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ACLU receives record number of donations


2017-01-30 04:27:16
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received a record number of donations over the weekend. According to the organization's Executive Director Anthony Romero they usually receive around four million dollars a year, but tnow they had received more than $24 million from over 350 000 donations. Average person donated $68.

The huge amounts of donations came in after president Trump's executive order on immigration ban took effect.

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What we've seen is an unprecedented public reaction to the challenges of the Trump administration. -- Anthony Romero


In addition to raising $24,164,691 in one weekend (six times the amount of what they usually raise in a year), they signed up 150 000 new members. The membership numbers have been growing since November when Donald Trump was elected president, from roughly 400 000 to over one million.

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People are fired up and want to be engaged. What we've seen is an unprecedented public reaction to the challenges of the Trump administration. -- ACLU's executive director Anthony Romero


The American Civil Liberties Union is a non-partisan, non-profit organization.




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