Report: George Soros Tied to More Than 50 ‘Partners’ of Anti-Trump Women’s March
Billionaire George Soros has provided financing to or has close relationships with at least 56 “partners” of yesterday’s “Women’s March on Washington,” according to a report at a website affiliated with the New York Times.
Writing the website for Women in the World, a summit in a joint venture with The New York Times, former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Q. Nomani relates her findings on the Soros ties to the march. The Women in the World site is hosted by the Times.
By my draft research, which I’m opening up for crowd-sourcing on GoogleDocs, Soros has funded, or has close relationships with, at least 56 of the march’s “partners,” including “key partners” Planned Parenthood, which opposes Trump’s anti-abortion policy, and the National Resource Defense Council, which opposes Trump’s environmental policies. The other Soros ties with “Women’s March” organizations include the partisan MoveOn.org (which was fiercely pro-Clinton), the National Action Network (which has a former executive director lauded by Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as “a leader of tomorrow” as a march co-chair and another official as “the head of logistics”). Other Soros grantees who are “partners” in the march are the American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Constitutional Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. March organizers and the organizations identified here haven’t yet returned queries for comment.
In response to the report, a spokeswoman for Soros’s Open Society Foundations released a statement – included in an update to Nomani’s article – denying the group was “funding protests” in the wake of the presidential election. Nomani, however, did not charge that Soros was funding protests; she documented the numerous Soros-funded groups that were “partners” to the protest march.