The Rebirth Of George Soros As A Political Activist

George Soros is among the top ranked hedge fund managers in the United States. Born in Hungary, Soros moved away and put himself through business school by working as a waiter and railway porter. Soros holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts, Science from London School of Economics. He later moved to New York and in 1969 using $ 12 million he founded an investment fund that is currently known as the Quantum Fund. In 1992 while partnering with Stan Druckenmiller, Soros became broke the Bank of England and made high returns.

Through Soros Fund Management, Soros became an investment expert with assets amounting to $ 30 billion in his main office. In 2017 he hired Dawn Fitzpatrick as the hedge executive of Soros Funding Management. Dawn had earned her reputation from being among the loyal CIO at Soros Fund Management who activated liberal causes since 2002. Read his profile at Forbes.

George Soros has also actively financially supported Democratic politics over the years. As per the Federal Election Committee reports his donations to Hilary’s campaign has amounted to $ 25 million while that of his associates’ amounts to $24.9 billion. In 2004 Soros sponsored a $ 27 million liberal spree that was headed by John Kerry to dethrone George W Bush. The challenge was however unsuccessful after 2004 Soros retraced back to his philanthropic roots. He resumed funding international foundations that advocated for human rights and democracy in Eastern Europe. Over the past 30 years, Soros has donated almost $ 13 billion to these foundations that funded both health care services and educational programs globally.

In this year’s political race, George Soros dived into the political scene again. He was the head sponsor of the Democrats politically. Soros’s major involvement also influence the involvement of other wealthy activists such as Tom Seyer who donated 31million, Don Sussman who gave 13.2 million to fund Democratic campaigns and gatherings, Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner who both donated $ 11.1 million.

George Soros’s involvement in this year’s political race was driven by his support for Hillary and opposition to her running mate, Donald Trump. Soros was initially supposed to attend Hillary’s Democratic convention in New York however he called it off when the condition of economic matters in Europe arose. According to Soros’s political adviser, Soros’ involvement in this year’s political matters was as a result of the rise in hostility in philanthropic issues Soros highly regarded. The rise in hostility in the immigration reforms, criminal justice reforms and religious tolerance caused his involvement. Know more on businessinsider.com about George Soros.

George Soros donated $ 7 million to Priorities USA Action and was also expected add $3 million later on. He also gave $ 2 million to America Bridge a research organization formed to conduct research on Republican candidates and to the Democratic campaigns and committees an additional $ 700,000. These donations gave the Democrats the upper hand over their running mates, the Republicans which enabled them to set a solid campaign base.

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End Citizens United Reforms on American Elections

End Citizens United was formed on March 1st, 2015. It is a political action committee dedicated to dealing with the destructive effects of Citizens United. End Citizens United gets its funds from grassroots donors. End Citizens United also aims at reforming its campaign finance system. It aims at showing elected officials, voters, the press, and candidates that the grassroots are giving their best to fight against the increasing boldness of billionaires targeting to buy their elections. End Citizens United believes that by doing that they will be in a position to build a broad coalition that will work towards reforming their campaign finance. It will also pressure lawmakers to take necessary action.

End Citizens United has put together a group of veteran Democratic operatives to assist in passing the message concerning the influence of money in the political world. The team will also help in putting an end to this issue. They have a board comprised of committed top leaders. End Citizens United has a mission geared towards combating big money in the political world and dismantling the rigged political system through electing campaign finance reforms. The champions aim at putting to an end to unlimited money in politics as well as to dark money. End Citizens United plans on achieving its mission through:

  • Using grassroots membership to showcase political power on issues concerning money in politics
  • Electing pro-reform candidates
  • Raising the matter concerning money in politics as a national priority

End Citizens United collects over $4 million

End Citizens United managed to collect over $4 million within the first three months of the year. They have an objective of ensuring that the project raises $35 million in the preparation of the 2018 midterm elections for Congress. The fundraising details were provided to USA TODAY. It would be a great flow from the $25 million that PAC took in during the 2016 election, which was their first election cycle in operation.

Tiffany Muller is PAC’s president and executive director. Muller said that about 100,000 individuals contributed to the PAC for the first quarter of 2017. 40,000 of the contributors were first time givers. Leaders of this group say that their objective is to elect campaign-finance transformations champions to Congress. Tiffany noted that on average the PAC received $12. According to Tiffany, the group’s donors feel like they are being rigged against by the system. They feel that people who can write the biggest checks get the biggest say. Tiffany says that this is their way of fighting back. Tiffany added that Democrats are not happy about President Trump’s win. As a result of that, they are willing and ready to fight back against his agenda and his nominees. Muller said that they would fight back candidates such as his selection of the Supreme Court, Judge Neli Gorsuch.