DC Leaks: Open Society Foundations Documents – Looks Like Obama Has Been Running Every Play In Their Playbook. He Is Merely One Of Their Actors Performing A Script Written By Soros.
Is this new? Article dated today:
DCLeaks posts George Soros’ Open Society Foundations documents
DC Leaks website: Open Society Foundations Documents:
DC Leaks: Little Known Site Dumps Data On George Soros
DC Leaks announced a new leak called “SOROS INTERNAL FILES – BIG DATA“. The leak was published on August 13th and announced via their social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter.
This section contains restricted documents of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation and related organisations. It represents workplans, strategies, priorities and other activities of Soros.
One of the documents from the website:
Executive Summary: U.S. Programs 2015-2018 Strategy
In revisiting the United States’ approach to “the war on terror,” President Obama has emphasized that
this nation must remain “an open society.” In the coming years, the nation faces profound shifts that
threaten this aspiration. These include the expanded influence of the private sector in public affairs,
growing economic inequality that reinforces the marginalization of racial and other minorities,
increasingly paralyzed government institutions (especially at the federal level), and fundamental
challenges to fact-based discourse.
The 2015-2018 U.S. Programs Strategic Plan, which has been approved by the U.S. Programs Advisory
Board, sets forth a significant set of objectives and strategies to address these challenges. It builds on
the comprehensive reviews undertaken by the U.S. Programs Advisory Board at the request of George
Soros in recent years and the refinement of approach and organizational structure U.S. Programs has
undertaken in the past two. In addition to the refinement of its substantive goals, the Plan proposes
that U.S. Programs continue to expand its close working relationship with the Open Society Policy
Center, further our focus on our anchor and core grantees (expected to be approximately 15% of our
budget), explore more extensive use of social impact investing and collaboration with international
components of the Open Society Foundations, and retain our commitment to balancing strategy with
opportunism (reflected in the USP Opportunities Fund which will constitute 20-25% of our budget).
Recognizing that the upcoming four years will include seminal events ranging from the next Presidential
election to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, U.S. Programs will organize our efforts
around the following four goals:
A more inclusive and accountable American democracy. Over the next four years, we will enlarge and
protect the electorate through reform of voting practices in the post-Shelby era, begin to change
campaign finance jurisprudence, preserve how the internet and new media models can further the free
flow of information required by a healthy democracy, and take steps, particularly in select localities, to
engage citizens in their democracy beyond voting;
A fair criminal justice system. Over the next four years we will continue to reduce mass incarceration
and further challenge harsh punishment such as the death penalty and build on promising movements
in drug policy reform by promoting a health-centered approach to drug use and addiction;
Full political, economic, and civic participation of communities of color and immigrants. Over the next
four years we will work to secure comprehensive immigration reform and aggressive Executive action to
end harsh enforcement policies, reduce the racial wealth gap, address barriers to quality educational
opportunities for children of color by reforming school discipline policy, and strengthen the field of racial
justice by increasing institutional effectiveness and changing the narrative about race in this country;
Equitable economic growth. Over the next four years, we will take our first steps related to this new
goal, including supporting localities seeking to create inclusive economic development, continuing our
work to understand the implications of technological change on jobs, and providing opportunistic
support toward relevant efforts such as those to increase the minimum wage. This new goal offers an
opportunity for us to better coordinate our existing work, such as that to promote housing and credit
reform and to connect people with criminal records to employment opportunities.
From the 2015-2018 Strategy document for the US
• Strengthen racial justice organizations through technical assistance and enhanced focus on
capacity, cultivating next generation of racial justice leadership, and enhanced engagement with
others potentially involved in shared efforts (e.g., organized labor and groups working in
Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities to combat Islamophobia)
• Successfully institutionalize Campaign for Black Male Achievement (by 2018, OSF funding should
be no more than 1/3) and leverage policy and program reform specifically related to boys and
men of color possible due to My Brothers’ Keeper Initiative
• Develop and advance a narrative that acknowledges the country’s racial and ethnic realities and
is effective in the 21st century by commissioning research, partnering with high-profile
influencers, and engaging media
This is scary.
