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NYT: Anti-Trump 'Resistance' Groups Pulling Big Money From Establishment Dems

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By    |   Saturday, 07 October 2017 10:42 PM

Anti-Trump resistance groups are attracting big money from major liberal donors, creating a challenge to respected liberal institutions according to a report in The New York Times.

Groups like Flippable, Swing Left, Sister District, Women’s March and Indivisible have seen an uptick in donations since July when the Democracy Alliance gave its donors a “resistance map” with their names. Democracy Alliance is a network of progressive donors who coordinate their political donations to groups that the Alliance has endorsed.

“We’re in a disruptive period, and when we get through it, the progressive infrastructure landscape may look different,” Gara LaMarche, president of the Democracy Alliance, told the Times. “There may be groups that have been around that don’t rise to the challenge, and there may be some new groups that do rise to the challenge, while others fade away.”

Indivisible, created by two former congressional aides, started as an online guide for anti-Trump protestors on how to influence Congress. It has since grown into more than 6,000 groups across the country.

“A lot of groups don’t really see a major strategic shift between advocating for their elected officials, and if they’re not listening, pivoting toward electoral work,” Leah Greenberg, one of the co-founders, told the Times.

The Indivisible group has received funding from tech billionaire Reid Hoffman and an advocacy group funded by billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros is also considering a donation in the low six figures to Indivisible.

“Having a thousand flowers blooming at the beginning of a new era is generally a good thing,” Rob Stein, a longtime Democratic strategist, told the Times. “But when you’ve got your back against the wall, too many new blooms can cause message and operational cacophony.”

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Anti-Trump resistance groups are attracting big money from major liberal donors, creating a challenge to respected liberal institutions according to a report in The New York Times. Groups like Flippable, Swing Left, Sister District, Women's March and Indivisible have seen an...
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