Cabinet of Deplorables

For every deplorable* DT nomination for a cabinet or other senior federal post, I'm starting a Facebook fundraiser for an organization poised to oppose or mitigate the Trump agenda in the corresponding policy field.

The links below will take you directly to the Facebook fundraising pages, which have further information both about the nominees/appointees and the organizations, including links to direct donation pages that avoid intermediary processing fees.

Pruitt

EPA Administrator

Scott Pruitt is an avowed and tenacious enemy of the EPA who consideres the climate change debate "far from settled."

Donate to UCS (2% funded)

Carson

Sec. of Housing and Urban Development

Ben Carson is a public eccentric who does't consider himself qualified for government service and whose house is filled with portraits of himself.

Donate to NLHIC (2% funded)

Puzder

Sec. of Labor SERIOUSLY!>!?

Andrew Puzder is a fast-food chain CEO who has opposed worker overtime protections and the $15/hour minimum wage.

Donate to NELP (2% funded)

Bannon

Prince of Darkness

Steve Bannon is a hard-right anti-government ideologue who is migrating his considerable powers as a crowd-baiting provocateur and media strategist to a White House role as Donald Trump's top advisor-without-portfolio.

Donate to ProPublica (54% funded)

Flynn

Nat'l Security Advisor

Michael Flynn's Islamophobic obsession with civilizational war has led him to tweet that "Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL" and call Islam an "ideology" within which radical Islamism has "metastasized."

Donate to CAIR (46% funded)

Price

Sec. of Health and Human Services

A principal enemy of the ACA, Tom Price has taken particular exception to the contraceptive mandate. Planned Parenthood has called Price a "grave threat to women's health in this country" who "could take women back decades."

Donate to PP Southeast (49% funded)

DeVos

Sec. of Education

Betsy DeVos is a radical school privitization advocate and billionaire donor to right-wing causes. Education historian Diane Ravitch believes that DeVos would be the most anti-public-school education secretary in history.

Donate to the ACLU (103% funded)

Sessions

Attorney General

Jeff Sessions has called the NAACP an "un-American" organization that "forced civil rights down the throats of people," and considers the Voting Rights Act of 1965 "a piece of intrusive legislation."

Concluded - thank you!

Pompeo

CIA Director

Mike Pompeo has heartily defended CIA waterboarding and forced feeding practices at Guantanamo Bay, and has called American Muslim leaders "potentially complicit" in domestic terror attacks.

Concluded - thank you!

Guest fundraiser

Fight racism and xenophobia

Donate to the Southern Poverty Law Center

Donate to SPLC

*"Deplorable" describes the choice rather than (necessarily) the character of the person, and may refer to individual repugnance (e.g. Bannon), frightening absense of appropriate qualifications or temperament (e.g. Flynn), or radicalism of agenda (e.g. DeVos). Reasonable nominations of experienced, moderate people (e.g. Elaine Chao) will not be highlighted here.