Trump resistance groups look beyond Washington for victories
ATLANTA (AP) — Several groups that make up the Trump resistance movement are focusing their energies on state and local races that they say could help reshape the Democratic Party and advance a more liberal agenda.
The loose coalition ranges from established groups such as MoveOn.org to newer players — among them, “Our Revolution.” That’s the offshoot of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.
One of the groups, Democracy for America, says it’s heard from more than 7,000 people interested in running for various down-ballot offices nationwide.
The Working Families Party is sending out 1,000 candidate questionnaires with plans to endorse in 2017 municipal elections across the United States.
The groups say the idea isn’t just to build a stronger Democratic bench, but remake the party from the ground up.