George Soros experienced First-hand Discrimination Hence his Devotion to Help Marginalized Groups

One of the world’s known philanthropist George Soros has supported organizations that fight for transparency, accountable government, and those that encourage justice and equality. To date, Soros has made a contribution of about $12 billion. Groups he has supported include Europe’s Roma people, groups representing sex workers, drug users, LGBTI community among others. Born in Hungary in 1930, he experienced discrimination in his life. He survived the 1944-1945 Nazi occupation that saw the death of 500,000 Hungarian Jews. His family survived the murder through securing false identity papers. In an interview with open society foundation, Soros revealed that instead of submitting to their fate, they concealed their backgrounds and helped others do so. After the Hungary war, Soros left for London where he worked part time as a nightclub waiter. He used his wages for his studies and then in 1956, he left for the United States and entered the finance and investment world. He made his fortune in this industry and 1970; he launched a hedge fund known as Soros Fund Management. Learn more about George at Biography.

Soros has created a network of foundations and projects in 100 countries. He supports these projects using his fortune. At London school of economics, the first encounter Soros experienced was the philosophy of Karl Popper hence the name of his foundation. Popper wrote a book known as Open Society and Its Enemies in which he argues that a society can only prosper if it allows freedom of expression and democratic governance. The charitable works of George Soros began in 1979 when he gave scholarships to black South Africans under apartheid. He helped endorse the open exchange of ideas in the community Eastern Bloc in the 1980s where he gave out photocopies for the reprinting of banned texts. He also created Central European University after the fall of the Berlin wall; the school provided a space to promote critical thinking.

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After the cold war, he expanded his charity works to the United States, Asia and Africa where he supported efforts to create democratic, transparent and accountable societies. He criticized the war on drug calling it more harmful than the drug itself, and he helped start the American marijuana movement. Over the years, he has supported lawyers who represent unlawfully held individuals and has paid school fees for many students from marginalized groups.

Soros was at the center of Ferguson protest movement. He funded the Ferguson protest throughout the years and had mobilized groups across U.S. According to a report from the Washington times, Soros gave about $33 million for one year in support of groups that encouraged activists in Soros Ferguson movement. The contribution has been made through the open society foundation. His contributions have inspired activist groups to transform the one-day protest movement into a 24 hour a day national celebration. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.

End Citizen United Continues to Foster its Agenda by Raising Funds to Elect its Preferred Leaders

End Citizen United is one of the largest PAC registered organizations in the U.S. It was established in 2015, and medium income earners fund it. End Citizen United mandate is to revolutionize the campaign finance system as well as counter the effects of Citizen United in the political arena.

 

End Citizen United supports three more candidates

 

In May 2017, End Citizen United made public its new 2018 endorsement, designed to support Heidi Heitkamp, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Bob Casey of North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania respectively. This support would enable End Citizen United work in collaboration with the above candidates so as to reach its more than 143,000 members from the three states. The aim of these endorsements is to champion advocacy reforms, which will increase campaign finance. This support would also provide these senators with the resources they require to win the elections.

 

According to Director Tiffany Muller, the three senators have an excellent professional record. Therefore, it was easy to support them. Additionally, these amazing leaders had been fighting for the reforms that were consistently championed by the End Citizens United. In a press release, Director Muller told the media that election of these leaders would fuel the agenda aimed at helping the middle class by putting an end to the regime of ‘Big Money out of politics.’ In the last couple of weeks, End Citizens United has had a significant impact in Georgia, enabling it to raise more than $900,000 to run a digital advertisement so as to elect Jon Ossoff. In 2016 alone, End Citizen United was able to generate $15 million worth of funding used to elect 15 members to Congress, including Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto and Maggie Hassan.

 

End Citizen United plan to raise more than $35 million

 

End Citizen United is determined to raise its funds to enable the committee to fund its political ideas. Since the beginning of the year, the End Citizen United has been able to raise above $4 million. This organization targets to generate more than $35 million before the midterm elections for Congress planned to take place in 2018. Based on the reports by USA TODAY, this strategy will generate more money than it did in 2016. Within the first quarter of the year, this group has been able to engage more than 100,000 people. Of this group of people, about 40,000 of them donated to the End Citizen United for the very first time. Based on Director Muller’s report, the organization has been able to generate an average of $12 million in 2017. Early this year, End Citizen United urged its supporters to contribute about $500,000 to support the election of Democrat Jon Ossoff. Mr. Ossoff raised about $4 million to fund the special election held on the 18th April.

