We’re witnessing a political groundswell of ideological zeal not seen since the 1960s, reports AFP.
Many in the “Resistance” movement feel their core values are being threatened by the Trump administration. And they are ready to fight back.
Jose Parra, a political analyst at a consultancy called Prospero Latino, said “the public in general is beginning to become politically educated when they feel that there is a threat to their way of life and that is what is happening with the Trump administration’s proposals.”
What is at stake for these new political warriors are the rights of women, immigrants and Muslims, equal treatment of gays and lesbians and progress in public health and environmental protection.
“There is a controversy for every taste,” said Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, America’s largest human rights advocacy group and a pillar of the new anti-Trump drive. “There are a lot of issues under threat.”
Romero, who was visiting Miami, said his organization had 400,000 members before the presidential election and now has 1.2 million.
“We are living in times that are very fertile for activism because people feel threatened,” he told AFP.