A group known for its successes fighting digital wars, notably net neutrality, is offering $15,000 to activists who quit their jobs and form “A-Teams” to jump into a war on President Trump’s agenda.
Fight for the Future, started in 2011 as a digital activist group, on Monday issued the offer with this eye-catching opening: “Terrified about Trump? Quit your job, start an A-Team. We’ll fund it.”
“We’re currently taking applications for an initial launch of the project, and will be providing a few select teams with funding, guidance, and support,” said Evan Greer, campaign director for Fight for the Future.
“Our goal is to spawn a movement of small, dedicated, groups of people using the tactics that we’ve used effectively to defend Internet freedom to win major victories in other issue areas affecting our basic rights and freedoms, such as immigration, freedom of press, police brutality, drug reform, and government corruption,” she added.
It is just the latest effort by activists to fund the anti-Trump movement.
Greer compared the groups to tactical special operations forces. He said the A-Teams, presumably styled like the famed TV team, are “an attempt to help incubate other ‘special ops activist teams to tackle major issues, against the backdrop of unprecedented threats in the Trump era.”
The online application and sales job includes a photo from the classic anti-Barry Goldwater ad from 1964 in which the world is nuked if he’s elected.
It urges potential activists to quit and get working against Trump. A few of the initial A-Teams will receive a $15,000 check for their first month.
“We’re still working out the details, but if you’ve got a strong 2-3 person A-Team and a target we’d give you $15,000 right now for the first month, just to see what you can do,” said the promo. “If you make a big splash or measurable impact on your target in that time, we’re pretty sure we can find you more,” it added.
The issues they want to target are:
Healthcare / ACA
Racism / Fascism
Ending the drug war
George Soros uses Proteus to create a degree of separation between his public image and the allegedly “grassroots” groups he is funding. Between 2005 and 2009, Soros funneled more than $6 million to “grassroots” organizations through Proteus:
$250,000 for general support.
$1,245,000 for the Fund’s Civil Marriage Collaborative, to support state-by-state efforts to pass civil marriage for same-gender couples.
$2,250,000 for the Security and Rights Collaborative
$1,350,000 for the State Strategies Fund/Blueprint. Inaccessible by website.
$75,000 for Voter Engagement. Inaccessible by website.
$900,000 for the Media Democracy Project
$250,000 for the Piper Fund, which subsidizes opposition to Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that corporations and unions may communicate opinions during elections. The Piper Fund homepage declares that it funds “efforts that reduce special interest influence” in elections and campaigns.
H/T the Washington Examiner