Notorious Obama aide demanding end to fundraising efforts
A group founded by former Obama aide Van Jones and former MoveOn.org activist James Rucker is calling on the Internet fundraising platform GoFundMe.com to take down its “Support Officer Darren Wilson” page, accusing the company of “profiting from racially motivated donors.”
The Color of Change, founded by Jones and Rucker in 2005 to “strengthen the political voice of Black America,” says on its website that donors to officer Wilson are “celebrating Michael Brown’s death” and that GoFundMe should take down the police officer’s fundraising page and return any profits it has generated.
The fundraising campaign for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has exploded over the past nine days, raising more than $234,000 in the original GoFundMe page, as first reported Aug. 19 by WND.
Now Wilson’s supporters have started a second page raising more than $176,000 in six days from nearly 4,000 donors, with the goal of reaching $250,000.
“Every donation, kind word and prayer are deeply appreciated,” the supporters write on the GoFundMe page. “This page will replace the previous ‘Support Officer Wilson’ page, so that donations will be tax deductible through ‘Shield of Hope,’ a certified charity, and the official non-profit organization accepting donations for Officer Wilson at this time.”