Do Protests Matter? What the Tea Party Can Teach the Trump Resistance?

This is how rallies grow into movements and create social change.

Since Trump was elected there has been a protest every single day, somewhere in the country. So some of those millions…

Perhaps the most significant of their findings was the rallies’ impact on voter turnout during the 2010 mid-term elections. For every additional protestor who showed up to a Tea Party rally, there was an expected increase of 12 additional votes for conservative candidates. It is estimated that tax day rallies nationwide lead to between 2.7 and 5.5 million votes for the Republican Party in the 2010 House elections. Republicans in 2010 took control of the U.S. House, expanded their minority in the U.S. Senate and gained nearly 700 seats in state legislatures.

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