A skilled political fundraiser, lobbyist and strategist, Andrea McWilliams has made a name for herself in the government and business world. Known for her attention to detail, McWilliams brings her expertise to every issue she takes on. She has had the privilage of being recognized by major news networks including FOX News, Newsweek, USA Today and CNN.
McWilliams has been recognized for outstanding work in the political world. She is winner of both the Austin Business Journal’s “Profiles in Power” and the “2016 Texas Businesswoman of the Year Finalist” Awards. Other honors she has received include Woman of Distinction” Award from Girl Scouts of America, the Austin Under 40 Award and the Glossy 8 list.
Andrea McWilliams most critical role as a top Texas lobbyist. Working together with her husband Dean McWilliams, the team has constructed policy that works for clients. Her work with the 81st Legislature was remarkable. Andrea McWilliams passed more than $100 million in incentives to make Texas the first place in the world with the advanced clean coal power plant that captures carbon.
Andrea McWilliams work extends into many other areas. She enjoys working as a regular mentor to other young women in Texas. She has served as a member of the Girl Scouts Centennial Celebration Committee as well as led Austin’s largest charity event, the Ballet Fete. She continues to make her impact felt in numerous ways. Her resume is incredible and her work admired by many. With such a dedication to what she does, Andrea McWilliams is sure to be a force in the political world for years to come.
End Citizens United is a PAC or Political Action Committee in the United States that was set up in March 2015. After winning the decision in the Citizens United v. F.E.C in the Supreme Court in 2010, the group has managed to change the campaign finance system. The primary aim of the organization on msnbc.com is to bring the control of the United States government back to its citizens and to assert the old American value of limited government along with national security.
The End Citizens United is dedicated to bringing about campaign finance reforms and wants to spend millions of dollars on Democratic candidates in different competitive House and Senate in the country. According to its communications Director, Richard Carbo, the group has already raised about $2 million from small donors and want to reach about $25 million in the entire cycle. It is their goal to end the constitutional amendment of Citizens United by the Supreme Court which was taken in 2010. The decision gave high power to super PACs and led to the introduction of black money into the politics on alternet.org. Till date, more than 325,000 people have signed their petition to pass a constitutional amendment on the decision.
There are a number of other PACs in the country that focus on finance reforms on political campaigns on LinkedIn, but it is this group that is doing something about it. The group do not believe in mere talks and are backing candidates who are for finance reforms and would stand up against Citizens United. The group is also planning to financially back the candidates through television ads, mailers, and polling. End Citizens United also wish to raise the issue of black money in politics as it is of national importance. They prefer to use the grassroots membership to show their political power on the issue of black money and big corporate finances in politics.
End Citizens United was formed by three former fundraising specialists, Greg Berlin, Jake Lipsett and Charles Starnes, who used to work for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. They currently are the owner of the consulting firm Mothership Strategies. All three of them are using their fundraising and list building skills to a better cause which in the past had drawn only a few nonprofits. It is their effort that has made people aware of the Supreme Court’s decision and put pressure on the Supreme Court to not take decisions that can make the matter worse.
So far, the group boasts of having received 136,000 donations with an average donation of $14.86. The End Citizens United team is run by a dedicated group of veteran Democratic operatives who want to make the citizens of the country aware of the influence of black money in politics and show them how it can be stopped.