Trump Sunlight Campaign

$40,044 of $5.1M goal

Raised by 1,426 people in 5 months
Aaron Holman  SOMERVILLE, MA
Someone out there is likely in possession of a piece of evidence that could be used to substantiate what many folks have always believed; that the current nominee for President of the United States is not a moral leader for us all to look to over the next four years. 

This country needs that person to come forward and ensure that we all know the truth that is out there.

Recent developments have lead many to believe that video footage of Donald Trump exists which proves that the person we have all come to know over the past year is not the person that he truly is - footage that reinforces what we have all just recently begun to see more clearly.

There are risks to releasing this footage, including a potential $5 million dollar lawsuit, other legal fees or adverse professional implications. 

This campaign hopes to raise the funds to pay those pentalites and reward the whistleblower responsible with whatever remains to assist them as they move forward in their career.

Please help us out and our committee will ensure that at least one barrier to this evidence being presented to the American people is removed.

Sunlight afterall, is said to be the best disinfectant.

We are a group of old friends and colleagues who are fed up with what is going on. If someone comes forward, we will ensure that all donated funds go directly to mitigating any legal costs associated with their whistleblowing. 

Any unused funds (or if no one comes forward) will be donated to a reputable organization that supports freedom of the press and journalistic integrity.
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Update 13
Posted by Aaron Holman
13 days ago
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Hi all -

As a quick addendum to last weeks update we wanted to include a bit more detail related to the major spending categories we are anticipating over the next year:

1) Approximately 51% of all donated funds will be given to ProPublica;

2) Approximately 24% will be used to incentivize individual journalists through various means, all in support of our core mission;

3) Approximately 24% will be used to support ongoing operations related to the campaign's primary initiative.

Thank you all again, please RSVP for tomorrow's discussion to talk through all of these plans.

Thank you all again-

Aaron
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Update 12
Posted by Aaron Holman
17 days ago
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Dear Supporters -

Thank you for your patience, it has been a busy few months for us. In the last 60 days we have explored various avenues through which we can continue the mission of the Sunlight fund. In short, our leadership wishes to inform you of two intended decisions:

1) We want to ensure that our mission continues. We have been and will continue to work alongside several investigative journalists in locating and obtaining any-and-all relevant media from "The Apprentice" which may serve to prove to the American people who Donald J. Trump has been, and always will be.

You may be asking - we lost, so why do this? Because in 2016 we saw abysmal Democratic turnout all over, this was especially prevalent amongst key demographic groups around the country, especially in swing states. Hillary Clinton lost Michigan for instance by 11,612 votes. In Wayne county alone (the county that contains the city of Detroit) there were more than 75,000 individuals who did not vote in 2016 who voted in 2012 for Barack Obama. Similarly in Wisconsin, we lost by 22,748 votes and Pennsylvania, 68,236. All of these states currently have enough registered democratic voters to overcome this electoral deficit two times over.

Therefore, we believe the pursuit of this evidence and its subsequent release will serve to not only slow down President Trumps agenda while in office, but also to mobilize many of these voters leading into the 2018 and 2020 campaigns.

2) We are going to donate the majority of the funds to ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

We appreciate the trust you have shown us thus far, whether it is through your donations, your participation in our donor poll or in your continued support through e-mails. We want to continue to be a good steward of that trust and we want to use your donations to both support a great organization and continue the work that we have started.

At this point we want to inform all of you that we are shutting down the gofundme page and plan to shift your donated funds into a non-profit organization that we have established and control.

"The Sunlight Fund" a newly registered 501c3 not-for-profit organization states:

The 2016 election was a test of the country's ability to choose its leaders based on asymmetric information. Evidence of fake news, misleading information leaks and significant meddling by foreign governments represent a threat to the validity of the democratic foundation of this country. Transparency, support for dedicated investigative journalism and continual vigilance in informing the public of the most important issues governing our country are the bulwarks against further erosion of our most cherished principles.

We want to use your funds to this end: supporting investigative journalism and the pursuit of salient information for public consumption. The Sunlight Fund will be used as the clearinghouse to donate funds to our primary recipient as well as to fund continued investigative activities carried out in conjunction with our new partners.

