I couldn't afford to, but I just made my first political donation since the 2016 election. After two years of apathy and despair and generally avoiding the news because it would only make me feel worse, I saw a chance to maybe make a difference in the future of my country. This country I used to love.
People For the American Way was founded close to 40 years ago in response to religious bullying elbowing its way into our national politics in the form of the so-called Moral Majority. PFAW has been fighting rear-guard actions against the worst of the extreme right ever since. Currently that worst is Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And PFAW's major donors have offered to match donations to the tune of 5×.
Which is enough to make me feel like what little I can afford can make a difference. And that maybe telling my friends about it can too.
(That's just the link they emailed me, stripped of identifying information so you don't land on a form with my name and address pre-filled-in.)After fifteen years on LJ, I have joined the great exodus. It's lovely over here. Join me!
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