The reemergence of George Soros as a major political donor for the left leaning Democratic Party in the U.S. has been detailed by Politico, but his 2015 and 2016 return to Presidential election campaigning has come at a time when his donations to major not for profit groups who have made an impact on the consciousness of the American people during the Ferguson protests of 2014. The Washington Times explains a number of groups backed by George Soros have played an integral role in the development of the “Black Lives Matter” movement that became important following the shooting of African American Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri; groups backed by the funds of George Soros came together in Ferguson to help organize the protests and educate protesters on their rights when the protests became important to all civil rights leaders across the U.S. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.
For the protesters in Ferguson the name George Soros may not have seemed important to the fight they were undertaking against what was seen as the latest piece of police brutality in the U.S. More high profile figures may face the media and take the praise for becoming organizers of the Ferguson protests, but in reality the $33 million provided annually to various human rights protecting groups by George Soros became a major part of the work completed by Ferguson protesters during the 2014 zenith of the protest groups. The Ferguson protests have highlighted the way George Soros hopes his Open Society Foundations group of charitable networks will work in the future as they have transcended almost every aspect of the human rights activism community in the last few years; the aim of the Open Society Foundations has always been to combine research, policy, and direct action as was seen in Ferguson with the organizing of protesters by Soros backed groups on a regular basis that turned a 24 hour protest into one that lasted for weeks.
The work completed by George Soros backed groups in Ferguson seems to have had a major effect on the 86 year old Hungarian born investment specialist who has long found it difficult to feel comfortable providing major funding for political parties and candidates; however, Soros has been a major source of funding in the 2016 election campaign for Democrat Hillary Clinton and has vowed to continue his fight against the Republican Trump Administration in 2017 and into the 2018 midterm election cycle. Politico reports Soros met with the powerful Democracy Alliance group of wealthy Democrat donors who agreed policy details that would allow new ways of bringing left leaning candidates to power across local, state, and national elections in the coming years.