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George Soros Uses Open Society Foundations to Eradicate Poverty in the Society

One of the leading organizations that promote human, civil and migrant rights is the Open Society Foundations. This may be in fact, the leading philanthropic organization that America has ever had in history. It has 37 branches across different states. Although other foundations like the Gates Foundation spends a higher amount of money in various projects, Open Society Foundations has managed to garner a larger footprint in the world through the various offices it has in Africa. Open Society Foundation’s budget is approximately $ 930 million every year. This budget is on the higher side compared to other organization’s funds.

Leadership

Open Society Foundation’s budget is usually determined by George Soros, the founder and head cheerleader of the organization. George Soros joined charity years back when he flee Hungary during the Nazi Regime. Following his skills in economics and financial markets, Soros has been committed to expanding the services of the organization across different sectors. Soros who invested in business and politics is currently worth billions. His net worth is approximately $ 26 billion. Part of his income is channeled to Open Society Foundations. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

Contribution

Soros is a famous philanthropist and investor. He is a renowned activist for humanity too. Through the large organization, he supports education reforms, freedom of speech, sexual orientation, migration and cultural differences. Open Society Foundations spotlights some of the issues that contribute to societal injustices. Under the leadership of George Soros, the Open Society Foundations has delved into a different direction focused on expanding its map in the long run. Soros has been the lead champion in fostering reforms through the Open Society Foundations. Visit this site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.

Ferguson Protest

The Ferguson protest followed the shooting of a teenager called Michael Brown amidst a protest. Brown was unarmed during the shootout. The jury did not charge the officer who murdered Brown. Although there was a justice department investigation to oversee the case proceedings, the court did not charge the officer. This resulted in the widespread protest of people in the neighborhood of Missouri. According to the protestors, this was a racial card against the affected individuals. With the expenses that come with various protests, there was a question of who funds the entire process on different days of the week. It was none other than the wealthy billionaire, George Soros. He was moved by the passion for finding justice for the affected family and friends of Michael Brown. Since the beginning of the protests, George Soros has been the primary donor.

Conclusion

Soros was born in 1930. He is an American with roots from Hungary. Soros was born during the Nazi Regime, and he was raised at a time when the Nazi assassinated Jews, disabled and people from different cultures. His father protected the family by presenting falsified documents. Soros left Hungary for London. He pursued studies from the London School of Economics then left for America and established businesses.

End Citizens United Celebrates Big Fundraising Quarter

From the outside looking in the United States government can appear to be working as intended. However, if you look a bit closer you will see that Washington D.C. has been overrun by the problem of dark money. Dark money, as it were, is money that comes into the government that influences politicians at every level. Imagine an oil company that doesn’t want a right wing politician to vote for restrictive legislation for the better of the environment. That oil company will throw $1 million in campaign contributions and suddenly the right wing politician votes in favor of the oil company. Dark money is a huge problem and it is one that the team at End Citizens United is going to be tackling.

 

End Citizens United is named after the 2010 Supreme Court case that saw a conservative, right wing group named Citizens United argue for looser campaign finance restrictions. Their reasoning was ostensibly for ‘freedom’ but really was just to allow millionaires and billionaires to start buying up politicians. After all, what politician wouldn’t want a giant hand out in order to change their vote? End Citizens United is led by President and CEO Tiffany Muller and it is their goal to introduce legislation that effectively overturns Citizens United, thus making their name a reality. However, the team at End Citizens United can’t do it all on their own and they’ve turned to the public to try and motivate them.

 

As it turns out, people have been motivated en masse ever since the election of Donald Trump as President. Through the first fundraising quarter of 2017 the team at End Citizens United saw 100,000 donations come pouring in. The majority of these donations were only worth $12 or fewer which shows that this is a true movement by the American people. The final numbers at the end of the first quarter for what End Citizens United managed to raise settled in around $4 million, an impressive number. End Citizens United is focused on the 2018 Congressional Elections and they know they’ll need much more. As a result, the political action committee is looking to raise around $35 million to help prime their candidates for a few big runs at Congressional seats.

