George Soros has banded together with liberal donors and leaders to fight back against what President Trump has planned. George Soros and his donor group “Democracy Alliance” hosted a weekend conference aimed at rebooting the party following the unfortunate outcome of the 2016 election. The event included appearances by several union leaders and top liberal leaders including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Keith Ellison.
This is the first major meeting held since Clinton’s defeat. Soros’ has planned full-on ground warfare against President Trump and his administration. The weekend meeting included sessions dealing with preparing for 2017 and 2018 elections and also stopping President Trump’s 100-day plan, which Soros and his team have called a serious threat to President Obama’s achievements and the Democrats vision for a unified country. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.
This conference comes as many outside the financial supporters are calling for an examination into how the party approaches politics and the role of George Soros’ Democracy Alliance. Soros and the DA have had a strong influence in shaping institutions beloved by the party. The Democracy Alliance also hung their game plan on the belief that minorities and women would be the electorate that could hand the Democrats the election.
Democracy Alliance President Gara LaMarche acknowledged that some reassessment was needed and that frustration and finger pointing will not help them achieve their goals. Democrat Rep. Ellison said that Democrats need to invest more and time in training local officials and developing policies made for state level. Read more on NYTimes.com.
Soros launched the Democracy Alliance in 2004, following the defeat of Senator John Kerry in the 2004 election. The group includes George Soros and more than 100 members including Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman. Members are required to pay annual dues of $30,000 which pays for its meetings and staff payroll. The DA has sent more than $500 million to a handful of groups that are instrumental in the Democratic Party.