WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans wish Ivanka Trump would throw her father's phone into the nearest toilet and flush. While there's no app for that, a new app called WeCanResist.It just launched that allows users to flip President Trump's tweets into donations for nonprofit organizations who are fighting the oppressive policies unleashed by Trump and his administration.
"We're using Twitter, the very medium that Trump loves best and that he says was key in helping him win the election," said app cofounder Allyson Kapin. "Trump has used Twitter to launch attacks on Muslims, reproductive healthcare, immigrants, the LGBTQ community, and environmental policies."
Even Twitter's cofounder Evan Williams just told The New York Times, "If it's true that he wouldn't be president if it weren't for Twitter, then yeah, I'm sorry."
"Think of WeCanResist.It like America's swear jar. Every time Trump goes on a Twitter rampage or tweets something dangerous or hateful, our app lets you automatically donate to a nonprofit that is fighting to protect democracy, human rights, or the environment," Kapin said.
When users sign up, they select the nonprofits they want to support from a list of charities. Users control how much they want to donate: they set a donation amount per tweet and a monthly maximum. At the end of each month, users receive a monthly report showing how many times Trump tweeted and how much money they donated because of it.
One hundred percent of users' donations go to the nonprofits featured. The app allows users to select grassroots organizations including 350.org, Black Lives Matter, BYP100, Clean Water Action, Crisis Text Line, Hollaback, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Immigration Law Center, National Organization for Women, URGE, and Voto Latino.
The app will also be adding other legislative targets.
"With the G-7 summit coming up this week, and Trump threatening to pull out of the landmark Paris climate agreement, WeCanResist.It helps people who are exasperated by the President and looking for an easy way to get involved," said Michael Kelly, Director of Communications for Clean Water Action. "It's a super simple platform that lets people support organizations like Clean Water Action and helps us tell the President that he really needs to stop getting his news from Twitter. Climate change is real and it's happening right now."
"While there are some high-profile nonprofits that have been raising millions of dollars since Trump was elected, there are many other organizations that are doing equally important work who desperately need funding to sustain their efforts to fight Trump's anti-democratic agenda," said Kapin.
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