Mobilized Daily Action
Thanks to the efforts of Moveon.org, the Indivisible Guide, Daily Action, and other Resistance organizations we have had some hard won victories but we need to be ever vigilant since Trump and the Republicans will keep fighting on to resuscitate their failed legislation and administrative rulings.
Estimated 4 Million Demonstrate
The Women’s March where an estimated 500,000 people marched in Washington DC on Jan. 21st 2017 far surpassing attendance at his inauguration the day before. An estimated 4 million people demonstrated across the country against Trump the day after his inauguration. Political scientists estimated that the marches were the single largest day of protest in US history.
Voter Turnout at Town Halls Increases
Companies Dump Products
#GrabYourWallet sees companies dump Trump products. This site has successfully encouraged consumers to boycott companies that have demonstrated ties to the President either by selling his or his family’s products, or by endorsing him during the election campaign.
Surge in New Candidates
The surge in people who are willing to run for elected office with groups such as Run for Something where more than 8,000 people have pledged to run for office through this website. Run for Something and other organizations such as EMILY’s List, where over 12,000 women have signed on to run for office, provide training and resources to those interested in running for any level of political office.
Democratic Strength 2017 - 2018
Surprising Democratic strength in 2017-2018 special and primary elections in Kansas, Georgia, Montana, Wisconsin, etc. suggests growing pushback against Trump and the GOP agenda.
Democratic energy has been on vivid display in many special elections since President Trump’s inauguration, including in strongly conservative areas where Republicans usually win elections easily. Multiple forces are behind the swing: Republican voters appear demoralized while Democrats are fired up, and some voters who typically lean Republican have been shifting away from the party.