Activist Linda Sarsour came under fire on Wednesday for posting an appeal to donate to a PAC under the guise of Hurricane Harvey relief. Sarsour tweeted a link to the "Harvey Hurricane Relief Fund," which, upon further investigation, isn't actually a relief fund at all.
This is the organization:
The money raised by the organization will go to "shining a spotlight on inequalities" that may arise during the rebuilding effort. It does not appear that money will actually go towards the people who lost their homes in the storm.
Not a dime goes to victims..... pic.twitter.com/KNVko1obVe— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) August 30, 2017
Later on in the day, Sarsour complained that her "mentions" on Twitter were going crazy, and blamed the alt-right, rather than the fact that she literally encouraged people to donate to a PAC in lieu of an actual charity to help the actual victims of a natural disaster.
Your mentions are on steroids because you are soliciting "relief funds" for an organization that says the money will not go to relief. https://t.co/MDoJLHhoOK— RBe (@RBPundit) August 30, 2017
Perhaps Sarsour should have tweeted a link to NFL player JJ Watt's YouCaring page, which has currently raised over $5 million for hurricane relief, with promises that the money will go to the people of Houston. That's certainy a better choice than a PAC.