At 2:35am ET on November 9th, 2016 the Associated Press projected Donald Trump as the winner of Wisconsin’s ten electoral votes, pushing him past 270.
A con man and reality TV star had just been elected to the most powerful office of the most powerful nation on earth. As Trump himself said, “When you’re a star…you can do anything.”
Do you remember how the next day felt? How about inauguration day?
It has been 438 days since Donald Trump assumed office. The daily chaos that emanates from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a product of the man himself: disorganized, dishonest, and disgusting. Over time he gives in to his worst impulses more frequently until for some this starts to feel like a new normal.
This is not normal. Nothing about the past 438 days has been normal. From the disastrous attempts to bar Muslims from the country to the near-passage of “Trumpcare”, the current administration has been kept from enacting its worst policies by the direct action of coordinated groups of people–like Indivisible.
It’s time to send a message that emanates from our community, our city, our district that reverberates all the way to Congress, the White House, Mar-a-Lago, and Moscow. To do so, we need your help.
This year we are registering voters, canvassing neighborhoods, holding meetings, planning events, and laying the groundwork locally to ensure that our voices are being heard and elected officials are being held accountable.
We have a goal of raising $3000 before the May 8th primary to fund events, voter registration drives, and awareness campaigns. We need your help. Please consider making a donation to support our fundraising drive.
We remember how it felt on that November day. We know how it has felt every day since.
And we aren’t going away.
Yours in resistance,
Greater Lafayette Indivisible