A newly registered group called “Vote Yes 4 Minneapolis” reported a single $500,000 donation to campaign for a proposed charter amendment to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new department under the control of the City Council.
The massive contribution for a municipal election came from progressive activist billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Policy Center, according to campaign finance documents. Vote Yes 4 Minneapolis will likely be guided by a coalition of groups which have been active in the defund police movement since Floyd’s death including Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block.
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