George Soros Bands Against Trump; Funds Ferguson Protests

George Soros is Hungarian born American business magnate. He is one of the richest people on Earth with estimated assets worth $25 billion. He is a liberal individual who is aiming to bring a social change through funding groups which are active in the Ferguson protests.

In 2015, George Soros donated $33 million to protest groups in Ferguson, after a black man was shot and killed in cold blood by the policeman working for the Ferguson Police Department. George Soros is a very influential person in American politics as his huge network of non-profit organizations mobilize the masses to influence American policy makers.

Mr. Soros began funding the protest campaigns ever since the shooting took place, which forced the local government to introduce a city-wide curfew to curb the protests. He is seen as a hero to civil rights activists who thanked him for funding their group’s activities. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.

Thanks to George Soros, groups like BlackLivesMatter gained traction in social media and became a massive success. Without his timely donations, the groups could not have mobilized efficiently during the protests.

Colorlines is a news portal based on the web that spotlights on race issues and is distributed by Race Forward, an organization that got $200,000 from Mr. Soros’ establishment in 2011. Colorlines has distributed vigorously on the activities in Ferguson and intensely advanced the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

During the American Presidential election of 2016, George Soros also heavily funded the Hilary Clinton campaign to fight back against the populist agendas of Donald Trump. Many liberal businessmen such as George Soros saw Donald Trump as a threat to their values and Hilary Clinton as the savior of the American economy on international diplomacy.

Despite the heavy funding campaign orchestrated by George Soros, Hilary Clinton failed to the win the American Presidential election as Donald Trump won largely thanks to the votes of the working-class whites in America. His campaign rhetoric of putting America first before anyone else spurred nationalistic sentiments among majority of the voters. Visit his profile on Twitter.

His donations have regularly centered around the individuals who confront discrimination and prejudice only for their identity. He has bolstered people who have been pushed to the edges of mainstream society, for example, sex workers and people of color.

George Soros does not look at this as a defeat, but a chance to rebuild upon his core values and morals. Mr. Soros is a huge philanthropist, having donated more than $12 billion to date in his lifetime. Because of his financing, people and associations over the globe have a chance to battle for the right to free speech and a responsible and an accountable government.

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Betsy DeVos The Incorrigible Reformer

If somebody can take the credit for trying to reform education in the country, it has to be Betty DeVos. Over the past three decades, she has spearheaded myriad initiatives involving campaigns, party organizations as well as political action committees. Reform is probably intrinsic to the DeVos way of life considering that her husband Dick DeVos too is into it.

As Chairman of the Windquest group, she has done great work in leading them to fulfill their mandate-that of investing in technology, manufacturing and green energy. Then there are some nonprofit roles that she performs as well. For instance as chairperson of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation through which she carries out a number of charitable activities. That apart, her membership of various local as well as national boards, that encompasses venerable names such as DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, Mars Hill Bible Church, Kids Hope USA as well as the Foundation of Excellence for Children. Read more about her philanthropy at MLive.

Of course, Betsy DeVos has now reached the pinnacle of her career as a major educationist by being confirmed as the 11th US secretary of education. A graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan Betty and her husband Dick De Vos have four children and six grandchildren. As secretary of education, Betty is working with President Trump to help advance the cause of quality education for children of all. It is DeVos’s firm belief that the zip code that a child lives in should not be a determinant of whether they should be entitled to a world class education or not, nor should one’s economic status.

As secretary one can expect her to press for the return of control over education to states and localities thereby providing parents with a greater say in their choice of educational settings for their children, which they feel are the best for their children’s future. It is fortuitous that the nation has as its education secretary somebody who has been striving to reform education for as long as one can remember.

The fact that her mother was a public school teacher ignited her interest in education at a very early age. This was further accentuated when at the time of sending her own children to school, she realized that not all American children received the best quality of education available. She has since spent a lifetime fighting to reform education and make quality education available to all American children in every nook and corner of the great land.

With her, at the helm of affairs, one can surely hope that she will be able to out her life’s experiences about advocacy of education to optimal use for the greater good of American school going children. Visit the website U.S. Department of Education to know more.

End Citizens United Demands For The Reversal Of A Court Order On Political Funding

End Citizens United was established on March 1st, 2015. This Political Action Committee (PAC) is largely sponsored by grass root donors. Their main objective is to oppose the grievous effects of Citizens United on elections and enhance reforms in financing campaigns. The entity focuses on showing the candidates, voters, press, and the elected officials that the grassroots are resisting the increased insensitivity of billionaires who are attempting to buy their elections. End Citizens United seeks to establish a broad alliance that will work towards reforming campaign finance and pressuring the legislators to take action.

The mission of End Citizens United is to fight against federal big money and dismantle their rigged system of politics by electing champions of campaign finance and passing measures of state ballot. The champions will be tasked with the duty of overturning Citizens United’s objectives. This way, they will end dark and unlimited political money. They will be able to achieve this objective by electing candidates who support reforms, making the issue of political money a priority of the nation, and using the membership of the grassroots to show political power. End Citizens United supports candidates who are committed to reforming the campaign finance system.

The ultimate goal of End Citizens United is to pass an amendment of the Constitution to reverse the decision made by the Supreme Court in Citizens United Case against FEC. The 2010 ruling led to the formation of super PACs because it gave power to the use of mysterious money in politics. The group is different from other PACs that zero in on reforming campaign finance. This is because they are focusing on supporting different persons vying for elective positions, especially those who will play a significant role in changing the existing laws. The entity will support Democratic candidates considering that they support the reform agenda. End Citizens United expects to pass reforms of campaign finance at the state and local level.

Recently, the group and some of the leading grassroots groups in the country met to launch a huge campaign, which was organized in all 50 states, to overcome the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The record of Judge Gorsuch in politics shows that if he were confirmed, the citizens would face undisclosed spending in their elections. This situation would allow dark money to be used in the elections. Such bog money would have adverse influence on the democracy, minimizing the level at which the voices of American families can be heard. The campaign will capitalize on the massive demonstration of grassroots power, which shall stir resistance movements across the nation. These campaigns will include airport protests, the Women’s March, and actions that have dominated congressional phone lines and town halls. End Citizens United maintains their belief in the significance of transparency in political finance.

Up close and personal with Andrea McWilliams

Anyone that has been around when the last general election campaigns were being held in Texas will tell you that Andrea McWilliams is one of the best names in the business. At the tender age of 21, she had already managed to create her own company with the help of her husband and was using it as a conduit for her activism. The first thing that you will notice about Andrea when you meet her is the fact that she is very intelligent. Then, there is the craftiness and the energy with which she runs her activities. She has indeed won quite a number of awards as a result of her exemplary work.

The large news networks such as CBS, Fox News and The Wall Street Journal have all featured her work in their publications. In addition to this, the Texas Women Chamber of Commerce gave her a special nod due to the exemplary work that she has been doing when it comes to activism. Her persuasion skills are another thing that has made her a favorite among the mighty when it comes to the Texan political terrain.

Andrea is a native of Texas. After school, she settled in the state and got married there. She currently lives on Congress avenue with her husband and their children. Besides her work and her political activism, Andrea is very much involved in philanthropy. Some of the causes that she is passionate about include an organization known as HeartGift and also acting as a board member in organizations such as the Rise Across Texas Challenge, Texas Children in crisis and many others. She has been named on various occasions as one of the All Stars Statesman Fortune 500 List. Her success in what she does is an inspiration to the local women as it sends the message that it is possible to make a difference, no matter how small your voice may seem.