In 2004, billionaire and philanthropist, George Soros was active opposing the presidency of George Bush because he thought that actions of Bush would lead to a weaker America. Accordingly, he poured millions of dollars in his campaign to support John Kerry. Unluckily, George Bush became the president. Years after his massive campaign on project-syndicate.org, George Soros surfaced again to resist Donald Trump for the presidency. Just like the last time, he spent a little fortune to support Hillary Clinton. Yet, Donald Trump pulled out a chock win against Hillary Clinton. Despite these loses, George Soros is not backing down as he was an influential figure in the Democracy Alliance club meeting in Washington on Politico where top Democrats and liberals convened to resist Donald Trump’s illegitimate moves.
The Democracy Alliance club meeting was held one week after the announcement of election results. Behind the closed doors, George Soros and his colleagues deliberated how they can counter and thwart policies of Donald Trump. Among the attendees were such prominent figures as House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison.
It is interesting to note that Democracy Alliance donor club is a brainchild of George Soros who wanted to stand against the extremist policies and right-wing agendas on discoverthenetworks.org. The club is used as a platform for liberal organisations, labor unions, democrat politicians and left-wing activists to devise powerful policies. The DA club is functional since many years and it also represents the belief of George Soros who is against the hate-mongering speeches against minorities and women. In fact, George Soros was also a victim of prejudice and hate when living in former communist states. He and his family underwent persecution during the Holocaust and Nazi eras. Therefore, George Soros actively spends his fortune to support immigrants, refugees, minorities and individuals from less-privileges societies.
Talking about the agenda of the meeting, Gara LaMarche, the president of the DA, concluded that members will need to reassess their priorities. He acknowledged that something may have went wrong because these were the type of elections where everyone saw Democrats winning. As a result, members will need to reflect on new policies that will also include legislative policy battles in Blue-Collar working communities. For instance, Rep. Ellison, a Democratic candidate from Minnesota suggested that more funds should be channeled towards training campaign activists and developing effective policies.
Regarding the funds, the Democracy Alliance donor club receives funding from more than 100 prominent members including Soros, Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman. The membership asks everyone to contribute at least $200,000 every year to recommend groups. Besides, an annual fee of $30,000 is required to support DA staff and its meeting including VIP and cultural awareness visits. Recently, the group visited the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. Since its inception, the DA club has successfully gathered more than $500 Million that also includes donation from political left such as the watchdog group Media Matters, the policy advocacy outfit Center for American Progress and the data firm Catalist.