2020 and Distortions in American Democracy:
Taking up the challenge presented by George Soros’s memo on distortions in democracy,16 USP is
developing an internal shared framework to align our work in a number of areas with the goal of
securing fundamental reform by the year 2020, when the next census and redistricting process will take
place in conjunction with a seminal election. This work will extend beyond an election-only emphasis to
include the development of new political and community leadership and on-the-ground civic capacity.
The 2020 Project is intended to connect the interests of nearly all programs, from voting rights to
immigrant political engagement to confronting prison-based gerrymandering to the development of
civic capacity through the Civic Core and local Open Places efforts, among others. The project will
feature significant consultation and engagement with our anchor and core grantees, Democracy Alliance
partners and other donors, and field leaders, such as Planned Parenthood, progressive labor, and other
Beginning in 2015 with initial investments, U.S. Programs anticipates seeking to have national impact by
and in 2020, through targeted work in a small number of states. States such as Arizona, Georgia, or
North Carolina, are quickly changing demographically and rising in political significance. They are often
where the most compelling opportunities to confront distortions in democracy exist. New U.S. Programs
investments would complement existing work on voting rights, voting systems reforms, and money in
politics and, in a small number of states, our options, in conjunction with OSPC, could include:
One of the documents found:
Urgent Response in Defense of Women’s Health – Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Amount Requested $1,500,000
Over the last three weeks, Planned Parenthood has come under attack from anti-abortion extremists who have spent years laying the groundwork for a sophisticated smear campaign aimed at discrediting the organization and cutting off the public funding it currently receives for providing health care services. While Planned Parenthood has been attacked before, this latest attempt is unprecedented in its scale and scope. Opponents created a fake company, filed false tax documents, and used fraudulent government IDs to gain the trust of Planned Parenthood doctors and clinicians and try to entrap them, using secretly obtained and deceptively edited videos. One of the founders of this fake company is the head of Operation Rescue, the extremist organization whose members have been linked to clinic bombings and the murder of Dr. George Tiller.
Abortion opponents in Congress and in statehouses are using the deceptive videos to make the case for defunding Planned Parenthood, and more videos may yet be released. The U.S. Senate voted on a defunding proposal on Monday, but failed by five votes to stop a filibuster. Many Republicans in both chambers, however, have vowed to strike Planned Parenthood funding from the annual spending bills that will be negotiated in the fall, even threatening to shut down the government to get their way. At the same time, governors and state legislatures around the country are signaling similar battles to come over state funding.
This $1.5 million grant provided an infusion of 501(c)(4) funding to Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) as they were waging a critical defense against attacks to the reputation and credibility of Planned Parenthood and potential loss of federal funding. This emergency funding enabled PPAF to implement its multipronged Fight Back Campaign to mobilize grassroots and grasstops supporters and lobby Congress to counter attempts to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal and state levels, and to continue providing critical reproductive health care services across the country.
Collaborating Programs within OSF and essential partners or grantees
Open Society Policy Center
Women’s Rights Program
Who within OSF would guide work
Caroline Chambers, Deputy Director and Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, OSPC
Cynthia Eyakuze, Director, Women’s Rights Program
Elisa Slattery, Senior Program Officer, Women’s Rights Program
We can make important strides with youth
and religious communities, and we consider
the media a strong ally, so we will give special
attention to work involving these groups.
• We need to develop allies in new government
appointees and strengthen oversight.
• We will focus on the rights and civil liberties
of Arabs, Middle Easterners, Muslims,
and South Asians in the United States,
emphasizing work in California, Michigan,
New Jersey, and New York, while leveraging
work with immigration reform coalitions
and antiracial profiling groups. If the
budget permits, we plan to explore one to three
other selected states or cities by 2015.
• To strengthen the impact of our message, we
will work with former government officials
and others on policy proposals, explore ways to
amplify progressive military and intelligence
community voices, and support expertise and
new thinking on national security policy.
