Soros sends $220M to US groups demanding police defunding

Soros sends $220M to US groups demanding police defunding

The George Soros–founded Open Society Foundations has announced that it is investing $220 million in “Black-led justice organizations” that among themselves call for defunding the police and mass mail-in voting and express support for the riots that have swept across the country following the death of George Floyd.

“There is this call for justice in Black and brown communities, an explosion of not just sympathy but solidarity across the board,” Open Society Foundations president Patrick Gaspard told The New York Times.

“So it’s time to double down. And we understood we can place a bet on these activists — Black and white — who see this as a moment of not just incrementalism, but whole-scale reform.”

Soros is a prolific financier of left-wing causes throughout the United States and around the world, including abortion, euthanasia, population control, same-sex “marriage,” transgenderism, and more.

His Open Society Foundations spends almost $1 billion annually in 100 different countries, including $150 million per year funding the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the leading abortion company Planned Parenthood, and other liberal groups.

Last year he invested $5.1 million in a super-PAC dedicated to funding groups working against Trump’s re-election.

Gaspard told The New York Times that now is “the moment we’ve been investing in for the last 25 years.”

“We recognize that the struggle to dismantle systemic racism is an ongoing one; it has existed from the dawn of the republic to the present day, and is embedded in every level of government and in our penal and justice systems,” Gaspard said in a press release published earlier yesterday.

“But the power surge of people who have taken to the streets to demand that this nation do better — people of all ages, from all backgrounds, and in every corner of this country — gives hope to us all.”

His comments were echoed by Tom Perriello, executive director of Open Society-U.S., who directly referenced the Black Lives Matter movement.

“The success of this movement, the largest in U.S. history, will be measured over years, not weeks, and we cannot say that Black lives matter and not make a multi-year commitment to a strategy set by and centering Black leaders and organizations who changed America’s sense of what is possible,” Perriello said.

The press release from the Open Society Foundations references four groups who will receive the funding: Black Voters Matter, Circle for Justice Innovations, Repairers of the Breach, and Equal Justice Initiative.

The Black Voters Matter social media pages are full of posts calling for the defunding of the police as well as promoting mass mail-in voting.

Last month, a spokesperson for the Open Society Foundations denied any connection between the organization and the unrest across the country.