Organizations take Center Stage at Families Belong Together March

In a piece I just published through the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post, I highlight some of my findings from this weekends #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch.

There was a lot of similarity between this recent march and previous large-scale protests in the Resistance in terms of demographics:  the Resistance continues to turn out more women than men who are highly educated.  For a highly educated crowd, though, Families Belong Together was relatively diverse–with the event turning out the highest percentage of Latinx that I have seen in my research so far.

Here is a table of the findings I discuss, showing the relationship between organizational membership and civic engagement.

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As I note in the piece, the Families Belong Together March provides evidence that organizations are not just mobilizing people to march in the streets, they are also providing channels through which they can take action in their own communities and districts.  In fact, many groups in the organizing coalition have focused increasing attention on political activities leading up to the midterm elections.  Given what these organizations were able to do in just 12 days, one can only imagine what is possible in the next 5 months.