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“The Squad” is selling swag in the midst of its clash with President Trump.
The four progressive congresswoman told by Trump to “go back” to their countries — New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib — began fundraising this week off their oft-used nickname, “the Squad.”
Squad - T-shirt - Fundraising - Platform - ActBlue
Their $25 “We are the Squad” T-shirt, available in black or white, is sold through the progressive small-dollar fundraising platform ActBlue. The $25 divides evenly across the foursome, with the option to add an additional contribution.
“The Squad has never been just four people,” reads a description. “Our Squad is everyone who recognizes the cruelty and bigotry of this Administration, and is committed to advocating, legislating, and working every day for a more just and equitable world.”
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Ocasio-Cortez’s team encouraged supporters in an email Tuesday night to “Buy a shirt, support the Squad!”
Trump appeared to help unite a fragmented Democratic Party this weekend in opposition to his Twitter TWTR, -0.25% tirade by telling the four congresswomen to “go back” to “the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” despite three of them having been born in the U.S. and the fourth being an American citizen who immigrated here as a child.
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