George Soros Brings Progressive Grassroots Campaigns to Forefront

The Democratic Party in the United States of America owes at least some measure of allegiance toward George Soros. Soros has been a quiet source of funds for politically progressive and socially justice oriented work for years upon years. Democrats rarely have a billionaire backer in their presence and the re-emergence of George Soros, due to the 2016 election, could have a ripple effect on the future of our political landscape for years to come. In fact, due to Hillary Clinton’s loss against Donald Trump for the presidency, Soros may have just become the most important progressive in the entire country. Know more on Investopedia about George Soros.

George Soros had been relatively content to spend the bulk of his time on the sidelines focusing on philanthropy and progressive ideals on a smaller scale. Soros rose up to fame, and notoriety according to right wing publications, during the 2004 Presidential election when he backed Al Gore against the incumbent George W. Bush. Obviously Gore and Soros didn’t make a connection to the White House but it was enough of a run that now everyone knows what Soros is capable of. Soros, a Hungarian born New York resident, had been relatively content on the sidelines until he saw how successful Donald J. Trump was in eliminating progressive ideals from mainstream politics. Soros return will pay huge dividends in the future, primarily on a grassroots level.

The Open Society Foundations has played a huge role in disseminating social justice and progressive ideals throughout the world. Soros founded this philanthropic endeavor in order to bring democracy to as many places as possible through a grassroots approach to problem solving. We saw firsthand how successful these grassroots campaigns can be with the Ferguson protests. When Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson it was the work of George Soros and the Open Society Foundations that led to a closer examination of the case and the subsequent racial divide and tension. In fact, Soros gave closer to $33 million that year in order to fund activists in cities across the country, including Ferguson. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.

Kenneth Zimmerman is the director of the Open Society Foundations and the programs that occur within the United States. Zimmerman essentially summed up Soros and his beliefs by saying, “Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in a more just, inclusive, democratic society.” Zimmerman went on to say, “Helping groups combine policy, research and data collection with community organizing feels very much the way our society becomes more accountable.”

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Progressives and center-democrats alike are uniting around Soros’ approach to progressive problem solving. It will be interesting to see the increased importance that George Soros takes on during President Trump’s time in office.

The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund Continues Its Fight For Immigrant Rights

The rights of immigrants has always been a major part of the work of the human rights community across the planet as the free movement of people around the world has become a major issue for those concerned about protecting the rights of people in many different nations.

On a global level the work of groups like the Open Society Foundations has become a major part of the work of a network of charitable groups spanning more than 100 countries; philanthropist George Soros has backed the Open Society Foundations with a level of donations that has reached more than $12 billion since the foundation was created in 1984.

Local human rights groups can also play an important role in shaping immigration policy across individual regions and on a national level, as has been shown by the success of the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund based in the U.S. state of Arizona.

The Frontera Fund was established following the illegal detention of journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona, following a multi million dollar settlement for their arrest that came after a dispute over the journalists revealing the nature of a Grand Jury investigation into the actions of the Sheriff.

U.S. policy on immigration has always been a major part of the work of the Frontera Fund, which has sought to raise awareness of policies including extreme vetting it sees as unfair towards innocent people.

The work of the Frontera Fund is based in Arizona as a number of different groups are provided with funding from the group established by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin that allows organization like the American Civil Liberties Group of Arizona to complete high levels of good work in the state.

Many major human rights groups have looked to focus their work on a single aspect of the abuses taking place around the world, but for the Open Society Foundations the need to make sure each and every aspect of human rights are protected is a major source of the success achieved by the group.

Much like the Frontera Fund the Open Society Foundations works by completing its own programs and backs a number of other charitable groups who have already become established fighters for the human rights of millions. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-larkin-8a2a4213a

The Open Society Foundations has recently been focusing a large amount of its work on the refugee crisis facing the European Union and the world as a whole because of the Syrian Civil War; the work of the group has seen new ideas floated for handling the problems facing refugees who often struggle to make their way across Europe with easeto start a new life.

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