Take Back 2017
It'd be an understatement for me to say that I was not expecting the U.S. Presidential Election to end up the way it did. I think a lot of folks—even conservatives—were in shock when Donald Trump won the Electoral College. Now, many of us are left worrying about the future of our healthcare, our economy, and our fellow Americans who are people of color, women, immigrants, Muslim, LGBTQ+, impoverished, or otherwise marginalized.
The silver lining to this whole election debacle is that it seems to have lit a fire under our collective asses. People are marching for equality, protesting for peace, and donating to organizations that will keep a Trump administration and GOP Congress in check. I want to do my part to help.
Every month, I will donate 50% of the proceeds from the sale of my products to a different charity that will benefit progressive or humanitarian causes.
I'm extremely lucky. I live in a liberal city. I'm a college educated white dude. I have a full-time job at a tech company that leaves me with disposable income. I don't rely on the sale of my merchandise to keep the heat on. So, why not put that money to good use?
February 2017's organization of choice is: The ACLU
Note: February 2017's donation will include revenue generated from the day of Trump's inauguration to the end of February.
As part of this campaign, I'll be creating more work with a political or social stance—like good ol' Donald Dump.
Suggestions for charities welcome and encouraged. Send me a message on social media or use the contact form on my about page. Also, feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or concerns.