We’re 80 days away from what will be the most chaotic and contentious election in US history. We’re at the height of a historic pandemic with no end in sight. Donald Trump is refusing to commit to accepting the results of the election, he’s deployed federal troops to suppress protests in major cities, and he’s actively trying to kneecap the Postal Service to stop mail-in voting.
We have no idea exactly how things are going to play out -- but we’re not going to wait for an election meltdown to mobilize. We’re taking direct action to defend democracy right now. Two weeks ago we dropped in on acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf (it went so well that the next week, Wolf’s own neighbors organized a follow-up protest). Yesterday we gave Postmaster General Louis DeJoy an early-morning wake-up call.
And we’re only getting started. This fall we’re ready to do whatever it takes to get Trump out of the White House.
We’ve been carefully studying how this election could play out. We organized a mass call with a constitutional scholar to dive into where and how we’ll see an election meltdown this fall, we’ve mapped the scenarios for a contested electoral college vote, and we’ve even organized role-playing simulations to get ready to respond to a rapidly changing political landscape.
And we’ve done all of this on a shoestring budget. ShutDownDC is an all-volunteer project that relies on donations from supporters like you to cover costs like art supplies for actions, web hosting, and renting flat-bed trucks to drive go-go bands around town during actions. We don’t have a staff and we don’t spend money on TV ads or billboards: all of our resources go directly to building a movement and creating political disruption.
We don’t know exactly what will happen this fall, but we know that we’re going to need to take bold direct action to force Trump out of the White House and begin to build the country and world that we want to live in. With your support we can take the fight to the next level. If you’re able, please consider making a donation to support our organizing work.