We sincerely apologize that we are unable to provide more operational details at this time in writing, but we invite you to join a donor-only conference call to provide more information on our intended pathway forward. We will hold this call next Tuesday, March 14th from 5:30-6:30PM ET. We encourage all our donors to join, please e-mail us at info@sunlightcampaign.com to register and join the conversation.

We plan to close the gofundme page one week from tomorrow on March 17th. Between now and then we want to inform you that you have the ability to request a refund from the administrators of gofundme should you no longer support our mission.

This fight will be long and painful but your donated funds will help us and our partners. We continue to value your support and trust and we carry it with us as we continue to engage on multiple fronts. In the end, we will protect this country that we all love so very much.

The Sunlight Team
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Update 11
Posted by Aaron Holman
4 months ago
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Dear Supporters,

I am still coming to terms with the results of yesterday's election. Having built my hopes for a better America, my dreams of progress on the issues I care most about, and even personal and professional decisions on the expectations of a Clinton Administration; I feel a deep and personal loss following yesterday's results.

Time will assuage the pain and confusion that many of us are feeling right now. But time will not protect our nation from the uncertain future it faces.

The Sunlight Team anticipated donating your funds to a worthy organization immediately following the election. Now however, we ask for your patience. As we face four years of a Trump Administration, we want to ensure that your donations are used in the most effective way possible to increase transparency and protect those who may have been sexually abused by the President-elect.

As the Sunlight Team develops options, we willl provide you all with thoughts on what options are available so we can incorporate your guidance into the decision making process.

Thank you for your support and for all the effort you put into this election. Please continue to leave comments for us or e-mail us at info@sunlightcampaign.com to share your insights.

Please take care and keep your heads held high.

Aaron
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Update 10
Posted by Aaron Holman
4 months ago
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Dear Supporters -

All of us at the Sunlight Campaign will be donating our time this weekend and leading into Tuesday to help the Clinton Campaign, other candidates we believe in and ballot initiatives that we feel will help make this country a better place for everyone.

You all donated to this campaign because you care about this country, and you do not want to see it's fate in the hands of individuals who are standing on the wrong side of history.

Please - if you have a few hours between now and Tuesday night, get out and do a little bit more. The easiest way to get involved is to visit hillaryclinton.com and sign up to make phone calls or go out and knock on your neighbors doors to remind them to vote. Every vote counts in so many ways on Tuesday. Every progressive person who is elected into a school board seat, a county commissioner's chair or a legislature has the capacity to improve your community or the country in some way.

Thank you also to everyone who filled out our survey and responded with so much support for this campaign. We continue to advocate for someone to come forward with more evidence that will convince the nation of who Donald Trump truly is.

This past week has been tough, and I know that many are feeling a tremendous amount of anxiety about what could happen on Tuesday. Take that energy and channel it into action.

Its time for you to clear the clouds away and let the sunlight in.

Thank you all again for what you can do to help this great country of ours.

The Sunlight Team
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Denitsa Kosharova
5 months ago

To Karyn and Catherine's points - I would suggest that if the money is not used for a lawsuit it goes to an organization that helps victims of sexual violence - it's only fair.

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Brett Martin
5 months ago

Let's raise another $5M for his coke dealer to come out.

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Jolie Adams
5 months ago

Trump supporters objecting to this gofundme page are a hoot. They're all for digging up anything possible to harm Clinton's campaign but, oh, no! -- let's not harm dear old Donald, Champion of the People! People spend their money on more frivolous things than this every single day. Donate or don't but mind your own spending habits and stay out of other people's spending decisions. You know that there is so much more damaging information out there about Donald Trump, but the people who support him at this point certainly don't care about the facts of who he is. They will hold onto their Savior until he takes them all to hell. View a video made by Paul Friel the son of a man whose small business was screwed royally by Donald Trump--through non-payment and then blackballing him from getting any other jobs, for no other reason than greed and vengeance--real mafia-like tactics. THAT is the real Trump. Just one of hundreds of similar stories of Donald Trump putting his desire for fortune over ethics and human decency. Trump is for Trump alone. No one else. Check out The Trump Project at trumpproject dot org.

