Secret Facebook groups become Trump-era activist tools: 'This is a wake-up call'
November 14th, 2016
Secret Facebook groups become focus of resistance in Trump era, catch eye of Hillary Clinton.
Some say they now want to run for office. Others plan to write to their local mosques to express solidarity with American Muslims and refugees, or to start preparing for the midterm elections in Congress. They are organizing in secret Facebook groups they consider safe spaces with tongue-in-cheek titles like Pantsuit Nation and Bitches For Hillary – not just to mourn but to mobilize.
“This is a huge wake-up call,” said Meghan Myszkowski, 36, of Donald Trump’s win last week.
Myszkowski, a single mother and who runs a social media agency in Pasadena, California, is a member of several invitation-only Facebook groups where disappointed voters – particularly women – are pledging to ignite a novel liberal comeback in the US.