How Organized is the Resistance in the Districts?

This post is my first to discuss what I am learning from the follow-up surveys with participants in the Resistance in the Streets (if you are interested in how they compare to the full sample, see this post). The figure below presents the breakdown of participation in various groups that are working to organize Resistance in the Districts (for more on these groups, see Chapter 4).

Overall, the data show that participants in the Resistance in the Streets are working with organizations in their communities.  They are connecting through pre-existing groups like MoveOn (21% of the sample) and the ACLU (13%), as well as through the newer “Resistance Groups.”  Participants reported working with both the Women’s March, which was directly involved in mobilizing people to march in the streets and  Indivisible, which has emerged as a leading group organizing people to work in their districts and communities (20% and 19% respectively).  At the same time, the most common organization named by members of the Resistance in the Streets was the Democratic Party (37% of the sample).


In the coming weeks, I will be looking at how people are working with these organizations, the degree to which there is overlap, and what other groups may have emerged as leaders in the Resistance in the Districts.  I will also look at what respondents report to be the biggest challenges facing our country and what they believe to be the solutions.