Trump Campaign workers are being silenced. In 2016 the Campaign employed thousands of volunteers, employees, and independent contractors, and made them sign a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”). The Campaign is now using those NDAs to hide abuses and illegally silence criticism of the President and his administration. We are filing a class action arbitration to invalidate those NDAs and free thousands of Trump campaigners to speak out.
In the case of Jessica Denson, a one-time Trump supporter and employee, the NDA has run dangerously afoul of civil rights. Jessica joined the Campaign in good faith, but encountered severe misconduct and sex discrimination from Campaign officials who maintain powerful roles in the Trump administration to this day. When she sued in New York State Court, the Campaign retaliated with the NDA. Defying a judge’s order that Jessica’s claims remain in open court, they pursued a secret arbitration, and recently obtained an award against her for $49,508. We are fighting the legality of this award in state and federal court; now we must end the threat for good.
These NDAs are clearly an assault on freedom and democracy, no doubt coercing other one-time Trump campaigners into silence.
What is this silence hiding from the American people?
Jessica’s case is proof that the intent of the NDA was to create a safe harbor for illegal conduct and punish those who dare to tell the truth. Acting as a class representative, Ms. Denson will file a claim in public class action arbitration to have the NDAs for all Trump Campaign workers rightfully declared invalid. It is time to stop the Trump Campaign from exploiting its own workers, or anyone else.
We need your help to pay for legal expenses, beginning with the initial $3,300 filing fee. Going forward, we will incur legal fees and expenses, including fees to pay the arbitrators, notice fees for the class, transcript fees for depositions, and attorneys’ fees. We will post updates here on our progress, and will provide direct updates to interested donors. We are already underway, but we need your help to continue the fight!
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