As you can see by the latest update, Adam has now taken ownership of the GoFundMe account, enabling me to back away.
This could not have come at a better time as I am out of the country now and accessing internet to provide the updates is not conventionally reliable.
All good things must come to an end and our GoFundMe effort is no exception.
So, I have set a date of December 19 to close out the GoFundMe effort.
This platform is not a perpetual hosting service and I think we can all agree that our campaign underpromised and more than overdelivered on the fundraising front.
The rest is up to Adam and his attorneys.
As you know, our initial campaign goal was $10,000. This number was chosen to present an achievable figure.
Once we had exceeded $290,000 I then set a “stretch target”— a target that, if achieved, would blow opponents out of the water and send an unmistakable message to our politicians that small business owners are sick and tired of being screwed.
Well, donations have slowed and we may not reach that full $350,000 stretch target.
But that’s ok.
In just one day last week, you all gave that one final push and brought us up more than $30,000!
Thanks to you, Adam should now have enough money to take this fight, if necessary, right to the Supreme court.
You should all be very proud.
I know that I am.
I am also extremely thankful to all of you for answering the call of an old political hack like me to help a fellow out who is fighting the good fight for every single one of us.
So, thank you.
Thank you for your financial support.
Thank you for your words of encouragement.
And thank you for your good faith that the funds would be used as intended.
As you have all heard from Adam personally, the funds are going into a legal trust to support this battle for equal treatment of all businesses under the law.
They cannot be clawed back by the noisy crowd of activists who are typically anti-everything but for some reason support greater government intrusion into our daily lives.
Now, before December 19, there are a few people who have offered to maintain your donor database in order to keep you all up to date on Adam’s progress.
I will be reaching out to them and to Adam to see whom he prefers to represent his good name going forward.
It is my sincere hope that you will all be kept in the loop every step of the way.
Indeed, I hope this movement grows larger than our 6,500 donors and is joined by the more than 36,000 people who have shared this campaign so far.
And I would encourage you all, to give this campaign one final “hurrah.”
Your legacy contribution of $30, $20, $10 or whatever you can afford can push this effort to the top and allow us to close with a bang.
Thank you again to my friends, both old and new, for answering the call.
And thank you again, for uniting behind this once-in-a-lifetime call to action for Adam.
From the bottom of my heart.