Colin Kaepernick is at it again, and we can probably stop referring to him as a football player and start calling him an activist. He has chosen this profession change with his determination to anger Americans and thus his fan base. He is entitled to free speech and his opinion however he is also responsible for the results.
In this new pet cause, Kaepernick has chosen to join the fight against President Trump and the decision to end Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The former quarterback has told his foundation to donate $100,000 to “DREAM, Coalition For The Homeless, War on Children, and United We Dream” so illegals can have a better chance of keeping up the fight to stay here.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 7, 2017
$25,000 of the money will be specifically for fighting the termination of DACA and other immigration policies. Kaepernick’s website lists the specifics of his donation;
- Addressing the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth. Over 100,000 members. Current focus: Organize and work for immigrant children to keep DACA in force.
- 10k for upcoming travel. Air, hotel, lodging, and ground transportation. United We Dream recently held event in Washington DC and sent 300 dreamers to lobby to keep DACA. This budget will pay for 75-100 attendees for a similar rally upcoming.
- 10k for series of upcoming local gatherings in NY, CT, TX, FL, NM. Facilities rent and security, transportation, food, technology
- 5k for text service for the network of over 100,000 members.
— KnowYourRightsCamp (@yourrightscamp) September 8, 2017
Hopefully, Kaepernick is happy with his new goals in life. He should be careful about donating too much of his money though. Since no NFL team wants anything to do with him and he and his girlfriend keep insulting them, he is doomed to be out of work for a long time.