So, the inauguration happened. Then, the Women’s Marches happened. At least 2.5 million people, on seven continents – that movement is still in its infancy, and has a lot of growing to do (see the ongoing arguments about intersectionality), but we’ve put the Trump administration on notice, and it’s time to follow that notice up with action.
Last week: Islamic Center of Eastside
Thanks to donors Carrie E., Rebekah C., Maria E., and Eric A., we raised a total of $280 for the Islamic Center of Eastside to rebuilt their arson-damaged mosque. Thank you, everyone!
This week: Disrupt J20 Legal Fund
Over 200 protestors were arrested at the inauguration. Many of them will face “felony riot” charges, carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines. The Disrupt J20 Legal Fund will be helping the protestors fight these trumped-up charges. It takes a lot of courage to risk protesting an authoritarian president in the nation’s capital, and I do not intend to leave behind the people that took that risk and found themselves in a jail cell at the end of the day. As usual, I’ll match the first $100 in donation receipts sent to email@example.com.
Call to Action
The organizers of the Women’s March are launching an action campaign to follow up the marches across the world. Continue making your voices heard.