Reforming Campaign Finance With the Supreme Court decision to allow corporations and labor unions to contribute unlimited funds to political parties in Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee, campaign finance has perhaps become more unbalanced than ever. Already, the Federal Election Campaign Act and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act have only served to create a few extra steps for groups to take in order for them to contribute funds to the political parties of their choosing, and though the latter is more stringent in attempting to reign in the campaign contributions, loopholes built into the law such as the establishment of 501c’s actually allow groups to contribute to parties and candidates anonymously. Even the Citizens United case reflects an unfair ability to contribute to one party or the other, despite seeming to balance things by allowing both corporations and unions to make unlimited contributions, due to the virtually limitless resources corporations can draw on, versus the limited funds unions can take in since they are not designed to profit. Thus, campaign reform must be moved in an effort to create more fairness, and it must cut the ability for those with unlimited resources to steal elections over the majority of people who might not have the funds to help their cause. Thus, the best way I can see is by enacting a law that abolishes the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act and all its loopholes and creating an agency that all federal election campaign moneys must pass through before reaching the political parties. All groups and individuals wishing to donate to national elections must give all the funds they wish to donate to this agency. They must announce the party they wish to receive the funds and the intended location of where the funds would go, including the region, state, city, or nation-wide, if that is the group’s goal. All of these records will be made publicly available, including the organization or individual making the donation, which party they choose to donate to, and where that money’s intended destination is, as well as the amount they wish to donate. The agency will then appropriate 65% of the donated to the directed destination, while 35% of the funds will actually go to the opposing party for the party to use as it wishes (Note: These numbers can be adjusted). This means that a pro-life group that wants to donate funds to the Republican Party could actually see 35% of the funds it donates in the hands of Democrats who might actually be pro-choice. Conversely, environmental groups donating money to the Democrats would see 35% of their funds going to causes they actually might not support. This would force groups, corporations, and individuals to consider how much the money they spend could help the opposition defeat their causes. More importantly, it would prevent wealthy individuals and corporations from spending unlimited amounts of money in an effort to have a candidate win an election, at least without some of that money actually benefiting the other side. This agency would work wonders in changing the way campaign finance operates. People would be more encouraged to pay attention to and spend money on local elections, since the law does not require state and local level elections to have an agency that collects election money. States, of course, will be encouraged by the federal government to create such an agency if the need arises. Hard blue states and hard red states would finally allow the portion of the population whose opinions aren’t typically represented in votes to have more of a voice. The opposing party’s supporters would be more encouraged to vote in these elections, since money spent will not just benefit the side that tends to win states. For instance, Democrats in Alabama should be more encouraged to vote in the national elections as a result of this law because Democrats will be able to obtain some money and use it in ways that could excite a typically…
online advertising budget is spent on the Yahoo network. The Yahoo network gives VisitBritain global targeted reach and is cost effective as the campaign can be easily managed from head office without the need for on territory staff.
Interstitial advertising is heavily used in tourism marketing campaigns and on VisitBritain’s tactical campaign spend with Expedia these formats have been used to capture users attention and drive Britain bookings. The most common interstitial advertising…
The Republican Party was badly divided in 1964 between its conservative and moderate-liberal factions. Former Vice-President Richard Nixon, who had been beaten by Kennedy in the extremely close 1960 presidential election, decided not to run. Nixon, a moderate with ties to both wings of the GOP, had been able to unite the factions in 1960; in his absence the way was clear for the two factions to engage in an all-out political…
concerns aside McDonald's USA decided to throw its doors open to the public by enlisted “MythBusters” co-host Grant Imahara to counter the skepticism which consumers had regarding the quality of McDonald’s food. The professional skeptic Imahara headed a campaign called “Our food. Your questions” whereby it begins with TV spots showing real people’s questions and an invitation to consumers to pose questions via social media. Imahara is featured in a series of Webisodes videos addressing consumers’ persistent…
Nominations and Campaigns
The Nomination Game
The official endorsement of a candidate for office by a political party.
Generally, success requires momentum, money, and media attention.
The master plan candidates lay out to guide their electoral campaign.
Competing for Delegates
The Caucus Road
Caucus: Meetings of state party leaders. Used to select delegates.
Now organized like a pyramid from local precincts to the state’s convention.
Not used by many states…
Shear, Michael. “$53 Million Raised in March by Obama and Democratic Party.” The New York Times. 16 April 2012. Web. 16 April 2012, from: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/53-million-raised-in-march-by-obama-and-democratic-party/
In this article, it reports OFA Campaign Manager, Jim Messina, announced President Obama and his Democratic Party raised $53 million in March for the campaign. In fall, his rival Mitt Romney claimed they planned to raise as much as $600 million…
Campaign Overview Larand Industrial Fittings is a brand who offers high quality industrial fittings and after-market connectors. They offer anything from fuel fittings to fuel line assemblies, quick connects to primer bulbs or gas accessories for industrial engines. The target for Larand’s AdWords campaign was to boost customer awareness of the products, and to increase traffic of the business website to be able to get new customers and increase sales. Our campaign was launched on…
elections and constituents? I seek to answer these questions. I will argue that the 2012 Obama and Romney campaign teams effectively utilized technological strategies to optimize the one step flow of communication, and as a result, polarize the public. My argument will give insight to how this election has separated the political landscape by using technological spin offs of old time campaign strategies. This proven claim will allow viewers to grasp the importance of the one step flow of communication…
Health Education and
Campaign to End
Description of campaign
Evidence base of campaign
Aims and objectives
Assessment of campaign
Coalition -organisations, individuals – research- campaigning to combat
Aim – reduce - effects of loneliness and social isolation
Launched in February 2011 by five charities- now 250 organisations
trying to send by creating “Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty”, to make women of all shapes, sizes, and color feel beautiful everyday. However, shortly after Dove released their first campaign, media columnists such as Richard Roeper and Lucio Guerrero were quick to reflect their “professional” opinions. After reviewing Jennifer L. Pozner’s article on Dove’s “Real Beauty” Backlash and the naïve comments these active media members have made, I found through Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, a case study by…
In this essay I will discuss the comparisons and differences of the three models of theory and learning as identified by MacNaughton, Conforming, Reforming and Transforming (MacNaughton, 2003). This essay will look at how these theories are explained and can be applied individually or together within the learning pedagogy. My discussion will be of a reflective nature and include how I have understood these three models in relation to the early childhood learning environment and how I may relate…