Soros’s Fund for America, which Bankrolled ACORN, Bites the Dust

We wrote previously about George Soros’s Fund for America, a so-called 527 issue-advocacy organization.

Apparently it died.

As we reported previously in our profile of the Democracy Alliance, the Fund for America was founded in November 2007 by Democracy Alliance chairman Rob McKay and his lieutenants, SEIU’s Anna Burger and the Center for American Progress’s John Podesta. Roll Call reported last Nov. 12 that the new entity could pump “perhaps $100 million or more into media buys and voter outreach in the run-up to the 2008 elections.”

NPR reports in the above-linked article the Fund fell short of its goal and was disbanded. The 527 had

[F]unded organizations such as Campaign to Defend America, America Votes,, Americans United for Change, ACORN, Center for American Progress Action Fund and Women’s Voices, Women Vote Action Fund, as well as Progress Now Action and a few of its affiliates.

The Fund’s address was the same as the Service Employees International Union’s Washington headquarters, and it reimbursed SEIU for staff and office expenses.

Funders: George Soros ($3.5 million); SEIU ($2.5 million); Steve Bing ($2.5 million); Donald Sussman ($1 million).

Pity we missed the wake. Soros knows how to party.

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum, former senior vice president at CRC, writes and speaks widely…
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