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End Citizens United Asking For Your Help To Make Congress Work Again

A poll was published not too long ago that gave Congress a very low approval rating. In fact, the poll put things like dog poop at a higher approval rating. Comedians had a field day, but this poll has a kernel of truth to it. The group’s financial information is available on OpenSecrets.Org.

There's a common misconception that Congress is broken. I'd argue that Congress is actually working perfectly fine. Unfortunately, Congress is working like a well-oiled machine for corporations, big business and the wealthy. This gives the average person the impression that Congress is broken because nothing gets done that affects the average person's life.

End Citizens United wants to change that for good. You see, Congress feels like it's broken because each of the candidates in power directly benefits from donations made by large corporations and the wealthy. This is all made possible by a 2008 Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United.

The decision opened the floodgates of money. The money is clearly corrupting our political system. The decision essentially says that corporations have First Amendment protections because they are individual citizens. The decision expanded on the idea of corporate personhood.

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Corporate personhood is not a new idea, but the new rights granted by the decision are brand new and ridiculous. Corporations can now throw unlimited amounts of money at elections in order to get their favorite candidates elected. In turn, the candidate does the bidding of the business in Congress while ignoring the electorate.

End Citizens United has a simple mission -- to tear the decision down. The group has quite a daunting task because they are up against some of the biggest spenders in America. But End Citizens United is well-versed in grassroots fundraising which helps those endorsed Democratic candidates around the country.

Each of the candidates, including Beto O'Rourke in Texas, is committed to the abolishment of the decision. And you can help End Citizens United by donating to their favorite candidates and voting for candidates who will revamp campaign finance laws. Corrupting corporate money must be removed from our political system in order to restore a sane democracy. It'll get Congress back to work for the people. Visit their page on Facebook.

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Luminesce, by Jeunesse Global, continues to gain worldwide traction

One of the most inspiring and surprising success stories to come out of the global health and beauty scene over the last few years has been that of Jeunesse Global. Founded in 2009 by industry stalwarts Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis, the company quickly experienced explosive growth. By the end of its first year, Jeunesse had done nearly $1 million in sales, an incredible feat for a company that was founded out of a retired couple’s garage. By its eight years in business, Jeunesse Global was estimated to be worth an astonishing $1 billion, making it one of the top global health and beauty brands.

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Even as the company begins competing on equal footing with the likes of Revlon and Mary Kay, Ray and Lewis have maintained a great deal of humility. Because they were never in it for the money, having reached the status of millionaires all the way back in the 1960s, the couple has been intensely driven to create the best products in the world and to compete with the biggest names in the business. Rather than a way to accumulate more wealth that they will likely never be able to even begin to spend, Ray and Lewis have viewed the creation of Jeunesse Global as a sort of life statement. They wish to leave a legacy of great products and life-changing economic opportunity to the world. And with Jeunesse, they have already largely achieved this result.

Still, Ray and Lewis will be the first to tell anyone who asks that the secret to their success has been their creation of great products that creatively meet real market needs. There’s no better example of this than the company’s Luminesce skin moisturizer and anti-aging crème. Luminesce has been ranked as one of the most effective moisturizers on the market while being competitively priced with some of the top brands. At the same time, Luminesce contains the company’s renowned APT-200 molecule, which has been clinically shown to reduce the stigmata of aging and erase years or even decades from a user’s apparent age. Luminesce is just one of the many products that have established Jeunesse as a global health and beauty leader.


Alex Pall is Doing Something Different and True

Recently hit group DJ's The Chainsmokers collaborated with superstar Halsey. This track is different from other successful Chainsmoker hits by the fact that on the song, one of the members actually lends his voice to the song and not just his DJ skills. The Chainsmokers is made up of two individuals, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Usually Alex and Andrew. Andrew tried something different and instead of having other artist provide vocals for the whole song, he lent his own vocals to his own song.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are starting something new by adding more emotion to the their area of music that is a genera that has a lack of emotion. Growing up Alex Pall was a DJ, DJing around New York City. While working at a New York City art gallery, Alex Pall was introduced to Andrew Taggart by Pall's manager. It was during this event that Alex realized that he wanted to pursue being a dance music DJ. At this time, Alex's now partner was new to New York by ways of Maine. Alex stopped working at his job at that time and he and Taggart began working together as soon as they met.

