Celebrities and athletes, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Blake Griffin, have recently been pledging “$45 to fire 45” on social media. This is the latest political effort to gather donations from voters and oust President Donald Trump in the November 3 election.
On Friday, Griffin quote-tweeted a message from Dreyfus pointing out that “four swing states” and “five senate seats” are key to Democrats’ success in the upcoming election. Dreyfus’ message quote-tweeted a post from comedian Andy Richter featuring the same message. With their various tweets, the stars are asking individuals to match their pledge of $45 at the site 45tofire45.com.
That site is being hosted and paid for by the nonprofit organization ActBlue, which has created online fundraising platforms for donors to give to Democratic candidates.
Pledgers can make a weekly donation of any amount they like, with easy options ranging from $25 to $5,000 easily available. Their donations will be…