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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

'The Resistance' Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money

The numbers, in several cases, are astounding., a climate action group, saw donations almost triple in the month after Donald Trump's election. Since Trump's win, Planned Parenthood told NPR it's gained over 600,000 new donors and more than 36,000 new volunteers. And the American Civil Liberties Union has raised more than $80 million since November 8th.

Key players in what's being called "The Resistance" — a vocal and growing progressive backlash to the Trump presidency — have been flooded with, and in some cases overwhelmed by an outpouring of money and volunteer support in the last few months. In many cases, these groups are struggling to keep up.

For instance,, an anti-war group turned anti-Trump group, and Indivisible, a group that created a playbook for progressives to lobby members of Congress and disrupt congressional town halls, held a joint conference call the day after the Women's March on Washington in January. It was historic.

"We had 60 thousand people join one conference call," says Anna Galland, Executive Director of MoveOn Civic Action. "Guinness Book of World Records told us we broke the record for one conference call." (The current record for a conference call on the Guinness website is 16,972 people on a call organized by Broadnet Teleservices.)



Anonymous said...

So taxpayers don't have to support Planned Parenthood after all. This is how it should be. If you support the arts, support the arts with your time and money. It's not the government's purpose to collect taxes to support biased nonprofit organizations.

Anonymous said...

Yeah right and we're supposed to believe NPR, you don't think they exaggerated these numbers do you.

Anonymous said...

7:19 your post is absolutely correct!!!

Anonymous said...

Why would NPR exaggerate the numbers, they are also looking for a hand out. This is great news, shows that President Trump can continue cutting these people that taxpayers have funded all along.

Anonymous said...

I don't much believe NPR's news reports anymore. Its down-home yet snooty, snarky and noblesse oblige balance of content isn't as entertaining or informative as it once was, either. I have to wonder where the lion's share of funding will come from now that government funding will be cut, and how much influence those millions will have over future network content.

Anonymous said...

Use these Numbers against them by cutting all tax dollars and no longer do they get any tax dollars. Trump cannot remove them fro mhis budget.