For-profit

Vigil for Democracy

Website:

www.vigilfordemocracy.com/

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

Type:

For-Profit

Formation:

2021

Type:

Left-wing Agitation Group

Executive Director:

Snowden Bishop

Vigil for Democracy is a left-of-center agitation organization that organizes rallies, boycotts, protests, strikes, and other actions to “mass mobilize against tyranny” [1] and advocate for left-of-center policy outcomes. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Vigil for Democracy supported the Ruth Sent Us-led protests at the homes of conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justices following a leaked opinion suggesting the constitutional right to abortion recognized in Roe v. Wade would be overturned in 2022. [7] Vigil for Democracy holds that the United States is a “theocracy” that is run by a 6-3 religious fundamentalist majority on the U.S. Supreme Court [8] and claims the Supreme Court will “protect white Christianity.” [9]

Vigil for Democracy supports the far-left Black Lives Matter movement, defunding the police, [10] [11] and citizenship for illegal immigrants in the United States. [12] The organization also supported the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice-designate Ketanji Brown Jackson [13] and the impeachment, indictment, and imprisonment of former President Donald Trump. [14]

History and Leadership

Vigil for Democracy was founded in Phoenix, Arizona, in October 2021. [15]

Snowden Bishop is Vigil for Democracy’s member and manager. [16] She is also the editor-in-chief of “The Cannabis Reporter” [17] and the vice chairman of Friends of Africa International. [18] Bishop is a juried member of the left-of-center Society of Environmental Journalists and a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. In 2014, she trained with former Vice President Al Gore (D) and was inducted into the Gore-founded Climate Reality Project’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps. [19]

Activities

From May 8 until June 30, 2022, Vigil for Democracy hosted a “strike for choice” event endorsed by left-of-center and pro-abortion organizations including Wall of Moms, Wall of Many, Raging Grannies, Code Pink, Resistance SF, Women’s March San Francisco (a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund), [20] [21] radical left-wing Refuse Fascism, Kavanaugh Off Our Court, Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, Ruth Sent Us, and Pro Choice With Heart [22] to “expose the Supreme Court” while it considers overturning Roe v. Wade. [23] [24]

In 2022, Vigil for Democracy supported the primary campaign of left-progressive Jessica Cisneros (D-TX) against Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). [25] Vigil for Democracy protested at the residence of Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with other left-of-center groups including Ruth Sent Us and Rise Up for Abortion after Pelosi endorsed Cuellar’s re-election campaign. [26]

In 2020, Vigil for Democracy called President Donald Trump a “lifelong sinner” and asked its supporters to “rise up now” to stop what it identified as “Christo fascism” in the 2020 election. [27]

Vigil for Democracy supports the far-left Black Lives Matter movement and defunding the police; [28] [29] claims “women’s constitutional rights are being stolen and voting rights are being erased;” [30] and supports citizenship for illegal immigrants in the United States [31] and “civil disobedience and inconvenience” to address what it identifies as a climate emergency. [32] Previously, the organization supported the impeachment, indictment, and imprisonment of President Donald Trump. [33]

Vigil for Democracy is also involved in several left-of-center strike campaigns to “struggle against fascism” and “connect humanity in love and peace.” [34] These strikes include the #StrikeforClimate, #UnaDiaSinImmigrantes (A Day Without Immigrants), #StrikeForTruth, #StrikeForChoice, and #StrikeForJustice. [35]

Supreme Court Activism

Vigil for Democracy focuses much of its activities on the U.S. Supreme Court, which it claims will work to “protect white Christianity.” [36] The organization supported the Ruth Sent Us-led protests at the homes of U.S. Supreme Court Justices following a leaked opinion suggesting the court would overturn the constitutional right to abortion recognized under Roe v. Wade in 2022. [37]

Vigil for Democracy has said the United States is a “theocracy” that is run by a 6-3 religious fundamentalist majority on the U.S. Supreme Court and called for “mass protests” to protest the power structure. [38] Vigil for Democracy supported the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice-designate Ketanji Brown Jackson, [39] runs a fundraising program to send flowers to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, [40] and has said that all Trump-appointed judges are “100 percent extreme religious conservatives.” [41]

