Facilitating Democracy By Managing The Election Process

The democracy of any nation is tested during the election process. The votes of all countries determine the future of the nation. This is because the leaders in charge of a country can either build or destroy a nation. The real leaders must be put in the authority through free and fair elections for the right leaders to be in power. The election process of a country is governed by the parties and the government. This tampers with the objectivity of the process. It is important to note that the elections are transparent if the electoral commission is outsourced. This is the case for End Citizens United. It is a body established in the United States of America to ensure that the elections are open.

 

It is almost impossible to point out an actual body that carries out this role. End Citizens United provides that the process is done with honesty and utmost fairness. The major aspect that this organization operates under is that willing donors fund it. This is an issue that promotes fairness as it creates objectivity. This is because the donors are not politicians. They do not have access to controlling the resource of the organization. Elections in the USA were conducted in a fair way in the past until the Supreme Court judged that corporations could fund campaigns for politicians. This is a primary reason for establishing End Citizens United. This body was created to function as a watchdog to facilitate the financing of campaigns. Corporations fund campaigns to use politicians for self-interest. End Citizens United is fighting this vice.

 

The company has more than 20,000 members. It has raised $26 million. This enables the company to function independently. It is in position to put the right leaders in power. End Citizens does not have a self-interest in the election process as opposed to corporations. The company does not have a conflict of interest. It serves the benefit of the society in general. Its donors are approximately 270,00. This has made it gain the power that it holds as a body during the election process. The donors are majorly grassroots. It enables the people to practice their democratic rights.

 

The board of directors at the End Citizens United are individuals who are top leaders. They are used because they are powerful enough to dilute the money that creates the conflict of interest during elections. This enables the campaigns to be driven by the felt needs of the people in the society rather than the needs of the corporations that fund the campaigns. The citizens will be in a position to practice their democratic rights fairly and put the right leaders in power.

 

How Andrea McWilliams Became A Political Force In Texas

Andrea McWilliams grew up Austin, which is the capital of Texas. She learned about politics at an early age which enabled her, at just the age of 21, to become a Chief of Staff. After serving in a public role she went into the private sector at Public Strategies, Inc. where she worked in public relations. She now works for McWilliams, a government affair consulting firm that she co-founded with her husband, Dean. As she is a Democratic lobbyist and he is a Republican lobbyist they are able to work both sides of the aisle in order to help get important legislation passed. Andrea McWilliams is also a skilled fundraiser that has not only raised funds to lobby but also to help various nonprofits around the state of Texas.

One of Andrea McWilliams most passionate causes is the fight against cancer, especially breast cancer. She has represented both the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and KillCancer, and has raised large sums of funding for their causes. Another breast cancer nonprofit she has served is Mamma Jamma Ride, for which she served as the honorary chair in 2012. In recognition of her efforts to cure breast cancer, Andrea McWilliams had the screening room at Seton Breast Cancer Center named after her.

Andrea McWilliams philanthropical efforts have also been directed towards other causes such as being a member of the St. David’s Toast of the Town Committee which promotes health communities. In addition to providing safety net clinics and health initiatives, this committee provides scholarships to students who are receiving an education to become health professionals. Andrea McWilliams is also one of the founders of the Long Center’s Notable Women which supports the performing arts in Austin. She continues to live not far from where she grew up in an historic home along with her husband and three children.