On May 26, former progressive Brandon Straka released a video titled, "Why I Left The Democratic Party." In the video, which has nearly 350,000 views on YouTube alone as of publication, Straka details his transition from progressive to conservative.
Over the last four months, thousands of former progressives have joined the #WalkAway campaign, sharing their own stories on social media.
In early September, The Daily Wire had the opportunity to speak with Straka about his video, as well as the impact that the #WalkAway campaign has had. You can check out that interview here.
Straka has now organized the first #WalkAway march on Washington, D.C., which will take place October 26-28. Speakers for the event include Dinesh D’Souza, Stacey Dash, Joy Villa, Mason Weaver, Buzz Patterson, and others. Dave Rubin, Herman Cain, Tomi Lahren, and Antonio Sabato Jr. cannot attend in person, but have provided videotaped remarks.
The event will kick off with a gala dinner at the Trump International Hotel on the evening of October 26. On October 27, the march to the Capitol Building is set to take place, followed by a rally featuring various speakers and entertainment. On October 28, there will be a final brunch, which will also feature several speakers.
The official statement provided for the event is as follows:
The #WalkAway™ Campaign, founded by former liberal Brandon Straka, is a true grassroots movement. Until now, it has been a social media movement, dedicated to sharing the stories of people who can no longer accept the current ideology of liberalism and what the Democratic Party has become. Some left long ago, while many have recently been “red-pilled”. Some have wanted to leave for some time but have feared the consequences they might suffer from friends or family if they were to walk away. The Campaign’s membership currently exceeds 370,000 patriots on all social media platforms combined.
This is a movement of Patriots from all walks of life who share something very important in common. WE ARE ALL AMERICANS and we will not surrender our country to: group-think, identity politics, violence, vitriol, censorship, hysteria, fake news, race-baiting, corruption, socialism, marxism, and incivility.