End Citizens United Helping Change the Campaign Finance Rules in the United States

     The elections should be fair and transparent for the public to trust in them. Even though people are coming to vote and to support the politician of their choice in every election, the trust of the people on the government that comes to power is diminishing with every passing term. It is mainly due to the rise in corruption in politics and how the big corporations are using their enormous wealth to woo the voters and deflect the direction in which the election results would sway as per their wish. With the kind of money being spent on elections these days, it is easy for the big companies and wealthy individuals to obligate the politicians to make decisions in their favor once elected.

The reason behind the use of such unprecedented amount of money in the elections in the United States is the decision made by the Supreme Court in the lawsuit between FEC and Citizens United. The verdict stated that the corporations and individuals be treated the same way as far as funding the elections are concerned and that the companies can use their money for election campaigns as per their discretion. It made it clear that there would be no cap or restrictions on how the money is spent on election campaigns. The amount of money spent on election campaigns has grown several hundred times in the past few years, and it is a cause of concern for the honest politicians.

The End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee founded by Tiffany Mueller in 2015 to protest against the Citizens United judgment of the Supreme Court. The End Citizens United basically tries to create awareness among the people as to why the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court needs to be overturned. End Citizens United collects from the people and doesn’t’ take money from the big corporations. They use their fund to help support the election campaigns of the honest politicians who are against the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court and are in favor of its overturn. Recently, End Citizens United announced that it would be supporting Conor Lamb, Democrat candidate from Pennsylvania to stand against the Republican Rick Saccone. Even though it is ideally a Republican territory, Conor Lamb has been able to garner a lot of interest around him, mainly due to his clean and reputable track record. Conor Lamb is an ex-marine and currently serves as the Federal Prosecutor.

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Investment Planning Program Started by Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi

The economy is improving at a rapid pace in Brazil. As a result, many people who live in the country have disposable income for the first time in many years. With this disposable income, some people would like to start investing for the future.

While Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was at Bradesco, he started an investment planning class for customers. This class is designed to teach people the basics of investing. Since the class started, hundreds of people have taken advantage of the opportunity.

This is a great way for Bradesco to give back to the local community. However, it is also a great way for the bank to increase sales. Bradesco offers various products that are discussed in the classes.

Debt

One of the biggest issues for people who live in Brazil is debt. Over the past few years, many people have started to increase their personal debt. Although this has helped increase economic growth, some people are having a hard time making all of the debt payments.

Paying down debt is a great way to reduce stress. There are some people who are constantly stressed about their finances because they have too much debt. In Brazil, there are fewer regulations around banks lending money to customers. Many customers simply borrow money from different banks in order to pay down other debts. This creates a nasty cycle that is difficult for people to get out of.

Investment Planning

Investing is the best way to build wealth over a long period of time. There are some people who do not have any knowledge when it comes to investing. People who start investing early have a massive financial advantage in life. As CEO, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi wants every young person in Brazil to start investing. Although he no longer works at Bradesco, he is happy to see that the program is working.

Bradesco has an entire staff of investment planners to help customers in this process. Some people are worried that they will lose money on their financial investment. Although this is always a risk, it is much riskier to avoid investing for the future.

Read more: Next Bradesco president to leave the bank’s board of directors, Says Trabuco

Real Estate

Another great opportunity for investors is in the real estate market. Bradesco is lending more money than ever before to real estate investors. As more people continue to move to Brazil, the housing market is increasing in value. Demand for housing will only continue to increase in the years ahead.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is an avid real estate investor. He believes that real estate investing is one of the best ways to build wealth. He started several different loan programs at Bradesco for real estate investors.

Bradesco Growth

Bradesco is a successful bank that is growing rapidly. In the coming years, the bank plans to offer additional lending programs for customers. There are many people who are excited about the current economic trends in Brazil. It is critical that people start to invest for the future. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi did a great job starting the financial planning classes at Bradesco.

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Whitney Wolfe Herd Helping Singles Find Their Partner Through a New App She Founded, Bumble

Whitney Wolfe Herd comes across as the girl next door, and she likes to keep it that way. Even though she is the founder of a dating app that Forbes estimates to be worth over a billion dollar, Whitney Wolfe Herd has kept her feet on the ground. She knows that the world of technology is fast changing and to stay on the top; it is necessary to innovate and update the existing technology and product constantly.

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Bumble is the name of the dating app that she founded in 2015 in partnership with Andrey Andreev, founder of Badoo. Whitney Wolfe Herd wanted to make a dating app that is not like any other dating app in the market and aimed at helping people make more meaningful contact. Due to her personal experience with the dating app, and her understanding of how it can be distasteful at times, Whitney Wolfe Herd was able to brush off the irregularities that can potentially make women uncomfortable.

Whitney Wolfe Herd designed Bumble keeping the needs of women in mind and has ensured that it provides seamless and meaningful experience to male members as well. In most other dating apps, meeting strangers or getting a match is not valued. However, at Bumble when a female member contacts the men, it is valued and is given thought to by the male counterparts. It is because, at Bumble, only female members are allowed to make the first move and contact the male members of their choice. The male members at Bumble can go through the profile of the women, but can only start a conversation when women contact them.

