After nearly three years and scores of posts, protests, and tweets, we are shutting down this website as of mid-November. Why? Because we believe that we've largely accomplished our goal to evict the manifestly unfit, unethical, and unsavory egomaniac who now sleeps in the White House.
The House of Representatives has taken up the matter of impeachment, and the process now has sufficient momentum and evidence to roll forward to conclusion.
Polls suggest that support for the president is quickly eroding, and that the American people will see the process through to its logical conclusion. The ball is rolling and it it gaining speed. This grave matter is in the hands of Congress and so now we move on to other important activities.
As anonymous online advocates, we will never know what, if any, role we played in bringing this fetid man down. But we do know that we did our best, every day, to shine a light on corruption when and where we saw it; on racism as it sadly metas...
The boycott-Trump movement is still going strong, and it led Ivanka Trump to shut down her brand.
The company had been the target of a campaign launched in October 2016 by Shannon Coulter, a brand and digital strategist, under the #GrabYourWallet hashtag .
Coulter encouraged people seeking a way to take concrete action against President Donald Trump to boycott companies — large and small — that do business with his family.
The push by activists to boycott companies with business ties to President Donald Trump and his family had already succeeded in persuading Shoes.com to drop Trump shoes from its inventory, department store chain Nordstrom from carrying the Ivanka Trump fashion line in 2017.
These boycotts have been successfully led by the Grab Your Wallet campaign. Lists of companies that you can boycott are cataloged here:
Script: Hi. I’m a constituent from [ZIP]. I am [have friends who are] LGBTQ. And I’m asking all of my elected officials to oppose the confirmation of judicial nominees who support discrimination against LGBTQ citizens and other underrepresented groups, specifically: Mark Norris, Howard Nielson, Ryan Bounds, Andrew Oldham, and Gordon Giampietro. Please ask the Member to promote equality by opposing these nominees.
In late October 2017, just days before the so-called Paradise Papers would reveal that, when he divested some of his holdings upon taking office, Wilbur Ross retained assets in a shipping company related to Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.
Ross had not disclosed the investment and apparently had no legal obligation to do so.
Still, the realization that the commerce secretary held a stake in a company tied to Putin at a time of Russo-American tension was likely to be damaging, so Ross apparently decided to make a buck off the bad news. Three days after a New York Times reporter contacted Ross to inquire about the stake in Navigator Holdings, the company, he took a short position on it—in effect, betting the value of his investment would drop.
When reports about Ross’s stake were published, the stock dropped. Ross then made a profit of between $100,000 and $250,000, according to disclosures. It looks like an ingenious maneuver: He absorbed the public-relations damage, but at least made some c...