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Michi Anne
5 months ago

Very interesting choice of picture this is a picture of Louise Brandeis, for anyone who doesn't know, a former associate justice on the Supreme Court. He was considered the people's lawyer because of his devotion to public causes (and took many cases on for free), but more interestingly, was thought of as dangerous not for any attributable skills, but because he was incorruptible. I'll be happy to donate. To address another concern regarding donations: donating money to a cause you truly believe in its a donation well spent. And if you believe this donation will help in revealing critical information that could potentially affect over 7 billion people for 4 years, donating helps, but SHARING this post helps too.

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Elissa Jerkovich
5 months ago

This is the sneakiest dirtiest idea I have heard of to ruin a man. I would not give one cent in an effort to uncover the chinks in someones Armour. His opposition does not need for a whistle-blower the flaws are all there to see in 30 years of bad service to the country and failed policies. He never said he was a saint. Grow up.

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Richard Murray
5 months ago

Who is Aaron Holman, and what's stopping him from just pocketing any cash raised by this? You might mean well, but you're just some faceless person on the Internet as far as I know.

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Cory Shallow
5 months ago

The salty trump supporters in the comments are delicious. Gofundme has a great anti fraud protection policy. Keep trying, kids.

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Christine Herbeck
5 months ago

Not frivolous or personal vendetta as some comments suggest, but an attempt to uncover the truth about someone who presents himself as qualified to serve as leader of the free world. If he's hasn't engaged in any insanely unacceptable rants, then he's got nothing to worry about but, if he has, isn't that important to know before he does irreversible damage with his bizarre and unpredictable behavior on the world stage?

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Joy Guyer Weicht
5 months ago

This is so wrong on many levels. I can not believe people are willing to do anything to destroy someone's life just to win. Why not get off your duff and work at earning a win fairly instead of taking the cowards way and being a sore loser.

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Geneva Renegar
5 months ago

It doesn't even matter at this point....HA HA HA.....Go President Hillary and if the tapes surface..I'll add the addendum of another HA HA HA. Donald you disgusting pig....PLUS I hope she gets a democratic Senate so the "Equal Pay for Equal Work" bill will finally be passed after a FRICKEN DECADE of male republicans rejecting it......Madam President...I am at your service

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Dre JL
5 months ago

I forwarded this to the Facebook of Mark Cuban. He hates Trump as much as anyone of us do. This anti Christ in human form must go!

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Jackie Hovey
5 months ago

To the pious folks who believe my $5 donation here could have cured poverty instead: the whole point of this isn't so much to help someone pay a fee, it's to show that members of the public are willing to share the cost of shining a spotlight on yet another shadowy aspect of Trump's character. If that means taking a chance that I'm just throwing a few dollars in the street, so be it. Still worth it! Maybe he'll be exonerated. Who knows? Personally, I'd rather know than not know. Wouldn't you?

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Mary Miller
5 months ago

Why doesn't Hillary just pay it?...5 mil is a drop in the bucket to her....Dont fall for this scam

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Elle Leslie
5 months ago

I think you should change where the money goes to if no one comes forward. I don't have anything against the Center for Investigative Reporting, but am not necessarily interested in contributing to them. I'd rather the money go to a charity or organization aimed to uplift/support one or more of the many groups that Trump has offended.

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Carly Layne
5 months ago

I just reported this campaign. A.) It's a fraud. B.) It's wrong on so many levels. There are people who are dying, people who are starving, people who are truly in need. Shame on anyone who contributes to this campaign. It makes me sick to think that this is what we've come to as a society. True idiocracy.

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Emma Henderson
5 months ago

You sad people they're real people out there that need this money and you choose spend it on this

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Anthony Barone
5 months ago

Well it looks like you found at least 56 suckers so far. I think its BS fake contributions from scammers accounts but hey, Hillary supporters are actually this stupid so....

