|The Lemonade Project|
Remember the old saying, “When you are offered lemons, make lemonade.” The Nazi rally scheduled for July 3, 2006 in Olympia was the lemons. Our community turned this into lemonade – an opportunity to raise money for organizations that serve the kinds of people that Nazis abuse.
Tying this fundraising to the length of the Nazi rally put pressure on the
them to keep their public presence short because they knew that the public’s generosity in supporting human rights
would far outweigh the value of their rally. (In some communities with vigorous Lemonade Projects, the hate groups have canceled their events in order to avoid generating a lot of funding for human rights organizations.)