Francisco Javier Domenech’s Game in Puerto Rican Politics

Former Director of the Puerto Rico Office of Legislative services, Lawyer Francisco J. Domenech, has for the past twenty years played an important role in Democratic politics. Born in 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Francisco is a graduate of University of Puerto Rico, where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and later on a Juris Doctor from its School of Law.

In May 2003, Domenech was elected President of the Puerto Rico Young Democrats (PRYD). Since then he has gained vast experience by working with several democratic politicians including Governor Pedro Rossello and has participated in raising funds, registration of voters, policy development as well as being in charge of campaigns.

Between 2007 and 2012, he represented the Young Democrats of America in the Democratic National Committee. Francisco has been on the front line fighting for ladies from Puerto Rico to take up leadership roles. Read this article at washingtonpost.com

He is perhaps famous for his role in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. During the 2008 elections, he was Clinton’s deputy campaign manager and played a significant role in aiding her to surpass Obama in the primary polls. He also played a role in helping her raise funds for her campaigns. His reason for supporting her was that she was the most favorable candidate to help his country improve its economic status.

Eight years later, during the 2016 USA national elections, he was at it again. This time around he was part of the National Finance Committee for Clinton’s campaign. He helped her raise approximately two hundred thousand dollars and enables her for a second time surpass her opponent Sanders in Puerto Rico.

During the same election period, he was the person in charge of Jennifer Gonzalez’s campaign who was contesting for a place in the US Congress as a Resident Commissioner. Luckily she won the position becoming both the first lady and the youngest ever to represent Puerto Rico in the Congress.

In 2016, during the SAN JUAN award, out of 59 persons from different fields who were being voted for by the public to make it into the list, Francisco garnered the highest votes.

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End Citizen United Helping Build A Transparent Election Campaign Finance Rules

It has recently come to the light that there was Russian interference indirectly in the United States Presidential Election in 2016. It has been confirmed that a Russian firm that has ties with Kremlin did purchase Facebook Ads for around $100,000 that were politically motivated and were intended to influence the public. Such an attempt from a foreign firm has shown vulnerable, and susceptible the United States election machinery is to foreign influence.

It is primarily due to the election campaign finance rules that allow the companies and the individuals to pour in as much money as they’d want in the election. It would make it difficult for the election commission to track where the money is coming from and which foreign entities are influencing the government formation process. It can be of great harm to the nation if the government is formed that does not have total control and is under the influence of the foreign powers.

The 2010 case in Supreme Court is pertaining to F.E.C. Vs. Citizens United, it was decided by the Supreme Court that endless amount of money can flow in the election campaigns. It is a decision that has completely changed how the election functions and is designed today. The elections have become more of a money-raising campaign than a contest among the individuals to build a better nation together.

Read more: Russians Weren’t the Only Meddlers in the 2016 Election According to End Citizens United

When big money enters the election campaigns through the wealthy corporations and individuals, it is natural for the politicians to be influenced. It would make it difficult for the politicians to take the decisions in the interest of the nation or its people always going against the interest of the corporations and organizations who funded their elections. In the long run, such a campaign finance rule can be disastrous for the country.

End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee that was formed in the March 2015 to fight against and end the Supreme’s Court Decision in 2010, regarding campaign funding. End Citizen United aims to spread awareness about the hazards of such campaign finance rules that can potentially make the country a puppet of big corporations and even foreign entities. End Citizens United runs on the money donated by the general population of the country and aims to back the politicians who feel that this campaign finance rule needs to change. The movement started by End Citizens United has been growing consistently since it started and had been gaining a lot of support.

See: http://releasefact.com/2017/09/end-citizens-united-endorses-randy-bryce-in-run-against-paul-ryan/