References

  1. “Vigil for Democracy.” Open Collective. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://opencollective.com/vigilfordemocracy. ^
  2. “Vigil for Democracy Fiscal Host.” Open Collective. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://opencollective.com/vigilfordemocracyllc. ^
  3. “Strike For Choice.” Open Collective. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://opencollective.com/vigilfordemocracy/events/strike-for-choice-www-strikeforchange-org-b9e39e52. ^
  4. “Vigil for Democracy.” Open Collective. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://opencollective.com/vigilfordemocracy. ^
  5. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted November 5, 2020. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1324511631351558144?s=21&t=Z4FTbKXzzIJg_5IIkUQzrg. ^
  6. “Tweet.” Twitter. June 7, 2020. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1269479485016956930?s=21&t=Z4FTbKXzzIJg_5IIkUQzrg. ^
  7. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted May 13, 2022. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1525294746360422400?cxt=HHwWgICp6bHf96oqAAAA. ^
  8. “Home.” Vigil for Democracy. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://www.vigilfordemocracy.com/. ^
  9. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted April 26, 2022. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1519008833086967809?cxt=HHwWgsCirYqfzZQqAAAA. ^
  10. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted November 5, 2020. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1324511631351558144?s=21&t=Z4FTbKXzzIJg_5IIkUQzrg. ^
  11. “Tweet.” Twitter. June 7, 2020. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1269479485016956930?s=21&t=Z4FTbKXzzIJg_5IIkUQzrg. ^
  12. “Folks are outside the White House, demanding immigration reform #CitizenshipNow #ImmigrationReform #UnDiaSinImmigrantes…” Facebook Video. Posted February 14, 2022. Accessed June 2, 2022. https://www.facebook.com/vigilfordemocracy/videos/504808277734567/. ^
  13. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted March 27, 2022. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1508156981617471490?cxt=HHwWhMCtrZiyhu4pAAAA. ^
  14. “#ImpeachTrump September 24 Is Impeach Trump Day!” Vigil for Democracy YouTube. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/shorts/yTFZZQVdYF8. ^
  15. “Entity Information.” Arizona Corporate Commission. Accessed June 2, 2022. https://ecorp.azcc.gov/BusinessSearch/BusinessInfo?entityNumber=23291482. ^
  16. “Entity Information.” Arizona Corporate Commission. Accessed June 2, 2022. https://ecorp.azcc.gov/BusinessSearch/BusinessInfo?entityNumber=23291482. ^
  17. “Snowden Bishop.” LinkedIn. Accessed June 2, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/snowdenbishop/. ^
  18. “Snowden Bishop.” LinkedIn. Accessed June 2, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/snowdenbishop/. ^
  19. “Snowden Bishop.” The Cannabis Reporter. Accessed June 2, 2022. https://thecannabisreporter.com/personalities/snowden-bishop/. ^
  20. “Women’s March San Francisco.” Flip Cause. Accessed June 5, 2022. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjgxNTA. ^
  21. “Donate Now.” Women’s March San Francisco. Accessed June 2, 2022. https://womensmarchsf.org/donate. ^
  22. “Strike for Choice! While our Supreme Court considers reversing Roe v Wade by Summer 2022.” Strike For Choice. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://strikeforchoice.org/. ^
  23. “Strike For Choice.” Open Collective. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://opencollective.com/vigilfordemocracy/events/strike-for-choice-www-strikeforchange-org-b9e39e52. ^
  24. “Vigil for Democracy.” Open Collective. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://opencollective.com/vigilfordemocracy. ^
  25. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted May 24, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1529158768985968640?cxt=HHwWgMCo6Y3z1LgqAAAA. ^
  26. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted May 24, 2022. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1529156011205939201. ^
  27. “Rise up NOW – unless you’re white, male and Christian.” Vigil for Democracy YouTube Channel. Uploaded December 7, 2019. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ_u1mpJC7Q. ^
  28. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted November 5, 2020. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1324511631351558144?s=21&t=Z4FTbKXzzIJg_5IIkUQzrg. ^
  29. “Tweet.” Twitter. June 7, 2020. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1269479485016956930?s=21&t=Z4FTbKXzzIJg_5IIkUQzrg. ^
  30. “Strike for Choice: Rise Up Against Theocracy #CallToAction #RiseUp #StrikeForChoice.” Vigil for Democracy YouTube Channel. Uploaded December 14, 2021. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-p9C7Igd3g&t=17s. ^
  31. “Folks are outside the White House, demanding immigration reform #CitizenshipNow #ImmigrationReform #UnDiaSinImmigrantes…”Facebook Video. Posted February 14, 2022. Accessed June 2, 2022. https://www.facebook.com/vigilfordemocracy/videos/504808277734567/. ^
  32.  “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted October 22, 2019. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1186725837724360704?cxt=HHwWgIC1tZS3jPggAAAA. ^
  33. “#ImpeachTrump September 24 Is Impeach Trump Day!” Vigil for Democracy YouTube. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/shorts/yTFZZQVdYF8. ^
  34. “Home.” Vigil for Democracy. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://www.vigilfordemocracy.com/. ^
  35. “Vigil for Democracy.” Vigil for Democracy. Accessed June 2, 2022. https://www.vigilfordemocracy.com/. ^
  36. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted April 26, 2022. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1519008833086967809?cxt=HHwWgsCirYqfzZQqAAAA. ^
  37. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted May 13, 2022. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1525294746360422400?cxt=HHwWgICp6bHf96oqAAAA. ^
  38. “Home.” Vigil for Democracy. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://www.vigilfordemocracy.com/. ^
  39. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted March 27, 2022. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://twitter.com/vigil4democracy/status/1508156981617471490?cxt=HHwWhMCtrZiyhu4pAAAA. ^
  40. “Flowers for Sotomayor.” Open Collective. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://opencollective.com/vigilfordemocracy/projects/flowers-for-sotomayor. ^
  41. “Rise up NOW – unless you’re white, male and Christian.” Vigil for Democracy YouTube Channel. Uploaded December 7, 2019. Accessed June 1, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ_u1mpJC7Q. ^
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