More than a dozen high-profile DC restaurants have pledged to donate a portion of their inauguration weekend profits to charity and aid organizations, including Planned Parenthood and an organization benefitting immigrants.
Sarah Massey of All In Service, the group organizing the inauguration weekend donations said that the 14 restaurants, bars, and cafes currently listed on the website are just the beginning.
“The team is talking to another dozen businesses right now,” she told BuzzFeed News. “We would love to see the entire DC service industry participate.”
President-elect Donald Trump vowed during the campaign to defund Planned Parenthood and to deport two-to-three million undocumented immigrants.
Participating establishments get to pick from five aid organizations, as well as what percentage of their profits from the weekend of Jan. 20 through 22 they plan to donate.
Now THAT is a good idea!
Personally I think that we can send donations even if we are NOT a DC restaurant that will make money from the inauguration.
Besides Planned Parenthood, there is also Thrive DC, which serves homeless people, Mary's Center, which provides health care and social services to the poor, and Ayuda, an organization that supports immigrants in the DC area.
I think I will donate to Planned Parenthood myself.
Just a more positive way to say "Fuck Donald Trump."