In Western Michigan, Marshall Stern was getting frustrated by people constantly vandalizing #BidenHarris2020 signs.
So he raised $4K & put up a billboard.
— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@DemWrite) September 22, 2020
“I wanted to find a way to turn this into something positive,” he said. “Rather than feeling angry and ripped off, I just kind of thought in my head that every sign that they took, Biden’s gonna get 10,000 votes. And I wasn’t sure how that was gonna happen. But then we were driving down the road and I saw these empty billboards.”
He called the company and discovered political signs cost more than he could afford. On a whim, he started a GoFundMe to see if others may be on board, posting it to local and regional political Facebook groups.
And they were. In three days, Stern got enough for one billboard. Floored by the response, he aimed for another billboard and soon enough, Stern met his $3,800 mark.
“Each sign that was stolen, I said I would have 10,000 votes. I don’t know if we’ll get the votes but (we’ll get) the views. People driving by my my property, maybe it would have been seen a few hundred times,” he said. “But between the two (billboards) until Election Day, that means half a million views.”