Secretive Liberal Donor Network – Democracy Alliance Attempting to Change US through DA Races

Secretive Liberal Donor Network to Ramp Up Efforts to Elect Far-Left District Attorneys

Soros has poured millions into DA races

Washington Free Beacon
by By Joe Schoffstall
November 20, 2017

The Democracy Alliance, a secretive leftwing dark money donor network whose members each direct hundreds of thousands in funding to progressive groups, are set to ramp up efforts to elect far-left prosecutors across the nation, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The documents, which were gathered from the Democracy Alliance’s three-day fall investment conference last week at the posh La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., show that electing ultra-progressive prosecutors in cities across the country is of high importance to the deep-pocketed donors as part of their “resistance” efforts and 2018 strategy.

Closed events were held at the summit on issues ranging from using the state of California as a progressive template to expand elsewhere, to the “importance of prosecutor races.”

“Progressive prosecutors are winning—from Florida to Pennsylvania, Texas to Illinois,” a flier for a session reads. “Bold reform candidates have been propelled by movement players and driven record voter turnout of African-Americans, Latinos, and Millennials—and are shifting the political narrative.”

Liberal billionaire George Soros, a cofounder of the Democracy Alliance, was listed as a host for the event which shared an “early peek at more than 30 hot races” that overlap in key 2018 battlegrounds.

Soros has quietly flooded prosecutor races with large sums of money as part of his efforts to “overhaul” the U.S. justice system.

Larry Krasner, a progressive defense attorney who in early November was elected district attorney in Philadelphia, is the most recent victor financially backed almost exclusively by Soros.

Krasner, who previously represented Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter and has sued the police department more than 75 times, joked he had built a career that had made him “completely unelectable.” Despite this, he made his way out of a deep Democratic primary of eight opponents and defeated Republican prosecutor Beth Grossman by more than 40 points.

Soros funds prosecutor races identically in almost every city he targets: The financier establishes super PACs, pours money into them, refunds himself the remaining funds at the conclusion of the race, and then shuts them down.

Soros has quietly flooded prosecutor races with large sums of money as part of his efforts to “overhaul” the U.S. justice system.

Larry Krasner, a progressive defense attorney who in early November was elected district attorney in Philadelphia, is the most recent victor financially backed almost exclusively by Soros.

Krasner, who previously represented Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter and has sued the police department more than 75 times, joked he had built a career that had made him “completely unelectable.” Despite this, he made his way out of a deep Democratic primary of eight opponents and defeated Republican prosecutor Beth Grossman by more than 40 points.

Soros funds prosecutor races identically in almost every city he targets: The financier establishes super PACs, pours money into them, refunds himself the remaining funds at the conclusion of the race, and then shuts them down.

Soros established the Philadelphia Justice & Public Safety PAC and poured nearly $2 million into it with the sole intent of backing Krasner.

Soros so far has pushed millions into district attorney races in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico.

Whitney Tymas, who acts as treasurer of the Soros prosecutor PACs, spoke on the prosecutor races at the summit alongside several liberal activists.

The conference was headlined by speeches from Soros, who was introduced by video message from Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), according to the group’s private memo obtained by the Free Beacon.

Read the article HERE.

Documents:

  • A 2020 VISION for the Democracy Alliance: Funding Recommendations
  • Vision Investment Portfolio
  • Membership Benefits and Participation Options

 

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The Golden Rule: “Treat others how you want to be treated”

“Birds of a feather, flock together”

“We are known by the company we keep.”

“The character of a man or woman is found not in their deeds but in their hearts.
How they choose to live tells what is in their hearts – whether good or evil.”

There is no doubt that many with a lot of money want to help people in our country. However, how they help and with whom they gather together makes a lot of difference.

Those with a plan of action counter to our country and our constitution have NO place in our country. If they want a different way of living then with all their money GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

George Soros and his ilk  have a world socialist government in mind, one where freedom and rights of individuals have no place. It is time for these people to leave.

