House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and billionaire financier George Soros quietly headlined an anti-Trump conference in California on Friday.
The Democracy Alliance Fall Investment Conference received little fanfare in the media, which is surprising considering the all-star liberal lineup. In fact, the agenda for the four-day long event entitled “Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future,” specifically stated that attendees should not post about the gathering on social media or speak to the press about it.
“Respect the privacy of others and not share partners names or details of the conference with
The press or post to personal media channels including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc,” the agenda, which was uploaded online by the Washington Free Beacon, urged.
Other speakers and guests included NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue, Center For American Progress President Neera Tanden, Planned Parenthood for America Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Dawn Laguens, California Senator Kamala Harris, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, governor-elect Ralph Northam of Virginia, Van Jones of CNN, and many other high profile Democratic figures.
The goal of the swanky event, according to the leaked agenda, “is to generate support for Alliance Partner Organizations and engage in diverging perspectives connected to shaping political and policy transformation in America.”
The conference took place at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad from Wednesday until Saturday, and was not reported on until Monday.
The Free Beacon reports that the agenda did not even feature some of the most high-profile attendees — including leaving out “a Thursday night happy hour hosted by Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, who was spotted in attendance.” David Brock was also reportedly in attendance throughout the duration of the conference.
Organizations funded by Soros have teamed up with Democratic attorneys general to file over a dozen lawsuits against the administration of US President Donald Trump, for the latter’s use of an executive order to temporarily halt immigration from seven predominantly-Muslim countries.
Soros’s Open Society Foundations, a pro-open borders and pro-globalization advocacy organization, has also financed several non-profit organizations that are filing lawsuits against the controversial order. He has also provided funding to at least 56 organizations that worked with the Women’s March on DC following inauguration day, including the National Resource Defense Council and Planned Parenthood.