Billionaire investor, political commentator and social activist George Soros has committed $ 5 Million to Democratic efforts to rally immigrant voters. The total bank roll committed is $ 15 million reported in a New York Times article is targeted to immigrant voter, especially the Latino community, which is wise in that Latino voters are minority majorities in many states including Florida, Texas, California and New Mexico, to name a few. Hoping to increase the numbers of voters in response to Donald Trump’s negative and un-Democratic comments concerning immigrants, that George Soros, an immigrant from Hungary, called harmful to our democracy and national interests. Cristobal Alex, the president of the Latino Victory Project, one of the many national pro-immigration and Hispanic-oriented groups that work with the super PAC, referred to Donald Trump’s reference to immigrants as rapist and thieves, said this new efforts as really taking off the gloves. The new super PAC will be more political and partisan and hopes to persuade immigrant swing voters to accomplish 400,000 new Democratic Voters in November.
Donald Trump’s Republican voters, many working class white voters, have been turning out in droves while millions of Democrats have abstained from voting in the race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. A decision by the Supreme court on executive actions proposed by President Obama on immigration will not be given until June. Since he has yet to deliver on his promise of an overhaul of the immigration system and more than two million people have been deported, the Libre Initiative funded by conservatives and the Koch brothers’ political network expects to spend more than $ 10 million to woo and turn Hispanic voters. They already have dozens of organizers in nine states. George Soros, who has already spent $ 13 million in contributions to Democratic political organization and super PACs, has also added another $ 5 million to a legal campaign to contest restrictive voting laws in Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin and other states.
The $15 million bank roll will will help to turn out Democratic Latino and immigrant voters who have not in the past had enough money to fully participate. The contributions will add their voice and vote to issues, including labor, abortion rights and the environment, in many key states. The funds will be used by the Center for Community Change Action to develop a national field program and provide money and technical assistance to already active Latino and immigrant community groups. It will also be used to measure the outcome. Organizers will be knocking on doors, calling and sending mail to Latino, Asians and other immigrants, hoping to reach 728,000 voters in Colorado, Nevada and Florida. President Obama’s executive actions to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation will be ruled on by the Supreme Court in June and the response may have an effect on voter decisions. Although President Obama won all three states in 2008 and 2012, Republicans gained Senate and governor seats.
Hoping to exact an electoral toll, Deepak Bhargava, the Center for Community Change Action’s executive director, said that America’s Voice who is actively lobbying for immigration reform in Washington,will be conducting bilingual polling. The Service Employees International Union and other backers of Mi Familia Education Fund, who promotes naturalization and voter registration among Latino has helped to drive up the number of Latina voters but are hindered by not being able to openly participate in partisan voter turnout. Since the new bank roll is funded directly by individual donors, the money can be used for expressly advocating for Democratic candidates. George Soros, who is known for his generous support of the Democratic Party, including $ 20 million in 2004, is also a social entrepreneur of human capital and says that he is obliged to be so by his billions.