From a 2009 Memo. This in the new files released today, I believe:
EOF grantee The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is advancing its advocacy to implement the recommendations set forth in its briefing book for the Obama administration aimed at eliminating discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in federal policy through regulatory reforms. In accomplishing this goal, the Task Force works
closely with a broad coalition of LGBTQ rights leaders as well as allied labor, religious
and civil rights organizations.
Goals and benchmarks (2016–17)
• Achieve a measurable decline in federal
government officials endorsing hate speech
or profiling of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim,
and South Asian community members, and a
measurable rise in youth, interfaith, and editorial
voices decrying discriminatory acts, attacks on, or
profiling of these communities.
• Increase youth and religious groups’ defense
of civil liberties and civil rights of these
• Ensure the sustainability of key organizations and
allies beyond Atlantic Philanthropies’ support.
• Support efforts to limit national security
exceptions to rights protections in connection with
surveillance and data mining
Interfering in our Supreme Court Nomination process. Still from the 2009 memo and TIF is the Transparency and Integrity Fund:
Justice Souter’s retirement leaves a vacancy on the Supreme Court that will be a major focus of TIF efforts in the coming months. In its first docket of 2009, TIF made several grants in preparation for this eventuality. They include a sizeable grant to the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund for its role as convenor of the
Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary, an OSI-supported coalition that engages in nonpartisan nominations-related activities, as well as a grant to the National Council of Jewish Women, highlighting the Fund’s increased focus on grassroots strategies on judicial nominations. At the same time, current TIF grantees the
Constitutional Accountability Center, the National Senior Citizens Law Center, and the American Constitution Society have been highly visible in the media and at events
around the country using the Court vacancy to engage the nation in a conversation about the text, history, and meaning of our Constitution.
Still from the 2009 memo to the board:
TIF is partnering with the Rockefeller Family Fund to modernize voter registration policy at the national level, and intends to recommend a companion grant to PEW to drive the effort at the state-level, broadening the voices calling for reform by raising the profile of
elections officials, private sector partners, research teams and others who are advocating for a government-driven approach to voter registration.
From their 2011 funding docket. This is how they counter everything we try:
The rise of right-wing populism through the Tea Party and the need to counter it. We fund large scale congregation-based organizing networks – like the well regarded PICO organizing network, with one million families in its
membership across 150 cities and 1,000 congregations nationwide – that reach beyond the choir of self-identified progressives and into rural and suburban communities, including low- and moderate-income white constituencies. Via the Main Street Alliance, we fund small business alliances that bring business owners into open society advocacy;
From the 2011 docket document:
While not officially a USP priority, several of D&P’s multi-issue grantees played leading roles in the passage of the landmark health care reform act in 2010. These include the Center for Community Change, USAction, Main Street Alliance, Center for American Progress, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Grantees also worked, in the final stages of the bill’s debate, to add $120 billion dollars to the legislation to increase subsidies for the lowest-income families to secure access to health care. D&P grantees conducted research, developed ideas that led to policy, and mobilized thousands of community members to take action to push for the historic, if not exactly ideal, victory.
this one is mega scary…sounds exactly like the garbage the Europeans are going through.
4. Educate People of Faith and Others on Why Efforts to Ban Sharia Law Are Misguided1
Shoulder-to-Shoulder will work with local congregations, faith groups, and others in three states
to counter the Islamophobic rhetoric that drives efforts to ban Sharia law. The campaign is
currently investigating opportunities and potential strategies in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Their ultimate strategy:
Culture can – and must – be shifted to build public will for progressive values, ideas, and
From the 2011 Docket document.
“This invasion is driven, on the one hand, by people smugglers, and on the other by those (human rights) activists who support everything that weakens the nation-state.