From the moment of first meeting Alex and Taggart both had great respect for each others talents. They had a deep conversation seeing just how much the two had in common on the feelings of music, how things were for the two growing up. It became apparant that the two shared the same goals and dreams. Alex and Andrew spent a full time amount of hours working together and vibeing everyday from 9am to 7pm. With all the time spent the two created a very soothing an melody sound that people can vibe to.

Alex wants for the group to make a sound and layout that is different. They don't want any playlist of flow of any other DJ album out there. They create a lot of different music and one thing for sure is that they always stay true to themselves.



Gareth Henry’s Position Suits Him Well

Gareth Henry is the managing director at Fortress Investment group which he joined in 2007. His principal responsibility is leading marketing efforts and investor relations for Fortress Liquid Markets all over the world.

Before his current position, he was in London as the head of global investor relations at Fortress raising capital and creating client relationships in the markets in Europe, Middle East and Asia. He as well had gained a lot of experience and expertise in investments as he worked for Schroders as a strategic solutions director where he advised clients on optional investments.

The fact that the Fortress Investment Group offers similar services means that he was strategically placed to assume his current position. Gareth Henry once advised investors about directing their money to Brazil at a time when the country was headed for elections and assured them they would reap big. By observing the political changes in various states, Gareth Henry can conclude how the economy of that country will be and if it is suitable for investment or not. Additionally, he mentioned Japan and Scotland as good places to invest, and with such advice, investors know where to put their money without worrying about any negative eventualities.
Gareth Henry believes that the kind of service that clients get offered is crucial to the success of business considering that they are the backbone of that business. Additionally, investors get served best when the right people are hired for the job which is the case of Fortress Investment Group.

For the company, they hired reliable individuals to oversee client service for real estate portfolios as well as new business developments. Gareth Henry attended the Heriot Watt University where he graduated with a first class honours degree.

Additionally, he is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the United Kingdom and society of Actuaries in the United States. He plays a vital role at the Fortress Investment Group considering that he is a mathematician and understands a lot in regards to wealth funds, pension funds and insurance companies. His presence in the company is tangible, and for that reason, he has been featured in a list of 30 talented investment professionals of the 2011 hedge fund rising stars.


How Neurocore Is Using Neurofeedback To Treat Patients With ADHD

Neurocore is a 14-year-old company that helps people by offering a neurofeedback service. Their patients can be having issues with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, ADHD, or other mental conditions they want to receive treatment for. They provide services to children and adults in both Michigan and Florida.

A new patient goes through a complete evaluation on their first visit. If it is determined that Neurocore is right for them they will go through a series of appointments where they are hooked up to a neurofeedback device that monitor their brain activity as they watch a movie. When their mind wanders this device will stop the movie until the patient is able to get their mind back on it. Once the device determines this has been achieved the movie will start up again. In this way, people train their brains to stay focused and on track.

ADHD is a relatively common neurodevelopmental disorder that starts in childhood and can last well into a person's adult years. ADHD results in a child that is inattentive, impulsive, or hyperactive. There are three types of ADHD and a person falls into one of these categories based on the symptoms they exhibit. The first two categories of ADHD are Predominately Hyperactive-Impulse Presentation and Predominately Inattentive Presentation. The third category of ADHD is reserved for people who have symptoms from both of these categories. Read more about Neurocore at glassdoor.com.

Neurofeedback has been shown to be an effective treatment for ADHD. The team at Neurocore says that in fact most of the research that has been conducted on neurofeedback has been about if it can treat ADHD. The first research into this topic was conducted in 1976 by J.F. Lubar. His research concluded that neurofeedback resulted in children being less distracted and less hyper in their behavior. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.

Other research on neurofeedback and ADHD was being performed at the same time at UCLA. That research concluded that an excess of theta waves and a commensurate decrease in beta waves was likely the cause of ADHD. Neurocore says that 85% of their patients with ADHD show a noticeable reduction in their symptoms. 53% of their patients drop below the thresholds of being diagnosed with ADHD.



Canvassing Made Easier by NGP VAN’s Software

In 2016, during campaigns, candidates and parties spent about $6.4 hoping for a win in the federal elections. Apart from the money-oriented strategies, volunteers spent much of their time to persuade voters to vote for their candidates.


Canvassing is the traditional way of campaigning by physically moving from door-to-door in the hope that you will convince the party or candidate supporters to turn up during the elections or persuade new potential voters. In America, canvassing is a very common campaigning strategy.