Whitney Wolfe Herd has considerable experience in the dating industry and is also the co-founder of Tinder, a popular dating app. While at Tinder, she has gained the old need to build a dating app that is commercial yet offers its members with a unique and meaningful experience. Many of the members at Bumble feel that the experience offered by this app is more mature, and helps with starting a relationship, whether it is romantic or not, that has the potential to last a long time. Whitney Wolfe Herd recently turned down a huge acquisition offer by the giant of the dating world, Match.com, of $450 million. Whitney Wolfe Herd is confident that Bumble would continue to grow at an unprecedented rate in the coming days, and would help singles mingle like never before.

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Constitutional Advisor Sujit Choudhry in Ukraine

Professor Sujit Choudhry was in the Ukraine this past July with other Constitutional experts discussing the issues of the semi-Presidential system government and how to better Ukraine’s government. This meeting was hosted by the International Institute for Democracy and Electrical Associate, also known as International IDEA, and the Center of Policy and Legal reform.

Sujit Choudhry believes Ukraine’s democratization has been struggling the last two decades because of weak political parties, their electoral system, and the country’s power being separated by the Prime Minister and President, additional article on patch.com. He has also stated that with the recent rise in transitional democracies it is important for constitutional leaders to come together and discuss options in a way that supports the constitutional reform process.

Sujit Choudhry is a professor and Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions at the University of California’s Berkeley School of Law, check blogs.law.nyu.edu.  As well as member of the International Advisory Council of the Institute for Integrated Transitions, the Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review, and others on top of being a honorary member of the Advisory Council of the Indian Constitutional Law Review.

Professor Choudhry is well respected internationally for being an advisor on constitutional law and policies. In this field he has had more than ninety articles and book chapters published over the years. Some of those include The Migration of Constitutional ideas in 2006 and The Oxford handbook of the Indian Constitution in 2016.  More of his insights on medium.com.

Has also been a consultant for the World Bank Institute at the United Nations development program and the World Bank. Now Sujit Choudhry is a member of the United Nations Meditation Roster. More here.

With over twenty years experience in the field of constitutional law some of Sujit Choudhry expertise includes: Stakeholders consultations; engaging party leaders and parliamentarians; and advising technical experts.

Currently Sujit Choudhry is co-leading three collaborative research projects. These projects are helping with problems such as territorial problems in constitutional transitions and securing sector oversights.

Read more details about the professor on http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry

Shifting Powers: Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi

Lazaro de Mello Brandao was one of the longest serving bank chairmen in the world. He had maintained his position in office till the age of ninety one. He has also been one of the longest serving members to ever hold this kind of position.

After more than twenty five years of service in Banco Bradesco SA he has planned to step down. This position and opening have led to one of the most persistent and interesting challenges in order to replace him. Banco Bradesco SA is presently the second largest bank in the country of Brazil. Evaluated based on market value it is clear that this is a big responsibility that must be fulfilled by whoever takes his place.

Brandao has stepped down and the duties that he used to fulfill have been taken up by Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. He is now the chief executive officer as well as the president. Holding both positions however is not permitted by the bylaws of the bank. Therefore he will be stepping down and an election process will ensue in order to pick the next CEO. This was announced in a recent report and speaks to the arduous process that will ensue in order to find the most competent replacement for this position.

The executive who is currently in the position is an influential member of the team and has significant expertise and experience with the bank. He started at the young age of sixteen and has become one of very few chairman to hold both positions. Banco Bradesco has been a big part of the career for Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi as well as Brandao.

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Renewing the bank’s board is an important step when addressing future challenges, Brandao mentioned in a conference. Even though Brandao will step down from the day to day responsibilities he plans on continuing management of the holding companies that encompass Bradesco and other related ventures. There are a lot of ways that he has propagated change throughout the industry with his unconventional practices and policies. A steadfast commitment to the way that business is run in the industry has levered a long standing influence towards better results and methods of processing.

Brandao has a had a big impact on the way that leadership decisions are ascertained in his organization. He has propagated significant cultural shifts too in order to favor executives from within the organization. It is important to note that looking for talent outside the organization is not necessary due to the abundance of positive results that can be seen throughout the institution in present times.

Seven of the most highly ranking officials in the bank have been identified as potential candidates for the position. According to economia.estadao.com.br, Trabuco’s replacement will be able to fulfill core objectives while maintaining a keen overview and understanding of the processes in the organization at large. Having keen knowledge as well as valuable skills that are pertinent to the present operational standards are some of the benefits of selecting a team member that is already familiar with the bank.

The talent pool is diverse and offers a number of great options. Some of the candidates that will be evaluated for the position include Domingos Figueiredo Abreu and Josue Augusto Pancini. These individuals have had long standing histories in the organization starting in 1981 and 1975 respectively. Their attention to detail in multiple projects and departments attests to their ability to handle the changes and diversification that are often accompanied by the bank’s policies as well as steadfast improvements. Abreu has a lot of experience in the treasury as well as lending departments.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has served as the CEO, Chairman, vice president and president in the different departments at the Bradesco Bank. In 1999, he became the CEO of Bradesco Providencia Seguros SA. He also served as the deputy president from March 1999 in the same department. In 1994 to 2000 Mr. Cappi was the president of ANAPP. The current president of the Banco Bradesco also served as the member of the managing board for the Brazilian Association of Listed Companies in 2000 to 2003. Since March 2003 he was the president of Grupo Bradesco Seguros. On December 23, 2009, he held the position of the Chairmanship and Director of Odontoprev S.A. Also, Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi served as the CEO and the Executive Deputy President of Banco Bradesco S.A.

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