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Mon Dec 19, 2016, 11:27 PM

"Freedom United Concert" fundraiser and alternative to inauguration

From Robert Reich's Facebook page:
The Trump people are upset that the only musicians willing to perform at the Trump inauguration are Kid Rock and Ted Nugent.
Someone just suggested to me a televised "freedom concert" to air at the same time as the inauguration -- with huge celebrities like Beyoncé and Jay Z, Madonna, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and so on. Alec Baldwin MC’s the event, playing Trump as he does on SNL.
Presto. The Trump inauguration loses all the TV ratings. Basically, no one watches it.
Even better, the proceeds of the freedom concert go to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Lambda Legal, NAACP, Common Cause, CAIR, IRAP, SPLC, Environmental Defense Fund, Human Rights Campaign Fund, MoveOn, Economic Policy Institute, Inequality Media, and GLAD.
https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/

Here's the petition on Change.org:
Wouldn't it be awesome to have a concert and telethon to raise funds for various progressive causes? It would air starting early on January 20th to compete directly with the inauguration of Donald Trump.
I envision a televised and streaming on the internet "Freedom United Concert" with YUGE celebrities like: Beyoncé & Jay Z, Madonna, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, The Cast of Hamilton, The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, The Harlem Gospel Choir and many others.
The proceeds of the concert could be designated to a number of causes including the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Lambda Legal, ADL, NAACP, CAIR, IRAP, SPLC, Environmental Defense Fund. Donors could call in or go online to donate and could choose which organizations they want to support.
It would be great if Alec Baldwin could co-host the event maybe even portray Donald Trump as he does on SNL. Other possible co-host: Rosie, Trevor Noah, Ellen, Tina Fey, Samantha Bee and many others.
This petition will be delivered to:
Saturday Night Live
Alec Baldwin
Ellen DeGeneres

https://www.change.org/p/freedom-united-concert-on-january-20-2017?recruiter=12937898

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marybourg Dec 2016 #1
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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 11:34 PM

1. Trump would threaten

any network that was willing to air it.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 11:38 PM

2. Let him try!

I signed the petition.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 12:01 AM

3. Are you implying that he could do something outrageous

and it would have a repercussion?

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Response to marybourg (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 04:12 PM

5. A girl can dream

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 12:18 AM

4. It doesn't have to be on tv anymore. It can stream online. Maybe Univision would carry though.

 

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