Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Call to Dedicate Your No-Trump Vote

Three days ago, I wrote a simple Facebook post and, at the end, I dedicated my No-Trump vote. It's been shared over 950 times with almost double the amount of likes. It struck a chord. Dave and I are inviting others to join us; we're building a website Dedicate Your No-Trump Vote where we will collect submissions and post dedications. Who's already in? Two Pulitzer prize-winners, a National Book Award winner, a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Special Forces, New York Times bestselling authors and award-winning poets....

But we are also looking for people from various walks of life, a diverse range of experience and points of view, those with a story to tell and a dedication to make.

We’d like to hear from you: a dedication to someone you love, maybe someone who's gone but fought hard for a better world while here, someone who's young and needs a better future, a Civil Rights movement or hero, well-known or overlooked, your neighbors, your friends, your ancestors... someone from one of the many, many groups that Trump has personally attacked.

We’d love to read your submission – from a few sentences to a full story.

You can message me on Facebook. (Even if it says that it won't go to me directly, I will find it.) Or you can write us through my juliannabaggott website.

IMPORTANT: We will collect the essays as we build the site so we are asking that you don’t share them on social media until we post them -- which will start soon. But obviously once the initiative is fully underway, we'll want people to share or participate by adding your own dedication on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or Snapchat ...

When you send your dedication, include a short bio of yourself, too, along with a photo.

If you'd like to remain anonymous, we can work with that.

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