Alyssa Milano creates organization aimed at defeating Trump in Michigan and 2 other swing states

by

comment
Alyssa Milano at the 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Los Angeles Premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at AMPAS on Sept. 19, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. - KATHY HUTCHINS / SHUTTERSTOCK
  • Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock
  • Alyssa Milano at the 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Los Angeles Premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at AMPAS on Sept. 19, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano is targeting three critical swing states in the 2020 election to “stop the orange-haired guy” from getting re-elected.

Milano created the 2020 Fund, an organization raising money for grassroots efforts supporting women's rights, immigrant rights, and communities of color in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. She partnered with Movement Voter Project, an organization that supports local grassroots organizations and empowers people to get out and vote.



The activist is targeting these areas in particular because of Trump's close margin of victory in the states. In Michigan, Trump only won the popular vote by a margin of about 11,000 votes, or .3 percent of the popular vote. Together, these three states have a combined 46 electoral college votes, enough to have potentially swayed the election in 2016.

2020 Fund donates 100 percent of profits to three of the "best local grassroots organizations" in each of the three states. Movement Voter Project is also matching all donations up to $1 million to help the effort gain support.



With the 2020 election just 448 days away, opposition to the president is growing, with organizations working tirelessly to defeat Trump and prevent a second term.

Stay on top of Detroit news and views. Sign up for our weekly issue newsletter delivered each Wednesday.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.