Cover Dr. Blasey’s security costs

$209,982 of $175,000 goal

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Created September 18, 2018
Due to death threats, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford (who uses “Dr. Blasey” professionally)  and her family have had to leave their residence and arrange for private security. Let’s create a fund to cover her security expenses, to do just a bit to make it easier for women in her position to come forward despite great risks. If we raise more than Dr. Blasey needs,  extra funds will go to women’s organizations and/or into an account to cover similar costs incurred in comparable situations.

I do not know Dr. Blasey personally but will contact her via her former high school, Holton Arms, to inform her of this fundraising appeal and to make arrangements to transfer funds to Dr.  Blasey.

I am a professor of law at Georgetown University who has raised money formally and informally for other causes over the years. My reason for starting this fundraiser is to make concrete the power of collective action in providing security, and therefore support, for Dr. Blasey’s willingness to contribute to a thorough, fair vetting of a nominee for Supreme Court Justice.
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Closing update for this campaign

It has been an honor to work with all of you who donated to, amplified, and encouraged this effort to raise funds for Dr. Blasey's security expenses. I can confirm that she and her family appreciate the spirit of the givers and the amazing total raised. I am working with Dr. Blasey Ford and her representatives to ensure a responsible transfer of funds.

Please note that as of 3:00 am Pacific Time today, September 20, 2018, this campaign stopped accepting donations. Do not contribute to any other campaign, on this platform or elsewhere, that uses the photo of me which appeared on this one or any other attributes of this campaign (language, for example) as any such campaigns are not in fact sponsored by me and I cannot vouch for their legitimacy.

Should it make sense for me to raise further funds for Dr. Blasey Ford's expenses or for any other cause, I will create an entirely new campaign.

Thank you again to the thousands of people who contributed, gave their attention to this effort, and brought it to others' attention.
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I have decided to update the goal again and plan to stop accepting donations by midnight tonight, Pacific Time. I appreciate how many people have urged me to keep this fundraiser going indefinitely, but there are many important causes and I want to take care not detract unduly from others. Thank you again for your generosity, your willingness to share information about this effort, and your attention.
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We have just crossed the $100,000 mark. Meanwhile, I am very close to having in place a confirmed mechanism for ensuring that funds raised via this campaign and deciding on a final fundraising target. Will post another update as soon as this is settled.
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Donations have been reopened. I have been in communication with Dr. Blasey Ford’s representatives who have assured me that she needs and will accept our assistance with security costs. I will set and adjust goals based on further details as I learn them. Thank you again to all who have donated or have wanted to while we were on pause.
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$209,982 of $175,000 goal

Raised by 6,657 people in 2 months
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Created September 18, 2018
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