Check out this file
-may 2012 board book 6.5.12 1.pdf
I can’t copy and past but will type up a portion of it from page 6 of the document:
Mr. Steitz presented the results of opinion research about Mr. Soros, which had been privately commissioned. Mr. Soros and the board discussed the findings about how Mr. Soros is publicly portrayed and perceived by various demographic groups and whether negative media commentary affects USP’s work.
This one is worth a read. It is labeled Confidential.
Found the meeting minutes from February 2016. Title of the file is /feb 2016 usp board book.pdf
On page 20:
Update: Police Reform (10:30 – 11:00 a.m.)
Building on the conversation we had in conjunction with the last board meeting in October and subsequent engagement with a range of experts, we are prepared to initiate a new police reform initiative that we expect will involve an annual $3-5 million commitment for at least three years, as well as further contributions from existing USP portfolios. We believe that this is potentially a transformative moment for police-community relations, but that it will require sustained effort and
cannot be expected to occur overnight or emerge exclusively from local advocacy in response to
horrific incidents. As we set out three major areas of focus, we are mindful that OSF cannot do this
alone and, in fact, anticipate a set of complementary actions and investments by others. OSF has a
special role, however, reflected in our proposed priorities. We recommend that U.S. Programs
support three activities to promote police accountability and reform efforts across the United States:
1. Create a national intermediary organization with significant expertise to engage with and
support local campaigns and offer new ideas for police reform.
2. Engage progressive police unions and leaders of national police associations serving officers
of color and ethnic minorities to support police accountability and transparency
3. Improve the impact of federal intervention to address local policing practices
A critical separate but related commitment to provide support to emerging Black and youth-led organizing effort is essential to the success of any targeted police reform strategy. That complementary effort is being simultaneously developed by a team of USP staff across our various program areas. We do not at this stage recommend funding local police reform campaigns directly,
although we recognize the need for such support, in large part because of the complexities involved
in determining where such local intervention would be appropriate.
on pages 24 and 25 of the file titled /feb 2016 usp board book.pdf:
Immigration policy and Syrian refugees: Steps Forward and Back in a Volatile Time.
USP grantees working on immigrant and refugee rights came together in the wake of the largest migration crisis since World War II, joining forces to urge the Obama administration to do more with its program to resettle Syrian refugees. But their focus was tested by new challenges: a renewed surge of migrants crossing the southwestern border from the violence-wracked Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras; a fresh round of deportation raids launched by
the Department of Homeland Security, targeting undocumented persons whose bids for asylum have been rejected by immigration judges; and U.S. v Texas, the legal challenge to President Obama’s immigration executive actions, which the Supreme Court has agreed to hear (and is expected to decide by June). There have been successes, notably on Capitol Hill, where OSPC grantees helped turn a group of Democrats who had initially voted in favor of legislation putting severe restrictions on the refugee resettlement program, and block an attempt to bring those restrictions to a vote on the Senate floor. Advocates have also helped hold the line on anti-sanctuary city bills. Yet the crosscurrents have stretched capacity, splintered efforts, and made for some
awkward dealings with the administration, with advocates rallying in support of the executive actions
one minute, then fervently denouncing the raids the next.
The challenges going forward—magnified by harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric in the 2016 presidential
campaign and an expected wave of punitive bills at the state level—will be to move beyond reacting
to events and regain footing to begin executing a more forward-leaning strategic course. Grantees
are seeking to influence the Justices (primarily via a sophisticated amicus briefs and media strategy)
in hopes of securing a favorable ruling in U.S. v Texas, and using the case to redefine messaging and
align the movement. We are also seeking to shore up state and local infrastructure through Emma
Lazarus II investments, positioning the field to move swiftly on a large-scale implementation effort
in the event of a favorable ruling—efforts complicated by lagging implementation capacity at the
federal level. Grantees are planning for multiple contingencies that will come into play based on the
Supreme Court outcome and the Presidential election. In response to the surge in migrants fleeing
violence in Central America, grantees are supportive of the State Department’s recently announced efforts to expand the refugee program for people from the Northern Triangle and set up screening centers in the region with the help of the United Nations. This builds on our efforts to persuade the administration to do more last year to address this growing crisis. We are also exploring the prospect of collaborations with Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian partners, building on ties formed at the OSF-sponsored Solidarity Summit, and sharing information from groups that have
faced down attacks on refugee communities. Grantees the National Immigration Law Center and the ACLU’s Texas chapter have brought lawsuits in defense of embattled refugees, and America’s Voice and the Refugee Council USA have provided communications support.
