Visual Disobedience ™
I pledge to be a supporter of the bipartisan DT Visual Disobedience ™ campaign, whose goal is to have Donald Trump’s U.S. presidency end. I intend to take peaceful visual acts in support of this campaign, most importantly not being seen at any Trump-owned businesses.
The combined strength of my fellow supporters will enable me to overcome any self-doubts. I will remain composed if confronted by DT followers, knowing this is not about changing their mind.
The force of the Visual Disobedience ™ campaign majority will win out.
Pledges made: 28
We think one of the best ways to get Donald Trump’s attention is by having the revenue from his businesses decrease, so a key part of the Vis Dis ™ campaign is to not patronize DT’s businesses. We’ve created a Google Map that shows all DT-owned golf courses, hotels, and restaurants around the world. There are quite a few to say the least, with many in New York. Most of them have “Trump” in their name, making them easy to identify and avoid. Discover Trump Businesses by clicking here or on the map below
If you need guidance using Google Maps, check out our handy how-to guide here: DT & Google Maps How-To
Aside: Note the “translate here” button on the lower right translates the website into other languages indicated when one hovers over the flag.
DT has committed some glaring, intolerable acts. We highlight four of them below and include supporting documentation. These acts can reinforce your reasons for taking the pledge. Refer to the one or two of them that most upset you, if you get involved in a difficult discussion. See our Handling Blowbacks article in the adjacent column.
- Russian Meddling Cover Up: One of Donald Trump administration’s most disgraceful acts was its July 2018 attempted cover-up of Putin’s admission at the Helsinki press conference that Russia favored Trump over Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election. Continue reading
- Russia’s U.S. Election Interference: The handling of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election has haunted Trump’s presidency even before he took the oath of office in January 2017. Read more
- Mistreatment of Women: DT ’s treatment of women and his sexual morals are very upsetting, as are DT’s many misrepresentations related to certain “hush money” payments. We chronicle some key events. Discover the details
- Misleading Statements in the 1000’s: The Washington Post maintains a count of DT’s false or misleading statements from the date of his inauguration. Through December 30, 2018, the count was 7,645, an average of over 10 a day. Check it out
By a blowback, we mean the often angry responses we might receive from DT supporters when they see us using a campaign visual like a baseball cap or lawn sign. After all, DT supporters currently number around 40%. Find out more here
The DT ‘Vis Dis ™’ pledge includes not being seen at a Trump business. It’s often difficult to know what words to use when declining to attend a celebration or business meeting, so we’ve provided below several examples for you. Use them as a starting point for your regret text, email, or letter. Learn to refuse gracefully
DT Box Score
|Play golf||> 150|
|Attend church||< 10|
A Politico article indicates Trump has not been attending church services regularly while in office and has likely attended church less than ten times through February 28, 2019. However, DT has golfed up to 154 times through February 28, 2019 according to Golf News Net—check out the Count here! DT’s golf course trips have cost U.S. taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, including over $200,000 an hour for use of Air Force One, according to Golf News Net.
By understanding these DT team tactics we are likely to see during our campaign, you will be able to remain calm and not be agitated by them. We provide an overview of what to expect, and suggestions to help you out. Learn more
People of faith understand the importance of forgiveness. We all miss the mark sometimes. But it is very important that when we are in the wrong, that we admit our guilt, not deny or cover it up. Many of the leaders we respect have made mistakes. They say that they are sorry and they ask for forgiveness. See how we derived his rating
The Visual Disobedience ™ team believes that everyone’s involvement is key to the success of our campaign. Taking the pledge you’ve made seriously is a great start. Share your ideas about how we all can make the campaign more effective by using our Contact Us form. Along the right side are convenient boxes where you can find out more about buying Vis Dis ™ gear, participating in public demonstrations, or sharing your creativity in the form of photos or your own design ‘eye logo’. Share your testimonial about the importance of this campaign. We intend to use Twitter to share campaign news and nothing else. This campaign is not about changing the minds of DT supporters and our aim is to avoid any feelings of animosity. We will tweet important campaign news only–do not expect responses from our Twitter account! If you have a question or comment that requires a response, please use our Contact Us form.