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Politics Maya Wiley rails against billionaires despite backing by George Soros

06:40  14 june  2021
06:40  14 june  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed civil rights attorney Maya Wiley for New York City mayor

  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed civil rights attorney Maya Wiley for New York City mayor For Wiley, the endorsement could provide a boost over her most direct rivals, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and nonprofit executive Dianne Morales.For Wiley, a civil rights attorney and former political and legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, the seal of approval from Ocasio-Cortez is a significant development as she sought to consolidate progressive voters in the run-up to the June 22 Democratic primary.

Civil rights attorney, Maya Wiley , received a bn contribution into a Super PAC from hedge-fund billionaire George Soros and a healthcare workers union. Yet Wiley presents herself as a candidate for working class people in the city. Her background has her working at organizations often funded through Civil rights attorney, Maya Wiley , who is running as a candidate to be the next mayor of New York City , has been backed by Democrats who regularly speak out against special interests and big money in politics, yet she has worked for organizations that have been bankrolled by hedge-fund

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Civil rights attorney, Maya Wiley, who is running as a candidate to be the next mayor of New York City, has been backed by Democrats who regularly speak out against special interests and big money in politics, yet she has worked for organizations that have been bankrolled by hedge-fund billionaire George Soros for decades.

Soros has ties to Wiley that date back to the 1990s and last month he dropped $500,000 into an independent expenditure group, 1199 for Maya, that backs Wiley's City Hall campaign.

The contribution was matched dollar for dollar by 1199SEIU, an influential healthcare workers union that has endorsed Wiley.

Days until early voting, Maya Wiley goes on the attack

  Days until early voting, Maya Wiley goes on the attack “The talking points that we are hearing from a candidate, Eric Adams, running as a Democrat are the talking points we have heard from Mitch McConnell,” Wiley said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” © Provided by New York Daily News Mayoral hopefuls Maya Wiley (left) and Eric Adams New York City mayoral candidates Maya Wiley (left) and Eric Adams (right) “(Adams is) blaming those of us who are progressive, who are simply looking at what is smart and proven and fact-based, as the folks responsible for crime,” Wiley added.

Left-wing billionaire financier George Soros recently accused Angela Merkel of bringing 'chaos' to Europe through her open-door immigration policy. But it’s emerged through leaked documents that his think-tank Open Society Foundations (OSF) sees Europe’s refugee crisis as an opportunity - a chance to influence immigration policies worldwide and collaborate with other wealthy donors. Soros - one of the wealthiest men in the world - famously 'broke the Bank of England' after his bets against the pound were instrumental in ejecting it from the Exchange Rate Mechanism.

(Bloomberg) -- Billionaire George Soros ’s investment firm snapped up shares of ViacomCBS, Discovery and Baidu as they were being sold off in massive blocks during the collapse of Bill Hwang’s Archegos Capital Management. It also offers an insight into Soros ’s investment firm, which is run by Chief Investment Officer Dawn Fitzpatrick. She told Bloomberg in March that she was willing to jump on dislocations in the market, investing billion during the pandemic-induced swoon a year ago, including buying residential mortgages on the cheap.

Most of the money will go towards a $1.2 million political advertising campaign in a last-ditch effort to lure voters before the Democratic primary on June 22.

PACs can raise and spend unlimited funds but cannot coordinate directly with the campaigns.

That legal distinction makes it possible for candidates to denounce independent expenditures, even as they benefit from them.

‘We need a fighter’: Maya Wiley gets nod from Sen. Elizabeth Warren

  ‘We need a fighter’: Maya Wiley gets nod from Sen. Elizabeth Warren The latest endorsement comes on the heels of several major nods for Wiley as she seeks to distinguish herself in the packed Democratic field with just days to go before early voting starts. We need a fighter, a progressive changemaker, and a woman with plans to lead New York City—that’s why I am proud to endorse @MayaWiley. Help support Maya’s historic campaign for New York City mayor: https://t.co/89PJA5dVvU https://t.co/FDTX67VUln— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) June 8, 2021“Big structural change is exactly what New York City needs right now. @ewarren, thank you for your confidence in me.