and on page 27 of the Feb. 16th file:
Second, in the upcoming year, we will expand upon initial connections we have made with Silicon Valley’s new wealth to examine where we might intersect (and where we might not) with the substantial resources that are being made available there. As an initial matter, we have found
subject matter overlap on issues like immigration and criminal justice reform, and have expanded our initiatives through targeted partnerships with some of those funders. At the same time, though, it is an emerging and diffuse power center whose direction remains hard to read. We have begun a six-month exploration into how OSF might engage more deeply there and identify areas of common cause with these independent and flexible funders. To help us undertake the inquiry we have contracted with Natalie Foster, a Fellow at the Institute for The Future who previously served as digital director for President Obama’s Organizing for America and Rebuild the Dream. She will
organize several informal conversations with stakeholders in the new tech money ecosystem over the coming months and we anticipate reporting out to the Advisory Board on the prospects of progressive interventions at our fall meeting.
Internal conversations from DNC – 13.07.2016
Internal conversations of HFA – 13.07.2016
Internal conversations of OFA NC – 13.07.2016
Internal conversations from barackobama.com – 13.07.2016
Page 65 of the Feb. 16 file
As many governors and state legislatures took up restrictive measures meant to limit or bar the flow
of Syrian refugees, USP grantee Faith in Public Life mobilized its faith leaders to take a strong stand,
using moral framing and religious references. A faith-based communications and strategy organization, the group is a core grantee for USP and has built an impressive coalition of 30,000 progressive Christian (Protestant, Catholic) and Jewish clergy that it engages and mobilizes on tax
and budget priorities, combatting Islamophobia, advancing LGBTQ equality, and achieving immigrant justice, among others. It delivered thousands of petition signatures – from clergy – to seven conservative governors who had said “no” to resettlement. In the very religious state of
Georgia alone, 1,200 clergy members are part of FPL’s network and over 100 priests, rabbis, and pastors were part of sustained and strategic advocacy and media efforts to call out Governor Nathan Deal for his un-Christian-like response to the refugee crisis, among the most aggressively antirefugee in the nation. In early January, following a legal ruling, the governor rescinded his order to bar refugees from coming to Georgia or receiving public benefits.
Still in the Feb. 2016 file on page 67. Very interesting to read their strategy discussions:
Looking ahead, the Emma Lazarus II Fund anticipates a shift in strategy for 2016. A victory at the Supreme Court would validate the President’s executive authority to use its discretion to help large swaths of the undocumented. A loss would threaten the President’s authority and also put the
original DACA program in jeopardy. For these reasons and others, multiple grantees and experts advise that there is nothing more important for the immigrant rights movement than winning U.S. v Texas. The key groups are planning a mini-campaign that we hope to support combining legal,
communications and field strategies to build pressure for a positive decision. We also know that if the Court gives the programs a green light, there will be a very short application window before the November election, and before the Administration changes hands. A significant number of
applications must be approved before the new President takes office in order to make it politically untenable to retract the programs. Our investments must be narrowly tailored to boost grantees’ abilities and capacity to meet that challenge. Our grantees and partners also must be prepared to blunt the impact of a negative decision, and channel the frustration and anger productively.
On page 68 of the Feb. 2016 file:
We sponsored the Haas Institute’s Othering and Belonging Conference, which provided a space for grantees to connect with state and local government officials and develop strategy. The conference featured organizers from the Movement for Black Lives and included speakers such as author Naomi Klein (“The Shock Doctrine”), New York Times columnist Charles Blow, National Domestic Workers Alliance Director Ai-jen Poo and University of Southern California sociology professor Manuel Pastor. The Institute shared its conference findings and provided training for
funders this November with its report, “Implicit Bias and Philanthropic Effectiveness.”
