Category Archives: Political Contributor

Betsy Devos and The Endless Fight for Education Equality

DeVos and her family are considered one of the largest financial contributors to donating causes (in Betsy’s case, usually related to education). She is also a fervent advocate of charter schools, a program that allows public funds to be used in private schools, as she believes that “public school time is over.” The educational model proposed by Betsy is as follows: education must be adapted to the circumstances of each child and learning methods must be modernized. That is why it seeks to throw the current model, which assigns each student a school based on their zip code.

Betsy DeVos is a strong advocate of concerted schools and allows parents to use tuition bonuses for private and religious schools in the name of the “right to decide,” believing that is the future of education and the perfect way to tackle inequality in schools. Her efforts over the years have been focused on helping students that come from minority backgrounds, and she is willing to bet on students, parents, teachers, and the communities.

Jack of All Trades

A businesswoman, philanthropist, activist in the national school reform movement and supporter of charter schools, DeVos served as the chairman of the Republican Party in Michigan and was a longtime associate of the Republican Party as a donor. The best way to have DeVos described is as a “brilliant and passionate promoter of education.”

Along with education, she is also a huge donor to causes that have to do with women’s issues and the promotion of culture. Not only is she an impressive woman, but I consider she has used her power for good, making a change in thousands of lives along the way, promoting wellbeing and the causes that many people forget are important too.

Read more: http://reason.com/archives/2017/01/26/democrats-crusade-against-betsy-devos-on

Who Is Betsy DeVos?

Along with her family, the DeVosses have been among the families that donate the most in the United States. DeVos, 58, is a firm believer that the right to choose education will be a reformation of the current education system and will end up being beneficial for future generations.

She is the heir of Edgar Price’s fortune. She is married to Dick DeVos, who is also an heir of the Amway retail sales giant, and she is sister to Erik Prince, who is the founder of Blackwater USA. Aside from all this, she didn’t need to come from United States royalty to make in on her own. She has been involved in political and philanthropic work for years and is an active element of the Republican party. She is a woman I am sure we will hear a lot more of in the years to come.

Visit Betsy’s website at betsydevos.com

George Soros

George Soros is a longtime political contributor for the democratic party both financially and philanthropically. Soros has spent his life helping other people as a author and activist and various not for profit organizations advocating for social justices. Soros spent millions the past couple of years to fund the presidential campaign and is spinning the recent election loss into a win for the future. Soros and other political contributors are now banking on a future democratic president in the white house after a four year Trump administration.

Soros and other donors had a recent meeting to discuss the future of the democratic party and the next two presidential elections. Soros is hopeful that the party can learn from the election and fight for democratic social changes during the next white house Republican administration. George Soros is banning together with others to resist some of Trump’s power by limiting his reach the next election. The three-day meeting was sponsored by the Democracy Alliance donor club. The members for the club include union and liberal groups along with top democratic leaders including Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi. The major takeaway from the meeting is to get more democratic voters to the polls or the next election by energizing the democratic base including the white voter along with all minorities.

Read more: George Soros’ quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system

The Democracy Alliance group was formed in 2004 during the presidential election. The goal of the group was to form a donor group in order to boost the democratic nominee for president, Senator John Kerry. When the presidency in 2004 went to the Republican nominee the group formed an advocacy group that included financing causes. The causes the Democracy Alliance funded offered progressive solutions for the future populations inside the United States. The popular social activist and investor this year funded several social conscience businesses to help people in refugee and migrant situations. George Soros donates his money to help fund political elections based on his personal mission to help people that are unable to change their environment due to war and discrimination.

For the next presidential election expect Soros and other political activists and donors to put money where their mouth is and invest in people and not just political parties. As a billionaire businessman, Soros created the popular social activist group MoveOn.org. The not for profit organization is a progressive public policy advocacy group and political action committee. Look for the Democracy Alliance group and Soros to boost up efforts to get democratic populations to vote for future elections and democratic nominees for the president.

Learn more about George Soros: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros