Democrat Conor Lamb’s First Endorsement Comes from End Citizens United

     The Democrat candidate Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania’s 18th state representative race has gained the attention of former Vice President Joe Biden with his campaign and his pledge to not accept corporate donations. The former veep has stepped forward to speak positively about Conor Lamb and has said he will help with his campaign. The former vice president has stated that this seat should be a win for Democrats. He believes that Conor Lamb has a good shot at winning the election. The president and other private donor organizations have been trying to push back by endorsing the Republican candidate Rick Saccone.

The opening for the 18th state representative seat in Pennsylvania came about after the last Republican representative had to step out of office after having an extra marital affair and pushing his mistress to get an abortion, even though he has an anti-abortion stance. The last election that the former representative ran in there wasn’t even a democrat candidate who went against him due to the fact that the area is typically more Republican and conservative.

Conor Lamb is aware that the congressional district leans more conservative but he also is aware that there are plenty of moderate voters in the district as well. He’s focusing his campaign on a variety of issues that people in the district are concerned about to appeal to the variety of hooters to live in the area. Some of the issues he hopes to address are the hair when crisis, job creation, affordable healthcare, protecting Medicare and Social Security, reforming the student loan system, energy development, and supporting unions. His campaign has gained the attention and endorsement from the grassroots organization End Citizens United. They have raised $100,000 for Lamb’s campaign in grassroots donations. Lamb has pledged to not take any corporate PAC donations for his campaign. This is a stark contrast to Republican candidate Rick Saccone who has been taking private donations from big donors to fund hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of campaign advertising. The ECU president Tiffany Muller stated that by taking the no corporate pack pledge Conor Lamb is cementing that his campaign is for the people and not for corporations.

To learn more about Conor Lamb’s campaign, you can visit his official website at www.conorlamb.com. For more information about ECU, you can visit their official website at www.endcitizensunited.org. The special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district is going to be held on March 13th.

NEW Ad in #PA18: Rick Saccone is a typical politician who spent over $430,000 in taxpayer dollars on himself.Conor Lamb fights for PA families and won't accept a dime from corporate PACs.

Posted by End Citizens United on Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Frontera Fund Fights for DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA, is one of the programs established by the previous administration that is now targeted by the GOP party. People who partake in the program are called Dreamers, and most of them are individuals that were brought to the United States at a young age. Their main issue is the lack of proper paperwork that makes it impossible to work legally. After DACA was put in place, however, these people got a chance to obtain a social security number and start working without fearing deportation.

Recently, the GOP leader Ken Paxton from Texas has decided to address this program under the Trump Administration. His means of doing so include a letter that was also signed by a few more attorneys general, which asks the administration to put an end to DACA as soon as possible. As the urgency of the issues gets elevated, e meeting between Hispanic Caucus and John Kelly was held. This is where issues and implications of the termination of DACA were discussed.

For example, there are over 800,000 people who have taken advantage of DACA to put themselves through schools and pay in-state tuition. These are the people that also work and contribute to the United States via taxes they pay. Eliminating DACA would place them all under the danger of not getting a chance to work again when their permits expire after a two-year period. Of course, people like Ken Paxton do not wish to see these permits renewed or additional ones issued.

After 5 years, DACA has proven to be one of the main legacies of the Obama Administration that addressed the issue of deporting people who came to the U.S. as children. It served as a compromise between giving these individuals a full citizenship or sending them back.

As the program faces new threats, people turn to individuals such as Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. These two leaders are on the front of the so-called Frontera Fund where they fight for the rights of minorities in the United States. The Frontera Fund started in 2013 when these two individuals received $3.7 million to compensate for the racially-motivated, unfair treatment by the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Now, the fund serves as an outlet to help people transition from DACA into another, legally accepted, status. They also aim to bring mainstream awareness to this issue and showcase how it will affect many families around the nation. Since the letter instigated by Paxton asks for a “phasing off” approach, there is time to discuss all the alternatives. The way that the process should work will not be a clear-cut termination of DACA and immediate deportation of anyone. It will, however, end many people’s ability to work, pay less for college tuition, and lead lives as they are used to.

The ultimate goal of the Frontera Fund is to fight for a permanent legislative act that will turn DACA into a law. This will prevent issues such as this one from arising in the future.

 

American Institute of Architects Gets a New CEO

     Robert Ivy, who is a Fellow of The Board of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), was appointed to be new Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of that well-known and highly respected organization on December 16, 2010. The new office became effective for Mr. Ivy on February 1, 2011.

