Sponsored by the SEIU!
Anti-Israel, Sharia law loving activist Linda Sarsour sparked outrage after she asked her followers on Twitter to donate to help Hurricane Harvey victims, but the link takes you to a political activist group.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) August 29, 2017
The link leads you to Texas Organizing Project (TOP) Education Fund’s Harvey site:
It looks innocent enough, right? But here’s the print underneath:
It doesn’t sound very much like relief, does it? Especially in the second paragraph, which is littered with references to political organizing. That’s because TOP is a political activist group:
The Texas Organizing Project (TOP) works to improve the lives of low-income and working class Texas families through community organizing, and civic and electoral engagement. TOP is a membership-based organization that conducts direct action organizing, grassroots lobbying and electoral organizing led by working families in Texas.
In addition, we provide training, leadership development, and public education, putting community organizers on the ground in working communities throughout the state. These organizers identify issues of common concern; recruit, develop and train leaders; and build partnerships with community, labor and policy groups to strengthen neighborhoods across the state of Texas.
With every campaign we run, every issue we fight for and every neighborhood we organize, we focus on creating effective ways to ensure that voices of low income and minority communities are not only heard, but that they have sufficient power to advance their issues.
Look at the groups at the bottom of the picture. Anyone shocked? Yeah, me either. Not shocked at all to see SEIU, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aide, Communications Workers of America, and Faith in Texas listed as sponsors…all left-wing groups and unions.
LawNewz reached out to TOP in order to clarify–and break down exactly–where funds raised for the Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund are headed, but a full response was not received at the time of publication. This post will be updated as soon as TOP replies. A request to Ms. Sarsour was not answered either.
Sarsour insisted that she didn’t mislead anyone, even though the way she worded her tweet, any sane person would think she meant immediate humanitarian aid…which is exactly what Houston needs right now.
People immediately caught onto the scheme and realized that the tweet does mislead people, tricking them to donate to raise awareness:
This is a political PAC not #Harvey relief. You’re literally stealing money from these people.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) August 30, 2017
This is really quite ghoulish. Even for Linda Sarsour, who is not known for her moral probity. https://t.co/l47A9ztNN4
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) August 30, 2017
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) August 30, 2017
Linda Sarsour is actively discouraging Red Cross donations & instead promoting a list of mostly political organisations.
This is low. pic.twitter.com/4HGesgClEO
— S͞c͢rum҉p̨mo̡nk̢ey͏ (@SpicyScrump) August 30, 2017
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