George Soros Draws The Ideals Of Professor Karl Popper As The Basis Of Successful Societies

In the world today, there are lots of people who lack necessities such as food, shelter, and education. There is also a good number of them who face political injustices and marginalization. One billionaire philanthropist has always been in the forefront to help this groups of people. George Soros is his name. To date, George Soros has spent slightly over $12 billion of his fortune on charities that seek to alleviate the suffering of many individuals across the globe. Soros, through his charities, has facilitated programs that strive to enhance freedom of expression, encourage transparency and accountability in governments and foster societies that promote fairness and the common good. Read more on NYTimes.com.

In the wake of the Presidential victory of Donald Trump, George Soros moved in, to cushion groups of people he felt would be affected by the negative remarks of the Trump administration’s agenda. In Europe, He has supported the Roma population who had been victims of segregation by the larger society because of their sexuality or profession e.g. sex workers.

The resolve to help others is primarily drawn from the fact that George Soros has been a victim of social injustices and intolerance. The native of Hungary, George lived through the war-torn times of the Second World War. He experienced the brutality that was meted on over 500,000 Hungarian Jews. Had it not been his father’s ingenuity, he and his family would not have survived. George’s father procured false identities that hid their backgrounds enabling them to escape Nazi executions. George Soros is known to report that his family refused to submit to its fate by resisting a big evil force that could have consumed them. This period of war was also the first time he saw the possibility of humanity to help others because they not only survived but they were also able to rescue caught in the same situation.

After the war, George left his homeland to pursue opportunities in the UK. His first stop was at the London School of Economics where he had to look for menial jobs to sustain his education at the prestigious college. After his undergraduate, he moved to the United States where his career in finance kicked off.

Through his brainchild, the Soros Fund Management George has been able to claim his space in the community of billionaires. He is ranked among the most affluent individuals in the world. George uses his fortune to run community programs through the Open Society Foundations (OSF).

The OSF is a group of charities, partners, and initiatives in over 100 nations across the globe. The organizations borrow from the philosophical ideals of Professor Karl Popper. The scholar advances arguments that no society will prosper as long as it stifles democratic governance, freedom of expression, transparency, and respect for human rights.

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How End Citizens United Seeks to Raise $35 Million for the Upcoming Midterm Congressional Elections

As a political action committee, End Citizens United is renowned for its political fundraising efforts. The PAC recently raised $4 million in the first quarter of the year 2017. It also seeks to generate over $35 million before the 2018 Congress midterm elections begin. During the 2016 elections, End Citizens United managed to raise $25 million. This fundraiser was regarded as the PAC’s first election cycle.

 

About 100,000 people donated the money raised by End Citizens United in 2016. According to the PAC’s executive manager, Tiffany Muller, almost half of these people had contributed for the first time. Muller also said that the PAC’s vision is to elect leaders who advocate for reforms in campaign financing.

 

One of the political candidates supported by End Citizens United is Jon Ossoff, who is running for Congress under the Democratic Party ticket. The PAC managed to convince its donors to contribute $500,000 to finance Ossoff’s congressional campaign. Ossoff seeks to be elected as the Health and Human Services Secretary for Atlanta.

 

Besides supporting Ossoff’s congressional campaign, End Citizens United is also evaluating the political races scheduled for 2018. The PAC’s focus is on Democratic Party candidates. Other aspiring leaders who will benefit from the PAC’s support include Jon Tester of Montana and Sherrod Brown of Ohio. End Citizens United’s president, Muller, previously served as the deputy political director of the campaign arm of Senate Democrats.

 

About End Citizens United

 

The political action committee derived its name from the Citizens United policy enacted by the Supreme Court in 2010. This policy allowed political candidates to be funded by corporates, united groups, and individuals. The policy also led to the establishment of PACs that can raise unlimited amounts of cash for campaigns.

 

Since its establishment in 2015, End Citizens United has always focused on changing the present campaign finance systems. The PAC has also strived to end the negative impacts of Citizens United. This is because previous aspirants relied on heavy financial support to win elections. The PAC seeks to inform voters, the press, candidates, and elected officials about the mechanisms adopted by grassroots people to ensure that campaign finance systems are transparent.

 

End Citizens United is also on a mission to pressure lawmakers and the public to take action. The PAC’s mission is to limit the amount of cash donated by wealthy individuals and multi-million corporations. As a policy, End Citizens United does not accept over $5,000 donation from an individual.

 

To achieve this mission, the PAC usually supports and elects pro-reform aspirants. The PAC also creates nationwide awareness on the issue of Big Money in politics. This approach has helped American citizens to focus on voting for aspirants without being considering their campaign budgets.