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Protest Neo-Nazi Rally in Newnan GA

$1,575 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 61 people in 9 months
Created April 11, 2018
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Neo-Nazis are holding a rally in Newnan, GA on Saturday, 4/21/18. We want to send a message that Newnan doesn't accept their ideology and, for that matter, neither does the country. Accordingly, we're hiring an aerial advertising company to circle the site of the rally with a sign that says "Newnan believes in love for all." (Full disclosure: that may change - some other suggestions are "Love is a gift. Share it freely" and "Love all people as you love yourself" - but it will be a positive message.) The funds will be used to pay for that one hour flight. Additional funds raised will be used for additional flight time or a billboard protest by another group. We'd really appreciate you helping us counter the message of hatred this unwanted group is bringing to our town with a message of love and inclusivity. Thanks very much!
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Update 7
Posted by Russell Campbell
6 months ago
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The ADL has been sent their half of the remaining funds and has sent a receipt. I've also delivered the other half to the Newnan African American Museum. This donation was covered in the Newnan Times Herald. http://times-herald.com/news/2018/06/african-american-museum-benefits-from-neo-nazi-rally
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Update 5
Posted by Russell Campbell
9 months ago
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Thanks so much to all the donors to this project!

The rally in Newnan was attended by only about 35 people from the NSM and the other associated hate groups. The protesters, both inside the protest area and outside, numbered in the thousands. Our message of love and our announcement that we do not accept their beliefs was sent powerfully by not only the banner plane, but also by shouts and signs and chants and chalk (the stage was chalked up with messages of love the night before).

But this particular part of the protest could not have happened without you. Thanks again for your willingness to support this project. Together, people can make a difference.

The funds over and above the amount necessary to pay for the flight will be split between the Anti-Defamation League and the Newnan African-American Museum.

Here is the video of the flight: https://youtu.be/dMvQCYA1Nkg

Thanks again so much!

Russell

PS: When you view these messages on the GFM page, they are sometimes appearing with HTML code for some of the punctuation and the paragraph breaks are lost. If that happens when you receive this email, please accept my continued apologies.
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Update 4
Posted by Russell Campbell
9 months ago
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Thanks again to all the donors! The weather looks good tomorrow, so I see no reason that the plane won't fly.

Since they have chosen Newnan, I wanted the message to be from Newnan, so the banner will read:

<Heart> NEWNAN BELIEVES IN LOVE FOR ALL <Heart>

Naturally the <Heart> is the heart symbol and not text. Not meaning to exclude others from believing in the same thing - I think that's assumed - but there are only 43 characters.

I will be sending out a video of the flight, assuming I can get downtown. It seems the Newnan PD is making that difficult, but we'll see. If this is the "crazy text" again where the HTML codes for punctuation are displayed and paragraphs are lost, please forgive. GFM has some kind of bug in their software. Hopefully they have fixed that.
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Raised by 61 people in 9 months
Created April 11, 2018
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