Why you should support Millennials for Revolution

On Dec. 20, we announced a plan to staff a permanent opposition base in Washington, DC. From this house - codenamed District 13 - we’ll coordinate nonviolent resistance to Donald Trump’s dangerous agenda.

You responded by saying "Let's go!"

When Trump and tries to open up national parkland to fracking, we’ll be right up in his orange face. When Trump and his Republican Congress and billionaire cabinet try to gut and privatize Medicare and Social Security, we’ll be right there in their faces. When they try to fast track regressive judges and steal women’s rights, we’ll be there.

Our community of progressive revolutionaries - including People for Bernie Sanders and Really American - helped us raise significant funding in just the first week. Now we’re seeking matching funds and talking to DC landlords to make sure we’re in place before the inauguration to support the Women’s and Millennial marches. This is happening!

What now? We're getting very close to full funding for a year but still have a ways to go - our total goal for DC is $60,000 and thanks to your outpouring of support we've received a $10,000 matching donation. Any extra funds you give will go towards logistics and programming and we are also looking for opportunities to open additional movement houses in red states.

Trump’s agenda is deadly serious and we are, too.

Want to make a donation from outside of the U.S., or join us with a recurring donation? Use THIS form. Thank you!


Who are we?

This project has three teams:

Action Faction: The folks who run things day to day, pick partners to support, and ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved.

  • Moumita Ahmed (Millennials for Revolution)
  • Erika Peralta (former Color of Change PAC, Tim Canova for Congress)
  • Jay Carmona (former 350.org)
  • Stan Williams (African Americans for Bernie, former NNU staff, OWS)
  • Betsy Avila (Digital Organizing, Democracy at Work, former Young Democratic Socialists National Coordinator)
  • Desiree Kane (#NoDAPL, The Indian Problem, The People's Summit, Netroots Nation, Knight Foundation)
  • Anoa Changa (African Americans for Bernie, MPACT)
  • Amirah Sequeira (NNU, former Health GAP and Student Global AIDS Campaign staff)

Logistics: The folks helping us raise money, hold the rental contract, offer legal support, and keep us out of trouble. (Our attorneys have asked not to be listed publicly.)

Advisors: Our movement leader friends we are counting on to keep us honest, offer opportunities for this house to be useful, and mentor us.

  • Nadine Bloch (Direct Action trainer, puppeteer, author) DC
  • Becky Bond ( Former Senior Advisor to Bernie2016, Co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries)
  • Rapi Castillo (founder, Progressive Coders Network)
  • Libero Della Piana (Director of Digital Organizing, People’s Action)
  • Zack Exley ( Founder, Brand New Congress, Former Senior Advisor to Bernie2016)
  • Ann J Lewis, Visual Artist
  • Maria Svart (Director, Democratic Socialists of America)
  • Leewana Thomas (OUR Walmart, Former co-director of United Students Against Sweatshops)
  • Nomiki Konst ( Surrogate for Bernie Sanders, Host of SXMProgress Contributor CBSN live )
  • Jennifer Flynn Walker (Walker Strategies, former Health GAP, VocalNY)
  • Billy Wimsatt (Director, Movement 2016, Gamechangers, VoteMob)

[Note: organizations listed for identification purposes only!]

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the primary use of this house?

To be used by organizers from outside Washington DC, while in Washington DC, in support of protest, creative/nonviolent direct action, and movement building.

Will certain people get to live in this house full time?

In general, no; but we will have some people live here for longer periods as caretakers to ensure continuity and responsible stewarding. This is not a housing solution for some lucky activists; it’s a shared resource to be put in use.

Why is this resource important?

We are activists and organizers mostly from outside of Washington DC. Most of us know what it’s like to be without enough resources. As we look towards (at least) four years of a Trump Administration, we expect numerous mobilizations and actions to take shape. This "house of resistance" will serve the movements and organizers who most need it, providing a base of operations, a comfortable resting spot, and a home away from home.

What is your timeline?

We’d like to move in before the Women’s March and other "anti-inauguration’" activities take place on January 21st. A number of organizers have committed to help equip the house and assist with the mobilizations.

How long will District 13 exist?

Our current plan is to raise enough funds to last a year. That’s enough time to see if this is worth doing longer. For us, this entire project is an experiment in capacity building.

How will District 13 interact with local Washington DC activists and organizations?

We’re clear that this is not an intervention in the local politics of Washington DC. We expect to have a very limited role in local or community issues based there. That said, we are including local organizing stalwarts to advise us and guide us in forming strong and productive relationships. We note in particular the DC Action Lab, Institute for Policy Studies and the Washington Peace Center as being in the activist community we seek to interact with.

What about operations outside DC?

We aim to create a model that local activists outside DC can do in their own city or state. Similar to the way our digital operation has been a success, we want activists to see a good idea and run with it. We can’t buy a house in DC, but activists could in Harrisburg. We’ll be able to show them how to resist and organize in their communities.

Who will District 13 be accountable to?

