George Soros Resisting Trump

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.

Read more about George at The New York Times.

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.

Learn more: http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527

End Citizens United Is Completely Focused On Its Cause

End Citizens United, a political action committee, has managed to raise nearly $2 million so far. This has come mainly from the small donors. This indicates how focused this group is. They have plans for getting between $25 million and $30 million during this entire cycle.

 

End Citizens United is focused on getting a constitutional amendment passed. This will reverse the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Citizens United. It was passed in 2010. This had given rise to super PACs, and there was a tidal flow of dark money into politics.

 

Today End Citizens United has 325,000 signatures of people on its petition. It is demanding that Congress should pass this legislation. But End Citizens United is not resting at this number alone. They are focused and quite clear that they should boost this number.

 

They are trying a number of ways to achieve this. One of them is their partnering with the campaign, “Ready for Hillary.” On its front, End Citizens United is going to rent out its email list to them. It has over 4 million people. Now this list can be used for reaching out to the potential liberal supporters. Hence it will be working both ways for the involved parties.

 

End Citizens United is going to endorse 11 Democratic candidates. These will include two former Senates too. These are Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin along with Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado.

 

One thing to note here is that End Citizens United is one among many PAC that are campaigning finance reform. It is important to listen to their communications director, Carbo in order to understand why End Citizens United is different. They are also looking at the political aspect here.

 

End Citizens United is trying to help people to get elected. This way those people will come in power who would like to change the existing law. Thus the group is backing all those candidates who favor campaign finance reform. These persons would be able to stand up against the Citizens United.

 

End Citizens United is also supporting those candidates who are under attack by the billionaire conservatives like the Koch brothers besides other black-money groups like them.

 

This is not an easy issue. Any constitutional amendment is an uphill task. A fact needs to be remembered that no Constitutional amendment has been passed in America since 1992.

 

But groups like End Citizens United are doing a number of other good things too. They are keeping the public aware of all the decisions that are being taken by the Supreme Court. They keep political pressure on the Supreme Court so that things do not worsen any further. And such a huge amount of money will definitely impact the House race.