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“The Elucidators” is a multi-purpose organization formed for the purpose of marshaling people with disabilities to discover their potential and engage in active politics. They research, identify, mobilize and create a database of all the people living with disabilities all over the United States for the purpose of aiding their campaigns to ascend to political power. The database so-created contains the disabled person’s name, gender, religion, country of origin, nature of the disability, political party affiliation and their desired political seat.
Alongside mobilizing disabled persons for political campaigns, they also plead with the government to create specialized funds for these people. Such funds are spent in taking care of their health, for example, those disabled on their legs and need clutches, those disabled on their eyes and require special glasses. Similarly, those who are required to attend specialized clinical examination in hospitals are assisted to meet their expenses.
They also plead with parliamentarians in an attempt to enact legislation that takes into account the needs of this category of persons. They urge them to ensure that such legislation factor in all the needs of those people and that a special fund is created for the same. That is not all; they raise funds for the purpose of meeting and fulfilling the needs of these people. Such funds are raised by inviting well-wishers in the public sector, private sector and the corporate sector. They also run various companies to enable them to raise the requisite funds. Their duties are unlimited, to say the least.
‘The Elucidators” was formed and registered as a company in 1982. It thus operates as a legal entity with the capacity to sue in a court of law. The pioneers of the organization were the famous “Elucid Brothers” hence the name “Elucidators”. They narrate the motive behind their forming the organization as coming up with a forum in which the rights of the disabled who in some cases appear as isolated from the rest of the people would be addressed. When they were forming an organization, there was hardly any member of the disabled persons group in the congress. They were not represented in the corporate sector either. The best job they got, regardless of their level of education, was teaching in universities and colleges. The status of the disabled was that pathetic. The fruits of their labor can now be seen. It was a task worth toiling.
“The Elucidators” is composed of members from all the states in the United States of America. Members are free to log into the organization website at their disposal and request to join as members. Joining is free. Once the administrators of our website find pending membership request on the website, they are required to approve the requests after acquainting themselves with the authenticity of the request. Apart from the countrywide members, the organization has a Board of Directors comprising thirteen members that usually serve a three-year term each. The members can be re-elected to serve only one more term upon ascertainment that they have lived up to the expectations of the organization. The Board must comprise not less than three members with disabilities to represent the interests of the people living with disabilities. Moreover, the constitution of the organization preserves a seat for one member representing religious groups and another one representing women. The two are nominated as ex-officials.
The annual budget of the organization is usually approximately $37 billion. This money is raised through the proceeds of our numerous companies. They also receive donations from public and private entities. These entities are our biggest partners and they always respond whenever we need their support. They appreciate the fact that their money is put into constructive use. The money that they raise is spent in financing the political campaigns of their members. Their endeavor is to see disabled persons vying for political seats on Democrat tickets and join the congress, become senators or even governors.
As outlined earlier, the money raised from business proceeds, donations, member contributions and interest on loans is used to fund political candidates. The organization is affiliated to the Democrats, and their wish is to see to it that all their candidates win the positions they campaign. During the elections held in 2012, the organization had fielded 20 candidates all of whom had been funded adequately. The organization funded their political rallies, fueled their cars, paid the members of their campaign teams and most importantly offered to go to all the states and campaign for them in person. Apart from funding campaign activities, the organization has assisted to take care of the families of all the disabled members and who happen to be members of the organization. Taking care of families includes financing the education of the members’ school children, erecting decent houses for them and meeting their hospital bills. A big chunk of the money is also spent in advertising for the services of the organization. Adverts are sent to all daily newspapers, periodicals, television stations, radio stations and also over the internet. It is through such advertising that the information about the organization has been able to spread hence they have been able to receive the money that they have been fortunate to receive.
Some money is placed as savings in banks and businesses all over the country. Some good money is also used to pay all the workers that the organization has employed and who keep their businesses on the rum. Members are free to obtain loans on condition that they pay the loans back at an interest. However, the rates of interest that accrues from loans advanced to members are always lower than the rates of interest for loans advanced to non-members.
The organization has made efforts to ensure that there is sufficient legislation to take care of this group of disadvantaged persons. By organizing peaceful demonstrations, conducting civic education, and other avenues, the organization has succeeded in pleading with members of the congress to enact pro-life laws that recognize disabled persons as members of the public who are equally capable of leading people, raising families, conducting business and offering the services that ordinary people offer to the society. The organization has also been able to convince the executive arm of the government that the disabled persons require special treatment, and that given the opportunity they can equally do as their able-bodied counterparts do. On that note, the executive has pledged total support for all endeavors that the organization will engage in towards achieving the noble objective of assisting the disadvantaged people in the society. The American government has also pledged to ensure that all members of the minority groups will receive specialized treatment from the government. All this is in a bid to ensure that these groups feel as part of the larger society of persons.
The organization has also managed to petition courts to make pronouncements that favor this disadvantaged lot. The organization does this by hiring advocates to file petitions in courts on behalf of the disadvantaged people. The organization pays all advocate costs for the petition. In the year 2013, the organization though its lawyers managed to petition the Supreme Court of the United States of America to rule against discrimination on the basis of ability and disability. The court held that was contrary to the constitution and by extension to the wishes and aspirations of the people of the United States of America. This was a landmark pronouncement. In addition, it was held that people with disabilities should not be discriminated against at places of work, when accessing health facilities, when vying for political positions and also when accessing education facilities.
Such judicial pronouncements have reignited the urge of the organization in making sure that their continued support for this disadvantaged group to ascend to political positions does not waver. The disadvantaged persons reciprocate by mobilizing other people to join the organization whenever they gain access to power. Upon ascending to power, roles overturn in that they cease to be the ones funded to become donors. They dedicate a few dollars of their salary in assisting other disadvantaged persons, not to mention that they finance the activities of the organization.
The political future of “The Elucidators” is certain; the organization will remain relevant for generations to come. Their influence on politics in America is unparalleled. This is not just because of the support that they have from the government, members of the corporate sector, and the elected members of the congress but also the financial muscle that they command. The organization has sunk roots in the corporate sector; it has invested many dollars large business entities and most importantly, it advances loans at an interest. The organization also funds candidates in political positions who do not have enough funds to conduct meaningful campaigns on condition that they spare neither tooth nor nail to ensure that the Democrats ascend to power. By so doing, the candidate who is thus funded by the organization campaigns relentlessly to ensure that the Democrats return to power. The organization is thus not just a darling of the disabled but also politicians and the government at large.
The organization, by looking at the political wave currently, will have a big role to play in the next presidential elections as it had in the elections of 2012. It played a very big role in ensuring that the Democrats win and because now their financial muscle has exponentially grown, they are likely to support more candidates to the congress. It’s highly possible.
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