‘American Snowflake’ Campaign Sees Lapel Pins As A Way to Unify Anti-Trumpers

By Andrew Eicher | March 29, 2017 | 9:45 AM EDT

The American Snowflake campaign, launching May 1 on Kickstarter, aims to unify opponents of President Trump and his agenda by providing snowflake lapel pins that are color-coded to correspond to different social and political issues. (Photo from American Snowflake Campaign Facebook page)

(CNSNews.com) – “What do we see as a key quality of an American Snowflake? Our togetherness, our acceptance of our diversity, respect for each other’s views and love of democracy and our country,” reads the American Snowflake Facebook page.

The American Snowflake campaign, launching May 1 on Kickstarter, aims to unify opponents of President Trump and his agenda by providing snowflake lapel pins that correspond to different social and political issues.

The pin-wearers can “stand shoulder to shoulder in defense of our country from the incoherent and sometimes outright dangerous policies” of President Trump -- or the “orange toddler,” as the campaign refers to  him.

The campaign, a Facebook post states, will “show that together we can make a difference and that together snowflakes can form an unbreakable bond” that will “shield our democracy and values from an attack of haters who fear everything and everyone who’s different.”

The snowflake pin designs include the following:

-- A pink “Women’s Rights” snowflake: “I support the right of every woman to decide when and IF she wants to become a parent. I support Planned Parenthood. I support equal pay for equal work.”

-- A green, white, and blue “Save the Planet” snowflake: “I oppose cuts to the EPA and believe that scientifically proven climate change is a real threat to humanity and many species inhabiting our planet.”

-- A black snowflake, which means “Black Lives Matter just like everyone else’s.”

-- A Mexican flag-colored “Bad Hombre” snowflake that echoes Trump’s “bad hombre” comment: “I am a bad bad bad hombre! I am NOT paying for YOUR wall.”

-- A Russian flag-colored “Russian” snowflake: “While I support improving US-Russia relations, I oppose our president being Putin’s puppet.”

In an interview with ARL Now, campaign creator Michael Getter of Arlington, Virginia said that snowflake pin-wearers will “have something they can be proud of.”

“Wear it and be part of a larger group that’s proud to be who they are, not ashamed of being called a ‘snowflake,’” he added.

“If you see another person on the street with a snowflake, you have an instant connection with that person, knowing they are on your side.”


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