In competitive elections, candidates and parties rely on their canvassing operations to sway voters from the opponents. Campaign officers optimize their campaign operations to make sure every campaign dollar counts.


What are the shortcomings of canvassing?


Though canvassing is common in America, individuals and organizations have started to question its effectiveness in swaying voters from the opponent. Political scientists need to know if it’s worth the money and time spent.


Professors from Stanford and UC Berkley endeavored to find out the impact the outreach programs such as canvassing television commercials, phone banks among others has in the general elections.


After surveying voters, Brookman and Kalla found out that the canvassing effort can change the political views of one person out of eight hundred people exposed to the operation.


While saying that canvassing is completely useless does not hold ground, it is not effective in swaying people from the opposite side. This means that campaign chiefs have to look for ways to make the canvassing operations more effective.

What is the NGP VAN’s solution to the canvass problem?


A campaigning software has been developed by NGP VAN which makes it easier for canvassing operations to be more effective in persuading voters. NGP VAN is the leading provider of campaign software for Democratic Party campaigns.


The NGP VAN software offers the campaigning team voter data that will help them decide on the voter regions to target. It is helpful to target voter base without hardened opinions on a certain candidate.


Moreover, the NGP VAN’s Minivan prepares routes, pre-designated maps, talking scripts and voter data compilation for canvassers. The application which runs on both Ios and Android uploads each interaction with voters into a database.


How does distributed canvassing work?


Distributed canvassing is a MiniVAN feature that addresses the cutting turf problem. It automates and streamlines the process of the creation of route preferences and walk lists for campaign organizers.


Are women part of the NGP VAN’s progressive agenda?


Well, the company took part in “Day Without A Woman” worldwide event to show solidarity with the global movement to advocate for equity, justice, and the women’s rights. The company recognizes the contribution of women to its success. In addition, it allowed and encouraged them to contribute to charities.


Whether it’s by providing innovative software to solve campaign problems through the MiniVAN mobile app, support women, or contribute to charity, NGP VAN stands firm in its progressive roots.






Organo Gold Creating Earning Potential for Distributors

Organo Gold, ORGANO, is currently offering coffee products as well as personal wellness products to more than 45 countries. The company was founded in 2008 and was ranked 55th place among the top network marketing companies in the world in 2013. Watch this video on Youtube.

Their mission is to bring the best treasures of the earth to consumers all over the globe. They accomplish this, in part, by only utilizing all-natural ingredients and local organically farmed products. ORGANO realizes the need for quality organic products in the ever-changing marketplace. They realize that customers are consistently seeking products that are not only healthy but also environmentally conscious for them as well. This is why they do their best to source their ingredients from local organic farmers. Their products are sold online at shopog.com as well as at both chain and independent coffee shops throughout the world including the United States.

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Their independent distributor program, Organo Gold Distributors, has created an environment conducive to unlimited earning potential for anyone interested in promoting their products. Distributors are able to promote Organo Gold products with confidence knowing the tenacious balance of organic, all-natural ingredients that the company is famous for. ORGANO encourages their distributors to establish valuable professional relationships with individuals and business interested in further promoting their products. Distributors are able to provide product samples as well as automated shipping for both the individual brewer as well as local shops that would like to add these quality products to their line of offerings. This distributor program has allowed many individuals to realize their own financial freedom while promoting a product that they can truly believe in and stand behind. Visit Orguniversity.com to know more.


Louis ChêNevert: A Diligent CEO Who Improved the Aerospace Industry

Louis Chênevert is a Canadian business executive and production manager. He has had a stellar career in the business world. Born in 1958, Louis Chênevert developed an interest in business world at an early age. He knew that with hard work success was guaranteed. He joined the University of Montreal, HEC Montréal Business School, and graduated with a degree in production management.

Armed with a degree, Louis Chênevert secured a job in the auto industry at General Motors at St. Therese, Quebec. With sheer determination, he worked in the production industry improving the sector to the point that the production was one car per minute. Following this exposure Louis Chênevert knew the need for efficiency. After 14 years at GM and having risen to the position of production manager, Louis Chênevert decided to change industries and joined the aerospace industry.

In 1993, Louis Chênevert joined Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC), a company that manufactures aircraft engines. He focused on making the company’s production plant more efficient. The results were apparent as he was able to cut the cost of production by 10 percent. The executives at Pratt & Whitney (P&W), the parent company of (PWC), were taking note. In 1996, he joined P&W where he improved efficiency and profitability, as he had done in PWC.