Editor in Chief of Architectural Record

Ivy himself has also been the Architectural Record’s Editor in Chief since 1996, as well as Editorial Director/VP of McGraw-Hill Construction, which included overseeing the editorial excellence of a wide range of construction and design publications for a major editorial organization.

Robert Ivy Thru the Years

Robert IVY received a Bachelor of Arts from Tennessee’s University of the South and a Master’s in Architecture from Tulane University in Louisiana. His elevation to the AIA College of Fellows was in 1993. In addition, Robert is a former partner in Ivy Architects, as well as a managing partner of Dean/Dale, Dean, and Ivy for almost 14 years. He also received the 2009 Crane Award, which is the top award of American Business Media for his lifetime contribution to business media. Alpha Rho Chi also recognized Robert Ivy as Master Architect because of his communication to a whole new generation of the value of design.

Advocate for Architects

Robert Ivy is probably best known for being an advocate for the architectural field regarding a number of the most significant political, social, and environmental issues that routinely affect the architectural and building environment. Not only that but he is dedicated to being a loyal AIA member after also serving on the organization’s Board of Directors throughout the 1990s.

Managing National Office & More

In the new AIA position, Robert Ivy will be managing its national office, which is located in Washington, DC. The organization has 206 employees and an annual budget of $56 million. He will be directing the organization’s focus on both design and issues of practice, while also enhancing the AIA’s voice and demonstrating the overall value of design. He is also working collaboratively with more than 300 nationwide AIA chapters while also overseeing all of the support to members of the AIA.

Founded in 1857 for the purpose of elevating the standing of the profession and promoting the scientific and practical perfection of its members, the AIA has 90,000+ members and five membership levels:

  1. Architect members (AIA)
  2. Associate members (Assoc. AIA)
  3. International associate members
  4. Emeritus members
  5. Allied members

How Dick Devos is changing the Face of Their Town

Dick Devo’s is no doubt a well-known individual in his town. He has spent most of his time investing in various societal related contributions. These range from politics, education and social order.

 

 

For instance, his campaign against the development of a sports stadia outside the CBD led to the formation of a Grand Action committee. The committee consisted of a cluster of businesspeople, representatives from Michigan University School, the Devos convention Centre among other bodies. The action committee was to deliberate on the improvement of the Van Andel Arena, a project being pushed by the businessmen and women.

 

 

As heirs to their family throne, Dick and his wife Betsy have been trying to use the funds to change various institutions and their respective inefficient policies. Since they are also leading donors in different political platforms, they have used the different political influence and control to change some laws relating to labor and education.

 

 

Well, the politics of this couple extends beyond the Republican ideologies and politics, the party they are known to support vehemently. Their policies aimed at improving the livelihoods of children, women and the elderly in the society.

 

 

Since 1989, the family has used over $138.7 million in support of various courses in the nation. These courses spread over to education, arts, and culture, leadership programs, humanitarian services, policy reforms, private school scholarships among other factors.

 

 

In the year 2006, the couple donated a whopping $12.5 million towards the construction and setup of a children’s hospital. The hospital is currently named after the mother of Dick, Hellen Devo’s

 

 

According to Dick Devo’s the chairman of the hospital corporate bond, the hospital has improved the livelihood of parents in the area. Now, parents do not have to take a day off from work all drive all the way to Chicago to seek treatment.

 

 

In furtherance of his support for education, Dick launched the Dick Devo’s education initiatives. Some of these efforts include the launch of Aviation Charter School located next to the Grands International Airport.

 

 

His wife, Betsy Devo’s lauded the programs saying that the program has sought to remedy the difference to assess of education between the poor and the wealthy families. Now, the poor and the rich can comfortably enjoy their studies without having to worry about where to get the school fees.

 

 

But, one would wonder why the couple heavily invests in education. Betsy argues that the current education system in the country is no reflection of the American dream. In simpler terms, the current system of education as currently constituted is a recipe for civil rights problems. The couple believes that the only way out of this mess is by standardizing the training across the country and ensure it is affordable to all citizens. The desire to develop an education system that accommodates all people irrespective of their economic and social status saw the couple unsuccessfully try to enshrine private school vouchers in law from the public kitty.

 

 

The role of Betsy Devo’s in education is one of the reasons President Trump noted when appointing her as the United States Secretary of Education.

 

Visit http://dickdevos.com to learn more.