George Soros has a long history of supporting progressive causes. Soros fled Hungary in 1946 and ultimately ended up in the United States. Once stateside, Soros established himself as a successful hedge fund manager. This history as an immigrant and successful entrepreneur has led Soros to believe in a society that helps it’s most vulnerable to succeed in the face of adversity. This has led Soros to regularly support politicians that help those living in poverty. Soros’ activism and philanthropy reflect a belief that success accompanies responsibility. It is because of this outlook that Soros has a continued interest in government policies that lessen wealth inequality and its effects, reduce global violence, and protect the environment from destruction. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
Soros’ commitment to progressivism has led him to support major nominees from the Democratic Party, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He has allied himself with leaders of the Democratic Party and continues to use his influence and resources to push for the success of the party. Notably this has manifested in George Soros’ creation of the Democracy Alliance in 2004, a group that brings together donors and key liberal leaders. The Alliance has been a means through which Soros and other donors can channel funds into the Democratic Party. The DA has been a key factor in counteracting the large amount of money regularly raised by Republican politicians.
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Soros and the DA met recently to reaffirm its resistance to the Donald Trump’s presidency. Kenneth P. Vogel, writing for Politico, outlines some of the objectives of the DA following Trump’s victory in November. Under direction from the DA the Democratic Party focused on an increasingly diverse electorate. This was not enough to counteract the role of the white working class in November’s election. Soros’ meeting with the DA in November brought with it references to Soros’ own background dealing with communism and Nazism in Hungary, prior to his immigration to the United States and much of his focus on progressivism stems from these experiences.