After the House of Representatives voted to replace Obamacare with a new health care plan of their own, leftist forces mobilized to get as much money from their frustrated allies as possible.
Daily Kos, Swing Left, and ActBlue announced a total of 45,000 grassroots donations of a total of $2 million in a statement to reporters.
Former Obama aides and their Pod Save America and Crooked Media media enterprise teamed up with Swing Left to raise more than $800,000.
The news gave the members of “the resistance” that is organizing against President Donald Trump new momentum.
“Thankfully, the overwhelming response we’ve seen from countless Americans ensures that many House Republicans will quickly regret their vote, and sends a clear signal to those in both the House and Senate that supporting the AHCA and the Republican agenda comes with a political price,” Executive Director of Swing Left Ethan Todras-Whitehill said in a statement.
Daily Kos also raised $800,000.
“Americans are horrified that congressional Republicans just voted to take away their health care, and that’s kindled real anger—anger that the Daily Kos community is channeling with record-breaking donations at unheard-of speed,” said Daily Kos Political Director David Nir in a statement.
ActBlue boasted small-dollar donations for over 1200 different campaigns, organizations, and funds.