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The Role of George Soros in Social Reform and Political Empowerment of the Marginalised

In most societies, it has always been the role of the fortunate to defend the interests of those less fortunate. Those in a position of power speak out on issues concerning the public. George Soros has done this throughout his life. He has always defended and taken issues that concern the public to heart. George Soros is a billionaire who gained his wealth through risky currency trades. With an estimated net worth of $24.9 billion, he has the power to influence others. At 85 years old the Hungarian born New Yorker has been an avid supporter of the Democratic Party and has funded many of its causes in the past. He donated funds to the party when John Kerry was running for president, in 2004 during that bitter loss to George Bush. When Barrack Obama ran for president, George Soros donated to the Democratic Party. Now he is back and is giving to the Democratic Party to enable Clinton to beat Trump. Soros is currently more politically engaged than he has been in the recent years. The engagement has been attributed to faith in Clinton and fear of the GOP candidate who Soros has accused of stoking fear in the people.

Mr. Soros has committed more than $25 million to Clinton and the Democratic candidates; as reported to Federal Election Commission records.Mr. Soros’ willingness to donate to the Democratic causes has been viewed as a positive sign for Clinton. Soros is one of the few that can influence other wealthy activists to donate to the campaign. It is similar to the 2004 elections when Soros, inspired by his opposition to the Iraq war, gave $27 million. In 2005 he was part of the formation of the Democratic Alliance. The aim was to focus more funds on groups that were seeking to build intellectual infrastructure for long-term causes such as climate change, income inequality and the role of big money in politics.

Mr. Soros is also a prominent defender of human rights. During the Ferguson riots, he donated $33 million to the movement. Through his nonprofit organization, Open Society Foundation, he was the man in the middle of all financing of the Black Lives Matter movement. Soros has always believed in equality. His organization has been donating to these types of groups since its formation in the 90’s.National Civil rights groups together with George Soros funded the “Black Lives Matter.” They saw it grow from a hashtag to a social media phenomenon. More than 500 people traveled from all across the country to support the Ferguson community. George gave a total of $5.4 million to Ferguson and Staten Island grass-roots efforts. The protest was to aid in the pursuit of more police reform, accountability and public transparency. Soros believes that whatever is not perfect about the society can be rectified and he uses his influence to create a better society.