Donations Rain on ACLU After Trump Win

Freedom of speech is one issue organization will fight to protect against new administration

The election of Republican Donald Trump has spurred large increases in donations to the ACLU and other progressive groups. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
The election of Republican Donald Trump has spurred large increases in donations to the ACLU and other progressive groups. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted November 15, 2016 at 10:23am

The election of Donald Trump boosted donations to Planned Parenthood, and now, the effect is seen with the American Civil Liberties Union, which says it has received $7.2 million in donations over the past week. 

“Since the election, we have seen the greatest outpouring of support [in] our nearly 100-year history, greater than the days after 9/11,” ACLU tweeted.

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The $7.2 million in donations came from 120,000 donors, and the group said Monday it has seen a 25 percent increase in Facebook followers, as well, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Should President-elect Donald Trump attempt to minimize free speech through tactics such as targeting news organizations during his presidency, the ACLU has warned it is prepared to fight. 

A black banner on its homepage says “See you in court” next to an image of Trump’s face. The banner takes viewers to the site’s donation page.