George Soros is very active politically. According to Forbes, he is worth $25.2 billion. He generously donates most of the money through his Open Society Foundation. Many people are surprised to learn the causes that he supports with his money.
America Discriminates Against the Rights of People
George Soros believes that America actively discriminates against the rights of many. One group that he supports working on this front, according to Discover the Networks, is the Arab American Institute. They seek to promote the rights of immigrants through social service programs on Snopes, educational materials and action alerts for members to call their legislators. This group feels that Arab Americans have been discriminated against since September 11, 2001.
Discover the Networks also says that George Soros actively calls for the end of racism in America. He gives money to the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. According to their website, this group provides more than $25 million annually in pro bono legal services to minority communities with a special emphasis on Hispanic communities on project-syndicate.org. They also provide legislation updates to their members encouraging them to take a stance against Republican-supported bills.
Inequality in the Criminal System
George Soros actively calls for the end of discrimination in the criminal-justice system by supporting The Sentencing Project. This group would like to see incarceration used less often. Headed by Marc Mauer, this organization works mainly as a think tank with a liberal point of view.
Finding Activist Leaders
George Soros works very hard to encourage young people to get involved with the Democratic Party on opensocietyfoundations.org. One organization that he supports in doing this is The Institute for America’s Future. The institute operates the TomPainetoday.com website allowing readers to get progressive news from a variety of sources.
Expanding Social-Welfare Programs
George Soros believes that those who have great wealth should give it to the needy. He is a supporter of higher taxes to pay for an expanding welfare program. One group that he funds is the Economic Policy Institute. This institute based in Washington D.C. regularly publishes news on the economic impact of proposed legislation.
George Soros is a proponent of socialized medicine. He funds Health Care for America Now. When Congress was debating Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Affordable Care Act, this institution saw the acts as the first step in taking over health care in the United States. In this instance, Soros gave over $5 million to this single campaign.
George Soros has made his own money since coming to England as a young man. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he has the right to spend his money where he pleases. The American public also has the right to know where he chooses to try to influence their decisions.