#WalkAway is a hashtag campaign in which former liberals post videos online in which they share stories about how they grew apart from the Democratic Party and left-wing politics.
On May 26th, 2018, New York-based hairdresser Brandon Straka released a video announcing the launch of the “#WalkAway” campaign, claiming he is “walking away from liberalism and the Democratic Party”. Over the next two weeks, the video accumulated 1.9 million views, 73,000 shares and 28,000 reactions.
On May 30th, 2018, the #WalkAway Facebook group was launched, which describes itself as a movement for former left-leaning people who can no longer accept the current ideology of liberalism and what the Democratic Party has become.”
On June 30th, Twitter user CJ Pearson tweeted a #WalkAway video, along with the message “Democrats walked away from black folks long ago”. Within one week, the tweet gained over 25,300 likes and 11,000 retweets. Now, it’s our time to #WalkAway.
Locally, Brian Fitzherbert of the Atlantic County Young Republicans is leading that charge. Brian believes millennials are quietly leaving the Democrat party. It’s no longer cool. #WalkAway.
Listen to Brian Fitzherbert interview on WPG Radio, July 13, 2018 >
Conservatism is the new punk.
Brian is targeting individuals from young adults from 14 to 40. Those that see liberalism as a disease. Many younger GOP’ers are still flying under the radar. They remain in stealth mode, knowing that publicly sharing their opinions, would invite violent attacks. A complete melt-down of social justice warriors looking for a new protest to attend.
Local culprits include Stockton University’s indoctrination of students. Left-leaning media like the Press of Atlantic City. Amy Rosenberg of Philly.com. Leftist Scott Cronick of WOND Radio. Radical socialists taking over the once moderate, Democratic Party.
Young voters care about the direction of our country and want continued economic growth,” says Atlantic County GOP Party Chief, Keith Davis. “But if our message about creating and keeping good-paying jobs doesn’t get out to younger voters, we won’t be able to grow as a party.”
Freeholder Amy Gatto, a young Republican herself likes seeing this a solid effort at motivating 20 and 30-year-olds to get more involved in politics.
Liberal 20 somethings are being taught to protest, resist, march, attack and accost everywhere. Calls for Jeff Van Drew to denounce the violent rhetoric of party leaders like Maxine Waters.