President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which would pull funds from the arts and public broadcasting, has launched a unique protest. It involves Easter eggs.
The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition for Natalie Rebetsky. She’s attended when both Democrats and Republicans have been in office. But she’s decided to skip it while President Trump lives there.
“I don’t feel that our current president is very inviting to families and children,” she says. “I think many of his policies say the opposite.”
Specifically, Trump’s plans to cut funding for the arts.
So what did Rebetsky do? She bought 1,000 souvenir wooden Easter eggs from the same company that supplies them for the White House’s commemorative eggs, and added her own message.
“It says ‘Protect Our Children’s Future,’ and I could offer it as an alternative to the traditional White House egg,” she says.
Using GoFundMe.com, Rebetsky is selling her “alt-eggs” from her Sykesville home for $15 each, $10 of which will go to the arts and PBS.
“This is my way of giving back,” she says.
For Rebetsky, it started with the Women’s March….