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    The ACLU’s Next Endeavor: Organizing the People’s Power to Resist

    The ACLU’s Next Endeavor: Organizing the People’s Power to Resist

    By Faiz Shakir, National Political Director
    FEBRUARY 24, 2017 | 3:15 PM

    In the weeks following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, we have seen the harms that his policies cause people around the world and the danger his actions represent for our civil liberties. Trump’s use of executive power has prompted the protest and defiance of millions, echoing the voices of many who know that our basic American values are being tested by our president.

    The ACLU will continue to defend our basic freedoms and hold this administration accountable for every unlawful or unconstitutional measure they propose. We will use the courts as one avenue to aggressively advance our agenda, but we cannot do it alone.

    That is why the ACLU is launching a major new grassroots mobilization platform, PeoplePower.org, in response to the growing number of people who believe that Trump’s actions cannot go unchallenged.

    We’ve hired a group of digital organizers who have worked with activist groups, the White House, and Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign to help build and launch PeoplePower.org. With this platform, we hope to help organize the mass resistance to President Trump’s bankrupt policies. With a nationwide presence through our 50-plus state affiliates, the ACLU is well-positioned to take on the incredible responsibility of grassroots organizing coast to coast. This type of program is new for us at ACLU, but it is necessary if we are going to overcome the Trump administration’s attempts to curtail civil rights and eventually advance a 21st century civil liberties agenda….

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    https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/aclus-next-endeavor-organizing-peoples-power-resist

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  • 99thMonkey (3769 posts)
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    1. Awesome. ACLA should offer pro bono services to a COALITION 3rd PARTY

    We will need good lawyerly advice on how to build the strongest possible legal foundation for such an endeavor.

    • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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      2. they're not going to do that, ever. unless it's an 'approved' 3rd party.

      • 99thMonkey (3769 posts)
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        3. Upon what are you basing such unequivocal certitude?

        • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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          4. my opinion, my read of history, my life experience, etc.

          just like everybody else

          want to take a bet on how quick aclu comes in to aid organizing in opposition to the democratic party — or the pubs?

          not blood likely

          but here they are doing anti trump organizing in support of the dems

          • 99thMonkey (3769 posts)
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            5. If they don't they are part of the problem

            my opinion.