George Soros is a well-known supporter of liberation movements around the world, including the United States. He financially backs up political parties and organizations geared towards putting progressive leaders in office by donating huge amounts that go into campaigns. His involvement in the United States began more than a decade ago when he donated $27 million in an attempt to defeat President Bush’s election into office. After the failure, he retreated to be involved in his economic endeavors and active philanthropy in other courses such as education and civil rights.
In 2016, George Soros re-emerged to support the election of Hilary Clinton into office. He vehemently opposed Donald Trump’s movement and dubbed it collaboration with ISIS. He gave a total of $25 million directly to Hilary’s campaign and additional amounts to Super PACS across the country. Despite criticism on George’s rampant donations, he was among other generous political supporters from the United States such as Tom Steyer, Don Hussmann, Haim Saba, and Fred Eychaner. Some of the PACS that received George’s funding include Immigrant Voters Win, Majority PAC, Priorities USA Action, and American 21st Century Bridge. His donations were meant to support various candidates win elections through campaigns; inspire immigrants to vote and support liberal ideas like rights to birth. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.
In 2015, George was at the core of the Ferguson protests which were raising awareness on unfair civil rights and inhumane treatments. He gave away $33 million in that year alone through his non-profit organization Open Society Foundations. His contributions enabled the group to vehemently protest the killing of an innocent member of their community and generate ripples across the United States and the world over.
Open Society Foundation’s director Kenneth Zimmerman stated that the organization is built on the principle that every person deserves the rights to equal treatments and privileges in society. He revealed that they have an undeterred focus to help liberal groups maximize their research capabilities to collect more data for the movement in question. He also added that they would continue to identify and support such groups until society gains a better understanding of civil, human and immigrant rights. Read more at Washington Times.
George Soros’ total donations since his first in 1979 total up to $13 billion. His first contribution went towards providing black South Africans with scholarship opportunities during the apartheid. In 1980, he supported communication in the Communist Eastern Bloc by providing photocopiers to publish banned articles and ultimately win the ongoing war. Other donations by George over the years went to courses such as freeing unlawfully held political prisoners by funding attorneys and paralegals, paying tuition fees for thousands of students and supporting independent foundations. Some of these foundations include the International Crisis Group, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Global Witness, and the European Council on Foreign Relations.