Who is george soros ? Now 86, Soros fled the Nazi occupation and moved to London before emigrating to the US where he launched a hedge fund, famously pocketing billion in currency speculation against the Bank of England in 1992. They’ve since been taken down (with plenty removed by activists) but despite the alleged anti -Semitism, Israel has maintained its support for the Hungarian government, saying it did not want to “delegitimize” criticism of Soros . Meanwhile, the European Union has launched legal action against Hungary over new laws targeting civil society

Billionaire George Soros ' Open Society Foundations office is leaving 'repressive' Hungary for Germany after Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced new restrictions non-governmental organizations as part of the 'Stop Soros ' bill.

Soros is often the object of criticism by Republicans for his outsize political influence.

graphical user interface, application © Provided by Daily Mail graphical user interface, text, application: Wiley has been backed by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whose district includes the eastern part of the Bronx, portions of north-central Queens © Provided by Daily Mail Wiley has been backed by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whose district includes the eastern part of the Bronx, portions of north-central Queens

Yet despite the influx of cash for use either directly or indirectly by her campaign, Wiley tweeted a quote last week to soliciting campaign donations.

Wiley has been endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams who often speak out against big money influence.

'If we don't come together as a movement, we will get a New York City built by and for billionaires, and we need a city for and by working people,' said democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx. 'So we will vote for Maya #1.'

The massive sums given by Soros to the campaign are not yet reflected on the New York City Campaign Finance Board website which tracks the flow of money in local politics.

With AOC's backing, Wiley cements liberal support in volatile NYC mayoral race

  With AOC's backing, Wiley cements liberal support in volatile NYC mayoral race With AOC's backing, Wiley cements liberal support in volatile NYC mayoral raceNEW YORK (Reuters) - For months, a trio of liberal Democratic candidates in New York City's mayoral race has vied for the mantle of progressive standard-bearer in a crowded field.

Billionaire left-wing financier George Soros gave millions of dollars to left-wing political campaigns, and billions to his own liberal foundation, in years when he paid no federal income tax. On Tuesday, ProPublica, citing Internal Revenue Service documents, revealed that several of America's richest people — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and Soros , among others — paid no federal income tax in certain years, as they claimed to have made net losses that offset gains.

DCLeaks documents show how Soros - backed projects foster his globalist ambitions in the name of democracy, human rights, economic, racial and sexual justice and other lofty terms. Because Russia was his main opposition in Ukraine, Soros has targeted mainly Putin. In his article titled “Putin is a bigger threat to Europe’s existence than ISIS,” Soros said, “The leaders of the US and the EU are making a grievous error in thinking that president Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a potential ally in the fight against Islamic State.

'There is the belief that billionaires are bad for society — except for when they're giving to my campaign,' Doug Muzzio, a veteran political science professor at Baruch College, told the New York Post of the hypocrisy. 'That's the logic.'

Wiley has distanced herself from her financial backers by saying she can't control who chooses to donate to her.


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'I can't comment on independent expenditures because I've been very clear that I have no control over them,' she told the Post.

Wiley's links to Soros goes back to the late 1990s when she worked for The Open Society Foundations, founded Soros. The non-profit is 'the world's largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights,' according to its website.

A few years later, in 2002, Wiley set up the Center for Social Inclusion which looks to 'end racial inequities through structural reform.'

Maya Wiley et al. looking at the camera: Despite her claiming to represent working families, Wiley's background has her working at organizations often funded through grants backed by organizations and foundations set up by George Soros © Provided by Daily Mail Despite her claiming to represent working families, Wiley's background has her working at organizations often funded through grants backed by organizations and foundations set up by George Soros

Wiley has also worked for the Tides Foundation, a progressive activist organization.

New York City's mayoral race is all about police, crime. Will Ocasio-Cortez endorsement give progressives a boost?

  New York City's mayoral race is all about police, crime. Will Ocasio-Cortez endorsement give progressives a boost? Maya Wiley has won the backing of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the New York City mayoral race. Will it be enough for a liberal to win?Wiley received her highest profile endorsement over the weekend from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., a stalwart of self-described "progressive" politics.

