In honor of Trump’s 100th Day, I am donating the $300 raised through my Etsyto a charity that provides rescue aid to refugees. The money was largely raised through bumper stickers ridiculing Rep. Darrell Issa of California’s 49th District and Dana Rohrabacher of the 48th District. I will be donating the money in honor of them and Trump. Their hostility to basic values of decency and compassion have energized a constituency fired up to remove them from office. Even though $300 is a paltry amount given the desperate need for humanitarian aid, it’s probably more good than anything Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have done in 100 days.
Donating to nonprofits is more important now than ever before due to the Trump administration cutting funding to programs that save and transform lives. However, nonprofits cannot and should not take the place of government that has a duty to build a foundation where justice and equality can flourish.