The Hands of Betsy Devos That Are Just Good for Anything She Purposes to Do

Betsy DeVos was born as Elisabeth Dee DeVos in 1958. She comes from a family of elite and rich, in fact, Forbes ranked the family among the top hundred richest families in the US, with a net worth of over 5 billion dollars in 2016. His maternal father is the founder of the Prince Corporation, while her mother has been long serving in the education sector. Betsy DeVos is a seasoned businesswoman, philanthropist, activist, and politician.

She developed an interest in education from her mother who worked as a teacher. Years later, when she was married and raising a young family; she visited the Potter’s House Christian School, Grand Rapids along with her husband, Dick DeVos. The visit opened her eyes to the need for child-friendly environments parents were seeking to get and supported the school establish a commitment for the course. Dick in 1990, run for a position on the State Board of Education, which further on affirmed their interest for education.

Follow: https://twitter.com/BetsyDeVos?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Among her many initiatives include offering free enterprise and entrepreneurship scholarship annually to students of BBA or MBA at the Northwood University. She has always advocated for the chartered school system to be allowed to continue enrolling students but be improved especially in the grading system and teaching strategies. The school choices should be broad with the emergence of private schools- those under the financial assistance program (school voucher) for their selection. From her, religious background, she advocates for Christian education in schools.

The Dick Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has helped fund health research and care, arts organizations, and evangelical missions among others. She has also been a part of the Prince Foundation and the Action Institute. By being both a politician and an activist, simply means she is active in philanthropy. Betsy DeVos subscribes to the Republican Party politics and even funded several of its campaigns. During the George Bush re-election in 2004, Betsy DeVos contributed over $150,000 to the course. In the 2016 presidential primaries, she supported Marco Rubio. For her advocacy and activism, she has been featured on the Lansing State Journal and the Inside Michigan Politics and been accorded some coveted titles and names.

In the last quarter of 2016, the President-Elect Donald Trump nominated her as the United States Secretary of Education. The process when through the Senate for scrutiny and in 2017 approved her appointment. She is the current and 11th Unites States Secretary of Education. She will be responsible for quality education and exhaust opportunities and options for children in schools. Visit betsydevos.com to know more about Betsy.

About Betsy DeVos

She attended the Holland Christian High School and later Calvin College in Michigan for undergraduate – Bachelors of Arts. It is from the college that she began becoming involved in campus politics. She has previously worked for the Kennedy Center and as the Chairwoman for the WindQuest Group. Her interaction with schools and the children have given her an opportunity to mentor.

End Citizens United Prepares For Midterm Elections For Congress

After raising $25 million for its first election cycle in 2016, End Citizens United is determined to raise $35 million for the 2018 midterm elections for Congress. The Political Action Committee (PAC) is fighting against unlimited spending in politics. According to USA TODAY, the PAC has already raised $4 million in the first quarter of 2017. The group’s president and executive director, Tiffany Muller, said that this amount was raised by 100,000 people, 40,000 of whom were first time donors. Tiffany is the former deputy political director of the campaign unit of the Senate’s Democrats. The group is determined to fight back President Donald Trump’s agendas and nominees by electing candidates that advocate for campaign finance reform to Congress. Muller said that their donors are against the American political system where the individuals who give big money have the biggest say.

End Citizens United has endorsed a first time political candidate in Georgia, Democrat Jon Ossoff. The PAC is persuading donors to give $500,000 towards his congressional campaign. The 30 year old candidate has already raised $4 million for the special election scheduled for April 18th to fill up the vacancy left by Tom Price who is now the Health and Human Services Secretary. Tiffany said they are still studying the races to determine the candidates that they will support in 2018. However, she said that they would support Senators Jon Tester of Montana and Sherrod Brown of Ohio in 2018. In their quest to fight against unlimited spending in politics, the group does not accept donations over $5,000 from an individual donor. Despite having such caps in donations, the group managed to appear in the top ranks of the highest donors to Democratic-aligned groups in 2016. This information was originally mentioned on USA Today.

About End Citizens United

The Supreme’s Court decision on Citizens United gave rise to many super PACs that raise and spend unlimited money in American politics. The rise of dark money is also evident in excessive spending by billionaires who strike big checks to shift the political power to their advantage. End Citizens United PAC was established in 2015 to advocate for accountability and transparency in elections. The political action committee is determined to reverse Supreme Court’s decision by electing candidates that support financial reforms, advocate for the issue of money in politics to be prioritized, nationally and use grassroots support to demonstrate their political authority. They intend to establish a broad coalition in their campaign finance reform and push lawmakers to take action. The PAC chose to support Democrats since they are the traditional opponents of Citizens United. End Citizens United is funded by grassroots supporters. In addition, they have a team of veteran Democratic operatives that help in spreading awareness about the effects of unlimited spending. This information was originally published on End Citizens United.