They who fight for the rights of others

Immigrants and refugees are some of the most vulnerable members of any society their lack of citizenship or the required paperwork to allow them to be in the country legally is always a very strong hurdle in there quest to be treated fairly and equally without any sort of discrimination.

Their actions are at times more scrutinized and they may be easily targeted by law enforcement especially those that thrive on racial profiling, This phenomenal is not unique to other countries as it has been known and seen to happen in the United States as well. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Twitter

This is the reason various organizations have come up and today are responsible for fighting for the equal and dignified treatment of all human beings and the need to accord them a chance to be as successful as any other person in the country.

These organizations offer help in different capacities as well as working with other individuals and groups to achieve their objectives.

The following are just but a few of this groups.

Border Action Network

This is an organization that in 1999 it has today become one of the biggest and most relevant advocates of immigrant issues.it began in Arizona and has grown over time to encompass other places in the country. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://james-larkin.coma/press/ and http://james-larkin.coma/about/

The level of work and commitment in what they do is simply amazing having been able to establish various crossing routes used constantly by immigrants and placing water and food for the arriving people.

The border action network also works very closely with families, especially where children are involved to ensure that they are always treated as every other child should be. The border action network has also been a very strong advocate against the detention of families especially those that have very young children who are at times exposed to very bad conditions in the detention centers.

The Frontera fund

This organization is also found in arizona.It has been one of the strongest advocates for the Hispanic community.

They have been fighting for there rights since 2013 when the founders came face to face with the level of violations meted on them.The Frontera fund has been able to offer legal assistance to this community and ensure that they are able to get all the immigration assistance they can achieve.

The Frontera fund has also been a strong proponent of DACA.They have engaged in various activities to try and ensure that the recipients continue to enjoy the freedoms it accords while also lobbying for a more permanent solution.

Accomplishments of End Citizens United


Also Known as ECU, End Citizens United is a political committee that is based in the United States. It is an organization that is committed to turn around the 2010 decision that was made by the US Supreme Court in the Citizens United versus the Federal Election Commission. The decision deregulated limits which are independent expenditure group spending against or for specific candidates. End Citizen United is committed on driving the big money out of politics and their goal is to elect the campaign-finance reform champions to the congress. This is done by raising and contributing money for the candidates and also running independent expenditures. The organization was established in 2015and began its operation in the first election cycle in the year 2016 with funding of over $25 million.

Since it was founded, End Citizens United has been able to endorse Democratic candidates like Hillary Clinton, Zephyr Teachout, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Russ Feingold and also Jon Ossoff. ECU is also among the biggest outside organizations to assist in electing senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Maggie Hassan. This was during the elections of 2017 and it spent $4.4 million during the races. The established organization stated that by mid 2017 it had raised over $7.5 million from the grassroots donations. It also plans to come up approximately $35 million for the election cycle of 2018. End Citizens United is recently-founded political committee that is devoted to campaign finance reforms and is said to be a big player in the year 2016. The main mission of the organization is to funnel many millions of dollars to the Democratic Candidates who are running in Senate and Competitive House races throughout the United States.

Since it was established, End Citizens United has managed to raise a lot of money towards election campaigns and helped many candidates in acquiring their seats. The crucial goal of End Citizens United is to get ahead of a constitutional amendment so as to turn back the Citizens United decision which was made by the Supreme Court. Since 2006, over 325,000 individuals have managed to sign to the petition by End Citizens United that demands the congress to pass such legislation. Just recently, End Citizens United made announcement about their endorsement of eleven Democratic candidates who include Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin who is a former senator. End Citizens United has plans to come up with an independent arm early next years in order to support the candidates financially via initiatives such as polling, television ads as well as direct mailers. The organization hopes to continue with its public awareness about the decision of Supreme Court as well as keep its political pressure on the Supreme Court and also other political actors.

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Fabletics Is Forward-Thinking Fashion

We are in a unique period of fashion evolution. This transition doesn’t just refer to the clothes themselves, but how we shop for them. There are endless possibilities when it comes to fashion combinations, particularly when it comes to athletic and casual leisure clothes. However, with Amazon cornering 20% of the online fashion market, and storefronts struggling to turn a profit, the options for the actual shopping part can seem stagnant and boring. Luckily, the innovative and creative Kate Hudson has come up with the retail shopping revival all of us shopping enthusiasts so desperately needed.

 

Fabletics is a subscription based clothing company that combines the best brands, newest trends, and individual customer preferences to create a supremely satisfying shopping experience. Once you have taken the personalized style quiz, Fabletics will curate and send you a box of new, stylish athletic wear, also referred to as athlesiure clothing, for a reasonable monthly subscription price. Having a genuine understanding of your style, activity level and preferences is what allows Fabletics to set itself apart from other fashion retailers and deliver the change of pace you’ve been craving. You can even take a month off from the subscription service to solo shop all of the fantastic Fabletics clothing and accessories, then resume the service without any hassle.

