WSJ: Celebrities Jump on ‘Dump Trump’ Bandwagon

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"...The celebrity who lined up to run for president now has a list of celebrities lining up to stop him.

"Playwright Eve Ensler is leading a charge of celebrities, novelists, artists and faith leaders who have signed on to her petition against Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner. The members of the #StopHateDumpTrump group hopes to show their fans that there are other alternatives to voting for the billionaire.

“We’ve been watching this election with our mouths open,” Ms. Ensler said. “We keep thinking it’s going to go away, but it hasn’t gone away.”

The idea for a petition sprang out of an dinner party a week ago, Ms. Ensler said. People then reached out to friends and set up a conference call of religious leaders, poets, writers, actors, and others. From that came the website and petition."

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  • commented 2016-01-27 10:12:30 -0500
    As Elie Wisel, chair of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, said in his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” Let’s gather our voices and speak up in the face of hatred.