Democrats are desperate to get rid of Donald Trump any way they can.
So it should come as no surprise that the Democratic National Committee is spending as much as $1 million on rallies, town halls and neighborhood meetings around the country, ginning up the “resistance” to President Trump.
In fact, that’s what it’s called, the “Resistance Summer” and leftists say it is part of their 50-state strategy, Fox News reports. It is the first genuine expansion efforts since Tom Perez took the help at the DNC.
Nationwide, Democrats have an uphill battle in front of them. The GOP controls the White House, both houses of Congress, 33 governorships and about two-thirds of all state legislatures.
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, Perez’s opponent for chair and now his top deputy, said the intent is to help local Democrats manage everything from rallies, town halls and neighborhood meetings to registration drives and voter database improvements.
“We’re asking them to engage neighbors, not just in this whole mess about Trump but on what kind of vision we have for our country,” Ellison said, adding that he and Perez are talking regularly to many of the independent groups on the left.
Party officials are hoping the anti-Trump sentiment could mean a groundswell of support for their candidates.
Among the states that are being targeted by the Democrats are Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Kansas and South Dakota.
Michigan Democratic Chairman Brandon Dillon said he’d use the national money to help pay the six new field organizers he’s hired since November, when Clinton lost to Trump by fewer than 11,000 out of more than 4.5 million votes. Those workers are updating individual voter information the party gives its candidates.
“Our voter file isn’t as good as it should be, and we haven’t been doing the kind of organizing we should,” Dillon said.
It doesn’t look like the hysteria will be dying down any time soon.