MoveOn Calls for Protests Over Trump Victory
MoveOn.org released a press release on Wednesday afternoon about protests across the United States against President-elect Donald Trump’s victory.
The organization, in the release, wrote that “hundreds of Americans, dozens of organizations to gather peacefully outside the White House and in cities and towns nationwide to take a continued stand against misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia.”
“Tonight, thousands of Americans will come together at hundreds of peaceful gatherings in cities and towns across the nation, including outside the White House, following the results of Tuesday’s presidential election.”
“The gatherings—organized by MoveOn.org and allies—will affirm a continued rejection of Donald Trump’s bigotry, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and misogyny and demonstrate our resolve to fight together for the America we still believe is possible.”
It said that major gatherings include Washington DC, New York City, and other places.
According to USA Today, protesters went to the streets in 10 cities to march against Trump. Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn., Seattle, and several other cities saw protests. Many of the protests were peaceful, but there were isolated reports of violence
MoveOn.org was the seventh-largest 527 committee and spent $21 million during the 2004 election, mainly funding liberal causes. It has been disclosed that billionaire investor George Soros contributed money to MoveOn.org in 2004.
Earlier this year, MoveOn collected funds from Chicago protests against Trump, prompting Trump to abandon a rally in the city, it has been reported. According to the Washington Times and other conservative media outlets, MoveOn “is funded by billionaire George Soros, and has endorsed Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders for president” back in March amid the protests.