George Soros is a renowned philanthropist world over. He has given out more than $12 billion so far that has gone to fund organizations and persons who fight for the rights of marginalized groups and persons, such as LGBTI people, drug users, and Roma people. The advocacy includes freedom of speech, government accountability, transparency, equality, and justice. George Soros was prompted to fund these groups by his own experience. Soros’ family survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary in the 1940s by faking their papers. He moved to London after the war and enrolled at the London School of Economics. He supported his studies through menial jobs as a railway porter and a waiter. George moved to the United States in 1956 to start his career in finance and investments. He started his company, Soros Fund Management, in 1970 and rose to become a prominent investor in the United States. After gathering enough resources, George Soros started the Open Society Foundations.
George Soros’ philanthropic works run far and wide. His first project was in 1979 when he gave scholarships to black South Africans. He later got involved in photocopying texts that were banned in the Communist Eastern Bloc. His participation promoted the exchange of ideas more openly. George Soros later created a critical thinking platform, the Central European University which saw the Soviet community open up to the world. George Soros continued with his philanthropic work, expanding to the United States, Africa, and Asia. His mission throughout the causes he undertook was to achieve an open society. He was actively involved in protesting the war on drugs while criticizing the approach adopted. He was part of the founders of the medical marijuana movement in the United States. George has over the years funded the legal representation of unlawfully held individuals as well as education for marginalized people. The organizations that have benefited from his support include the International Crisis Group, the European Council on Foreign Relations as well as the Institute for New Economic Thinking among others. George Soros has continued to be actively involved in the running of the Open Society Foundations even in his old age. Read his profile at Forbes.
Ferguson and Missouri Protests Funding
George Soros funded the Ferguson, Missouri protest movement supporting the activists with 33 million dollars. The funding went to several groups that networked and shared ideas, creating a powerful effect. Groups, such as Make the Road New York and the Drug Policy Alliance, sent representatives early enough to Ferguson. He also financed the groups that created the Hands Up Coalition in Missouri and Dream Defenders. The Ferguson protests were supported by other groups such as the Gamaliel Foundation and individuals such as Kassandra Frederique from the Drug Policy Alliance. Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference also sent some representatives. Know more on businessinsider.com about George Soros.
End Citizens United is a Democratic party Political Action Committee that is funded by ordinary people who are not members of the wealthy sector. They are dedicated to reforming the Democratic financial campaign so that the wealthy do not control the system. Republicans and Independents admit that political spending is out of control and needs to be halted. End Citizens United is headed by Democrats because it is the Republican party is opposed to the overturning the Supreme Court decision that has put the country in the hands of the rich. End Citizens wants an amendment that will Reese the 2O10 Supreme Court decision that leads to Super PACs. End Citizens United was launched in 2015 and was planning to become a major player in 2016. This organization had planned to donate tens of millions of dollars to Democratic candidates running in house and senate races across the country. In the first month of existence, End Citizens United had raised over $2 million from a group of small investors. The group was part of the Ready for Hillary campaign.
The four board members include Ron Barber, who is the Democratic representative in Arizona’s second voting district. Jessica Vandenberg is the founder of Maverick Strategy and Mail. Christopher Massicotte was Vice President sales and marketing at NPG VAN Inc, and Lanae Erickson Hatalsky is the head of Third Way political team.
End Citizens United chooses the Democratic candidates to back on the basis of those interested in reforming the campaign laws. They endorsed 11 Democratic senate candidates including the former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Colorado United States Senator, Michael Bennet. There was a petition going around to reform the Super PAC, and the petition had gotten 325,000 signatures. All the people who signed the signatures on the petitions are behind changing the political law that created the misconception that corporations are people, too. Billionaires, such as the Koch Brothers, spent large amounts of money that were untraceable. It has made the large corporations and billionaires in charge of how the elections turn out.
In 2017, End Citizens United is waging a war against the nomination of Donald Trump’s pick for Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch The grassroots organization is trying to convince Nevada Senator Dean Heller to vote against Gorsuch who is in favor of large corporations controlling the outcome of political elections. End Citizens United is holding a rally on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10:30 a.m until 12:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Federal Courthouse for anyone who is in the area and wants to attend.
George Soros was a child during World War 2, and he was taken in by a man who was acting on behalf of the Nazis, this man hid his Jewish heritage on opensocietyfoundations.org, and ultimately allowed for George’s survival. While George Soros remarks that this was a period of life which did not have a profound impact upon him, questions remain as to how he viewed the world after having been exposed to such acts at such an early age. George would witness his caretaker engage in efforts to save Hungarian Jews during the war, and the man in question was the Minister of Agriculture in Hungary on Forbes. Soros bore witness to extreme efforts to save the lives of Jews who were being discriminated against, but also safeguarded by way of the efforts of some officials to hide Jews.
In particular, George Soros’ caretaker had a lot of incentive to keep the Jews out of the fray, because his own wife was being hidden during the war. This sort of effort being made in the presence of a young George Soros could be said to have had a significant impact upon his future desires to be involved in world politics. The efforts made on Soros with regard to the various non-profit and other efforts seen in the international community have reached into eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. With all of these humanitarian efforts, George Soros’ continued involvement with the investment community is that much more significant. Soros continues to take it upon himself to look for ways to prevent the atrocities seen during World War 2.