Samson Racioppi is a leader of Super Happy Fun America and a founding member of Citizens Organized to Restore Rights (CORR) North, the chapter of CORR based in Peabody, MA. Racioppi is a recent graduate of New England Law | Boston and lives in Salisbury, MA. In 2022, he ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary for the Massachusetts House of Representatives 1st Essex District (Fieldman, 2022).
Racioppi has been an organizer with the antisemitic group Resist Marxism since they were founded in the Fall of 2017 by Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman. He attended Resist Marxism’s August 4, 2018, rally in Providence, where he tackled a protester (Uprise RI, 2018). After Heather Heyer was murdered by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Resist Marxism rebranded itself as Super Happy Fun America, and Racioppi signed on as an organizer of the Straight Pride parade in 2019 (Adams, 2020).
Racioppi served as the chair of the Board of Directors of MassCann, an organization that advocates for cannabis law reform, until July 2020 when, following a large public pressure campaign, he was forced by the rest of the board to resign. The public pressure campaign started after Racioppi organized SHFA’s “Restore Sanity” rally, where members of the Nationalist Social Club displayed a Nazi flag (Adams, 2020).
In 2021, Racioppi attended and helped organize buses to the January 6th Capitol Riot in Washington, DC. He has since described the day as “incredible” (Fortier, 2022).
In October 2022, Racioppi attended the “Men’s March to Abolish Abortion” in Boston, MA.
Screenshots of posts from Racioppi:
Racioppi and the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition and New England Law:
July 1, 2020: Racioppi was removed from the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition due to his involvement with white supremacist groups. Click here for the full letter from the MASSCANN Board; highlights are below:
While MassCann respects free speech and rights of affiliation, the values of those involved with the protest in Boston on Saturday were diametrically opposed to what the Board felt to be the standing mission of the organization. … MassCann, and its Board, wish to make clear that there will be zero tolerance for any bigotry, hatred or prejudice of any kind within the organization and will issue a formal resolution after its next meeting to that effect. … Fundamentally, as affirmed in the statement released by the Board on June 14th, MassCann vehemently reasserts its support for the Black Lives Matter movement. This is a statement we feel demands more than words on a page, and we commit to making that structural change going forward for the betterment of the cannabis community.
In October 2020 students at New England Law Boston sent a complaint to the American Bar Association. The substance of their complaint was that President John O’Brien and the Board of Trustees created and supported “an environment at New England Law Boston of ‘fear of retaliation, discrimination, and harassment of students.'” Included in their documented list of complaints is the fact that because of Racioppi’s presence on campus, students did not feel safe, identifying the following as reasons for fear: “founding and organizing an anti-LGBTQ white supremacist organization, for his close connections to many other white supremacist and Neo-Nazi groups, and posts online depicting hatred and violence.” Click here to read the entire complaint.
Fieldman, L. (2022, September 8). “Super Happy Fun America” organizer lost election to a write-in candidate in Republican primary. MassLive.
Uprise RI. (2018, August 4). Members of the Fascist Group “Resist Marxism” Hold a Rally in Providence, RI.
Adams, D. (2020, July 7). MassCan’t: Board chair Samson Racioppi resigns amid outrage over his planning of ‘straight pride,’ pro-police, other rallies. Boston Globe.
Fortier, M. (2022, August 30). Straight Pride Parade Organizer Who Was at Jan. 6 Riot Running for State Rep. NBC Boston.
Racioppi, S. [@samson4liberty]. (2018, August 7). Tell that to your buddy Soros and his paid Antifa thugs who destroyed our property and assaulted me brazenly in a crowded shopping mall wearing masks on Saturday. [Tweet]. Twitter.