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  • eridani (1429 posts)
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    Trump's Election Has Led to Massive Wave of Donations to Progressive Groups

    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/26/trumps-election-has-led-massive-wave-donations-progressive-groups

    If there is any upside to the U.S. presidential election, it could be that progressive causes around the country are reporting an “unprecedented” surge in donations, the Guardian wrote on Sunday.

    In the wake of the election that vindicated Donald Trump’s racist, sexist, and xenophobic campaign, many Americans are turning their despair into action, supporting a range of organizations that fight for equality and civil rights.

    Planned Parenthood, which has quickly become a target of the newly emboldened Republican party, has received more than 300,000 donations since November 8, which is 40 times higher than its normal rate, the Guardian’s Joanna Walters reports.

    About 82,000 of those were given on behalf of notoriously anti-choice Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) got such a high influx of contributions that its donation page crashed, Walters wrote. Since the election, the group has raised more than $23 million.

    Walters highlighted the newly created charity referral website DonateBigly.com—a satirical reference to Trump’s signature adverb—which helps users find a cause that counters not just the presidential ticket, but the entire incoming cabinet.

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  • liberal at heart (1088 posts)
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    1. I think I may look up a good environmental organization to donate to.

    With Trump’s stance on the environment, environmental groups are going to need more help than ever. I have actually done some volunteer work for EarthCorps before. I think I just may see what volunteer opportunities there are currently in my area.

    • eridani (1429 posts)
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      3. I think that for environmental groups, local is best

      Big national organizations are not doing as much concrete work.

      You've heard of the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West, right?  I'm the Morally Ambiguous Witch of the Northwest.
  • djean111 (2905 posts)
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    2. Looked at another way –

    Trump’s Election Has Led to Massive Wave of Donation Requests from Progressive Groups

    My inbox has been flooded with requests.   I decide who is “Progressive”, though.

    You think the only reason that people won't vote for a warmongering Third Way fracking-enabling cluster bomb throwing H-1B increasing lying pandering corporate and Wall Street shill who says she has no problem putting abortion rights on the table is because we are mad about Bernie?  Um, nope.
    • jwirr (2814 posts)
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      4. Mine to. I decided that a deadline is not a good enough reason to donate. In the

      first part of the new year I will set down and decide who I can afford to help and what I want to focus on.