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Trump's Election Has Led to Massive Wave of Donations to Progressive Groups


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Trump's Election Has Led to Massive Wave of Donations to Progressive Groups

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

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.


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Of course this is good news. I hope this election has scared the bejesus out of everyone out there that ignored what was going on in politics for the last 30 years. If people don't come together and get involved they are going to sleep walk right into hell.
The Democrats won't do much but they do seem to act like the opposing party more when they are in the minority.


#3

I am donating locally but there is a very big need to nationally all of these groups come together and make an imprint. Lamestreet media does not report on 200 people marching or in front of courthouses, state houses but if we would concentrate the efforts and march on Wall Street and Lamestreet media in New York City and Washington DC just maybe we would get notice.

Too much fragmentation among we the people.


#4

Donations are fine, but it is much more important for those idle clicktivists to be ready to get in the streets-and-stay-in the streets when the time comes.


#5

No worries. The democratic party leadership will see to it that progressives don't succeed.


#6

I think fighting back through the legal system will be critical. It has worked well in the past and should continue to be effective. I believe these donations will turn into action in the courts as well as in lobbying Congress and organizing protests in the streets.


#7

This is good news. I hope, that although environmental organizations weren't mentioned in the article that they too are getting an uptick in contributions along with Peace groups and Wikileaks.


#8

" If people don't come together and get involved they are going to sleep walk right into hell."

Now that the Fourth Reich will be installed next month, if we do not all hang together; we are going to all hang separately!


#9

The corporate ruling class spend billions on because they understand the power of culture. Consider a tax-deductible contribution to Partisan Press because without a progressive class-conscious culture and mindset, we are finished as a society.


#11

Yes and get ready to organize a party of the Left.


#13

The Democrats even before Bill Clinton or even Jimmy Carter were never a party of the left, that is: Communists, Socialists, Greens. "Progressive" Democrats should by all means take over their party and maybe the Republicans that became Democrats will go back to their Republican Party and push out the Tea Partiers and other extremists to form their own party of crazy. A nation of over 300 million people cannot be represented by only two parties or even three parties. Coalition governments can be formed. We need a better system to rid the nation of any leader proven to be unfit.


#15

YOU could help the "track record" of third parties by supporting and voting for them instead of whining that there's no one to vote for. And keep up with the third parties - even if it means getting info from other than MSM.


#16

I hope his election also leads to antiwar demonstrations **which do not happen when so-called Progressives **(Democrats) are in office. :persevere::weary::sleeping::hushed::eyes::robot::head_bandage::thinking::upside_down::rolling_eyes::disappointed::angry::persevere::confused::rage:


#17

I haven't seen any progressive groups in years. Groups market to middle class consumers and campaign donors. Liberals spent another eight years calling on us to maintain the status quo of the more fortunate. As far as I can tell, their poverty agenda remains the one known as "trickle down economics." This is still a regressive -- not progressive -- agenda.


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" if we do not all hang together; we are going to all hang separately!

Ben Franklin expressed that same sentiment over 200 hundred years ago ...


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I think the Dem Party is over for the foreseeable future. To understand this, you need to look back: The Dem voting base had long consisted of the "masses" -- poor and middle class, workers and the jobless, for the common good. The Clinton administration split this base wide apart in the 1990s, and the past eight years confirmed that this split is permanent.

Anticipating HC's latest campaign, Dems in Congress clarified their values and goals, kicking off 2015 alone with voting to virtually end food stamps to the elderly poor and the disabled (cut from $115 per month, down to $10).


#20

Hope springs eternal in the human breast


#21

In some parts of this country I would say the Republican Party is over. Okay, that is a bit of an exaggeration. But on the West Coast and in the Northeast the GOP isn't doing very well. An interesting statistic was that the less 500 counties that Clinton won account for about two-thirds of the US wealth. What seems to have happened is that Democrats are party of choice in the wealthier parts of the US and the Republicans are the choice in the less wealthy parts. The wealthier parts have more people but the less wealthy parts have advantages in the electoral college and in Congress. However, the Democratic base includes minorities and many of the more affluent Democratic voters do care about people who are less fortunate so the Democrats still are the party of those who are least able to take care of themselves. The Republicans have largely become the party of Big Business and white Christians (particularly evenagelicals) who used to be a large majority of the US but are gradually losing that status. It is not good to see the country spitting apart along racial and religious lines. This is a bad trend. Had Clinton won I believe she would have tried to bring people together but Trump will only try to further divide people based on everything we know about him.


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LBJ saying: "we (the Democratic Party) have lost the South for a generation" as he signed the Civil Rights Act in 1965 is one of the top ten understatements of the 20th century when you consider that it is now up to two northern generations and almost three southern generations, with nothing but clear sailing for the GOP on the horizon..


#24

good response. the hostility you called out is ad hominem garbage, and i wish to hell that would not be allowed on this forum.