George Soros’s Political and Social Engagements

According to Politico, George Soros reemerged after taking a long hiatus from active participation in politics. In his latest political forays, the billionaire business mogul made a significant contribution to the already well-oiled campaign machinery of Democratic Party presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. George Soros’ active participation in the 2016 elections was in line with his traditional engagement in politics that many American political players had been accustomed to for many years. His engagement in the American electioneering process has been focused on championing for various causes he holds dear and strongly believes in. this includes supporting the campaigns of various candidates that he strongly believes are supportive of these causes. However, during the 2008 presidential elections George Soros took a break from actively supporting political campaigns.

George Soros’s latest political comeback, like in the previous years, is significant. He donated a whopping $25 million to the Democratic Party campaign kitty. While Hillary Clinton’s campaign received the biggest chunk of the funds he donated, the rest of the funds were distributed across various organizations and political campaigns. Several super Political Action Committees (PACs) were to receive the funds to finance the various political activities and candidates they support. George Soros’s generous donation was used donated to support various candidates vying for various political seats across the country on the Democratic Party ticket. His political activism also includes supporting various reforms that he believes are crucial in expanding the democratic pace in the United States. These include voter mobilization and sensitization initiatives. Read more at Washington Times.

More than Philanthropy

George Soros’ engagement in the political dispensation in the United States extends beyond donating funds to support the campaigns of various candidates. His active participation in the politics of the country has extended beyond the 2016 presidential elections that Donald J. Trump being elected the president. Following President Trump’s election, George Soros has partnered with several like-minded individuals to donate funds and strategize on how to push for initiatives aimed at fighting back the president’s move to rollback some of the President Obama era policies. Together with others, Mr. Soros hopes that their donations with ensure that policies such as Obamacare, President Obama’s landmark healthcare bill, are protected from the president who campaigned on a platform of repealing and replacing it. Know more on businessinsider.com about George Soros.

His engagement in politics also includes supporting the campaigns of various candidates for key posts within the U.S judicial system. This includes district attorneys. He has supported the campaigns of various candidates across the country. These candidates are primarily minorities and reform-oriented individuals. Additionally, he has supported social and economic initiatives especially those seeking to empower immigrants and the communities they live in. Politicos reports that he contributed up $500 million to finance these economic initiatives, which include starting up businesses to support immigrants.

Read more: https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *