As you probably heard Representative John Lewis has called the election of Donald Trump, illegitimate. He will not be attending the inauguration, the first since he was elected to congress 31 years ago. In response, Donald Trump has taken to twitter to lie about John Lewis in a juvenile manner that illustrated Trump’s racism.
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In response, many democrats have decided to make their boycott of Trump’s inauguration public. This is unique as Congress people traditionally attend an inauguration to pay respect to our country’s process of allowing power to shift every 4 or 8 years.
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I’ve decided I would donate to the Congress people that are boycotting the Inauguration. My family recently restructured our budget, cut our leisure budget 90% and will be donating all of that money to prop up America through her rough patch. I’ve created a list of important charities that are highly rated and extremely efficient, please use it, spread it, support them. You can also subscribe(free) to the posts from these charities in twitter list and make sure to retweet them to advance their efforts.
In researching the Congress people that are boycotting the Trump inauguration I looked into how close their last election race was. I found a few that were uncontested and several others that won in landslides. There are a few Congress people that had slightly closer contests, and I think it would be nice if we sent them a donation to ensure their future success, and let them know we support their boycott.
Listed below are Congress people that are boycotting the inauguration of Donald Trump, in order of how close their victory was.
Thank you Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire District 1 beat a Republican incumbent by just 1.3%! Make sure you send her a donation so that she’ll maintain her seat in her next election! Call to thank her: 202-225-5456 Donate to Carol Shea-Porter here.
“Instead of going to the Inauguration, I’ll go to religious services to pray for all of our leaders and people, then will serve my district.” – Carol Shea-Porter
Thank you Kurt Schrader of Oregon District 5. He won by a 10.5% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 503-588-9100 Donate to Kurt Schrader here.
“I’m just not a big Trump fan. I’ve met the guy and never been impressed with him. I’ll do my best to work with him when I think he’s doing the right thing for the country. But he hasn’t proved himself to me at all yet, so I respectfully decline to freeze my ass out there in the cold for this particular ceremony.” – Kurt Schrader
Thank you Pramila Jayapal of Washington District 7. She won by a 12% margin in 2016. Call to thank her: 202-225-3106 Donate to Pramila Jayapal here.
“Said last wk that I wasn’t attending inauguration.Will be hosting #immigration roundtable in-district, then marching in #WomensMarch on 21st” – Pramila Jayapal
Thank you Darren Soto of Florida District 9. He won by a 15% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 202-225-9889 Donate to Darren Soto here.
“I am deeply disappointed with Trump’s attacks against civil rights hero John Lewis and will not be attending the inauguration as a result” – Darren Soto
Thank you Chellie Pingree of Maine District 1. He won by a 16% margin in 2016. Call to thank her: 202-225-6116 Donate to Chellie Pingree here.
“President-elect Trump’s actions go beyond any kind of reasonable debate—they threaten the constitutional values our country is based on. I won’t dignify or normalize those threats by standing by at his ceremony” – Chellie Pingree
Thank you Mark Takano of California District 41. He won by a 30% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 951-534-6647 Donate to Mark Takano here.
“I stand with @repjohnlewis and I will not be attending the inauguration” – Mark Takano
“While I do not dispute that Trump won the Electoral College, I cannot normalize his behavior or the disparaging and un-American statements he has made. I can only hope that Trump will govern differently than he has campaigned. For me, the personal decision not to attend the Inauguration is quite simple: Do I stand with Donald Trump, or do I stand with John Lewis? I am standing with John Lewis.” – Ted Lieu
I’ll update this list if there are any other’s that live in districts with closer races than the above distinguished Congressional Representatives.