–Uriel–

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The Rest of the Story

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As of August 2017, the website for the Democracy Alliance listed the following individuals as board members:

  • John Stocks, Chair – executive director of the NEA.
  • Paul Egerman, Treasurer –  retired software entrepreneur, founded eScription and  IDX Systems Corporation (health); finance chair for Elizabeth Warren; member of the J Street Advisory Council; Board of Directors for the New Israel Fund
  • Weston Milliken, Secretary – management consultant specializing in human and organizational development, philanthropy, and quality improvement –  focused on fighting policies in Southern states deemed “harmful policies to people of color, women, the LGBT Movement Advancement Project Board and member of  community and Freeman Foundation, as supporting organized labor. Polar opposite to his South Carolina textile billionaire father Roger Milliken.
  • Farhad Ebrahimi – tech heir;  involved with Resource Generation; founder and chair of The Chorus Foundation; serves on the boards of the Wildfire Project, Solidaire, and Citizen Engagement Lab
  • David desJardins – Investor, Philanthropist & former Software Engineer at Google
  • Sunita Leeds – was founding partner of DA; co-chairs the Enfranchisement Foundation; on DNC Executive Committees,  involved with Planned Parenthood; on board of NEA; involved with several committees and functions of DNC
  • Keith Mestrich – Pres & CEO Amalgamated Banks; Roosevelt Institute; labor movement and non-profit organizations activist; held CFO and Deputy Chief of Staff for SEIU and as an organizer for the AFL-CIO and UNITE
  • Shekar Narasimhan – Managing Partner at Beekman Advisors; Chairman of Papillon Capital; Co-founder of the Emergent Institute in Bangalore, India
  • Fran Rodgers – founder and CEO of WFD; fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources
  • Susan Sandler –  works at Sandler Family Foundation which has given more than $650 million to progressive causes through the end of 2013; president of the “Progressive Era Project”
  • Lee Saunders – president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO; VP AFL-CIO Executive Council
  • Joe Zimlich – CEO Bohemian Group
  • Rob Stein, Founder Emeritus –  founder of the Democracy Alliance; co-founder of the Committee on States; senior strategist to the Chairman of DNC, was Chief of Staff of the Washington Office of the Clinton-Gore Transition
  • Gara LaMarche, President- was Pred and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies; columnist for The Huffington Post and The Nation, serves on the boards of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, StoryCorps and The White House Project.

 

Individual partners:

Chad Griffin
Peter B. Lewis
Jared Polis
Rob Reiner
Herbert M. Sandler
George Soros
Tom Steyer
Patricia A. Stryker

Institutional partners:

AFL-CIO
American Federation of Teachers
SEIU

Projects funded:

Brennan Center for Justice – Founded in 1995 by the family and former law clerks of Justice William J. Brennan
Catalist – progressive voter contact, founded in 2006 by Harold M. Ickes
Center for American Progress – founded in 2003 by John Podesta
Committee on States – project led by Scott Anderson for Democracy Alliance
Demos – think tank founded in 2000 by Charles Halpern, David Callahan, Stephen Heintz
Media Matters for America – politically progressive media watchdog founded 2004 by David Brock
Organizing for Action – founded 2013 by Chairman Jim Messina (Obama’s 2012 campaign manager) and Michelle Obama
Secretary of State Project – founded 2006 by Becky Bond, Michael Kieschnick and James Rucker though apparently online inactive since 2010

Newsletter Foundation Watch 2014 – Capital Research Center: The “Vast Left-wing Conspiracy”

The Alliance and its ultra-wealthy supporters drone on endlessly, wringing their hands about the importance of getting money out of politics as they pump millions of dollars into politics.

The 100-plus millionaire and billionaire members of the Democracy Alliance range from bankers and high-tech entrepreneurs to Hollywood VIPs and heirs and heiresses.

A Few Recipients of Alliance Funding

  • Mayday PAC – net neutrality
  • Fund for the Republic –  campaign finance reform organization
  • American Constitution Society (ACS) – left-wing legal nonprofit- advocated for Senate elimination of the filibuster on judicial nominations and Obama administration packing the D.C. Court of Appeals with left-wing judges
  • New Organizing Institute
  • Progressive Leaders Network

2014 Leaked sample list of member/donors  (Foundation Watch complete list can be found at the site)

  • Naomi Aberly, philanthropist
  • Adam Abram, insurance and real estate
  • Karen Ackerman, political director for the AFL-CIO
  • AFL-CIO, an institutional member
  • American Federation of Teachers, an institutional member
  • Judith Avery, investor
  • Anne Avis, philanthropist

 

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2 Responses to Secretive Liberal Donor Network – Democracy Alliance Attempting to Change US through DA Races

  1. Hardnox says:

    Excellent post.

    The fact that Soreholes is free boggles the mind. He is an active anti-American who should be charged with sedition or prosecuted via RICO.

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