Oh these assholes:
The Board remarked on the evolving stance of Europe on
the acceptance of migrant populations and on the absence of a similar shift in the United States. The Board posed questions on funding obstacles and assisting U.S. allies in resettlement. Deepak Bhargarva proposed investigation on robust drivers of immigration. Rebecca Carson, Project
Director of the Emma Lazarus II Fund in USP, further discussed service capacity and maximizing the benefits of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”)..
Here we go. On page 74 of the Feb. 2016 file:
After that, Ken Zimmerman prefaced the Black Lives Matter discussion with a video summary of local movement leader observations. Discussants Geoff Canada, Deepak Bhargava and Eli Pariser remarked on the philanthropic relationship to movements, the potential of participants for fatigue,
infrastructure development within movements, creating partnerships between activists internationally, creating a leadership pipeline, and what supportable exist organizations in the space. The Board discussed political objectives, the unpredictable nature of activist movements, and strategies for developing the capacity for leadership.
James O’Keefe Confronts George Soros’s Open Society Foundation Over Lack of Accountability and Transparency
James O’Keefe, president and founder of Project Veritas released an entertaining new video today showing employees of the Open Society Foundation evading questions from O’Keefe and Polish activist Matthew Tyrmand.
Are the Wikileak Hackers Actually American White-Hat Patriots?
Now comes word that a treasure drove of George Soros’ material is forthcoming. Here are Soros’ Open Society Foundation leaks so far. In addition, ZATO (Zionist Atlantic Treaty Orgainization) emails appear to be hacked, including General Breedlove. More on this player is offered by Der Spiegel in this article. It’s a significant development and points to something major — and dare I say hopeful — in the works that goes far beyond the faux political campaign. “DC Leaks” Twitter can be followed here. Wikileaks in unblemished form comes directly from the source here.
From the file /2009 immigration comeback strategy board memo.pdf
The following developments suggest the need to be prepared with a legislative agenda as early as
January, as well as the need to build the infrastructure for potential advocacy efforts in 2009:
• Senator Obama has made public commitments at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and other events to make immigration reform a top priority in his first year in office; he has reiterated these commitments in private conference calls with immigrant rights leaders.
• There is a growing acknowledgment among some Congressional leaders that it will be difficult
to accomplish other elements of a domestic policy agenda, like healthcare reform, while immigration remains unresolved. Frustration about the size of the undocumented population is a useful tool for opponents of health reform and other domestic policy reforms, creating an incentive to get immigration off the table early.
• Congressman Rahm Emanuel privately told Janet Murguia of NCLR that there may well be an opening for immigration reform in the first nine months of 2009, and that if advocates are not ready with a bill, others on the hill will prepare one.
• If immigrant and Latino turnout in the election is as significant as anticipated, this could create
additional momentum to address the immigration issue early.
From page 2 of the file titled /tab 5 comprehensive immigration reform memo to usp board.pdf.
Status of Immigration Reform
Based on the best knowledge and analysis from respected sources—both at OSI and inside the beltway—there are strong indicators that immigration reform is still possible in early 2010.
Immediately after the Massachusetts special election, the outlook did not seem promising. However, while some thought the President would stay as far away from the immigration issue as possible in his State of the Union address, he did mention the subject, even if only
briefly, and Administration officials quickly reaffirmed their commitment following the President’s address.
Equally, if not more importantly, Senator Graham continues to work with Senator Schumer on a bi-partisan agreement, and he continues to express his support for immigration reform. Several of his fellow Senate Republicans, including Lugar, Voinovich, and likely Snowe, Collins, and McCain are also prepared to support legislation. Schumer and Graham are expected to introduce a bill that has strong bipartisan support by late March, with hearings being held shortly thereafter. Rep. Luis Gutierrez has already introduced an immigration reform bill in the House that is widely supported by immigrant rights advocates. Their goal is to move a bill through both legislative bodies by the end of June.
