Saturday, June 25, 2016

The story of your campaign

MoveOn members have won hundreds of campaigns. Start your own today.

Dear MoveOn member,

Here's how it'll go:

You see something that needs a change, so you start a petition on MoveOn's website.

You recruit your friends to sign it, and they, in turn, share it with their friends.

We send it out to some fellow MoveOn members, and they sign on too, so we send it to everyone in your city, your state, or maybe even all 8 million MoveOn members across the country.

Now that you have a bunch of people on board, you organize them. You use our petition tools to ask them to call their representatives, get more signers, and go to events.

MoveOn helps cover the cost of printing copies of your petition, and you deliver it to the person who has the authority to make the change. Your campaign makes headlines, and the decision maker is forced to respond.

And you win.

It's happened hundreds of times already. This could be the story of your campaign too. All you need is a good enough idea and the willingness to put in the time. Show us you mean business and we'll be with you every step of the way.

You really can do this. How about it?

Click here to start your own petition today.

Thanks for all you do.

–Milan, Maria, Bobby, Mark, and the rest of the team

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Watch Now: Why Ohioans stand united against Trump

Trump has insulted, attacked, and incited violence against women, Latinos, Muslims, and more. And he is the face of the Republican Party.

Dear MoveOn member,

The Republican National Convention is setting up shop in Cleveland this summer and, with Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, it'll be a showcase of hate and vitriol.

Trump has insulted, attacked, and incited violence against women, Latinos, Muslims, and more. And he's the face of the Republican Party, whose leaders are standing by him in a show of party loyalty over any concern for basic dignity.

Instead of playing into Trump's hands with protests outside the convention, we've got a plan to turn Trump's moment in the spotlight into a way for us to show that regular Ohioans are united against hate. We're running a statewide door-knocking campaign to create neighbor-to-neighbor conversations that can win votes and change this election from the bottom up.

And after the convention, we'll take this campaign national to cities and towns across the country—to empower everyone to connect with their neighbors with a message that we stand united against hate.

Will you watch and share this kickoff video today to get your friends excited about taking down Trump? 

Here's the scoop:

We've partnered with a group called Ohio’s Good Jobs, Strong Communities to launch Ohio Against Hate, a campaign to demonstrate that the hate, bigotry, and division of Donald Trump and of the Republican Party have no place in Ohio and no place in this country.

On July 16, over the weekend before the Republican National Convention, Ohio Against Hate will encourage 100,000 Ohio voters to stand up and speak out against Trump's hate-filled agenda. It will be the largest summertime, neighborhood-based, door-to-door and phone campaign in Ohio history.

Watch this video to hear why mothers, sons, and leaders are getting involved to stand against Trump’s hate and bigotry.

Over the past few weeks, the coalition of Ohio Against Hate has put together a spectacular team of leaders who have already organized volunteers to go door to door and begin having conversations.

Already, two MoveOn Field Directors, Gabby Andrade and Katie Werner, are leading leadership trainings in six different cities throughout Ohio to build up the power and enthusiasm of everyday Ohioans to carry out this important work of uniting their communities.

As this project develops and grows, we can't wait to share the stories of everyday people uniting with their friends, families, and neighbors to stand up to hate and bigotry.

Thanks for all you do.

—Victoria, Ilya, Matt, Iram, and the rest of the team

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sign the petition: Tell Congress to take action vs. assault weapons

Add your name to the petition demanding Congress take action against gun violence.

Congressional Democrats just ended a bold day-long sit-in on the House floor demanding that Republicans finally stand up to the NRA and take up gun violence legislation. Congressional leaders have done their part. Now it's on us to keep the pressure up. Sign the petition telling Speaker Ryan to do his job and bring gun control bills to a vote.


Dear MoveOn member,

Dozens of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Representative John Lewis, just ended a powerful, day-long sit-in demanding that Speaker Paul Ryan schedule a vote on commonsense gun safety legislation before they leave for the July 4 recess.1 This is only days after the U.S. Senate voted down gun safety measures, including one mandating universal background checks—failing to take action to protect Americans in the wake of one of the deadliest mass shootings in our nation's history.2

Will you join me in supporting Democrats who are demanding action against gun violence? Click here to sign the petition to House Speaker Paul Ryan, which says:

We call on you to take action against gun violence and schedule votes on the following measures:
  • Expand background checks on gun sales and strengthen the background check system.
  • Give the Department of Justice an avenue to block the sale of guns to suspected terrorists, with a robust due process and appeals system in place.
  • Close the Charleston loophole that allowed the Charleston shooter to purchase his weapons because his background check hadn't been completed within three days. He then used the weapons to kill nine people in their place of worship.
  • Ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Since Newtown, which woke us up to the tragedy of American gun violence, the House has not held a single vote on gun policy. NOT ONE.3

It's time to demand what America really wants and needs: Gun safety policy reform! Tell Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to schedule a vote on gun safety now!

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

—Gloria Pan, MomsRising.org

Sources:

1. "Democrats Occupy House Floor to Compel Votes on Gun Bills," The Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/4407?t=7&akid=166220.10220574.nfn86e

2. "Senate fails at passing gun control again. See how much your senator gets from gun rights groups," Vox, June 20, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/4406?t=9&akid=166220.10220574.nfn86e

3. Ibid.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thank you, Bernie

The Bernie Sanders campaign has been truly extraordinary.

Dear MoveOn member,

The Bernie Sanders campaign has been truly extraordinary. It has upended the conventional wisdom about what's possible politically in America and has inspired millions of people to get involved in their communities. 