Both groups have also been backed by large grants from Soros' Open Society organization.

Wiley's links to Soros don't end there. Her longtime partner, Harlan Mandel, who is the CEO of the Media Development Investment Fund, is also another organization funded by the Open Society.

Billionaire Soros is said to have paid no income tax between 2016 and 2018, according to a recent, wide-ranging investigation on tax inequality by ProPublica.

Wiley has said she would support a bill to raise the state income tax rate to 7.01 percent for single earners making  $300,000 annually, and raise it as high as 13.81 percent for those making $100 million or more.

a screen shot of a man and a woman taking a selfie: Soros' contribution was matched dollar for dollar by 1199SEIU, an influential healthcare workers union that has endorsed Wiley © Provided by Daily Mail Soros' contribution was matched dollar for dollar by 1199SEIU, an influential healthcare workers union that has endorsed Wiley

When it comes to policy, Wiley has said she would cut the police budget by $1 billion annually 'and invest those funds directly into the communities most impacted by gun violence,' according to her platform.

A Wiley campaign ad shows police driving into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters last year. She says in the ad that it's 'time the NYPD sees us as people who deserve to breathe,' a reference to the deaths of Eric Garner and George Floyd.

Wiley appeared to waffle last Thursday during a debate when a moderator asked whether she favored taking guns away from police officers.

A woman has never been elected mayor of New York City. Will one of these women change that?

  A woman has never been elected mayor of New York City. Will one of these women change that? New York City has never elected a woman as mayor. Three candidates, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley and Dianne Morales, could change that.In a mayoral race centering on policing, public safety and New York's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the possibility of the first female mayor has only grown as the race narrows.

'I am not prepared to make that decision in a debate,' Wiley said. A Wiley campaign spokesperson later called the question 'ridiculous' because 'no one is even discussing taking guns away from cops.'

a person standing in front of Maya Wiley et al. posing for the camera: Maya Wiley attends the Puerto Rican Day parade on Sunday © Provided by Daily Mail Maya Wiley attends the Puerto Rican Day parade on Sunday Maya Wiley et al. posing for the camera: Maya Wiley is pictured stumping  with Amit Singh Bagga, who is running for City Council in Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City on Sunday © Provided by Daily Mail Maya Wiley is pictured stumping  with Amit Singh Bagga, who is running for City Council in Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City on Sunday

Amid a deluge of criticism, Wiley later tried to amend her answer, insisting that she did not intend to strip cops of their service weapons.

Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off this weekend.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has topped some recent polls, though the 13-candidate race remains tight.

Other top contenders include 2020 presidential candidate Yang, former city sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia and city Comptroller Scott Stringer.

This primary is especially hard to predict because the city is debuting ranked choice voting, with voters ranking up to five candidates.

Democrats dominate in New York City, and the winner of the party's primary is considered highly likely to win the general election in November and succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Republican primary features Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa and Fernando Mateo, a restaurant owner and advocate for taxi drivers.

a statue of a man and a woman standing in front of a building: NYC Mayoral candidate Maya Wiley leaves her home in Brooklyn. Wiley, left her beautiful home in a very pretty area of Brooklyn as she got into an awaiting car to be taken to another campaign event © Provided by Daily Mail NYC Mayoral candidate Maya Wiley leaves her home in Brooklyn. Wiley, left her beautiful home in a very pretty area of Brooklyn as she got into an awaiting car to be taken to another campaign event Read more

Maya Wiley says she should be mayor of New York. Former City Hall colleagues aren’t so sure. .
Wiley is surging following a slew of endorsements from marquee progressives like AOC. But her work as a de Blasio aide is giving her trouble on the campaign trail. Wiley in recent weeks has drawn renewed scrutiny of her time working for de Blasio, who won two terms as mayor but has become so polarizing a figure that Wiley has tried to distance herself from the fellow Democrat since she launched her campaign. “I’m a woman who stands on her own two feet,” Wiley said at the first mayoral candidates’ forum last fall — a point she has repeated throughout the campaign when asked about her ties to de Blasio.

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