Within 24 hours after launching a Fund Anything campaign titled “Campaign for Free Speech” A Voice for Men reached their $25,000 goal. The donations are intended to cover the unexpected costs of two 2-million dollar insurance policies and a twenty-four hour police presence during the event required by the Double Tree Hilton who is hosting the upcoming International Men’s Rights Conference in Detroit MI.
On Friday of last week Paul Elam of A Voice for Men received a letter from the hotel reporting threats of violence and property destruction if the conference commenced. Out of concerns for their guests and employees they required A Voice for Men, on very short notice, to accommodate them with insurance policy and police protection.
“The threats have escalated to include death threats, physical violence against our staff and other guests as well as damage to the property. The callers have indicated that they will be stationed within the hotel as guests which raises our level of concern.” states the letter.
“We take these threats seriously and for the protection of our staff and guests, Under Section 8 of the Agreement we may require you to provide, at your expense and in our discussion,adequate security in light of the nature of your event.”
There were 249 donors and the average contribution to the fundraiser was just over $100 with the majority of contributions being $50 or less. The final donation that met the $25,000 goal was $500 given by AVFM’s own Alison Tieman of Honey Badger Radio and was submitted 22 hours after the start of the campaign. At this writing, donations continue to pour in, as the fundraiser will continue to run for 30 more days to cover any further security needed if threats escalate further, with any remainder to be used to help fund the next conference.
Staff at AVFM are celebrating this stunning success.
“No one should underestimate the importance of this accomplishment. Raising this amount of money in such a short period of time is a strong message in itself. The MHRM is here to stay and we aren’t fooling around.” said Jack Barnes, host of AVFM Radio’s new “Blue Collar Red Pill” radio show.
“To be honest, I expected us to get very close to the goal from the first 24 hours. The level of work that was put in by all the AVFM Staff and the general mobilization were absolutely amazing. There was just no way we wouldn’t pull this off. Feminists are on the wrong side of history and common sense, and support for free speech is not dead yet. In fact, it’s getting more alive than ever as the feminist establishment cracks more and more.” said Lucian Valsan, European News Director and AVFM Director of Multisite Operations.
“I am proud to have been part of this effort.”
“Janet Bloomfield and I started on a Friday night and over that weekend, with the help of Al Martin and about two dozen MRAs around the globe, created a video that shook the world,” said AVfM Operations Manager Dean Esmay. “This was the turning point, the Waterloo of the Gender Ideologue Establishment. They will know now that hatred and lies about who we are and what we represent will no longer work, laughing at us will no longer work, and blowing clouds of smoke will never work. And as a bonus, the City of Detroit gets a badly-needed shot in the arm. A win all around–except for the professional haters.”
“Protestors who may have just been misguided and not realized who we really are and what we really stand for still may wish to call us to promote peaceful dialogue,” added Esmay.
The fundraiser will continue, likely helping the organization to cement the Men’s Human Rights Movement’s place in the national and international dialogue on gender issues.