The group responsible for protesting Republican town halls already has strong ties to Soros, and those ties may get even stronger after this week.
For weeks, Republican town halls have been taken over by liberal activists who have been following the “Indivisible Guide,” and now the group behind the handbook could be getting financial support from liberal billionaire George Soros.
For those unfamiliar, the “Indivisible Guide” started as a Google Drive document shortly after President Trump was elected. Since December, it has been downloaded over a million times. The group has two objectives: “demystify congressional advocacy,” and “support the community of local groups putting the Indivisible Guide into action.”
The group in recent weeks has pushed back against Republican accusations that liberal activists who have disrupted their town halls are being paid to protest.
However, USA Today is now reporting that leaders of Indivisible will make presentations later this week to the Democracy Alliance, a group aligned closely with Soros.
Sarah Dohl, an Indivisible board member, previously stressed in an interview with CNN, “that none of its money is coming from billionaire George Soros.”
Now, though, the group is singing a different tune. Ezra Levin, the group’s P-president of the board, said about the possibility of receiving funding from a group linked to Soros, “we think the movement needs their support.”
It shouldn’t surprise anyone if Soros decides to fund the “Indivisible Guide,” as many of its top officials have ties to the billionaire’s network already.
As the Free Beacon reports, the Town Hall Project, which is the central hub of information for congressional town halls, refers readers to the Indivisible Guide.
The Town Hall Project was founded by Jimmy Dahman, a former Hillary Clinton campaign field organizer in Iowa, and the group shares an address with a Soros-linked group.
According to the Free Beacon’s reporting:
The Town Hall Project’s parent company is The Action Network, which was involved in demonstrations against Walmart and the protests in Ferguson.
The Action Network is located at the same Washington, D.C., address as United We Dream, the “largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.” United We Dream has received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros. It began organizing “sanctuary campus” anti-Trump protests shortly after the election.
The Action Network also shares the same address as Change to Win, the labor organizing group.
Change to Win’s leadership council is chaired by James P. Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Its secretary is Mary Kay Henry, president of the SEIU.
The Invisible Guide’s treasurer of the board, Matt Traldi is currently a “Reacher Team Director” for the SEIU.
Angel Padilla, who is secretary of the board for the Invisible Guide, is currently working at the National Immigration Law Center as a health policy analyst.
The National Immigration Law Center in 2012 received $630,000 from the Open Society Foundations, in grants earmarked for general support. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.
Levin, the group’s president, is also associate director of the Corporation for Enterprise Development, an anti-poverty nonprofit which has links to Open Society and, in turn, Soros.
While liberal activists claim their takeovers of Republican town halls are organic, a Soros-funded effort may challenge that claim.
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