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Avaaz is an NGO founded by CEO Ricken Patel. It is an organization located in the United States whose headquarters are found in New York. Its launch took place in January 2007. Avaaz promotes global activities on on matters involving climatic change, poverty, human rights, corruption, and conflict.

Avaaz is a Sanskrit phrase referring to ‘voice’. Avaaz was founded with the assistance of Res Publica which is a public sector community of professionals devoted to promoting competent governance, civic virtue, and democratic credibility. According to The Guardian, it is the globe’s largest and most powerful online network. It is supported by a founding partner, Service Employees International Union. The board consists of three professionals; its founder, and two other co-founders.

The founding President studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University. He has also had engagements for organizations such as the International Crisis Group all over the world in places like Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan.

These places taught him how to bring rebel forces to the negotiation table and discuss matters that contribute to their countries’ growth. They include political freedom, peace, and economic prosperity. On his arrival back to the United States he engaged himself in volunteering activities for MoveOn organization where he learned how to use online devices to enhance his activism.

According to The Guardian, since 2009, Avaaz has been relying on the helping hand of its members whose contributions have currently amounted to over $20 million (£12.4M). Before 2009, Avaaz had been funded by various foundations especially when they were starting. This shows that it is a movement that reaches out to millions of people.

A campaigning team normally manages Avaaz global campaigns operating from over 30 countries. Online public petition campaigns are normally invented by its members who usually communicate via email and videos. Campaigning suggestions then come from members, with the guidance of specialists. Director Ricken Patel said their mission is to reduce the world to a global village and make it more favorable for all people. Avaaz often supports progressive causes such as calling for worldwide action on climatic change, putting Monsanto on its toes and creating greater global assistance for refugees.

February 6, 2018

End Citizens United And The Fight Against The Big Money

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There have been a lot of news lately about the political advocacies of End Citizens United. One of the latest news would be the one from USA Today where it was reported that End Citizens United’s latest stance would be to help in abolishing the Big Money 20 away from the organic democratic process.

The report indicated that the new target of End Citizens United in 2018 would be to make sure that the companies involved in the Big Money 20 will no longer be able to use their money as an influencer in the democratic process. Some of the Republican politicians that had been targeted by End Citizens United would be Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada. Rep. Darrel Issa of California and Rep. Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania are also some of the people that made in End Citizens United’s list.

Funds Target

The aim of the PAC End Citizens United this 2018 would aim to raise about $35 million and spend all this money to make sure that the Big Money 20 people would not win. About this, ECU President Tiffany Muller added in his public statement that she’s going to use all the resources that they got just to get the influential companies in the elections to stop using their large amounts of money to gain influence in the elections.


Expert Opinion

Experts of the 2018 Election added that reducing the influence of money in affecting the democratic elections would be a good way to ensure transparency in the system. In fact, Pollster Al Quinlan noted that when money’s power is removed from the elections, the voice of the individual voters would be ensured. This is also about the top priority of individual voters in making sure that the elections are free from the influence of special interest groups that want to control the electoral results.

What People Think

It was also stated in the report from USA Today that right now the influence of money has even infiltrated the congress level. This is also the reason why the people wanted to make sure that there should be now immediate reforms in how the election donations will be done.

This message doesn’t only come to Republican and Democrat voters, but also independent citizens as well. The people want that big money should not be a big influencer in how the election turns out. They want organic results that represent their collective voice.

That said, End Citizens United also makes it sure that when they accept donations from people, it won’t be beyond $5,000 just to make sure that the people who want to support the advocacy will not turn out to be the same as the people they’re fighting.

This is also to ensure that people all over the country will get a fair share of the representation and will not be tempted to use their big money to influence the turnout.

Visit for more information about End Citizens United.

December 22, 2017

End Citizen United is Creating a New Reality

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In a world where inequality is the norm, most politicians and wealthy individuals are looking for different ways that they can control the world especially the elections on

In a court ruling, the Supreme Court overturned the BCRA act of 2002. The law stated the corporations and unions were prohibited from making donations towards the election. However, the Supreme Court indicated that such prohibition was working against the constitution and that is what why they overturned the act.

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The Supreme Court was ruling on a case that was filed by Citizen United. The non-profit organization wanted to air a film that was critical of the then Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton. The organization on Facebook– being firm supporters of the Republicans were seeking for permission to release the film titled Hilary: The Movie. The court blocked them because airing the film was a violation of the BCRA law of 2002. This law prohibited the electioneering communications ads that named a candidate within 30 days of the Primary general election. The court stopped the organization from airing, but they overturned the BCRA act on soft money.

End Citizen United PAC had an issue with the Supreme Court ruling, and that is why they are taking action against it. The goal of the organization is to pass a constitutional amendment to reverse the decision. They are looking to raise the required number of signatures to file a petition with the Congress.

The group was established in 2015 and during the first month, they had raised over $2 million. Their goal is to raise $25 million to be able to support the entire process on During that same month, over 325,000 people have already signed the petition.

End Citizen United was supporting the Democrats any other person who was against the ruling and wanted an amendment.

The reason why End Citizens United is passionate about the matter is that the ruling will benefit the rich people who are looking to buy the elections. Allowing the corporation and the unions to support the elections will only increase the circulation of the soft money. Elections are supposed to be democratic and free. But, the interference of the rich will cause a problem in the future elections as there will be no transparency or accountability.

The group’s supporters are the grassroots activists who are helping in spreading the information on the ruling.

The work of the End Citizens United group has come under significant criticism because they are looking for a constitutional amendment. The critics say that this a long shot considering there has not been any amendment since 1992. However, their efforts will not go unnoticed as they are helping people understand about the Supreme Court ruling.

February 27, 2017