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Bonnie Spiegel
5 months ago

These go fund me pages are getting completely out of hand. The purpose of them, if they are allowed at all, should be for only people that desperately need the money. (Illness or burial). Use your own money Hillary if you want to be underhanded, which we all know you already are, if you want to get a point across. You and your friends are a bunch of sleeze balls.

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Aaron Holman
5 months ago

Great support, keep it coming! We are hoping this will help someone eventually come forward and blow the whistle before the election!

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Lygia Ferragallo
5 months ago

Only the Trump trolls would bad mouth this campaign. Let's prevent this dictator, bully, scowling, sniffling, womanizing, unhinged, lying man from feeding his inner beast. I hope they leak the tape(s) showing his racist, womanizing self for all the world to see. I do hope all funds are dispersed to whistleblower(s) including legal rep as needed.

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$40,044 of $5.1M goal

Raised by 1,426 people in 5 months
Created October 9, 2016
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Anonymous
5 months ago
$50
Anonymous
5 months ago
AH
$50
Anna Hansen
5 months ago
$100
Anonymous
5 months ago
$5
Anonymous
5 months ago
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Janie Lawrence-Cilo
5 months ago
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Almost fifty years ago I was sexually assaulted by a very rich and powerful 30 year old. My father went to his grave still thinking the fault lay with me. I did not ever tell him the real story because I knew he would go ballistic, & that the abuser would endanger my family. I was only 17 at the time of the assault, asleep in my bed to wake up finding this man on top of me. The next day he had me fired and sent home in disgrace. My father was told that I had been caught drinking and behaving inappropriately. I never told my parents what had really happened as I fully appreciated the danger this sexual offender posed to my family. Until last week I have never spoken of this awful experience, and yet I still feel I was correct in staying quiet in order to protect my parents and family. I know EXACTLY why these women did not talk about Trump until now. It is called fear.

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Anonymous
5 months ago
KD
$10
Kirsten Diel
5 months ago
$20
Anonymous
5 months ago
SN
$10
Shawn Van Ness
5 months ago
Denitsa Kosharova
5 months ago

To Karyn and Catherine's points - I would suggest that if the money is not used for a lawsuit it goes to an organization that helps victims of sexual violence - it's only fair.

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Brett Martin
5 months ago

Let's raise another $5M for his coke dealer to come out.

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Jolie Adams
5 months ago

Trump supporters objecting to this gofundme page are a hoot. They're all for digging up anything possible to harm Clinton's campaign but, oh, no! -- let's not harm dear old Donald, Champion of the People! People spend their money on more frivolous things than this every single day. Donate or don't but mind your own spending habits and stay out of other people's spending decisions. You know that there is so much more damaging information out there about Donald Trump, but the people who support him at this point certainly don't care about the facts of who he is. They will hold onto their Savior until he takes them all to hell. View a video made by Paul Friel the son of a man whose small business was screwed royally by Donald Trump--through non-payment and then blackballing him from getting any other jobs, for no other reason than greed and vengeance--real mafia-like tactics. THAT is the real Trump. Just one of hundreds of similar stories of Donald Trump putting his desire for fortune over ethics and human decency. Trump is for Trump alone. No one else. Check out The Trump Project at trumpproject dot org.

+ Read More
Michi Anne
5 months ago

Very interesting choice of picture this is a picture of Louise Brandeis, for anyone who doesn't know, a former associate justice on the Supreme Court. He was considered the people's lawyer because of his devotion to public causes (and took many cases on for free), but more interestingly, was thought of as dangerous not for any attributable skills, but because he was incorruptible. I'll be happy to donate. To address another concern regarding donations: donating money to a cause you truly believe in its a donation well spent. And if you believe this donation will help in revealing critical information that could potentially affect over 7 billion people for 4 years, donating helps, but SHARING this post helps too.

+ Read More
Elissa Jerkovich
5 months ago

This is the sneakiest dirtiest idea I have heard of to ruin a man. I would not give one cent in an effort to uncover the chinks in someones Armour. His opposition does not need for a whistle-blower the flaws are all there to see in 30 years of bad service to the country and failed policies. He never said he was a saint. Grow up.