 

In addition to their makeover of the online shopping experience, Fabletics as breathed new life into the brick-and-mortar storefront shopping experience. Most customers use physical shopping as a means to browse for things they’ll shop online for later at cheaper prices. While most storefront clothing retailers use high pressure sales tactics and other outdated sales methods, Fabletics has decided to embrace the browsers by making physical retail just another extension of their services. By using data collected online and at community events, you can rest assured that your instore experience will be every bit as enjoyable as your subscription. The way Fabletics puts your in store preferences into your online account, and gives you updates on in store events and sales makes shopping seamless no matter how you choose to do it.

 

Whether your goal is the ultimate athletic performance, stylish comfort wear, or just something out of the ordinary, Fabletics has precisely what you’re looking for- even if you didn’t know you were looking for it. And with the addition of items like dresses, swimwear, and footwear, it is only a matter of time before your whole wardrobe makes you as happy as your athleisure wear!

Vijay Eswaran’s Important Life Lessons

Based on beliefs, many children lose insight on what they want to be or do in life. Some countries set expectations on these children to the point to where they believe they can only be a doctor, lawyer, or an engineer in order to be successful in this world.

This is not fair to the children who has a deep passion for drawing or even singing because that passion is now useless and pushed to the side. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.wceforum.org/speakers/dato-sri-dr-vijay-eswaran/

Individuals are not going to see a change in their career goals until they act upon it. According to Vijay Eswaran, we need to focus on two lessons that we need to apply to our lives and those lessons are: Moving Forward and Peripheral Vision.

In the lesson of Moving Forward, Eswaran explains how if we move forward we can then see where we are going and what lies ahead of us. When we lose focus and stumble backwards then we not only lose our balance but our purpose as well. Read more: Living a Life of Purpose: Breaking Away From the Mental Shackles

In the Peripheral Vision lesson, Eswaran discusses how we need to be aware of our surroundings so we will know what is approaching us from every angle in our life so we will know how to handle these situations to prevent it from interfering with our success.

When we are not made aware of these things, then we are left with only tunnel vision. When the shackles of society and peer pressure is put on an individual then we can not do anything and we will fail.

Vijay Eswaran is a motivational speaker, philanthropist, and also a successful entrepreneur. He is an author of a book titled In the Sphere of Silence, which is a best-seller.

Vijay Eswaran has spoken about topics such as life management, business, and personal development among others. He strives for a better and higher education in South East Asia. Also, he has won many awards for his entrepreneurship and business leadership. Forbes has listed him as one of Asia’s top 50 philanthropists.

End Citizens United Puts a Spotlight on Protecting the Johnson Amendment

The team at End Citizens United has been hard at work over the past two years as they’ve been fighting for and championing campaign finance reform. End Citizens United was established as a response to the catastrophic and disastrous ruling in 2010 surrounding the conservative propaganda group, Citizens United. Citizens United was spearheaded by a lawyer named James Bopp. Bopp argued before the Supreme Court that corporations were people and that donations they made were an extension of their ‘freedom of speech’. Of course, Citizens United was never interested in free speech and instead they were interested in opening the floodgates for political lobbyists to flood into the government. Now, further efforts have been undertaken by conservatives in order to destabilize campaign financing. This time, President Trump and his Republican majority are setting their sights on destroying the Johnson Amendment.

The Johnson Amendment was created in a bipartisan effort by Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon B Johnson. The goal of the Johnson Amendment was to put a filter in between religious institutions and their lobbying on behalf of politicians. In short, the Johnson Amendment traded tax-exempt status for churches to not use their pulpit as a political tool to campaign and finance politicians. The Johnson Amendment made its way onto the books in 1954 and since then it has been steadily gaining fire from those on the religious right wing of America’s political spectrum. Donald Trump made the loudest overture toward removing the Johnson Amendment with an executive order earlier this year that told the IRS to stop persecuting churches for breaking the law. The IRS is under no obligation to listen to Trump in this regard, but the latest Republican tax reform proposal puts even more pressure on the Johnson Amendment.

End Citizens United was established to champion campaign finance reform and PAC President Tiffany Muller has put supporting the Johnson Amendment at the top of their list. End Citizens United is trying to raise awareness for the importance of the Johnson Amendment in a coordinated, grassroots effort. Muller understands that if the Johnson Amendment were destroyed that it would put religious institutions into a position by which they could funnel money right into American politics. Churches would effectively become an open way for lobbyists to funnel money, tax free, into the United States government. If dark money and corporate interests are bad right now, imagine how bad it will be when these donors can use churches to write off their donations on their taxes.

End Citizens United has an uphill battle ahead of them as Republicans hold a majority at almost every level of the United States government. Only by raising awareness and motivating individuals via grassroots campaigning can there be hop of stopping this disastrous decision.

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