Francisco Domenech is the managing partner of Politank which is a boutique bipartisan government affairs firm. The organization is based in Puerto Rico. Domenech has been able to maintain a considerable amount of influence in Democratic politics in Puerto Rico for nearly two decades. He is the member of the Democratic Party and is best known for his affiliation with Hillary Clinton in both 2008 and 2016 election cycles. During both presidential campaigns, Francisco was involved in organizing fundraisers and also working as the campaign manager of Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries.
Over the years Francisco Domenech has been one of the biggest supporters of Hillary Clinton. Ever since he was appointed as the national co chair for Hillblazers, Domenech has been backing Clinton in political campaigns. As the co chair of Hillblazers, Francisco was involved in providing an activist platform for a number of voters such as young professionals, students and first time voters who were supportive of Clinton. As well as being in charge of Hillblazers, Domenech is also one of the national co chairs of Ready for Hillary. He has regularly coordinated fundraisers in an effort to support Clinton’s campaigns. Watch this video on Youtube
In a past statement, Francisco Domenech said that there is too much at stake for the current generation and that Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who can get the United States on the correct track. Domenech’s efforts as the Deputy Campaign Manager have helped Hillary Clinton win the primary polls in Puerto Rico during 2008 presidential campaign. That year, Clinton won the vote in Puerto Rico by a margin of 68% to 32%.
Eight years later in 2016, Francisco Domenech was involved in Clinton’s presidential campaign. He was the top fundraising bundler in Puerto Rico. During the election cycle, Domenech was able to raise $200,000 to support the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. He was also a member of Clinton’s National Finance Committee where he helped organize her 2016 election trip in Puerto Rico. Similar to the 2008 presidential campaign, Domenech was able to help Clinton win the primary in Puerto Rico. In 2016, Clinton won the nomination by a margin of 61% to 37% over Bernie Sanders.
The origin of End Citizens United stems from a 2010 Supreme Court ruling. It was Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, the right to freely support candidates vs. donor name disclosure. The outcome meant that anyone could freely donate to whomever they wanted with no personal disclosure. It creates a landscape where the rich and powerful have a stronger influence, and the poorer candidates have a tougher hurdle. A recent article on the website GC Report discusses an incident with Florida’s governor Rick Scott.
Rick Scott has demonstrated on numerous occasions that he is not interested in campaign finance reform, while End Citizens United piles on the evidence against him. It includes an active collaboration with New Republican to help Jenny Rucker. At the same time, New Republican was having a dinner with Rick Scott. The only way to stop people like him, is to elect officials who care about the law. Otherwise politics like Rick Scott will remain in power and abuse the system.
The political campaign system is long and complicated, but the 2010 Supreme Court Case Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, made an impact across both ends of the spectrum. It becomes a contest of who cans rise the most money, and lack of personal disclosures encourages underhanded money deals. It’s a court ruling decision that need to be examined and fixed to create an even playing field for all politicians. There are many people like Rock Scott in the country, who abuse the system’s loopholes.
The team at End Citizens United have been working hard over the past two years in order to introduce measures to scale back the impact of the disastrous Supreme Court ruling in 2010, regarding the conservative group Citizens United. End Citizens United is a political action committee led by PAC President Tiffany Muller. After the election of Donald Trump to the White House, Muller and her team realized that they had a tough task ahead of them. Looking past more than just the Citizens United ruling, which opened the floodgates of lobbyists and dark money in Washington, End Citizens United is also taking aim to protect the Johnson Amendment from an unheard of attack launched by America’s right wing.
The Johnson Amendment is a ruling that was established in order to keep religious money out of the world of politics. In doing so, the Johnson Amendment further encouraged and enforced the separation of Church and State. Anybody who has payed attention tot he political scene realizes just how important this amendment is and has been.The Johnson Act was put into law back in 1954 and it was introduced by Lyndon B. Johnson before being signed by Dwight Eisenhower. The effort to make the Johnson Act a law was a bipartisan effort that passed with little controversy. However, as the years have gone by Washington D.C. has ruptured and split into two different political parties with little to no common grown. While Democrats and progressive PACs like End Citizens United have been willing to cross the aisle, there has been little-to-no reach back from the right wing. Learn more on opensecrets.org to know more.
The heart of the Johnson Amendment revolves around prevent religious organizations, primarily churches, from getting involved in politics by way of influencing their congregation. Now, there are a number of reasons that this is a part of our system. The primary reason is that religious establishments do not pay taxes and thus should not be able to abuse their tax-free exemption to try and sway political discourse. Despite the Johnson Act being on the books since 1954, many churches and religious organizations around the country have been trying to flout the legality of the law — thus forcing the IRS to become involved.
Nowadays, people like President Trump are intentionally thumbing their noses at the protected and established laws on the books regarding religious separation from politics. President Trump himself signed an executive order this past May which forced the IRS to stop acting and enforcing the Johnson Amendment. Of course, executive orders do not count as laws and the IRS is under no obligation to listen to the order. However, by signing this EO Trump made it clear to his supporters that he does not respect the Johnson Amendment. Now, groups like End Citizens United are trying to raise awareness and supported for the respected laws on our books. Visit:https://twitter.com/stopbigmoney?lang=en