+ Read More
Richard Murray
5 months ago

Who is Aaron Holman, and what's stopping him from just pocketing any cash raised by this? You might mean well, but you're just some faceless person on the Internet as far as I know.

+ Read More
Cory Shallow
5 months ago

The salty trump supporters in the comments are delicious. Gofundme has a great anti fraud protection policy. Keep trying, kids.

+ Read More
Christine Herbeck
5 months ago

Not frivolous or personal vendetta as some comments suggest, but an attempt to uncover the truth about someone who presents himself as qualified to serve as leader of the free world. If he's hasn't engaged in any insanely unacceptable rants, then he's got nothing to worry about but, if he has, isn't that important to know before he does irreversible damage with his bizarre and unpredictable behavior on the world stage?

+ Read More
Joy Guyer Weicht
5 months ago

This is so wrong on many levels. I can not believe people are willing to do anything to destroy someone's life just to win. Why not get off your duff and work at earning a win fairly instead of taking the cowards way and being a sore loser.

+ Read More
Geneva Renegar
5 months ago

It doesn't even matter at this point....HA HA HA.....Go President Hillary and if the tapes surface..I'll add the addendum of another HA HA HA. Donald you disgusting pig....PLUS I hope she gets a democratic Senate so the "Equal Pay for Equal Work" bill will finally be passed after a FRICKEN DECADE of male republicans rejecting it......Madam President...I am at your service

+ Read More
Dre JL
5 months ago

I forwarded this to the Facebook of Mark Cuban. He hates Trump as much as anyone of us do. This anti Christ in human form must go!

+ Read More
Jackie Hovey
5 months ago

To the pious folks who believe my $5 donation here could have cured poverty instead: the whole point of this isn't so much to help someone pay a fee, it's to show that members of the public are willing to share the cost of shining a spotlight on yet another shadowy aspect of Trump's character. If that means taking a chance that I'm just throwing a few dollars in the street, so be it. Still worth it! Maybe he'll be exonerated. Who knows? Personally, I'd rather know than not know. Wouldn't you?

+ Read More
Mary Miller
5 months ago

Why doesn't Hillary just pay it?...5 mil is a drop in the bucket to her....Dont fall for this scam

+ Read More
Elle Leslie
5 months ago

I think you should change where the money goes to if no one comes forward. I don't have anything against the Center for Investigative Reporting, but am not necessarily interested in contributing to them. I'd rather the money go to a charity or organization aimed to uplift/support one or more of the many groups that Trump has offended.

+ Read More
Carly Layne
5 months ago

I just reported this campaign. A.) It's a fraud. B.) It's wrong on so many levels. There are people who are dying, people who are starving, people who are truly in need. Shame on anyone who contributes to this campaign. It makes me sick to think that this is what we've come to as a society. True idiocracy.

+ Read More
Emma Henderson
5 months ago

You sad people they're real people out there that need this money and you choose spend it on this

+ Read More
Anthony Barone
5 months ago

Well it looks like you found at least 56 suckers so far. I think its BS fake contributions from scammers accounts but hey, Hillary supporters are actually this stupid so....

+ Read More
Bonnie Spiegel
5 months ago

These go fund me pages are getting completely out of hand. The purpose of them, if they are allowed at all, should be for only people that desperately need the money. (Illness or burial). Use your own money Hillary if you want to be underhanded, which we all know you already are, if you want to get a point across. You and your friends are a bunch of sleeze balls.

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Aaron Holman
5 months ago

Great support, keep it coming! We are hoping this will help someone eventually come forward and blow the whistle before the election!

+ Read More
Lygia Ferragallo
5 months ago

Only the Trump trolls would bad mouth this campaign. Let's prevent this dictator, bully, scowling, sniffling, womanizing, unhinged, lying man from feeding his inner beast. I hope they leak the tape(s) showing his racist, womanizing self for all the world to see. I do hope all funds are dispersed to whistleblower(s) including legal rep as needed.

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