Give $120 on Inauguration Day to Organizations Protecting American Rights — in President George W. Bush’s Name
Somerset, NJ, January 14, 2005 -- 120for120.org is a new web site launched by two friends who want to send a message to President George W. Bush (news - web sites) on Inauguration Day. They plan on sending a $120 donation to an organization that champions a cause threatened under a second Bush administration – and they want everyone unhappy about a second Bush term to do the same.
The site was founded by two friends and bloggers, Janet Feeney and Debbie Ronca, who were active supporters of John F. Kerry and wanted to channel their disappointment after Election Day into constructive and practical activism.
“Our goal was not to sit around and sulk on Inauguration Day, but instead do something proactive to defend our vision of America,” said site co-founder Janet Feeney. “We felt the best way to accomplish that goal would be to make a significant contribution to a group that represents our values and our freedoms – what we love most about our great country, whether it’s supporting reproductive freedom, civil rights, veterans/soldiers services, progressive religious activism, environmental protection or something else we believe is at risk. With a Republican-controlled Congress, these groups are the only way to make our voices heard.”
“We’re encouraging our readers to make their donation in George W. Bush’s name,” said site co-founder Debbie Ronca. “Many organizations will send him an acknowledgment of the gift. What better way to let President Bush (news - web sites) know that his mandate must include the views of the 55 million-plus Americans who did not vote for him?”
In addition to donating $120 for 1/20, the site is asking participants to commit to 120 minutes of activism in 2005. 120for120.org will provide 3 to 5 ideas for activism each month. Readers can join a mailing list to be automatically notified each month of proposed activities.
Readers are encouraged to share their stories – who did they donate to, what activities did they complete and why. All readers sending in stories are automatically registered to win prizes donated by Love Your Mama ( http://www.loveyourmama.com/ ), Jen Lew Designs ( http://www.jenlewdesigns.com/ ), and Washington Interns Gone Bad ( http://www.washingtoninternsgonebad.com/ ).
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