Since the 2016 elections, the ACLU is reporting an unprecedented surge in online support, receiving $8.2M through over 100,000 donations. The ACLU executive director said:
Since Election Day, the ACLU has seen a renewed sense of urgency from hundreds of thousands of Americans to protect civil liberties.
In just five days, our Facebook followers have increased by 25 percent to nearly one million people; 400,000 people viewed our open letter to President-elect Trump on our website; and 150,000 new people have joined our e-mail list. We have also heard from thousands of people offering to volunteer their time and services and have received roughly 120,000 donations, totaling more than $7.2 million….
This is the greatest outpouring of support for the ACLU in our nearly 100-year history, greater than the days after 9/11.
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