Frequently Asked Questions

What is Defeat by Tweet?

Defeat by Tweet is a campaign to stop Donald Trump from being reelected in 2020. You can sign up to donate between $0.01 and $1 (or more) to political organizers in swing states every time he tweets — helping him defeat himself!

Defeat by Tweet is powered by Momentum, a psychology-based donation platform that turns ordinary moments into opportunities for meaningful change.

Where does my money go?

Contributions to Defeat by Tweet will be used to benefit a portfolio of Black-led grassroots organizations working at the intersection of electoral politics and justice reform in key swing states. Learn more

The Defeat by Tweet Super PAC is a federal Super PAC (an independent political action committee not affiliated with any political party or candidate) that, through a partnership with the Movement Voter PAC, funds grassroots organizations working to turn out the vote and support criminal justice reform.

What if Trump goes on a Twitter spree?

When you sign up, you can cap your monthly donations at any amount so you don’t have to worry. If the Tweeter-in-Chief takes to the platform an unusual amount, your donation will max out at your predetermined limit and reset the following month.

Who runs Defeat by Tweet?

Defeat by Tweet is a collaboration between Xander Schultz, Momentum, Movement Voter PAC, Liquid Soul, The SOZE Agency, The Social Good Club, TaskForce, and the One for Democracy Action Fund.

Will the organizations I support ever change?

As organizations reach their funding goals, Defeat by Tweet 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 hand-selected a group of Black-led organizations engaging in local elections in nine key swing states, including those for district attorneys, sheriffs, and judges.

By focusing on organizations working on these issues in key states, we can expand the base of Black voters and Black political power, thereby having the greatest impact on the outcome of November’s presidential election and the makeup of the US Senate.

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?

Momentum 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.

Any and all sensitive information is tokenized and transmitted over encrypted tunnels. We use the same system trusted by organizations like Robinhood, Acorns, Betterment, Wealthfront, AmericanExpress, and Venmo. We’ve got you covered.

Do you charge any fees?

Nope, Defeat By Tweet doesn't charge any platform fees - it's free to use. Donors can choose to add a voluntary tip if they would like. The payment processor charges a standard credit card fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 per withdrawal (twice a month).

How does Defeat by Tweet spend my tip?

Your tip helps us cover operating costs and payment processing fees. It also allows us to tell more people about Defeat by Tweet.

How are donations processed?

Our partner Momentum pairs everyday activities (like buying coffee, ordering a Lyft, or, in this case, someone tweeting) with automatic donations to your favorite organizations.

Momentum withdraws donations every 2 weeks for all of the donations made during previous 2 weeks. Defeat by Tweet PAC then distributes these donations to the Movement Voter PAC, which contributes 100% of your donation to the organizations in the Justice Fund.

You can cancel any donations you have made up until they are withdrawn on the 1st or the 15th of each month, at which point donations are not refundable. To cancel your pending donations, please contact hello@defeatbytweet.org.

Was I overcharged?

Given the variable nature of Defeat by Tweete donations, it can be often prove difficult for donors to anticipate what will be withdrawn from their account on the 1st or 15th of each month.

Your withdrawal total is a combination of:

  • The number of times Trump tweeted in the past 15 days
  • The amount you set to donate per tweet
  • Your monthly limit
  • The tip you are adding for Defeat by Tweet
  • The fees charged by the payment processor
  • 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, please reach out to hello@defeatbytweet.org.

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 Tweet?

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.

Will my donations continue after the election on Nov. 3, 2020?

Yes. Your donations paired with Trump tweets will continue until you disable the donation rule in your Momentum account. Not sure how to access that? Check your email. When you signed up for Defeat by Tweet, you received a link to log in to your Momentum account.

Can I change or pause my donation?

You can manage your donation through Momentum. When you signed up for Defeat by Tweet, you were emailed a link to your Momentum account.

How else can I help support Defeat by Tweet?

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 #DefeatbyTweet when you share on social media.