The Democracy Alliance's Partner-Donors
By Discover The Networks
(DA) is known to consist of at
least 100 members, known as "partners," but historically has been quite
secretive regarding their identities. Nevertheless, the Capital
Research Center has managed to compile the names of some of the more
significant current and former DA partners (in addition to George
Soros and DA founder Rob Stein).
A large percentage of these partners have significant ties to Soros that extend
well beyond their shared membership in the Democracy Alliance. Among
these partners are the following:
This institutional DA partner is the largest labor federation in
America and was a member of Soros's Shadow
Party in 2004.
- Bauman Foundation
as a board member of the Soros-funded Natural Resources Defense
CEO Albert Dwoskin
the chairman of Catalist, a Soros-funded political consultancy.
child psychologist Gail Furman belongs to the Council on Foreign
Relations and is a
of Human Rights First and the Brennan Center for Justice―all
organizations that receive funding from George Soros and OSI.
entrepreneur Tim Gill is a
of gay-rights groups such as the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight
Education Network, which is also supported by Soros.
entrepreneur Davidi Gilo has
at least $17,600 to J Street, an organization that is consistently
critical of Israel and has close ties to Soros.
an early backer of the Soros-funded
America Coming Together.
Connie Cagampang Heller works closely with the Soros-funded Tides
Hotel luminary Rachel Pritzker Hunter has served as treasurer
of the Soros-funded Media Matters For America.
Kieschnick founded Working Assets, a long-distance
telephone/credit card company that donates
of its profits to leftist groups and causes.
He is also a board
of the Soros-funded evangelical group Sojourners.
John Luongo is a former board member of Planned Parenthood and
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington―both
Gara LaMarche was formerly vice president of Soros's Open Society
Institute. He also served a stint as associate
director of Human Rights Watch and held a variety of positions with
organizations that are heavily funded by Soros.
- Television producer Norman Lear
created the Soros-backed group, People for the American Way.
Insurance Company chairman Peter
many close ties to Soros and was a major funder of the Shadow Party
during the 2004 election cycle.
Bell heir Robert McKay has been
member of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and a director
of the Fund for America―all
of which are beneficiaries of Soros
- Tides Foundation
founder and longtime CEO
Pike has close ties to Soros, who is a major funder of Tides.
activist Simon Rosenberg founded the New Policy Institute, a project
of the Tides Foundation.
He also sits on the board of the Soros-funded publication Democracy:
A Journal of Ideas.
And in 1996 he created the New Democrat Network, a
Soros-financed organization committed to pushing the Democratic
Party further leftward.
- Golden West Financial
Corporation founders Herb and Marion Sandler are
philanthropic allies of George Soros
and were heavy funders of Shadow Party organizations in 2004―giving
some $13 million to anti-Bush “527 committees.”
lawyer Guy Saperstein formerly served
as president of the Soros-funded Sierra
- Service Employees International
longtime former president of this union, Andrew Stern, sat on the
executive committee of the Soros-funded America
Soros's son Jonathan is president and co-deputy chairman
of Soros Fund Management.
Michael Vachon is the
director of communications at Soros Fund Management and the overseer
of Soros’s political contributions.