The names listed above, the movements and organizations they are part of, and the community of donors and supporters forming around this project. Financially and legally, we will be a business with strong protections for those listed on the lease. (This business will generate no profit.)

What does this fundraiser pay for?

Our initial goal is to raise at least $50,000. This will cover a year’s rent for a house in Capitol Hill. If we can raise more, we’ll use it to help with travel stipends for activists, logistical support for actions, and hosting/food expenses.

What if I want to support the project anonymously, by check, or have a non-monetary donation?

Email us at house@district13house.org - we're happy to provide an address for donations by mail. Thank you!


Who your money will go to


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Carmel Candy endorsed

    “I fully support your effort to reform our government. I used to walk the halls of Congress and ride the "train" downstairs once a week as a stoned teenager in the 70's when we skipped school. I'm in India now and sure miss DC. If you need a cool house father let me know. By the way, make sure your living spaces are swept down for bugs and video on a regular basis as that would be an easy target for your enemy. Watch your words and actions. Be a good neighbor. Good luck.”

  • Joyce L. Beck endorsed

    “I was born in Washington D.C. during the middle of World War II. I don't live there now, so want more than ever to see young progressive millennials taking over the city. I want you to fight against Empire and for The Great Turning. See David C Korten's book The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, along with his other books and those of Joanna Macy and Molly Brown, such as Coming Back to Life. I believe your work and that of other young progressives is necessary to the very survival of both humanity and the planet. Also, I am a long time feminist and support the goals of the Women's March on Washington.”

  • Griselda Luna endorsed

    “I support District 13's safeguarding of our most essential rights among other freedoms we Americans enjoy and cherish! #women's rights #humanrights #diversity #respectlives”

Jan 3 2017

Donations from wherever you are

Happy New Year and thank you again for your support for the District 13 house.

We successfully hit $40,000 in small donations by midnight on New Year's Eve - with private donor matching, we've raised $50,000 to make this project happen. That's just $10,000 short of our one-year funding goal. And the donations keep coming in!

As we can see from the regular barrage of tweets, President-elect Trump is a threat far beyond our borders. Americans and democratic activists around the world need to stand up and fight together to stop a backslide into fascism.

Many of our friends from Canada and elsewhere outside the U.S. have asked us if they can donate. Today we launched a new donation page for donors anywhere in the world. Visit the international donor page HERE, and please share it with your friends who may want to join the supporters of the District 13 house. Thank you!

Moumita and the District 13 team

Share     Tweet

Back to all updates

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Krighton endorsed

  • mark cohen endorsed

  • Carmel Candy endorsed

    “I fully support your effort to reform our government. I used to walk the halls of Congress and ride the "train" downstairs once a week as a stoned teenager in the 70's when we skipped school. I'm in India now and sure miss DC. If you need a cool house father let me know. By the way, make sure your living spaces are swept down for bugs and video on a regular basis as that would be an easy target for your enemy. Watch your words and actions. Be a good neighbor. Good luck.”

  • Joyce L. Beck endorsed

    “I was born in Washington D.C. during the middle of World War II. I don't live there now, so want more than ever to see young progressive millennials taking over the city. I want you to fight against Empire and for The Great Turning. See David C Korten's book The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, along with his other books and those of Joanna Macy and Molly Brown, such as Coming Back to Life. I believe your work and that of other young progressives is necessary to the very survival of both humanity and the planet. Also, I am a long time feminist and support the goals of the Women's March on Washington.”

  • Jo-An Aguirre endorsed

  • Lee Roth endorsed

  • kathleen Morris endorsed

  • Paul Naylor endorsed

  • Rachel Yates endorsed

  • Bernadette M. Martinez endorsed

  • Griselda Luna endorsed

    “I support District 13's safeguarding of our most essential rights among other freedoms we Americans enjoy and cherish! #women's rights #humanrights #diversity #respectlives”

  • Kathie RossiRooney endorsed

  • Sabrina Guyll endorsed

  • Penny Lundquist endorsed

  • Caroline endorsed

  • Heather Fones endorsed

  • Lynn Friel endorsed

  • Jessica Vickers endorsed

  • Marilyn Robles endorsed

    “Back in the 70's we marched for our rights for our bodies, and our environment. Please keep marching so we don't lose all that progress and keep going!”

  • dawn endorsed

  • Marilyn Oakes-Greenspan, LICSW endorsed

    “I support the District 13 House and hope that houses all over the country emerge from this movement. Thank you for all you do!”

  • Margaret trost endorsed

  • Stephanie Diaz endorsed

    “I endorse The district 13 house because I want to see change in America for the better and the only way we'll do that I by coming together and fighting against the establishment.”

  • Isai Fuentes endorsed

  • Eric Robertson endorsed

    “I endorse the District 13 House because we need sustained resistance if we are going to bring about regime change!”

  • Joanne Meyers-Hinz endorsed

  • David Winston Taylor endorsed

  • Anthony foux endorsed

  • Richard W.Birarda endorsed

  • Magen Rigdon-Turner endorsed