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Donate to build a massive protest at Trump’s Inauguration

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BENEFITING: PROGRESS UNITY FUND

ORGANIZER: ANSWER

Karina Garcia

THE STORY:

ANSWER Coalition wrote -

Tens of thousands of people will come to Washington, D.C., to protest at Trump’s Inauguration and send a message that racism, sexism and xenophobia will NOT “make America great again.”

Communities across the country are deeply concerned about what is to come under Trump’s administration. But now is not the time to mourn and retreat to the shadows. Now is the time to stand up. History has shown us that when the people come together and mobilize, we can make real change. That is still the case today.

Only 25 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot for Trump, and 31 million more were excluded from voting because of immigration status, prior incarceration and other factors. He does not have a popular mandate. The vast majority oppose his policies to round up immigrants, create a registry of Muslims, take away women’s rights, and his cabinet appointments of oligarchs, white supremacists and climate change deniers.

Our communities will not sit back. Young people are walking out of high schools. Immigrant rights and women’s rights groups are mobilizing. The time to act is now.

We have to stop the Trump Agenda from being implemented. And the first step is to have a massive mobilization on Inauguration Day, Day 1 of his presidency.

We need to raise tens of thousands of dollars to reserve buses to Washington, D.C., from cities all across the country; every bus from New York City costs an average of $2,800. We want to raise enough that we can offer discounted tickets to those with less financial resources but a deep desire to protest on Inauguration Day.

We need to print tens of thousands of flyers, stickers, posters and signs to put up in every community and in every language to show those who are afraid that they are not alone.

Can you make a donation? Or can you become a fundraiser for this historic mass mobilization by setting a goal and then sharing it with your friends and family members?

What you do and what we do together can make the difference.

More information about the massive mobilization on Inauguration Day can be found here.

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$1,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karina Garcia

    $50

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  • Steve Patt

    $100

  • Esteban Guevara

    $50

  • Yes

    $25

  • Diana

    $150

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105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $12,791 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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ANSWER Coalition

Amount Raised

$9,559

 

38% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Karina Garcia

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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isa b

Amount Raised

$400

 

50% Raised of $800 Goal

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Rebecca Rayfuse

Amount Raised

$375

 

13% Raised of $2,800 Goal

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Samantha Idelis

Amount Raised

$255

 

128% Raised of $200 Goal

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Dorianne Gray

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$250

 

25% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Jc Ocaña

Amount Raised

$240

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Aya Ouais

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$239

 

48% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Yadira

Yadira

DONATION: $500

Por la lucha de mi familia y del pueblo. 8 months ago

Wendy M

Wendy M

8 months ago

Diana

Diana

DONATION: $150

10 months ago

Yes

Yes

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Esteban Guevara

Esteban Guevara

DONATION: $50

#Notmypresident #DumptRump 10 months ago

Steve Patt

Steve Patt

DONATION: $100

Tickets for two people who couldn't afford to go otherwise. One, two, many Karinas! 10 months ago

Anna

Anna

10 months ago

Rachel

Rachel

Thanks for fighting for all of us who want to be there 10 months ago

Karina Garcia

Karina Garcia

DONATION: $50

This pays for one seat on the bus to Washington D.C. But honestly, it's more than that. My first protest in D.C. was the March for Women's Lives in 2004. I was 19 years old and just finishing up my first semester in college. I felt completely isolated at Columbia, even though I had some friends and us poor kids (OPUS!) had some Advisors who were rooting for us. I felt completely alone and unprepared. Unwelcome. Out of place. Like I wasn't supposed to be there. I was a Chicana from a working class immigrant family, they called us "illegals," that school was not for people like me. I was lucky to be there, I should just be thankful, keep my mouth shut, and keep my head down. I completely lost my voice, my inner Chingona. That protest changed my life. I felt like I got back my voice, my confidence that I had lost. I saw in the women that were there who I wanted to be, what kind of person I wanted to become. Politics gave that back to me. And I'm thankful. Thankful for my comrades, my mentors, my friends and coworkers. My life has meaning and direction. And I want to pass that on. 10 months ago