Frequently Asked Questions

How can I change, cancel, or pause my donation?

We are so grateful for your contribution to #defeatbyt, real change is coming and that is because of your contribution. Before you make any changes to your account, please consider staying on board for our to keep supporting these incredible organizations. We have a plan, and the effectiveness of this campaign shows the impact of investing in these grassroots organizations around the country.

Please email support@democracyengine.com to cancel your account.

What is Defeat by Truth?

Defeat by Tweet is a campaign to combat Trumpism, fight racism and advance racial justice in America. You can sign up to donate between $0.01 and $1 (or more) to Black and Brown-led political organizers every time Trump posts on Truth Social — turning his hateful words into positive change!

Where does my money go?

Contributions to Defeat by Tweet will be used to benefit the Black Cat Fund and Live Free a network of Black and Brown-led grassroots organizations working at the intersection of electoral politics and justice reform.

Currently the portfolio we fund is comprised of organizations that build power in the swing states and "high potential" states (states with large Black and Brown populations that, if well organized, could become a swing state.).

Here is the complete list of our current portfolio. We make distributions monthly, with donations divided evenly among them.
NC Black Alliance, Advance North Carolina
VA BLOC - Black Leadership Organizing Collective
Detroit Action
The Grove, Cypress Action Fund/SC
Texas Black Civic Engagement Fund
Power Coalition/LA
New Georgia Project, New Georgia Project Action Fund
Live Free Action Fund

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What if the Trump goes on a "Truth" spree?

When you sign up, you can cap your monthly donations at any amount so you don’t have to worry. If they are throwing a particularly large tantrum on Twitter, your donation will max out at your predetermined limit and reset the following month.

Who runs Defeat by Truth?

Defeat by Truth is a Resist This PAC (https://www.resistthispac.org/) effort.

Will the organizations I support ever change?

As organizations reach their funding goals, Defeat by Truth will rotate them out of the portfolio, either adding new organizations that meet its funding criteria or concentrating your donation to help close the funding gaps of the other organizations it supports.

What is your funding criteria for organizations?

Our partner, Movement Voter PAC (MVP) has selected a group of Black and Brown-led community organizers that have the potential, when properly funded, to impact key congressional races.

By focusing on organizations working on these issues, we can expand the base of Black voters and Black political power, thereby having the greatest impact on the outcome of the most important 2021 and 2022 races.

MVP has vetted participating organizations for their track record on moving the needle on criminal justice reform as well as their financial need and growth potential.

Is my donation secure?

Democracy Engine processes all of your donations and makes security a top priority. Your sensitive information never touches our servers. Donation processing is handled by our trusted payment partners, all of which are subject to stringent federal regulations, including regular NACHA compliance audits and penetration testing.

How are donations processed?

Our partner Democracy Engine withdraws donations every month.

You can cancel any donations you have made up until they are withdrawn on the 1st, at which point donations are not refundable. To cancel your pending donations, please contact support@democracyengine.com.

Was I overcharged?

Given the variable nature of Defeat by Truth donations, it can be often prove difficult for donors to anticipate what will be withdrawn from their account on the 1st of each month.

Your withdrawal total is a combination of:

  • The number of times the Trump posted in the past month
  • The amount you set to donate per tweet
  • Your monthly limit
  • Any unprocessed donations from the previous donation period

We are happy to provide the context that results in your withdrawal amount. If you have any questions, support@democracyengine.com.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Like other political contributions, contributions to Defeat by Tweet are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

Who can donate to Defeat by Truth?

Only US citizens or Green Card Holders can donate to Defeat by Tweet because Defeat by Tweet is a federal super PAC. We cannot accept contributions from foreign nationals.

How else can I help support Defeat by Truth?

In addition to signing up to donate, you can help us spread the word! The more people who are involved, the greater impact we can have.

Share the campaign on Facebook and Twitter, email and text your friends, and tell your neighbors! Use the hashtag #DefeatbyTruth when you share on social media.