Over the years one name has become a mainstay in the world of progressive politics and that name is George Soros. George Soros is a Hungarian born New Yorker who has spent the better part of the past half century growing grassroots progressive campaigns around the world. Soros believes in bringing power back to the people and keeping the government accountable for what goes on at the highest levels of the political scene. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations as his way to give back and help spread progressive values around the world, now he is giving totally to the OSF. It was recently reported that Soros has donated nearly $18 billion to the Open Society Foundations over the past several years.
The Open Society Foundations was created by George Soros over thirty years ago. His goal in forming the charity was to create a network of foundations all around the planet that could unite in their attempt to fight for the core beliefs that progressives hold dearly: social justice, democracy, transparent government freedom of expression. The Open Society has been active in 120 countries around the globe and it has made a difference in some tremendously important battles. The Open Society has been active in apartheid era Africa as well as in support of the Roma people. More recently, Soros has been pushing the Open Society to get active here in the United States in response to the surge of hate crimes that have followed in the wake of Donald Trumps election and subsequent inauguration. Soros would donate nearly $10 million in the wake of Trump’s election victory in November and learn more about George Soros.
The Open Society Foundations is one of Soros’ most lasting legacies and it figures to be the gift that keeps on giving, long after the billionaire hedge fund investor has decided to step back and retire. In recent years we’ve seen the OSF perform tremendous acts for people in the United States and abroad. In 2014 the OSF helped to fund Ebola Outbreak treatment centers while also stumping for marriage equality years prior. The OSF’s recent influx of donations from George Soros will be the fuel that helps to keep these movements alive. Soros released a statement back in November lamenting the election of Trump and subsequent tidal shift in America’s psyche by saying, “We must do something to push back against what’s happening here.” It appears that the OSF is Soros’ path to fighting back and more information click here.
George Soros has been a prominent voice in the realm of progressive politics for years now, largely since he came out and railed against President Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq so many years ago. Lately, Soros has stood behind both President Obama as well as Hillary Clinton’s election bid. Soros has been one of the most open and unabashed critics of the Trump regime. Soros is setting himself up to be a stalwart in progressive politics for years to come and progressives around the world should coalesce around his message and Follow him Twitter.com.