After a short stint in P&W, the United Technologies Corporation (UTC), the multinational conglomerate company requested the masterful expertise of Louis Chênevert. In UFC, Louis Chênevert saw the potential in geared turbofan (GTF) engine. Although the production cost was high, he was committed to the production of the GTF engine as the benefits were enormous. The engine would reduce fuel consumption by 50 percent and emissions by 16 percent. The company came to reap big as the engines were a success

Also, as a skillful leader, Louis Chênevert introduced the policy that production should be brought back to the USA as quality and efficiency would be improved. This strategy proved right as Louis Chênevert was able to put UFC back in the engine manufacturing companies map. Louis Chênevert surprisingly left the UFC. He had decided to pursue personal passions, but he left a healthy and profitable company.



How Peter Briger Help Make Fortress Investment Group a Wall Street Leader

There are a few people who have made a permanent mark in the world of Wall Street. One of those people is helping to lead one of the biggest private equity firms in the world. That person, Peter Briger, is steering Fortress Investment Group to new heights as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Brigner is co-founded Goldman's Special Situations Group in 1997. During the next decade, Mr. Brigner's team was responsible for much of the profit brought into Goldman Sachs. In fact, when Peter Briger left Goldman in 2007, some speculated that his $70 million dollar annual compensation was too little to keep him at the company relative to the profits he was generating for the firm.

After his time in Goldman, Peter Briger found himself at Fortress Investment Group where he raised $4.7 billion dollars for Fortress Credit Opportunities Fund IV fund. This new fund would help Fortress profit over credit opportunities secured by Mr. Briger's team.

Over the next decade, Peter Briger was responsible for much of the success at Fortress Investment Group. In December of 2017, Mr. Briger was named Co-Chief Executive Officer at the firm. This new title allowed Mr. Briger to spread his insight, ideas and influence to every part of the Fortress portfolio.

With a current net worth of $350 million dollar, Mr. Briger has more than secured his own future. Therefore, the private equity fund leader likes to dedicate much of his time to giving back where he can. Mr. Briger currently serves as a board member of the not-for-profit organization Tipping Point. Tipping Point is instrumental in helping low income families in the San Francisco area. In addition to his work with tipping point, Mr. Briger works with other organizations that support quality education for all.

Peter Briger is a proud alumni of Princeton University. Over the years, the private equity leader has supported a number of entrepreneur causes by the university. One of those causes include a pilot program to help recent graduates with their start-up ideas. As a Wall Street executive, GiftFrom Alumni Supports Princeton Entrepreneurship


Highland Capital Management: Giving Back to the Community

The team over at Highland Capital Management has been going strong ever since it opened the doors in 1993. The alternative investment firm primarily focuses on private equity loans, credit hedge funds, and other various credit accounts. However, one of the founders of the firm, James Dondero, did not want to establish himself for purely selfish purposes. James had in mind to build a corporation that would give back to his hometown of Dallas, Texas. The multi-billion dollar firm is responsible for helping initiatives in Dallas, and any other city where a Highland Capital Management branch stands, that promise to launch their communities into the future in a favorable light. Read more about Highland Capital at prnewswire.com.

One of the recent examples of the generosity of Highland Capital Management is the one million dollar donation given to the Dallas Zoo to rebuild their beloved hippopotamus habitat. Back in 2001, the last living hippo at the zoo passed away of old age, and the management team had to make the difficult decision to close the habitat indefinitely. The community reached out to the Dallas Zoo with an outpouring of requests to bring back the favorite exhibit, but unfortunately, the zoo did not have the funds to do so for nearly two decades. Now, almost twenty years after the passing of Papa, the Dallas Zoo is home to Adhama, and Boipelo, two young hippo's that are happy to call the Outpost at the Zoo their new home. It is the hope of those working with the creatures that they will mate and breed so that they might support the dying population of the endangered hippopotamus. With the help of several other local philanthropists in the Dallas area, Highland Capital Management and friends were able to come up with the total fourteen million dollars to make it happen.

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Other examples of the generosity of the team at Highland Capital Management, are any that promise to aid their communities with needs in education, healthcare, or other civic needs the city might have. The Family Place in Dallas, Texas, is a shelter that provides sanctuary to men that are victims of domestic violence in their household. It is because of companies like Highland Capital Management and their generosity that keeps shelters like The Family Place going strong. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.