Need to Impeach last week reached six million signatures on its online petition calling on Congress to begin proceedings to remove Trump from office. The NRA’s dues-paying membership stands at about 5.5 million, Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the gun rights group, said in an email to Newsweek Friday.
Steyer, a billionaire Democratic donor who has held more than three dozen town halls across the country ahead of the midterm elections, acknowledged that the comparison to the Trump-loving NRA isn’t quite apples to apples.
“I think it’s different because I think that the way that the NRA really works is as much through the money that they spend directly trying to affect elect officials, and this group of people, what we’re really trying to do is to inspire people to get out and vote, to change elections by voting, not by giving money,” Steyer told Newsweek.
“So actually, we’re much more of a ground-up, grassroots organization,” he said.