What if Trump wasn't the President, and I was instead? This is the question posed by the First Female President project, an ongoing, real-time alternate reality in which I (Margaret McCarthy) am the President.
The First Female President project is an in-person and online collaborative act in community imagination and alternate reality. Hewing as closely as possible to real-time events, the project offers a progressive alternative to events unfolding under the Trump administration. During my first few weeks, I've issued Executive Orders permanently halting the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, as well as Executive Orders expanding immigration and embracing refugees.
I announced I was open-sourcing the government, and have been accepting self-nominated applicants for cabinet positions since Jan. 20. A team of 20 is currently working on building out the President's platform on everything from transportation to education. Participation continues to be open on an ongoing basis.
Additionally, I've issued an open invitation to invite me to speak at schools, participate in ribbon-cuttings at local businesses, etc. I aim to be the people's President.
Funded by San Francisco, CA (March 2017)