Doug Hughes Freedom Flight

$7,130 of $75k goal

Raised by 170 people in 23 months
Douglas Hughes
on behalf of Alena Hughes
 RUSKIN, FL
I'm Doug Hughes, the mailman who delivered letters to the front lawn of the Capitol Building by gyrocopter.  At the moment, I'm under house arrrest in Florida facing up to 4 years in jail for my civil disobedience.

I'm not whining - I know there would be consequences for my flight, but I hoped my flight would inspire discussion and  spur action to end the corruption of Congress.  It has!

I do need help - I spent every dime I had, and then some, to accomplish my flight. I lost my job with the Post Office on the Fourth of July - job prospects between now and my trial are not encouraging. Now, and after the trial,  my wife and daughter need to eat, keep the power on and pay the mortgage.  The flight was the opening round of an expensive battle to restore democracy.  For info about the fight, join thousands of friends on facebook at Free Doug Hughes .

If I do have to serve time, my family needs to survive until my release. Building that nest egg  for my wife and daughter is a  major concern because my family should not pay the price for what I did, though they are.

 Local friends jumped in while I was in jail to help my family. Thank You! Now I'm asking friends I haven't met  yet to help.    We will end corruption in Congress, I'm sure of that. Help me do it.
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Posted by Douglas Hughes
23 months ago
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Hello, I'm new to fundraising and Twitter and being part of a peaceful revolution to restore representative democracy. Thank you all for your encouragement and support.
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Howard Davis
22 months ago
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How could an anti-gay pizza parlor raise almost a million dollars(!) in sympathetic donations yet a man who risked everything to raise awareness of the single biggest threat to democracy in America i.e. corporate control of congress and the "democratic process", has only raised $1000(!) in a month for his certain-to-be enormous legal fees?

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Vickie Blankenship-Reese
20 months ago
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Apparently the right is tight. Come on progressives, if anybody deserves support this guy does. Sure he could have mailed the letters, but really, would he have gotten anybody's attention that way?

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Susie Cue
20 months ago
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Howard, I couldn't agree more, well said. I will post this link every time I see a story about him.

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$7,130 of $75k goal

Raised by 170 people in 23 months
Created April 22, 2015
Douglas Hughes  
on behalf of Alena Hughes
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
KE
$5
Kathryn Edgecomb
3 months ago(Monthly Donation)
$25
Katherine Schaedel
3 months ago
KE
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Kathryn Edgecomb
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KE
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Kathryn Edgecomb
5 months ago(Monthly Donation)
KE
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Kathryn Edgecomb
6 months ago(Monthly Donation)
FS
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Farah Stokes
7 months ago

Wishing you and your family strength and courage

KE
$5
Kathryn Edgecomb
7 months ago(Monthly Donation)
KE
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Kathryn Edgecomb
8 months ago(Monthly Donation)
MF
$5
Michael Field
8 months ago
Howard Davis
22 months ago
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How could an anti-gay pizza parlor raise almost a million dollars(!) in sympathetic donations yet a man who risked everything to raise awareness of the single biggest threat to democracy in America i.e. corporate control of congress and the "democratic process", has only raised $1000(!) in a month for his certain-to-be enormous legal fees?

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Vickie Blankenship-Reese
20 months ago
1
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Apparently the right is tight. Come on progressives, if anybody deserves support this guy does. Sure he could have mailed the letters, but really, would he have gotten anybody's attention that way?

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SC
Susie Cue
20 months ago
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Howard, I couldn't agree more, well said. I will post this link every time I see a story about him.

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