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'Rage Donations' Surge After Presidential Election

People are donating to causes they feel are in danger



    People upset with the outcome of the presidential election are now taking their "rage" out donating to causes that they feel are in danger. (Published Monday, Nov. 21, 2016)

    In the week's since Donald Trump won the presidency, there's been an upswing of people, upset with the outcome of the election, taking their "rage" out donating to causes that they feel are in danger.

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says locally, donations jumped 500 percent post election night.

    The Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts told necn they saw a 32 percent increase in donors online compared to the same time last year.

    "I am planning on donating to planned parenthood in pence's name."

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence has been criticized by some for restrictions on abortion.

    "I think it's amazing and needed because it's going to be a very dark dark place to live after January 20," said Katie Whitman of Boston.

    But others like Boston resident Don Clementine believe differently.

    "My donations have never been driven by politics, total humanitarian," Clementine said. "For instance I donate to Doctors Without Borders, the nature conservancy that they have there locally, and the Salvation Army."

    Planned Parenthood says in addition to donations, they also received hundreds of volunteer inquiries.

    "We're going to take that strength, take that expanded base of support that we're seeing and lead us through these next weeks months and years," said Tricia Wajda, of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

    MassResistance, a pro family group, said they haven't seen a post election increase but in the weeks before the election they did receive a major surge.

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