The union has donated thousands of dollars to Soros-backed groups.
The NFL Players’ Association (NFLPA) has donated thousands of dollars to George Soros-backed organizations according to tax documents obtained by 2ndVote and reported on by The Washington Times.
The NFLPA contributed $5,000 to both the Center for Community Change Action and Jobs for Justice, Soros-backed organizations:
Tax documents released by 2ndVote show the NFLPA donated $5,000 in 2015 to the Center for Community Change Action, a group active in the anti-Trump resistance and bankrolled by a host of liberal foundations, including top Democratic donor George Soros’s Foundation for Open Society.
The NFLPA contributed $5,000 in 2014 to Jobs with Justice, another pro-union group backed by Soros, and $5,000 in 2013 to the progressive Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy.
In addition to Soros organizations, the NFLPA also donated to the AFL-CIO’s political arm, which has campaigned against President Trump’s initiatives:
A member of the AFL-CIO, the NFLPA also contributed in 2013 and 2015 to Working America, the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, which Open Secrets said spent $1 million in 2016 to defeat Trump.
Working America has since mobilized against the Republican tax-cut framework, denouncing it as the “Trump tax scam.”
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