checks, not chants

More grassroots online organizing. Filmmaker Jack Cushman has launched Realprotest.org, a website about protesting the Republican National Convention. The site urges that rather than attend the controversial, well-off-site protest, you go to your job instead, but donate your wages for the time you would have spent demonstrating to MoveOn for their "Leave no voter behind" campaign, which concentrates on swing states.
I like a good protest, but this makes sense to me, especially if you were going to spend money on transportation to a demonstration, and then buy a pretzel and a soda because it's hot and humid and your throat is parched from singing and your feet are sore from marching. If you can do both, great, but MoveOn can make that money really matter.

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