Political Party/527

Safety & Justice

Location:

Washington, DC

Organization Type:

527 Political Action Committee

Formation:

2015

Treasurer:

Whitney Tymas

Safety & Justice is a now-defunct super PAC that served as a federal branch of the vast “Safety and Justice” network, a project of left-leaning billionaire George Soros that used a network of similarly named state-level PACs to finance the campaigns of progressive Democratic candidates for district attorney in more than a dozen of America’s cities. According to its FEC filings, the super PAC was terminated in 2017.[1]

Political Activities

Created in 2015, Safety & Justice was operational during the 2016 election cycle, and was exclusively financed by Soros, who contributed $530,000.[2] Safety & Justice primarily financed the campaign of St. Louis Circuit Attorney, Kim Gardener, contributing roughly $200,000 to her 2016 campaign.[3] [4]

The organization also gave $75,000 to Florida Safety & Justice, the Florida branch of the “Safety and Justice” network supporting 9th Circuit Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala, and $21,000 to Citizens for Chisolm, the state level campaign of Milwaukee County District Attorney, John Chisolm.[5] [6]

Leadership

Safety & Justice is led by treasurer Whitney Tymas, who serves as the head of the widely dispersed “Safety and Justice” network organizations. Tymas also served on the board of the Civic Participation Action Fund (CPAF).[7]

References

  1. SAFETY & JUSTICE – Committee Overview.” FEC.gov. Accessed June 4, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00616094/?tab=filings&cycle=2018. ^
  2. “SAFETY & JUSTICE – Committee Overview.” FEC.gov. Accessed June 4, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00616094/?tab=raising&cycle=2016. ^
  3. “Browse Disbursements.” FEC.gov. Accessed June 4, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/disbursements/?committee_id=C00616094&two_year_transaction_period=2016&data_type=processed. ^
  4. Curtis, Tim. “Rep. Gardner Gets Aid from Soros in St. Louis Circuit Attorney Race.” The Missouri Times, July 21, 2016. https://themissouritimes.com/soros-gets-involved-in-st-louis-circuit-attorney-race/. ^
  5. “Browse Disbursements.” FEC.gov. Accessed June 4, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/disbursements/?committee_id=C00616094&two_year_transaction_period=2016&data_type=processed. ^
  6. “Aramis Ayala Unseats Jeff Ashton to Win JC9 State Attorney.” Florida Politics – Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government., August 31, 2016. https://floridapolitics.com/archives/220811-aramis-ayala-unseats-jeff-ashton-win-jc9-state-attorney/. ^
  7. “SAFETY & JUSTICE – Committee Overview.” FEC.gov. Accessed June 4, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00616094/?tab=about-committee&cycle=2016. ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

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Safety & Justice

700 13TH STREET NW SUITE 600 WASHINGTON, DC 20005
Washington, DC