Another significant factor is the support from many businesses, particularly in the hightech and agricultural sectors. Unlike climate change, health care and financial regulatory reform, immigration reform has significant corporate support.
In addition, the threat of alienating the Latino community, and losing large swathes of their
votes, is influencing both Democrats and Republicans to support immigration reform.
Finally, there is a vast social movement powering the effort for reform. The immigrant rights movement put millions of people on the streets in 2006, and plans are in the works for major mobilizations this year. The intensity of support in immigrant communities—and
the capacity to mobilize at scale—is greater than the support or mobilization capacity for any other issue on the national agenda.
Immigration advocates and their supporters are not blind to the many obstacles that exist. The RIFA Campaign leadership describes these as “a crowded Senate calendar, the challenge of positioning immigration as part of an economic recovery strategy rather than as irrelevant or harmful to job creation, and not least the ‘fear factor’ about doing anything big that has swept through Democratic ranks in the wake of the MA special election.”
There is a lot at stake here, as the RIFA Campaign recently reported: “Through a legalization program that would make all workers and employers taxpayers, the nation would benefit from $1.5 trillion in additional GDP over 10 years and the creation of 750,000 – 900,000 jobs due to increased consumer spending. Without reform, mass deportation will lead to $2.6 trillion in lost GDP over 10 years, not counting the cost of actual deportation: a $4 trillion swing.”
Isn’t it interesting that the two police ambushes were in Dallas and Baton Rouge?:
From the file /tab 07 state strategies initiative.pdf
Our Vision in 2015
U.S. Programs’ State Strategies Initiative will build support to advance open society at the state level over the next five years, beginning in Louisiana and Texas and expanding to a few other states. The initiative will build on the success of our pioneering work in OSI-Baltimore and New Orleans. If successful, in five years there will be growing, vibrant networks and coalitions of community- and state-based organizations and activists that are advancing open society and expanding opportunity in their communities, in their states, and federally. With strong roots in their communities and the power to influence local, state and federal policymakers, state advocates will advance specific issue campaigns and policy reforms while building long-term power for excluded
communities. They will incubate organizational and policy innovations that can be replicated in other states and nationally. Parts of the country long considered the
epicenters of entrenched racism, poverty, inequality and disinvestment will have powerful social justice organizations and leaders that are working together to transform communities, hold governments accountable, and develop future leaders.
/memo grant recommendatoins for the 2009 immigration reform campaign.pdf
4. Forced to respond to fact-based reports of racism and hate mongering by the New York Times and other mainstream media outlets, anti-immigrant groups such as the Center for Immigration Studies, Federation for American Immigration Reform, and NumbersUSA were forced to spend considerable time and resources defending their work. The work to fight back these groups has been spearheaded by the Center for American Progress, America’s Voice, Center for New Community, Southern Poverty Law Center, and National Council of La Raza.
5. Organizing of the faith community has grown in scale and depth. Immigrant rights groups have joined with Congressman Luis Gutierrez to support his Families United tour to Latino evangelical churches across the country. Furthermore, over the course of the President’s
Day congressional recess, more than 130 pro-immigration reform prayer vigils were organized across the country. This effort was led by the Interfaith Immigrant Coalition
and community leadership organized by Congressman Gutierrez.
6. A broad coalition, including various African American groups, defeated an English-only ballot measure in Tennessee.
7. Immigrant advocates have already impacted the public positions of Senators and members of Congress on the issue of immigration, the most notable being Senators Merkley of Oregon and Gillibrand of New York who either took office as strong immigrant supporters or are well down the path of changing their position (as is the case with Gillibrand).
If you google just dcleaks…. the site itself does not show up on the first page…
I know a lot of weird and lame claims have been made about google results, but this one seems to be on purpose, IMO…
It isnt like the current-news section – it is more or less obvious google is helping suppress, a the very least, dcleaks.com