Obama Labor Depart Nominee Has Ties to Pro-Abortion George Soros

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 18, 2013   |   1:04PM   |   Washington, DC

President Barack Obama nominated another pro-abortion liberal to his Cabinet today in Tom Perez. Obama wants Perez to replace Hilda Solis as head of the Department of Labor on Monday.

“Today I’m proud to nominate … as America’s next secretary of labor, Tom Perez,” Obama said today in announcing the nomination. “Tom knows what it’s like to climb the American ladder of opportunity … his story reminds us of this country’s promise … it doesn’t matter what your last name is as long as you work hard.”

“Over my career I’ve learned that true progress is possible if you keep an open mind … and focus on results,” Perez said. “Together with our partners in organized labor, the business community, and the grassroots … we can keep making progress for all working families.”

But a report in the Washington Free Beacon newspaper chronicles a partnership Perez has with one of the top money-men behind the pro-abortion movement in the United States, George Soros.

Prior to running for office, Perez was the president of CASA de Maryland, a Latino advocacy group that admittedly served immigrants regardless of legal status.

The group attracted financial support of George Soros and Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela after Perez’s tenure as president ended. CASA received more than $750,000 from groups linked to the billionaire hedge fund manager, as well as $1.5 million from Citgo, the state-owned oil company that helped make the socialist dictator a billionaire.

Perez received thousands of dollars in consulting fees for his work with the Public Health Institute, a nonprofit group that has received $260,000 from George Soros’ Open Societies Foundation. Perez consulted for the California Endowment between 2001 and 2009; the group is interested in expanding insurance coverage to low-income earners, including immigrants.



Perez served as a board member to the left-wing Center for American Progress Action Fund, which has received more than $7 million from Soros since 2004. From 2007 to 2009, Perez served on the anti-poverty group ActionAid, which received $2.2 million from Tides and several of its partner foundations.

Soros is behind groups that have attacked the Catholic bishops for opposing the Obamacare HHS mandate that forces religious groups to fund drugs that may cause abortions, he gave the pro-abortion group Human Rights Watch $100 million to expand its efforts globally, and he funded fake Catholic groups that helped cover up Obama’s pro-abortion record in the 2012 and 2008 elections.

After the Obama announcement, Sen. David Vitter announced his commitment to block the nomination.