Email of the day on rising left-wing populist fervour
Comment of the Day

June 18 2020

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

Email of the day on rising left-wing populist fervour

FWIW I found this page on the AP website which seems to debunk the idea on BLM being used to fund Democratic candidates:

https://apnews.com/afs:Content:9043930562

Over here in the UK, I found this expressed aim of the BLM movement a lot more troublesome:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ukblm-fund

"a commitment to dismantle imperialism, capitalism, white-supremacy, patriarchy and the state structures"

Has raised nearly £1M.

Eoin Treacy's view

Thank you for this information email. The ActBlue Charities organisation was set up in 2004 and has been one of the primary routes through which the Democratic Party has sourced grassroots funding. It’s association with BLM, as you point out, is not funding Democratic electoral campaigns directly. However, it would be a gross misrepresentation to think that the two movements are not highly sympathetic to one another. This article from fivethirtyeight.com carries additional information on ActBlue’s success in raising money before the recent protests.

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