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Dems help reopen a NC Repub office

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NOTE: We reached our goal and then some in less than 40 minutes after we went public with this campaign. We stopped accepting donations then because our aim is to fund re-opening the bombed-out office, and we decided that we had gathered a reasonable amount for that purpose. 

There are many worth causes, partisan and non-partisan. For example, might we suggest contributing to a North Carolina classroom through DonorsChoose

Here's the original campaign description,


On October 16, a North Carolina headquarters of the Republican Party was firebombed , and an abhorrent threat was painted on its outside wall

As Democrats, we are starting this campaign to enable the Orange County, North Carolina Republican office to re-open as soon as possible.

Until an investigation is undertaken, we cannot know who did this or why. No matter the result, this is not how Americans resolve their differences. We talk, we argue, sometimes we march, and most of all we vote. We do not resort to violence by individuals or by mobs.

So, let's all pitch in , no matter what your party affiliation, in and get that office open again quickly.

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My name is David Weinberger.  (There's more about me here and here.) My name is on this campaign, but it's actually the work of several people:

Dan Gillmor
Jeff Jarvis
Clay Shirky
Joe Trippi
Zeynep Tufekci

All of us are long-time Internet students and do-ers.  We're also all either Democrats, or independents who are leaning that way in this cycle.

We put this campaign together quickly after talking about an idea that Zeynep tweeted .  The idea evolved to the point where a GFM campaign made sense. I initiated it. 

Our aim is, as stated, to help fund the re-opening of the bombed-out office. We do not want any of the funds gathered to be used for other political activities. We are currently talking with officials of Orange County and hope soon to be talking with the local GOP leaders to figure out how to provide this funding in a way that meets the election laws (which are complex) and that accomplishes the campaign's stated goal of re-opening the office. If there's no legal, practical way to put all of the money to that use, we will find a strictly non-partisan way of using it, and will let the donors know  so that they can participate in the decision.

Thanks for your support in standing up for democracy, even when we disagree (sometimes quite fundamenally) with the policies of some of the participants.


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Organizer and beneficiary

David Weinberger
Brookline, MA
OCNCGOP Building Fund

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