George Soros is a financial giant and the millions he has given to Democratic campaigns has helped keep the party alive when it comes to fighting for Democratic values. Soros is devoted to criminal justice reform and can be seen through his financial support for candidates fighting to unseat district attorneys in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.
The Democratic billionaire has poured more than $3 million into seven district attorney races. Soros has supported campaigns run by African American and Hispanic candidates who focuses on issues that are important to Soros. Soros even targeted Sheriff Joe Arpaio, spending $2 million unseating the controversial Conservative sheriff.
Soros has spent millions in the last two years fighting to unseat three district attorneys in Houston, Gilpin and Jefferson counties outside Denver. Soros’ investment in the defeat of Sheriff Arpaio is his largest investment in a local race this election cycle and is his first battle against a sheriff.
Soros’ contributions were poured into Maricopa Strong, who has spent $2.9 million boosting Sheriff Arpaio’s opponent Democratic candidate Paul Penzone. While other major financial donors focus on presidential and congressional campaigns, Soros has directed more than $3 million into his campaign for criminal justice reform. His money has backed African-American and Hispanic candidates, who ran on platforms that Soros is a strong supporter of.
George Soros has funded his own tv ads highlighting the need for criminal justice reform. The recent news coverage of racial justice issues, especially the recent police-involved deaths of African-Americans, spotlighting the need for district attorneys who follow the rule of law.
George Soros has also spent millions fighting for drug policy reform and legislation that works to reduce incarceration rates in our prison systems. Soros chairs the nonprofit foundation Open Societies Foundation, which fights for criminal justice reform.
George Soros’ involvement in local races is being copied by Republicans. George Soros is fighting for changes as prison costs are increasing. George Soros is working to remake the landscape of our criminal justice system for the good. Soros has spent millions over the twenty years attempting to reform the criminal justice system, making small successes over the years.
George Soros has increased his donations this year because he believes the political stakes are extremely high. Soros turning on the cash flow is seen by the Democrats as a very good sign for the party and passage of future legislation.
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