 

 

Betsy DeVos Opposes Overturning of Bathroom Bill

Betsy DeVos is primarily known from her (and her husband Dick’s) extensive philanthropy work which has largely been dedicated to state empowered education, such as the Partnership for Education Justice, Success Academy Charter Schools as well as the University of Maryland College.

However, Betsy DeVos has come into the spotlight of late more recently for a entirely different reason after she was appointed to the position of Secretary of Education for the United States of America by the Trump/Pence administration. This new surge of interest is connected to the so-called, “Bathroom Ban,” a moniker shorthand for the allocation of transgendered individuals and bathroom use (involving questions like whether or not a transgender, female to male, should be able to use the men’s restroom and vice-versa). While Ms. DeVos has signed on to the move by the Trump administration there have been a couple of sources both outside and inside the white house that have stated that, from the beginning, Ms. DeVos was actually strongly apposed to the bathroom legislation.

According to a source first acquired by CNN, a former associate of Ms. DeVos stated that when she was called to the white house to speak with Sen. Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump, she expressed her concern about the bathroom legislation by telling Mr. Trump that both she and him had promised to advocate for the rights of, and ensure the protections of, all students in the United States and that she felt this was backtracking somewhat on this promise. Yet, in the end she did end up supporting the new administration in a effort to foster cohesion within the newly congealing presidential administration. Even still, Ms. DeVos has made her concerns very clear and very public and has vowed to continue advocating for the rights and protections of all children so that they to may be afforded the, “Freedom to learn and thrive.”

Some reports surfaced regarding Senator Sessions and Ms. DeVos’ opinions of each other, given their drastically distant stance on the transgender issue with some allegations of hot-headedness and animosity between the two cabinet members. However, in a recent public press release, the White House Press Sec, Mr. Sean Spicer, vehemently denied that there was any animosity between Ms. DeVos and Mr. Sessions.

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Jose Manuel Gonzalez, Politican, Fiancier and Advocate

Jose Manuel Gonzalez is a prominent and influential politician and financier in Venezuela. He is the successful proprietor of the enterprises AmericTraders,Bridco, Thomas Pipe and SGL Technic,as well as other affiliates in the domain of agriculture.
He officiated over the Venezuelan Federation of Chamber of Commerce which is comparable to a monopoly dominating the spheres of finance, agriculture,economics finance,construction,energy,manufacturing,media,cultivation,insurance,transportation and tourism in the Venezuelan industry. Essentially controlling the entire country.
Jose Manuel Gonzalez is presently a representative from Goarico National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela for which he was an appointee for the seat of Governor. During the nomination phase it was predicted that he was the evident one to win the election,however he obtained 53% of the 1171 votes.
As a politician he possess the endorsements and acknowledgments from over twenty political organizations which encompass Democratic Action,A New Era,Christian Party, Project Venezuela,Justice First,Popular Will,Red Flag Party,Radical Cause,Movement for Socialism,Progressive Advance,Democratic Republican Union.
Jose Manuel Gonzalez is an active committed member who consistently engages in the committee of the National Assembly which he is immensely proud of, one within the monitoring range of his constituents and the country of Venezuela in its entirety. He was designated as Chairman of Venezuelan Federation of the Chamber of Commerce as a result of his business aspects expertise and entrepreneurial skills.
Jose Manuel Gonzalez is an advocate who relentlessly and persistently is fighting for much needed reform in his country. According to him Venezuelan politics have a bleak outlook on the horizon due to the indisputable fact that his continuous advice regarding atrocious management in the current implementations in agriculture are navigating towards devastating food shortages,were totally and adamantly disregarded by the government in the National Assembly and Federation of the Chamber of Commerce in Caracas.
This is the inherent reason why Venezuela has no choice but to import food from other nations. The concept being that if farmers are not able to survive from cultivating their crops and can not under any circumstances make a worthwhile profit because their own government pays them very little,then the alternative route is to sell their commodities to other nearby countries such as Columbia,where they they obtain a sensible market value.