Resolve to resist Donald Trump

The time is now.

2017 is a make or break year for America.

Will Donald Trump have free reign over the country? Or will someone hold him accountable?

At ThinkProgress, we aren’t just going to sit by and watch. That’s why we’ve started the Trump Investigative Fund.

We set a goal of $250,000, because there is so much work to do. We are two-thirds of the way there.

Please contribute any amount, even $15, to help us get over the top.

Trump has not even been sworn in, and our efforts are already making a difference:

  • Our exclusive investigation revealed that Kuwait, under political pressure, moved its annual event to the Trump Hotel. Our story was cited by USA Today as evidence of Trump’s corruption and “exactly what the Founding Fathers were trying to protect against.”
  • We publicly announced we would no longer use the term “alt-right,” because it was being used by Trump’s chief strategist Steven Bannon and others to obscure racism, white nationalism, and white supremacy. Days later an identical policy was announced by the AP. Our leadership on the issue was recognized by the New York Times.
  • Over 5 million people have read our reporting on Trump’s conflicts of interest, specifically his decision to continue receiving a stream of payments from foreign governments. Legal experts from both sides of the aisle have told us Trump will have violated the Constitution as soon as he takes the oath of office.

If you value this kind of reporting, please contribute any amount, even $15, to the Trump Investigative Fund. Or kick in $40 and we’ll send you a t-shirt.

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In less than a month, Trump takes the oath of office.

Starting that day, the challenge of holding Trump accountable grows exponentially. He will control not just a transition team but the entire federal government.

We need to file Freedom of Information Act requests, monitor government contracts, and communicate with whistle blowers. We need more resources, because we have so much more work to do.

If we reach our goal, we will hire two additional people to accelerate and expand this work.

The election is over, but the future is unwritten. Join us as we resist.