With the presidential election approaching, the country can definitely feel divided at times, to say the least. But, Democrat or Republican or something else entirely, the one thing we all have in common is that we are first and foremost fellow Americans.
This recent fund-raising effort is a reminder of that. After the firebombing of a GOP office in North Carolina, a group of Democrats got together and formed a GoFundMe page to raise money to rebuild the office, according to the Huffington Post.
While those who launched the fundraiser have no affiliation with the official Democratic Party, they do consider themselves to be Democrats.
The page credits several people for creating the fundraiser and has this message to spread:
“As Democrats, we are starting this campaign to enable the Orange County, North Carolina Republican office to re-open as soon as possible.
Until an investigation is undertaken, we cannot know who did this or why. No matter the result, this is not how Americans resolve their differences. We talk, we argue, sometimes we march, and most of all we vote. We do not resort to violence by individuals or by mobs.
So, let’s all pitch in, no matter what your party affiliation, in and get that office open again quickly.”
According to the GoFundMe page, the group exceeded their $10,000 goal only 40 minutes after going live. This only goes to show that despite what party you support, we can still all come together.
Because as the page stated, the way we take a stand is by voting, and of course, by sticking together in the face of threats to our democracy.
If you’d like to make a donation, but missed donating to this particular fundraiser, the group suggests donating to another NC affiliated fundraiser such as this one: North Carolina classroom through DonorsChoose.
It’s important not to forget what makes us American, after all.
[h/t: Huffington Post]