George Soros came back to politics in 2016 because he understood that some things were worth fighting for and that the stakes were simply too high to be a bystander. Soros is, of course, one of the most successful investors of all time due to his work with the Soros Hedge Fund. As a billionaire investor, philanthropist and progressive George Soros is in a unique position to actually render change at a national level simply by involving himself in the political landscape. Soros was last politically active in the United States when he backed Al Gore’s presidential campaign against George Bush and since then he has been largely focused on the state level. Still, the rise of Donald Trump was too much to ignore and now Soros is back and ready to make an impact and learn more about George.
It is an unfortunate truth that politics and fundraising go hand to hand. For decades the right wing of America’s political arm has been dominated by the free-spenders and billionaire corporations. This has made it almost impossible for progressives to stand even a chance during the election cycle. George Soros returning to politics in order to support Hillary Clinton and the rest of the progressive politicians served as a huge moment and a marked departure from the standards of fundraising. Soros’ return helped to fuel other notable progressive millionaires and billionaires to become politically active and engaged once again. Soros’ own ability to inspire others to get involved is one of his most unique and powerful traits. Among those becoming more active are Tom Steyer from San Francisco, Don Sussman from New York, and media icons Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner. Soros stands tall above them all and now he’s leading them forward in the fight against Donald Trump and more information click here.
When Soros got active in the 2016 election he did so by putting his money behind things that he felt were important. Soros is committed to making sure that everyone can exercise their voting rights,including immigrants and those affected by gerrymandering. That is why Soros donated $5 million to a PAC named Immigrant Voters Win as well as another $5 million to Voting Rights Trust. These donations were on top of the $7 million that Soros had donated straight to Clinton’s own political action committee, Priorities USA Action. In a world where politicians need funding the activity of George Soros served as a boon for progressives.
Despite Donald Trump winning the election the fight has truly just begun. Soros and his own group of billionaire progressives are leading the resistance charge against Trump’s destructive, nationalist, and dangerous regime. With Soros in the fold there is potential for progressives everywhere to actually keep their voice heard in the American government and Soros’s lacrosse camp.