganders as a whole.
The couple has fought tirelessly for the right of parents in Michigan to choose the public school that will educate their children. It is the belief of the DeVos’ that all parents should have this right regardless of what they possess financially or where they happen to live.
Betsy DeVos has been an advocate in the state for the expansion of charter schools. Dick contributed to this cause by founding the West Michigan Aviation Academy. The Academy is a public high school where students can learn to fly while still working toward a diploma.
Betsy DeVos is the current Secretary of Education for the United States and the couple continues to fight, now on a national level, for parents right to school choice.
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Penang, Malaysia born Vijay Eswaran is the CEO of a multilevel marketing company called QNET. Eswaran has used the company to provide access to affordable products and employment opportunities for millions of people. QNET has made Eswaran wealthy, but he has used his wealth to help others to improve the quality of their lives. He has written books detailing the steps he took that led to his success. He has created an interactive program to guide people to take positive daily actions. He gives money and crucial resources through his charitable organizations. Eswaran has done so much Forbes Asia named him a Hero of Philanthropy.
Vijay Eswaran grew up like millions of other Malaysians. He went to school, worked hard, and tried his best to excel. Given the opportunity to study in the UK, Eswaran not only did well in school, he worked as a laborer, picked grapes, drove a cab, and learned about and became professionally certified in multilevel marketing. When he was given the chance to do an MBA in the United States, Eswaran not only focused on and did well in his studies, he also worked part-time for a multilevel marketing company. So after graduation when he returned to Malaysia and was offered the chance to open a branch of a multilevel marketing company in the Philippines, he was prepared.
Using vision, planning, hard work, and enthusiasm, Vijay Eswaran was able to assemble a team and build QNET into one of the most successful multilevel marketing companies Asia has ever seen. He has helped to provide people with the means to build their wealth as independent sales representatives for QNET, and serves as an example of what can be accomplished if one works hard, prepares themselves, and makes the most of opportunities when they are presented. To many people Vijay Eswaran is the embodiment of that philosophy and his great wealth shows consistently working hard and smart leads to success.
QNET offers a wide range of affordable products that are in demand throughout Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Vijay Eswaran and QNET make these products easily accessible to millions of people that would otherwise never be able to get them. When the customers see the local QNET independent representative becoming prosperous, they become interested in marketing the products as well. This has led to the company’s exponential growth and success and has helped QNET and Vijay Eswaran to be loved in Asia and many other parts of the world.
Vijay Eswaran and QNET have put food on the table and a glimmer of hope in the hearts of millions of desperately poor individuals. That’s why Vijay Eswaran is seen as a savior to millions of people.
The brain is an extraordinary organ. The structure of our bran is adaptable in nature and is resilient against anything. Everything occurs in our brains. Emotions, behaviors, thoughts and perceptions are curated in our brains. The brain is made of neurons. These neurons are innumerable. They are microscopic. The way they work is by using chemical signals that control activity in our brain. The neurons are responsible for all of our functions, processes, thoughts and the way we feel. See more information about Neurocore at Linkedin.com.
Scientists and researchers are constantly working to better understand our brains and the processes of our brains. Advancements are being made in brain mapping, EEG technology and neurofeedback to help scientists understand the functioning of the brain. Neurocore is a company that works to discover the mysteries of the human brain. They have methods and understanding to better improve the activity of the brain. These methods and their knowledge may help to treat disorders with the brain like anxiety, ADHD, depression and ASD.
Neurofeedback is one of the methods Neurocore uses to understand and treat the brain. Some scientists and researchers use the term neurotherapy which is the same as neurofeedback. Both of these interchangeable terms are the practice of measuring brain waves on how they instruct the brain to regulate itself. It also serves as a way the brain can reward itself. The brain can be rewarded by positive reinforcement, practice and repetition. Neurofeedback has the potential to cause the brain to be more effective and reduce activity that is not essential for the brain. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.
Neurocore has existed since 2004. Neurocore is a collection of centers that study brain performance. They specialize in programs that have brain based training and assessments that have been tested and proven by data. These training programs are appropriate for both children and adults. They work with people wanting to improve the condition of their brain, who are battling sleep disorders and have anxiety and stress disorders. The Neurocore centers also have a HRV training, which is a form of biofeedback. Applications of neuroscience is what Neurocore has built their successful reputation and authority on.