Senator Warren and End Citizens United Team up in Ambitious Goal

Progressives and moderates around the United States have been united in their focus on a constitutional amendment that has fundamentally broken the way that Washington D.C. works: the Citizens United decision. Citizens United, conservative group, fought for the loosening of regulation and restriction when it came to donations during campaigns. Their goal was ostensibly to open up the ‘freedom’ to donate as much support as possible. The more practical and intended reality was this: Citizens United wanted to open up campaign financing in order to allow big spending corporate donors to fund the Republican party. This should make anyone mad because it is a subversion of our very democracy. The political action committee (PAC) End Citizens United has been uniquely focused on overturning this dangerous legislation.

 

Tiffany Muller, the President and lead adviser at End Citizens United, has been one of the most successful individuals in terms of actually attacking the problem of Citizens United. There have been countless PACs and groups that have sought to get rid of this constitutional amendment but the vast majority of them have failed due to one reason or another. We credit the election of Donald Trump with the rise in End Citizens United’s successful funding levels. People are justifiably angry that Donald Trump is sitting in the most prestigious office on the planet. This has led to an influx in donations to the End Citizens United PAC. In fact, nearly 100,000 people donated to End Citizens United during the opening quarter of 2017. Of that number, nearly 40% of these donors were giving money for the first time. This is the greatest measure to showcase just how politically active and expedient people are becoming.

 

End Citizens United knows what few other attempts had known: that real change must happen via supporting progressive politicians. In order to take a real swing at Citizens United there will need to be legislators sitting at the highest offices on Capitol Hill. That is why Tiffany Muller and the End Citizens United team have begun to endorse candidates like Senator Elizabeth Warren. Senator Warren is a vocal anti-Citizens united politician who has spent the majority of her career trying to help regular Americans shrug off the shackles of corporate donors and special interests. Warren says, “As long as the Citizens United ruling remains in effect, our democracy is in real danger.”

 

Warren has always been vocal in her displeasure toward current campaign financing standards. Senator Warren wants to put an end to billionaires and millionaires swaying elections, subverting the will of the people. Warren wants to put forth a constitutional amendment in order to get rid of Citizens United — something End Citizens United is fully behind with support.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Leads Bradesco To Scour Path To Financial Market Leadership

The process of succession in Bradesco, one of the leading financial institutions in Brazil, is usually approached with due mettle and cautiousness. Typically, most of the names that had the privilege to assume the presidency never took part in the deliberation. That was the case with Marcio Cypriano, the current president, whose tenure had left little to be discussed when the Board sought after the successor of Lazaro Brandao, the present chair of the Board of Directors. The process was the same when Brandao was deemed an “underdog” in during the shortlisting of persons set to succeed the bank’s founder, Amador Aguilar.

However, the unexpected happened. The Vice President of Bradesco, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, took the helm of the bank, having been appointed as the president of Bradesco in 2009. The appointment came as the bank had conceded market leadership to the rival brand, Itau Unibanco.

Previously, Trabuco was the Chair of the bank’s insurance group, which apparently is the insurance market leader in the nation since 2003. His name has popped up in numerous discussions with financial experts and during the determination of Cypriano’s successor. However, he was a bit modest about his quest for the presidency: “Leadership is not an objective. Our unspoken mandate is to perform the best we can in the realm we serve.” Perhaps he said that when a tip leaked about his prospects of the seat in 2000.

Comparatively, Roger Agnelli, the president of Vale, the major shareholder in Bradesco, also seemed to harbor the potential to lead the bank. “At only 49 years, Agnelli is still “too young” to shoulder the responsibility. On the other token, Trabuco understands the working culture of the company, having served it for more than 38 years. Therefore, his capacity to lead as huge financial institution as Bradesco is rather evident,” explained Antonio Jacinto Matias, the Vice President of Itau Unibanco, the money market leader in Brazil.

Trabuco leads Bradesco purchase of HSBC (Brazil)

With an approval of Lazaro Brandao, Bradesco Board Chairman, he bought the HSBC’s Brazilian branch in 2015. The deal is reported to have usurped $ 5.2 billion. The acquisition is set to put Bradesco in the race to become a leader in the private markets. A simple addition of shares from Bradesco and HSBC triggers the outperformance of Itau Unibanco by Banco de Deus, in Osasco in three ways: networks, the number of clients holding accounts and the total returns on investment. “Our acquisition of HSBC will empower us to reach milestones we could have achieved in six years if we relied on organic growth,” said Trabuco in an interview with Money.

Career Awards

The venture to purchase HSBC led to his nomination, and subsequent recognition as the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Financial Markets. In fact, it is his positivism in market forecasting that Bradesco received the green light during the first quarter of 2016.

While serving as the President of Bradesco Capitalizacao, the Insurance arm of Bradesco, Trabuco led the company to become Brazil’s leading Insurance company. He received The Insurance Personality of the Year for the first time in 2003, Trabuco also claimed the highly coveted prize in 2007 for showing positivism in the future outlook of the insurance market. The executive has a vast experience in banking and insurance and is an adamant advocate for insurance policy sales through brokering systems.

Education and Early Career Life

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was born in Marilia in 1957. He endured early education, and later joined the University of Sao Paolo, where he earned a graduate degree in Philosophy, Letters, and Science.

He then got engaged in with professional work at the bank in 1969, and through his affiliation to Bradesco, he underwent the various hierarchal positions, though he ultimately became the president of Bradesco Seguros, the Insurance arm of the bank, which has up to date added a 30% profit to the financial institution.

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