Get out the torches and pitchforks

Yesterday we lost an icon. Following a long battle with cancer, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away at the age of 87. With the nation still reeling from the loss, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham have launched their plans to seize on this tragedy as a part of their attack on democracy.

They are trying to force through the nomination of a new Supreme Court Justice in less than 45 days. After undermining millions of peoples’ access to voting, attempting to make devastating cuts to the Postal Service that millions will rely on to cast their ballots, and issuing unsubstantiated warnings about voter fraud, the Republican Party is trying to hand pick the Supreme Court Justice that may cast the deciding vote in a case about the upcoming election.

Get out the torches and pitchforks. It’s time to defend democracy!

Sunday, September 20 at 2pm -- Street Smarts Direct Action Training We’ll cover the basics of working together in small groups, preparing for direct action, and staying healthy and safe in the streets. This session will be offered in person and via zoom. For those attending the training in person - it will be in Northwest DC at a location within walking distance of the White House. When you RSVP we'll send you the exact location and dial in information.

Sunday, September 20 at 6pm -- COVID-19 Families Unite!

Trump lied. 200,000 died. Millions infected. We unite to demand system change and to mourn the COVID-19 victims. Bring a candle, bring your story, wear black and a mask. Meet at 6pm at 15th and Constitution NW.

Monday, September 21 - Wide Awake at Lindsey Graham’s House - 6 am

Four years ago, Lindsey Graham made an impassioned argument that a President should NEVER be allowed to nominate a Supreme Court Justice in an election year. And he even said that we could hold him to that if Trump tried to nominate a justice in the last year of his term. Now Graham is Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and he’s changed his tune. We’re not going to let him rest easy. Join us at Graham’s house at 6 am 414 Capitol St. SE to give him a wakeup call he won’t forget.

Thursday, September 24 at 6pm - Trump Must Go Organizing Call

Democracy is under attack and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Want to get involved in the uprising? Join us on Thursday, September 24 for our open organizing call. If this is your first meeting, join us at 6pm and we can bring you up to speed on the organizing framework and what’s already in motion. Then at 7pm we’ll jump right in where we left off last meeting. Click here to register!

Can you help make this happen?

We’re a grassroots network that is funded mostly by donations from supporters like you. We don’t have an office or a paid staff, but we do need to buy supplies (like torches and pitchforks), rent meeting spaces, rent the occasional GoGo truck and keep our website up. Can you donate a few dollars to help us defend democracy this fall?

Stay healthy, stay safe. We hope to see you in the streets soon!

In Solidarity, #ShutDownDC!