George Soros has recently made a significant private contribution to an organization that aims to defund the police.
Billionaire investor George Soros donated $1 million to the Color Of Change PAC, according to records made public by the Federal Election Commission. This was Soros’ largest political donation in the 2021 election cycle.
Color Of Change PAC claims to “build real power for Black communities” while “ending the injustices Black people face.” In 2021, the group released a petition aimed at defunding police departments across the nation.
“We know that policing doesn’t keep us safe, communities do. Policing doesn’t lead to thriving communities, investment does,” the petition wrote. (Story continues below.)
The relatively small private donation by Soros pales in comparison with the efforts of his Open Society Foundation. The group has announced many millions for dollars focused on organizations to promote change in black communities.
Some of the organizations that will receive generous funding are “fighting for an end to policing as we know it,” according to the Open Society Foundation.
The group has previously come out in favor of “reducing, not reforming” policing.
Listen to Trish’s reaction to the news in today’s podcast: