Donations to civil rights nonprofits spike since Trump election

“Ever since the presidential election, the public seems to have gained an awareness of the human and civil rights that might be lost if advocacy and independent journalism groups are underfunded,” as the Hill is reporting. “Part of this donation spike has gone to activist groups like Planned Parenthood Action Fund and legal defense groups like the ACLU, and part of it has gone to nonprofit publications that have provided excellent coverage and taken stands of various kinds, both before and in the aftermath of the vote.

“This last category is in support of our right to a free press, as are the 700 donations to the Committee to Protect Journalists that rolled in after Meryl Streep named the organization in her Golden Globe lifetime achievement award acceptance speech. The mention was obviously spurred by the president-elect’s open hostility to members of the press.

“In 2012, NPQ wrote a profile of the organization, which not only provides a support system for reporters in dangerous circumstances, but also keeps track of and reports on the repression, persecution and violence visited on reporters worldwide. CPJ has kept pace with the changes in how journalism is performed and the additional breadth that’s lent to the work.”

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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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