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Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District and the Active Campaigning of End Citizens United

The 18th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is heading to the election, and the traditional GOP seat is making the Republican camp panic. The special election which is scheduled on March 13 is longer an easy walkover for the conservatives. The Democratic candidate, Conor Lamb, is reportedly growing as a hope for the middle-class families of the district. Though Republicans have the edge over Democrats, things are quite difficult for the GOP candidate though President Donald Trump dominated the district in 2016 election by an amazing 20 percentage points. Interestingly, Democrats got a series of victories after Trump took the administration.

The Republican candidate in the district, Rick Saccone, has got the excellent support of the outside spending groups and showed a clear dominance in the airwaves with the help of ads by those spending groups. Considering the support of money groups to Saccone, End Citizens United, a grassroots level PAC that works against big money in politics, decided to support Lamb. End Citizens United is a well-known PAC across the United States considering its campaigns and strong opposition to corporate funding groups. It is analyzed that the millions of grassroots campaigners and small-dollar donations of ECU can significantly improve the prospects of Lamb.

Tiffany Muller, the renowned President of ECU, stated that Lamb is campaigning for Congress to represent the Pennsylvania families who are pulled down by the rigged and money-controlled system of Washington. She also added that the grassroots members of the PAC are eagerly waiting to fight back against the filthy and shady money groups who have special interests. She also said that such groups are trying to steal the electorate of the district using their money power. The PAC, which is named after the infamous Supreme Court verdict in 2010 that gave the access of corporates to elections, is the first major group stood behind Conor Lamb.

While accepting the support of End Citizens United, Lamb said that he would not accept any funds from PACs that are created and funded by corporate bigwigs. Interestingly, he would accept union contributions as that are supported by rank-and-file workers. Lamb also opined that the system is not working, and the flawed campaign finance system is one of the major reasons for that. Compared to him, Saccone is benefited by the Conservative bigwigs, and 45Committee, a PAC supporting the policies of Donald Trump, alone made an ad campaign by spending $500,000 for him.

End Citizens United has not revealed how much it wants to spend for Lamb in the upcoming election. The PAC has spoken its mind of electing maximum campaign finance reformists to both the Houses to pass the legislature restricting big money in campaigns and politics. The PAC is getting massive support in the recent years.

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Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s Proud Legacy In Healthcare & His Community

Since 1998, Dr. Shafik Sachedina has held the position as the Joint Chairman of the Sussex Healthcare which is located in London, England, United Kingdom. The Sussex Healthcare is an organization in which he found and owns that is committed to offering supportive services and care to homes in Sussex County, South England.

Dr. Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania. As he moved and settled in England, he became a British National where he holds multiple positions in various healthcare organizations.

His Role in Aga Khan at Aiglemont in France

Since 1995, Dr. Sachedina has also been the Aga Khan at Aiglemont in France Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions as well. In this position, Dr. Sachedina is responsible for coordinating the programs and activities of the institutions of the Ismaili community in 16 principal areas. He is also responsible this company’s institutions and programs interfacing with the Ismaili communities in Central Asia. He does all this work on a voluntary basis.

His Education

Dr. Sachedina became a qualified dental surgeon in 1975. He received this qualification from the Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London where he earned his DDS degree. He also earned his MD degree in dentistry from the University of the King College. He specializes in dentistry and oral surgery. Dr. Sachedina also began his healthcare at Sussex, in providing assistance to the aging community as the company’s joint chairman.

Other Roles

Since 1995, Dr. Sachedina has been a board of governors member of the Institute of Ismaili Studies. His other roles for the Ismaili Imamat and community includes being the Chairman of the focus Humanitarian Assistance International Co-ordinating Committee, a member of the Member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Committee, Aiglemont, and a member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum. He also served voluntarily for two consecutive terms as the President of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom.

Dr. Sachedina takes great pride in his work for his community and in his field. And he continues to make a difference in areas.