DEFEND DEMOCRACY. STOP TRUMP.
We have raised enough to launch a full-scale national mobilization at all 50 state captiols on December 19 to try to stop the fascism and bigotry of Donald Trump.
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THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE TO STOP TRUMP.
Trump lost the popular vote to Clinton by over 2.5 million votes and only won the Electoral College because of widescale voter suppression. If he takes office, it will fundamentally undermine American democracy.
We need to organize MASSIVE PEACEFUL PROTESTS at all 50 state capitols across the country calling on members of the Electoral College to honor the popular vote: reject Trump and elect Clinton.
We need funds right now to:
(1) Assemble an army of organizers to coordinate state capitol protests, provide trainings, and support volunteers across the country.
(2) Create a state-of-the-art website and viral social media content to spread the word to millions of people.
(3) Support the state capitol protests with signs, shirts, and other visuals that will tell the media and the American public that this is about defending democracy.
(4) Facilitate transportation to the protests and provide communications support to maximize media coverage.
Electors decide who will become the next president of the United States on December 19th, 2016. We have one last chance to mobilize the American people to #DefendDemocracy and #StopTrump.
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Didn't Trump already win the election?
No. Trump won more votes in the Electoral College but lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by over 2.5 million ballots. Members of the electoral college (electors) do not actually cast their vote until December 19th, at their respective state capitols.
What do you mean by voter suppression?
Millions of American citizens were kept from exercising their right to vote this election. Across the country, over 800 polling places were closed, early voting was cut, restrictive voter ID laws were in effect, and hundreds of thousands of voters were purged from the voter rolls. Voter suppression laws and strategies have proliferated since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, opening up the door for Republican state legislatures to take away the right to vote from people of color, the young, and the poor.
Don't electors have to vote the way their state did?
No. Electors are empowered by the constitution to exercise judgment and vote as they see fit. Some states have laws prohibiting or punishing so-called "faithless electors," but no such elector has ever been prosecuted.
How is it even possible that Trump could win the Electoral College while losing the popular vote by more than 2.5 million?
The electoral college undermines the core democratic principle of political equality and allows the loser of the popular vote to still win the election for two reasons. (1) The number of electors that states are awarded are not proportionate to their voting population. Lower-population states are over-represented compared to higher population states. For example, the votes cast by Wyoming electors count nearly four times as much as those cast by Californian electors. (2) The Electoral College operates under a winner-take-all system, so that in states like Wisconsin and Michigan, where the popular vote is essentially a tie, all of the electoral votes still go to only one candidate.
So why do we even have the electoral college?
We shouldn't. It's an arcane and undemocratic system that should be abolished.
This is such a long shot. Is it really worth it?
The alternative — a Trump presidency — may be catastrophic. With even the faintest chance of victory, we have to try. Even if we don't move enough electors to stop Trump, we can still damage his legitimacy and destroy his mandate. Either way, it's absolutely worth it to challenge this undemocratic result with all the force we can muster.
Who is organizing this?
We are Democracy Spring, a grassroots movement organization committed to getting money out of politics, protecting the right to vote, and ensuring real political equality for all people. Check us out at www.democracyspring.org. We are joined in this effort by a growing coalition of organizations and leaders including the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, the Electoral College Petition, Americans Take Action, and Rebecca Solnit.
Who is the GoFundMe Organizer?
Curt Ries is the Deputy Mission Director of Democracy Spring and the Organizer for this GoFundMe page. All funds will go directly to Democracy Spring.
NOTE: Democracy Spring is a 501(c)(4) organization. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.
Why are you donating to a Soros organization? Nothing will change. Democracy voted. Our president has been elected by the people for the people. Democracy Spring is a George Soros organization that works to cause the disorder. This is a false hope since the laws are created to support all people and not just heavy populated areas, but all people in rural areas. You are supporting an organization that is run by the most hateful man in the world. George Soros. Trump is an angel compared to the hate Soros has commited against people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDO6ZUVMQ8 You speak of stopping hate, you are following the most hateful man, Hitler is his childhood upbringing. Learn to think for yourself research this organization before you donate or follow against our true American democracy. I am posting this to help the younger or the oppressed due to the government the past two elected POTUS both Bush and Obama.. they both are the same regardless of party. Bush pardoned by Obama, a criminal as well. God bless you all.. Namaste... Blessings and love to you all...
With SO very many folks very upset about a Trump Presidency, I'm very surprised that more people haven't contributed. When I shared on FB, it showed up on my own page, but don't remember seeing it come through in the feed, like 'sharing' often does. Could regular sharing be intercepted and deleted, blocked, etc??? Is it best to do a cut and paste in my status?
We look good at our beautiful capitol in Madison, WI. Great memories, in hind site, we should have stayed.
Besides emailing them my offer to help DS fulltime about 4 times with their own strategy, which I adore, I also have a plan B, in case their plan (Plan A) does not work, which, based on the research of Chenoweth (Why Civil Resistance Works) and Gene Sharp and the potential of the FightBack app (Kickstarter meets social movement organizing meets "SupportanActivist") in development (needing coders still) can have a 50-80% chance of success. See bit.ly/WinnableCallToAction
Wondering if DemocracySpring does not seem to respond to offers of organizer and strategist help because they are overwhelmed with hundreds of emails from experienced organizers, or their two email addresses have been hacked (info(at) emocracyspring.org and democracyspring (at) gmail? I've also spent an hour trying to find their phone number to no avail. Anyhow sorry they are missing out on lots of major help, but somehow succeed. As a professional fundraiser I feel $500k is a more realistic goal, and $1M minimum to have a version of the BrooksBrothers "Riot" model chance of success as they did in preventing Gore from being elected in 2000--gary
A ver si entendí bien... @DemocracySpring detendrá al donald con: 1. Un ejercito de organizadores que entrenarán y darán soporte a voluntarios... para protestar... 2. Un sitio web y contenido viral en redes sociales... 3. Pancartas y camisetas... 4. Transporte... Eso no es "long-shot" son vacaciones "revolucionarias" para las personas privilegiadas con el rol de organizador.
@gerie bell Cut and Paste could work! We will also being putting out a picture you could post with it as well! Make sure to follow our facebook account www.democracyspring.org and thank you!
Juli, I checked out the video you suggested. Fascinating. Obviously neither Hitler or Trump did, or have done, anything useful or good with their power. That Soros clearly has, puts him in a different category. In reality, he is no different from someone who like the interviewer works for a major media organization that spreads disinformation and lies and puts people like Trump into power. Judging a 14 year old for doing what he had to do to save his own life is an extraordinary degree of hypocrisy. Thomas