George Soros has long been a champion of liberal causes. He has provided hundreds of millions of dollars over the years to American political campaigns alone. This has made him one of the most important philanthropists for progressive worldwide. Wherever there is a progressive cause to be found, chances are, Soros has already provided mightily to its financial support and learn more about George.
One of the most celebrated causes on the left has been the reformation of the U.S. criminal justice system. Over the last 100 years, perhaps no cause has received more widespread attention from more high status individuals in the progressive camp than the overhaul of the U.S. justice system. Many progressives perceive that the system creates biased outcomes against minorities, unfairly targets drug users and generally invades the lives of citizens. Soros himself has donated massive amounts of money to this cause over the years. However, most of the efforts at real change in the criminal justice system have largely failed.
Now, Soros is pursuing a new strategy of changing the system from the ground up. Throughout the American South, Soros has been backing progressive-minded candidates, infusing their campaigns with millions of dollars and giving them a leg up in races against long time incumbents and more information click here.
One example of this newfound strategy of Soros and his philanthropic organizations is his backing of the Aramis Ayala campaign in Orange County, Florida. Aramis Ayala was a public defender for the Orlando, Florida criminal justice system. Over time, she saw that many minorities were being sentenced to jail time at rates far eclipsing anything for the white residents of the Orange County area. Aramis Ayala decided that she wanted to take a stand and do something about this and George’s lacrosse camp.
She decided to run for prosecuting attorney of the Orange County criminal justice system. Being elected would make her the first African-American woman ever to hold a prosecuting attorney’s post. However, she had a tough, uphill battle. Her longtime incumbent opponent, Jeff Ashton, had been at his post for over a decade. He had run up and unfortunate track record of vastly disproportionate sentencing of blacks in the Orlando area, making him a prime target for Soros and his philanthropic organizations to unseat and follow his Twitter.
After donating more than a million dollars to the Ayala campaign, Soros was also able to provide her campaign with top strategic talent, people who had run state-level and national level campaigns successfully and had years of experience. With this money and strategic talent, Ayala was able to run massive numbers of advertisements and make the moves necessary to gain a serious advantage over her opponent and movie produced by George Soros.
The plan worked. In a stunning landslide, Ayala defeated Ashton to win the prosecutorial race.