As the proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, Julia Jackson knows everything that there is to know about winemaking. She grew up picking grapes with her father, Jess Jackson, who founded the Kendall-Jackson wine business. While Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bachelor of Arts in addition to receiving a general management certificate from Stanford Graduate School of Business, her real education came from working in several of the 44 wineries owned by Jackson Family Wines. Jackson spent a year in France working on her wine production education and learning French as well.
One winery, Cambria Winery, must be Jackson’s favorite; in 2010, its individual vineyard parcels produced Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, a Wine of the Year by Wine Enthusiast. Julia also named her charity, Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, after the vineyard. The program honors women who have overcome adversity and are inspiring other women to do the same. Each year, Cambria Seeds of Empowerment awards grants $100,000 nonprofits that uphold the program’s values.
Currently, Jackson works with the communications and marketing departments of Jackson Family Wines where she is revamping specific wine’s websites and updating the image of the company’s international brands.
In addition to her interest’s in wine making, Jackson is ardent about environmental conservation and she is passionate about art.
As anyone who is even remotely tuned into politics knows, one of the biggest controversies we face in America today, with respect to the election process, is that of money in politics. Regardless of one’s opinion on the subject, when people speak of donations to the Democratic Party, one name will surely arise, George Soros. While Soros’ conservative adversaries will speak of him in distain for his large contributions to the Democratic Party, they fail to encourage people to follow the paper trail of Soros’ donations. The reasoning behind this? Well, because unlike his anti-humanitarian counter parts backing the Republican Party (The Koch Brothers), George Soros contributions are not simply motivated by the generation of self-wealth.
Aside from donating to the Clinton campaign last election cycle, George Soros was a key contributor to numerous PACs and organizations, supporting various highly ethical causes in recent years. Over the past 30 years, Soros has donated over 13 billion dollars through his international foundations. One of those organizations to make note of, is the Democracy Alliance. George Soros is not only a large contributor to the organization, but helped launch the group in 2005. This particular organization is not intended to support any individual political candidate, nor Party. Instead, the group’s focus is to advocate philanthropically causes such as combating income inequality and climate change. Read more at The New York Times about George.
George Soros has also allocated over 10 million dollars in funding to support immigrant voting rights and turn out this past election. One of these super PACs called Immigrant Voters Win, serves the purpose of producing greater voting turn out amongst low-propensity Hispanic voters. Another group Soros has generously donated to is a nonprofit organization which aims to fight the conservative effort to restrict voting.
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One final key note organization that George Soros has contributed to is one that conservative talking heads make sure to avoid when speaking of Soros. End Citizens United is a PAC fighting for limitations in which a single individual or corporation is allowed to contribute to a candidate or Party. The main talking point in which those who bash Soros, is a battle in which George Soros is on the other side of. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.