This fund is set up as a legal defense fund for Stewart Rhodes, the Founder of Oath Keepers.
Oath Keepers is a national organization made up primarily of first responders that volunteer their time to provide security at national events and declared disasters. They provided security during the Hurricane Harvey cleanup as well as over a dozen other declared disasters. In those situations they worked alongside the National Guard and local law enforcement agencies for each of those disasters.
In addition, they have provided security to political speakers who face real threats of violence for speaking at political events and college campuses. They were actually providing security in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 for multiple individuals and groups scheduled to speak that day on stages around the area of the Capitol.
He is being charged, along with other members of Oath Keepers, with Seditious Conspiracy and numerous other federal crimes regarding the incidents that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. He is facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the alleged offenses.
Several members of Oath Keepers have their trials scheduled for November 28, 2022. Stewart Rhodes, along with his indicted co-defendants have their trial scheduled for September 26, 2022. Each trial is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. and to last approximately 5 weeks.
Stewart Rhodes needs to be able to present a very thorough and aggressive defense to the alleged charges.