Where's your moral compass?

For: Where's Your Moral Compass?
Organizer: Julia Farber
Where's your moral compass? (Where's Your Moral Compass?)
$1,887
of $2,000 goal.
Raised by 58 donors
94% Complete
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The Story

UPDATE:
45 Compasses were hand delivered to Congress on March 8, 2017 and 486 Compasses were mailed to Congress on March 31, 2017, completing our campaign.  

As of April 2, 2017, the first round of this campaign is complete. THANK YOU to everyone who donated, spread the word or dropped off the compasses. This was a team effort, and we've sent an important message to our representatives. Keep the pressure on! For more, visit www.wheresyourmoralcompass.com/resources for other ways to get involved in protecting an open, free and moral America. 


ORIGINAL FROM FEBRUARY - MARCH 2017:
We are sending 535 compasses to Congress - asking them one question "Where's Your Moral Compass?"
Why? Because it looks like most of them have lost theirs.

A $5 donation will help support one compass. Check our our plan here: www.wheresyourmoralcompass.com

So why Congress? Because they work for the American people, not Steve Bannon. And if you've been following their work lately, you might be frustrated, annoyed, disenchanted, disgusted, demoralized, shocked or surprised at their willingness to give their power over to our conspiracy-theorist in chief, aka President Donald Trump.

Congress is supposed to be our first source of checks and balances. They must do their jobs. But lately, most of them are avoiding town halls with their constituents, dismantling ethics requirements, and launching bills to dismantle the fundamental agencies that defend consumer rights, women's rights, civil rights, environmental clean up efforts, and more. It's beyond disappointing. Congress must be held accountable and they have to investigate Trump's ties to Russia, look into his finances and protect our environment by remaining in the Paris Climate Treaty. 


For more check out our website at www.wheresyourmoralcompass.com

With each compass, there's a postcard note, which says:

Dear [elected official],


You represent us in Washington.  You speak for us. We expect you to maintain checks and balances, including ensuring that the President preserves, protects and defends the Constitution of the United States.                              

This is a democracy, not an autocracy. We are sure you don't want to go down in history as the leader of the generation that broke America.  Do you?

We are counting on you.

Sincerely,

The American People



To those who are doing a great job fighting for our rights, we'll send a note of thanks!

That list is pretty short, so we're also interested in finding reasons to send them a "keep it up" note versus a "where's your moral compass?" note. Send us stories of reps doing good things (i.e. protecting: civil liberties, the constitution, respect for the judicial branch, and those who don't want to abolish the EPA, an institution originally created by Republicans, those who don't want to destroy the tourism industry or splendor of the public parks system and those who are willing to keep the investigation going on Trump's connections to Russia and his disgust against ethically removing himself from his own businesses.)

The list is short right now:

  • JOHN MCCAIN
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM
  • KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND
  • AL FRANKEN
  • SHELDON WHITEHOUSE
  • COREY BOOKER
  • GARY PETERS
  • BERNIE SANDERS
  • ELIZABETH WARREN
  • JOHN CONYERS, JR.
  • JOHN LEWIS
  • BEN SASSE
  • NANCY PELOSI 
  • MAXINE WATERS
  • DARRELL ISSA
  • DEBBIE STABENOW
  • KAMALA HARRIS

Fundraiser Updates


Posted on March 9, 2017

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Posted on March 9, 2017

Update: Thanks in part to your incredible support, dozens of moral compasses were hand-delivered to members of Congress in the House and the Senate yesterday during International Women's Day. Staff mostly thought it was serious, clever and funny. #nailedit

Almost all staff members were gracious to our team of volunteers and almost all staff guaranteed that they would share our work with their Member. However, due to some restrictions on accepting mail on behalf of other Members, we were not able to drop off moral compasses in bulk to Ryan, Pelosi, Schumer or McConnell. (Ryan, Pelosi, Schumer and McConnell did take their Compasses)

The good news is we learned something new! And we will not give up. The rest of the moral compasses will be delivered before the end of this month, via the mail. As a result, we will extend out our fundraiser through March 30, so that those who believe that Congress should reflect the American values of Integrity, Honor, Equality, Courage and stand up to the Nativist, Isolationist, Fear-Mongering Administration, will have a chance to support our work here. We're very close to raising $2,000, and that's just outstanding and humbling.

And, if you've read this far, we also want to let you know that we appreciate you and your work. Please feel free to reach out if there's something we can do for you, or if you have an idea of what we should do next. Email us at [email protected] - Julia Farber or Nell Dority monitor on a daily. We can't wait to hear from you.


Posted on February 19, 2017

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Posted on February 19, 2017

We've got most of the materials to make the compass cards to send to Congress! Check out our video on facebook, and also don't forget to make a donation to help us make this happen. We only have 10 days left in our fundraiser! 

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