Local ‘Dump the Trump’ Campaign inspired by 9-Year-Old
Dump the Trump is a grassroots group providing materials to ensure the public has a transparent picture of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Dump the Trump came to fruition when Kimberly Rene Vanecek, editor of local art and lifestyle magazine The Art Avenue, was in a retail store and overheard a young girl asking to go to a Trump rally. “I was impressed with her desire to attend a political rally at her age,” said Vanecek. But the little girl’s desire at that point was not to support the front-runner for the Republican Party, but to use her voice and oppose his candidacy. The nine-year-old, shopping with her mother that day, told Vanecek of her plan to go to the rally and pull out a sign inside her jacket that said Dump the Trump. “I ventured to ask her what she did or didn’t like about him,” said Vanecek, “and without hesitation she said, ‘I listen to what the adults say and then I watch him—he doesn’t tell the truth on television. He’s going to ruin us.’”
Vanecek, who also owns the Art Avenue Gallery downtown, went around the city telling the story of a precocious nine-year old girl’s desire to “Dump Trump” when a spark of creativity hit. I envisioned a cartoon image with a dump truck dumping all of Trump’s crap that he’s said and done and how it’s going to affect the United States,” said Vanecek.
Dump the Trump currently has a website and facebook page in efforts to rally individuals around the cause. The website also offers Dump the Trump merchandise for sale. “What Trump has offered is a blatant disregard for rules, details and sensibility,” said Vanecek. “For that beautiful girl who inspired me to take a stand I faithfully say get the facts, and with the truth cast your vote and “Dump the Trump.”