The civil rights activism movement has always been of great importance across the U.S. with leaders including Reverend Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton rising to positions of importance within the activist community over the course of decades. Another name that can be added to the growing list of civil rights activists in the U.S. is that of George Soros, the Hungarian born founder of the Soros Fund Management brand who broke records across many decades for the success of his hedge fund; George Soros has developed his own network of charitable networks under the Open Society Foundations banner that has seen the charity become one of the most important and best funded in the world. The main aim of the Open Society Foundations is to provide an education in democracy for those who are being robbed of their human rights or who are trapped in a closed society.
Politico reports the development of the Open Society Foundations includes the need to find new ways of bringing and protecting democracy to the people of the world, which can include the need to assist African-American and Latino groups within the U.S. who often find themselves targeted by lawmakers wishing to rob them of their rights of voting or living free of fear. Many of the civil rights groups backed by the Open Society Foundations have been funded by George Soros and his more than $25 billion fortune with more than $33 million in funding across each year. Soros believes the need to protect the U.S. Constitution and the human rights it guarantees individuals within the country is important and looks to back groups battling against restrictive policies aimed at minority groups. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.
The Washington Times reports the Ferguson protests became the focus of the work of the Open Society Foundations following the involvement in the Missouri based city of many groups identified by the charitable network as of importance in terms of civil rights and social justice. In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the Open Society Foundations has looked to maintain a high level of funding for groups dedicated to advancing the cause of “#BlackLivesMatter”, a movement taking in many of the community organizers and leaders George Soros believes will continue to advance the cause in the coming years. Politico reports a number of civil rights cases have become important to George Soros and the Open Society Foundations, including the battle to bring more minority group community members to positions of importance in the legal sector of government agencies through their election to positions including prosecutor and district attorney across local and state ballots. Read more at Washington Times.
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