George Soros Is a Major Donor of 'Defund the Police' Movement, FEC Records Reveal
Federal Election Commission records show $1M being poured into movement
Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros is a major financial investor of the far-left “defund the police" movement, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records.
The FEC’s website shows the left-wing billionaire Soros pour $1 million to the Color of Change Political Action Committee on May 14.
Color of Change is “the nation’s largest online racial justice organization," according to its website.
“We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America,” the group says.
In an online petition, Color of Change has endorsed the defund the police campaign with he title: “TAKE ACTION: Defund the police, and invest in communities now!”
The far-left anti-police movement calls for cutting budgets of traditional police departments and moving funds to social programs and alternative means of law enforcement.
The movement gained traction following the death of George Floyd but soon began to see its popularity plummet as people saw the crime rates soar in their cities.
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The Color of Change petition says it wishes to establish a “society that functions for ALL of us … we must begin by divesting from and dismantling the systems that unjustly harm Black people.”
Color of Change President Rashad Robinson praised the Minneapolis City Council when it slashed funds to the city’s police department,
“Policing is a violent institution that must end. We imagine a country where there is enough money to educate our children, care for our sick and feed those who are financially unstable. Defunding the policy allows for this vision,” Robinson said in an updated news release on the funding cuts.
Color of Change Campaign Director Malachi Robinson said in June:
“What we were demanding was for transformation, for real change, and for the end of police terrorizing Black and Brown communities.”
“This movement is demanding a reimaging of public safety; we are saying no more police and no more mass incarceration. We’re saying we need to invest in our communities and the things that keep our communities really safe,” he said.
The Open Society Foundations, which is Soros left-wing philanthropic organization, awarded in 2018/19 one million dollars in grants to Color of Change, disclosures on its website reveal.
Soros is now the biggest financial contributor to Color of Change this year, FEC data says.
According to the FEC, the group raised a total of $2,062,858.73 from “contributions and other receipts” and spent $2,450,118.66 in “purchases and payments."
Neon Nettle reported last year, another Soros-affiliated group, Organized Communities Against Deportation (OCAD), has been involved in the “defund the police” movement as far back as early 2016 — way before the death of Mr. Floyd brought it to national attention.