After a Republican Party office in North Carolina was firebombed last weekend, a Massachusetts Democrat crossed party lines to lend a hand.
David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a Brookline resident, launched a GoFundMe page Sunday as a way for Democrats to raise cash to help the North Carolina GOP reopen its office.
"Until an investigation is undertaken, we cannot know who did this or why. No matter the result, this is not how Americans resolve their differences," Weinberger wrote on the page. "We talk, we argue, sometimes we march, and most of all we vote. We do not resort to violence by individuals or by mobs."
The fundraiser collected more than $13,000 — passing its goal of $10,000 — in less than 40 minutes after it went public.
"Thank you all for showing that Americans are thirsty for civility and decency, and that we love our democracy above all our differences," an update on the page read.