 

Campaign finance reform at a local and state level is one thing, but End Citizens United has their eyes set on the federal government. This, as it turns out, will be much more difficult to pass. Getting campaign finance reform on the ticket at the federal level will require some portion of bipartisan voting, something that hasn’t really happened in years and appears to be getting more and more rare. Still, End Citizens United is focused on making a change and we are behind them 100%.

 

George Soros Headlines Democracy Alliance Meeting

Politico recently published an article about a meeting of a group of liberal financiers known as the Democracy Alliance, which was founded in 2004 after George Soros and other major Democratic Party and progressive donors were unsuccessful in helping to unseat George W. Bush. At the dawn of a Trump presidency, the membership of the club, 100 or so wealthy magnates and financiers, met to analyze their failure to ensure Hillary Clinton’s election.

Soros does not usually attend DA meetings, and it is even rarer for him to address the group directly, so his role as a keynote speaker at the event suggests his investment in preventing a second Trump term. After scaling down his financial commitment to progressive causes during the Obama years, George Soros has once again pledged his financial support by contributing $25 million to the Clinton campaign as well as other liberal organizations endorsed by the DA, such as Media Matters and the Center for American Progress. During primary season, George Soros famously likened Trump and fellow GOP candidate Tom Cruz to ISIS.

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Membership in Democracy Alliance requires payment of a $30,000 annual dues fee and a commitment to provide a minimum of $200,000 in financial support to organizations approved by the organization. This post-election DA event brought together members and Democratic congressional leaders, such as Nancy Pelossi and Elizabeth Warren, as well as major union leaders and leaders of other major progressive organization. Some attendees felt that a complete overhaul of liberal strategy was called for, given that this was an election Clinton was clearly capable of winning. They believe that the strategy of appealing mainly to the “rising electorate” of women and minority voters was flawed as Trump’s victory relied on white working class voters. Others point to the fact Clinton was able to secure a majority of the popular vote as proof that current approach is working, and it is simply a matter of increasing turnout among key liberal demographics.

At the meeting, George Soros tied in his personal experience as a Holocaust survivor and his experience living under communist rule with the prospect of a Trump presidency. Whether liberal donors decide to tweak their strategy or completely re-tool, it is clear that Soros considers the election of Trump to be extremely dangerous, and if his level of financial commitment in 2016 is any indication, he will likely continue to ramp up his support to ensure Democratic victory in the midterm elections and four years from now.

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Rumors John Kasich Supported By George Soros False

There is a crazy conspiracy theory going around that liberal billionaire hedge fund magnate and political activist George Soros on politifact is secretly bankrolling conservative presidential candidate John Kasich. This wrong theory may have been started by the unethical television ad produced by the super PAC Trusted Leadership, Ted Cruz’s main support. The ad shows pictures of both John Kasich and George Soros, floating together on the screen. A narrator falsely explains that George Soros and other rich liberals are contributing dollars to Kasich’s campaign in the hundreds of thousands.

John Kasich is the Ohio governor running for the GOP presidential nomination on http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros. The truth is that in fact, George Soros has not made any donations to Kasich or his New Day For America super PAC organization. These ads, which ran on television in Wisconsin right before the April 5th primary, are being investigated for a possible libel lawsuit. The very idea that anyone would use clandestine means to make a super PAC donation is ludicrous. This is because it would be a blatant breaking of national campaign finance law, according to political science professor Tom Sutton from Baldwin Wallace University. All such donations are made public and there is not rule about a limit for donations to super PACs.

Sutton points out that there would be no reason motivating George Soros to hide any such donations. Besides, he says, a look at what other donors have given shows many companies dissociated with Soros giving New Day For America much more money. The only shred of evidence for such a crazy conspiracy theory is that two donors who did give money to the super PAC in question who were formerly associated with Soros: Scott Bessent and Stanley Druckenmiller.

Bessent gave 200 grand to New Day For America and another $2,700 directly to Kasich. He is known to have contributed to both conservatives and liberals in the past, including 25 grand to Hillary Clinton’s super PAC: Ready For Hillary. Druckenmiller gave 450 grand to New Day For America last year.

After an investigation on biography.com of the false attack ad was started, some Wisconsin television stations stopped running the ads. Kasich’s campaign has filed records that show expenses at $14 million, but only about $10 million in contributions. This story first broke on PolitiFact Ohio.

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