The work of hedge fund icon George Soros is often seen as controversial to many on the right of global politics, but the well known liberal and Democrat has always remained true to the positive aspects of his life that have been seen in and around the U.S. criminal justice system. The Washington Times reports the importance of George Soros to social justice reform in the U.S. has been highlighted by the role Soros both directly and indirectly played in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri that took place in 2014; the protests about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer led to many protests that were begun with the aid of groups backed by George Soros and his Open Society Foundations network of charitable groups. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.
As a survivor of the Hungarian Holocaust in World War II when more than 500,000 Jewish Hungarians were murdered by the occupying Nazi forces, George Soros has always sought to aid those he feels are not being represented fairly by government agencies across the planet. George Soros has been a major supporter of the human rights of individuals and looked to provide funding for groups seeking to protect the voting and judicial rights of individuals across the U.S.; some of these groups have played important roles in developing the protest movement in Ferguson and protecting the legacy of why the protests played out in response to the police shooting. The groups backed by George Soros include the Gamaliel Foundation that brings together religious leaders and followers of different faiths in a bid to make sure they are protecting the rights of individuals and working to keep all protesters safe during events like those taking place in Ferguson. Included in these good works has been the meeting that took place between protest organizers and President Barrack Obama in the days following the beginning of the Ferguson protests.
The growing issues seen by George Soros from 2014 onward led to him returning to the political elite in a bid to make sure liberal left leaning views were represented in the 2016 election cycle. The main beneficiary of the $25 million donated by Soros during the 2016 Presidential election cycle was former First Lady Hillary Clinton as she attempted to become the first female President of the U.S., Politico reports. George Soros believes the growing issues in Europe and across the U.S. require strong leadership and that from the left of the political spectrum in a bid to ensure the legacy of President Obama was protected; in the buildup to the 2016 election the Hungarian born hedge fund legend also provided large levels of funding for groups seeking to ensure minority groups had their voting rights protected in the face of growing laws changes targeting Hispanic’s and African American’s in terms of losing their voting rights. Read his profile at Forbes.