Why I donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood

Neither is a neglected cause.  I mean, I wish they had more money, but in the scope of finite resources to billions of worthy causes, they’re relatively unneglected.  Certainly they have non-EA movements supporting them.  Which is why I didn’t give them much money.  But they both also politically tenuous, and benefit from donations not just with what they buy, but with evidence of a supporter they can brandish threateningly to politicians.  That’s a pretty cheap way for me to influence policy.