Dan Savage Donates $100K To The ACLU And Refugee Relief With Proceeds From ITMFA Merchandise Sales

Dan Savage writes at The Stranger:

This morning I had the distinct pleasure of mailing off checks to Planned Parenthood ($33,333.34), the ACLU ($33,333.33) and the International Refugee Assistance Project ($33,333.33)—money we raised selling ITMFA (“Impeach The Mother Fucker Already”) buttons, t-shirts, hats, stickers, coffee cups, and lapel pins at www.ITMFA.org. And I got to mail those checks out because nearly 10,000 Savage Love readers and Savage Lovecast listeners have ordered #ITMFA gear over the last eight weeks!

I bought the hat and as Dan notes at the link above, the best part (after raising the money, of course) is telling curious people what the letters stand for. And so many do ask. (Tipped by JMG reader Ross)

  • skyweaver

    Class act, Dan. Way the awfulness into something good.

  • OdieDenCO

    note to milo & donny: this is how it’s done! raise the money, distribute the funds.

    • Todd20036

      Neither ever planned to. Frankly I’m ok with them stealing money from RWNJs.

    • So glad Milo has stayed away because he was a true piece of shit…


      • Charlenejrowe

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    • June Gordon

      How much is Dan keeping for himself?

      • jmax

        From the website:
        Net proceeds of all contributions to ITMFA will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the International Refugee Assistance Project.

      • Bad Tom

        That would be none.
        Unlike Trump or Milo.

  • TuuxKabin
  • greenmanTN

    A charity that actually gives money instead of commissioning idealized portraits? The mind boggles.

  • well, i’ve always loved Dan, and this is just another example of why.

    i want you folks to know: those of you who have any money at all, this is the Time to be spending it on political causes. i really wish i were not so poor; there are reasons why, that are sort of out of my hands, but i remember what it was like to have extra money. that was when a democrat was high office holder, and a lot of other things were different. now, if i had any money at all, i’d be throwing it at “minority” politicians. queers, black folk, latin activists… my list is so long. all i can do is volunteer, and community activism. and i do.

    fascism is Evil. we have to stand against it. together.

  • Ninja0980

    Way to go Dan!

  • FAEN


    • Silver Badger

      I couldn’t figure out why you were posting apples. Then I put my glasses on.

      • TuuxKabin

        I always make passes at men who wear glasses. Something ’bout ’em.

        • Acronym Jim

          *coquettishly blinks highly magnified eyes at TuuxKabin*

          • TuuxKabin

            I’ve met the sweetest peepers behind those peekers. Twue, so twue.

      • FAEN

        LOL! Thank you for giving me my morning chuckle.

      • Acronym Jim

        Even with my glasses on, all I’m seeing is four poorly kerned vertical lines. What are you seeing?

        • Silver Badger

          Two “thumbs up”.

  • Butch

    I did not know about this. Time to do some Internet shopping.

    • TuuxKabin

      Easy sight to navigate, I was in and out in a bim, bam, thank ya’ yam minute.

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  • Silver Badger

    I wonder if Mr. Savage realizes how much more he could raise by selling a few tasteful full frontal nude photo’s? Or, perhaps a video primer on how to have fabulous gay sex. I know it’s tacky, but he is hot and inquiring minds want to know.

  • narutomania

    Yet another reason (in a long line of reasons!) why I love Dan Savage, and why I love Joe, and why I love (beyond measure) My People.

    I’d purchase one of the ballcaps, but I need another cap about as much as I need a brassiere. I mean, I’d wear it if I had it, and if it went with my outfit, but …

    Does the ITMFA come on something else? A power ring, perhaps? Or a pair of underwear?

    • TuuxKabin

      Maybe get a stencil, some kind of friendly coloring/dye and make yo’ own, and give a wee donation to Dan?

      • narutomania

        Oh, that’s a great idea, Tuux!! I am going to design a new Pussy Hat (https://www.pussyhatproject.com) with the letters ITMFA and post it in Ravelry. You’ve inspired me!

        • TuuxKabin

          Good! We’ll need a new pussy hat for next winter, should we live so long. Still cold enough right now, plan to put mine on when I go out in a bit.

        • madknits

          A free pattern? I’ve made a few pussy hats. And will it be Intarsia or Stranded Knitting?

          • narutomania

            Stranded, of course. I’ll put the ITMFA in a round around the hat. Easier to knit carrying the yarns around that way.

            Intarsia seems like such a struggle to me, all those little bobbins of yarn dangling around.

    • edrex

      a Constitution?

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  • TuuxKabin

    Yay, and for all you smokers, tokers, and jokers. Happy April 20.


  • John Ruff

    Eh. He could’ve donated more. He’s such an opportunist.

    • Silver Badger

      Half empty glass? How much have you donated?

      • John Ruff

        That’s irrelevant. I don’t publicize my acts of charity. I was taught that that’s rude, or rather, unethical.

        • Silver Badger

          Personal acts of charity yes. Anonymous is the best. As a public figure collecting money for charity, Savage is pretty much required to let us know where the money he collected goes.

  • Bj Lincoln

    Way to go Dan! Thanks for keeping us up on his efforts Joe. This is the kind of news I like waking up to.

  • ColdCountry

    Thank you, Dan!

  • shrumpi

    I love Dan Savage so much…

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  • Natty Enquirer

    But wait, aren’t we supposed to hate Dan Savage? I forget.

    • kareemachan

      Well, maybe if you had an actual reason instead of snarking….

      And that being said, I bought some of the ITMFA pins and sent them to my repub relatives.

  • Lars Littlefield

    He’s always been such a nice boy. Good for him.
    I, however, avoided the swag by just donating directly to my local ACLU and Planned Parenthood. And instead of International Refugees, I donated directly to Lambda Legal. I will also continue to do so.
    But I don’t begrudge Savage for his fund raising. I hope he does much more.

  • YES!!!

  • JCF
  • SnowFlake

    I got my shirt and buttons!!