Please take a minute today and check out the below infographic celebrating the incredible work MoveOn members have done these last 6 months.

We're also collecting stories and pictures from MoveOn members across the country thanking Bernie for his courageous campaign and we'll deliver them to Bernie later this summer. Click here to submit your picture and thank you message to Bernie. 

The struggle continues. Thanks for all you do. 

—Matt, Ilya, Iram, Emily, Mark, Victoria, and the rest of the MoveOn for Bernie team

How MoveOn members helped power the Bernie Revolution
Our Early Support Helped Bernie Win a Virtual Tie in Iowa and a Landslide Victory in New Hampshire.
We Showed Up in Every State to Make Calls, Knock On Doors, and Host Events.
We Helped Shape the Narrative and We Dominated Social Media.
The Struggle Continues. Thank you, Bernie

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I want you to hear it directly from me.

We need to talk about Donald Trump's taxes

Dear MoveOn member,

I know you're already with me when it comes to keeping Donald Trump from getting anywhere near the White House. (And thank goodness for that!)

It's why I wanted you to be the first to see a video that I just filmed with MoveOn about Trump. 

Click here to watch now and share it with your family and friends.

 


Thanks for all you do.

—Elizabeth Warren

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Monday, June 20, 2016

BREAKING: Senate rejects background checks for gun sales

Senate Republicans have failed every victim of gun violence and their families.

Dear MoveOn member,

Senate Republicans have failed the victims of the Orlando massacre.

Just a few minutes ago, all but one Senate Republican (and three Democrats) voted no on requiring background checks on all gun sales. Through their refusal to act and their blind obedience to the NRA, they’ve made Congress absolutely complicit in the rampant epidemic of gun violence in this country.

After the massacre at Pulse, the gay nightclub in Orlando, many people offered “thoughts and prayers” for the mostly LGBTQ, mostly young, mostly Puerto Rican victims. Plenty of our leaders tweeted about their shock and their horror. But others were fed up with empty words from the very people who have the most power to prevent this from ever happening again. Among them was Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut, who said “Enough!” and held the Senate floor until Republicans were forced to call a vote tonight.

It’s clear that we cannot trust the Republicans in Congress to act in the best interests of the American people. So it’s time we commit to electing leaders who will.

Will you contribute $3 to Senator Chris Murphy and MoveOn? Your donation to Sen. Murphy will help show that lawmakers who will stand up for what is right have a broad base of support—and your donation to MoveOn will help defeat lawmakers who cash checks from the gun lobby to do nothing.

We need every gun purchase in this country to be accompanied by a thorough criminal background check. And we also need to pass a ban on assault weapons—weapons created for the express purpose of killing a lot of people as quickly as possible—to keep these weapons of war off of our streets and out of our communities.

Republicans in the Senate just told you that as long as they’re in power, there’s no way any of that will happen. If they can sleep at night knowing what that means (knowing that more lives will be lost because they refused to act)—well, that’s their prerogative. Here’s ours: electing leaders who will take concrete steps to protect the American people from gun violence.

Chip in $3 to help Chris Murphy and MoveOn keep fighting this battle. In honor of those we have lost, we will not give up until we change our laws to stop these tragedies from repeating themselves.

Thanks for all you do,

—Jo, Manny, Emily, Matt, and the rest of the team

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Today: Vote on gun sale background checks

Tonight's Senate vote could save lives.

Dear MoveOn member,

This evening, my Senate colleagues and I will vote on legislation requiring background checks as part of all gun sales, and I need your help right now to get it passed. It's important that every senator—including gun-safety champions and those who have stood with the gun lobby before—hear support for this common sense measure today.

Will you phone your senators and my colleagues, Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, and ask them to stand with me to make our communities safer by passing legislation that will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have them?

Here’s where to phone:

    Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542

    Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451

    You can say: "I urge you to stand up to the NRA and vote 'YES' tonight on S.2934, which requires background checks as part of all gun sales. This is a common sense measure supported by Democrats, Republicans, and the majority of gun owners. This bill will save lives and I hope that you will vote 'YES'."

    When you’re done, please report the details of your call by clicking here.

    After last week’s tragic shooting in Orlando, FL—one of the deadliest mass shootings in our nation’s history—it's urgent that Congress take meaningful action and do its part to stem the epidemic levels of gun violence that plague our nation.

    That’s why last week, with the support of more than 30 of my colleagues, I led a filibuster on the Senate floor for almost 15 hours. One of my demands was that my colleagues agree to hold a vote on background checks as part of all gun sales. And I can tell you that as the hours progressed, my colleagues heard your calls for change grow louder and louder.

    Will you phone Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand right now and ask them to vote “YES” on a bill that will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have them?

    Here’s where to phone:

      Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542

      Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451

      You can say: "I urge you to stand up to the NRA and vote 'YES' tonight on S.2934, which requires background checks as part of all gun sales. This is a common sense measure supported by Democrats, Republicans, and the majority of gun owners. This bill will save lives and I hope that you will vote 'YES'."

      When you’re done, please report the details of your call by clicking here.

      Whether it’s a shooting in an urban center, or mass shootings fueled by racism, rage against women, or homophobia, I shudder to think about what it says about us as a nation if we don’t make every effort to end this carnage.

      This bill will save lives. Please pick up the phone and call Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand right now.

      Thanks for all you do.

      —Chris Murphy
      U.S. Senator, Connecticut

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