George Soros is rising again. You all remember how much money he donated to candidates when trying to defeat George W. Bush – he gave over twenty seven million dollars! After that, however, he kind of scaled back his giving. However, that all changed recently with the 2016 election! George Soros is back and is now more dedicated than ever to make sure justice prevails.
In fact, he donated around twenty seven million dollars to help Hillary Clinton and her colleagues. George Soros’ aid and political advisor explains that it is because George Soros did not like the politics of Donald J. Trump. He felt that Donald J. Trump did not stand for the things that he stood for, and that the things George cared about were going to be undermined by him.
People think that this will also help other philanthropists get on the bandwagon and start donating much needed money. Soros himself donated so much. He gave seven million dollars to Priorities USA Action, and might give another three million dollars to them. He gave two million dollars to American Bridge First Century, and a lot more donations to many other PACs and action groups. For example, he donated around three million dollars to Immigrant Voters Win. Another five million dollars went to Voting Rights Trust. He gave another two million dollars to America Votes. The interesting thing about many of these donations is that a lot of these groups are not required under law to disclose their donors, so we only heard about Soros’ donations from his advisors. This means that perhaps George donated a lot more money to many other causes that we never did find out about. It is somewhat similar to George Soros’ spending campaigns back in 2004. At the time, George was very upset over the Iraq war, so he donated a lot of money to John Kerry’s campaigns. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.
Another campaign that George Soros donated a lot of money to was the Ferguson protests. Well, what he did was fund various groups and causes over the years, which in turn helped spur the protests. In one year alone, George Soros gave around thirty three million dollars to various action groups and causes that helped do the action on the ground in Ferguson and to promote other social causes.
George Soros founded the Open Society Foundation. It believes that people should always participate in government. A lot of the groups who encouraged the protests got funding from the Open Society Foundation. Of course, the decision to protest comes from the groups themselves. It is solely their decision, as the Open Society Foundation donates money to causes they think is just without any strings or conditions attached. Other groups that received funding from George Soros made sure that the media knows about the story and that it does not get ignored.
All in all, George Soros has done an amazing job to make sure that social and justice causes are advanced. He uses his money wisely and makes sure that issues that he cares about are promoted. He is one of the biggest philanthropists of all time, certainly in our time. Read more on nytimes.com.