Search Results for "donors" : 30

by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:26 am / in Europe, Issue, World

Dude, Where’s my capital?

…ses for governments around the world. Why has this not happened yet? One possible answer may lie in TI’s list of donors. non-governmental organizations are inherently reliant on private donors for funding, which that contributors can often have at least indirect influence over the issues that make it onto their recipient organizations’ agenda. The concern is that organizations can be compelled, benignly or otherwise, to follow the priorities and…

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Citizens Standing United

…isers like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Crossroads GPS to leave the sources of funds undisclosed, so long as donors do not specifically give money for a particular ad. Donors are rarely so specific, leaving many of their names unknown to the public they are influencing. $172 million has come from groups that do not disclose their donors. Fewer than two hundred individuals (0.000063 percent of the population) are responsible for 80 percent of…

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by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:37 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, New York

Invisible Notecards

…t is only a mirage of strength. The situation non-profits currently face is bleak. In times of economic turmoil, donors are skeptical and the government is overwhelmed. As men, women and children in the city carry their invisible note cards, organizations can no longer respond with aid to their requests. The number of note-cards keeps growing, and people who may have once been donors are now the receivers. Eventually, however, there will be nothi…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm / in Content, Domestic, Election, First Person, Issue

Letter to a Young Candidate

by Dear young candidate, A few years back I, too, was a hardworking, idealistic college student who, like many politically active students, thought I might run for office one day. Friends of mine would join me to discuss politics as I tended bar after class at the West End (now Havana Central). We talked about political races the way most people discussed football stats. To us, watching Meet the Press on Sunday mornings was as exciting…

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by / on February 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Election

Blast from the Past: Citizens United; Columbians Divided

by In 2010, the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission held that corporations and unions could not be prohibited from broadcasting electioneering communications (ads that mention a candidate) within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary, which had previously been the restriction of the McCain-Feingold Act since 2002. What does this mean for the way campaigns and policymaking are influenced in t…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:52 am / in Domestic, Election, Judicial, Student Stump

Citizens United, Columbians Divided

…corruption in the system. Even though the decision doesn’t fix the system, it does force PACs to disclose their donors, but unfortunately, non-profit organizations registered with the IRS as 501c(4)s are allowed to donate to PACs without disclosure of their 501c(4) donors. This anonymity prevents the public from learning who sponsored the advertisements they see, keeping people from making informed decisions, while simultaneously insulating spon…

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by / on September 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Highway 270: Missouri

…efforts) because they do not donate meaningful amounts of money. That strategists put most emphasis on potential donors is understandable, but college students—whose political allegiances are largely undetermined—represent thousands of potential votes as well as potential future donors. Then-DNC-chairman Howard Dean helped lead his party to presidential victory in 2008 with the now-famous fifty-state strategy, which refused to concede a single st…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm / in World

Refugee Aid, Syrians Betrayed; Humanitarian Aid and the War Against Assad

by As the number of Syrian refugees climbs rapidly beyond 1 million, the need for increased funding to address the crisis is obvious, but the motivation for nations to actually provide those funds is not. The United Nation’s relief plan requests just over a billion dollars to fund its operations from January 2013 to June 2013, and a variety of donors pledged to meet those needs. Yet somehow, the latest report on the inter-agency…

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by / on December 9, 2010 at 5:09 am / in Content, Domestic, Election, Issue

Grassroots?

by In the Silicon Valley town of Los Gatos, California, many residents work in the headquarters of high-tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook. The town boasts a median family income of $150,000 and is known for its upscale housing developments, which even now sell for $1 million a piece on average. The town is also a hotspot for marijuana-related violence. In 2005, police officers entered a violent gunfight on a marijuana…

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by / on October 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Get Out of the Kitchen

…, who announced the creation of an exploratory committee last month. Allon and McDonald must convince Republican donors to invest in his candidacy.  The sudden party registration switch for political purposes and social policies that may not align with conservative donors will pose challenges to both these men as they establish a serious fund raising operation. Michael Bloomberg did not face this challenge when he ran for the Republican nominatio…

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