Courtesy of The Hill:NEW: @ACLU now says it has received 290,000 online donations totaling $19.4 million since Saturday morning. Average per year is $3-4 million— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) January 29, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has received more than $19 million since Saturday, and has hundreds of thousands of new members since it took action against President Trump's executive order calling for a 90-day ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States and an indefinite pause on admitting refugees from Syria.
The ACLU announced Sunday evening it had raised $19.4 million from 290,000 donations since Saturday.
The average it takes in per year is $3 million to $4 million, according to Reuters reporter Dustin Volz. The donations and membership growth is “unprecedented,” Anthony Romero, the ACLU’s executive director, told Yahoo News.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Romero said. “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.”
Journalists have been wondering out loud if the Women's March after the inauguration was a one time thing, or whether the momentum would carry forward.
I think we have our answer.