Thursday, September 19, 2019

Quick reminder: Climate Strike tomorrow

Are you all set?

Dear MoveOn member,

I hope you're as excited as I am to attend the Climate Strike tomorrow!

Together, we'll be joining thousands of MoveOn members and millions of people across the world to demand immediate action to address the climate crisis.

If you haven't had a chance yet to RSVP for an event tomorrow, find one near you here.

If you've already RSVP'd, then you're all set; just check your email for details and any updates from the local event host. 

Here's a quick reminder about why we're striking, from Isra Hirsi of the US Youth Climate Strike, which helped organize national climate strikes earlier this year and has been pushing candidates to demand a climate debate: 

We all deserve the right to a future in a sustainable world. But today, that future is under threat because of climate change caused by carbon pollution. And right now, communities are being devastated by the current impacts of the climate crisis, with communities of color and low-income communities bearing the biggest burden.

It's time to take our destiny out of the hands of fossil fuel billionaires and the politicians who enable them. It's time to take to the streets to demand the future that we deserve.

RSVP here to join a Climate Strike event near you tomorrow.

And if you've already signed up, we'll see you on the streets tomorrow!

Thanks for all you do.

–David, Michael, Katie, Karine, and the rest of the team

P.S. If you're on social media, remember to use #ClimateStrike and #StrikeWithUs and tag @MoveOn. We'll be on the lookout for your posts!

P.P.S. On Sunday, September 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, we're co-hosting a national organizing call about the climate crisis. Join us to hear from climate action leaders, including the youth activists who have led the recent strikes, about what we can do next.

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The new Kavanaugh revelations

When Senator Susan Collins cast the deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, she called the investigation into whether Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted multiple women "very thorough."

Dear MoveOn member,

When Maine Senator Susan Collins cast the deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, she called the investigation into whether Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted multiple women "very thorough."1

We learned last weekend that nothing could be further from the truth. The FBI did absolutely nothing—ZERO—to investigate a third allegation of sexual assault, made at the time by Max Stier, a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh who now leads a prominent, nonpartisan organization in Washington, D.C.2 Stier came forward to say that he had seen Kavanaugh with his pants down at a party and that friends had pushed Kavanaugh's penis into a woman's hand. Stier tried to reach the FBI—both directly and through a senator—but the FBI did not even respond, much less interview him or otherwise investigate his accusation.

We also learned last weekend that the FBI did not contact nor interview the 25 people whose names fellow Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez had provided to the agency to corroborate her very similar allegation against Kavanaugh.3

In fact, the FBI did not even interview Dr. Christine Blasey Ford—who testified under oath to the Senate that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her—or her corroborating witnesses.4 And the FBI did not interview Kavanaugh.5

And, yet, Sen. Collins says that she is "proud" of her vote to confirm Kavanaugh.6

If you're outraged, Eddie, you're not alone. Sen. Collins' support has cratered in Maine, and the nonpartisan Cook Political Report now considers her re-election prospects a "toss-up."7 And we need to defeat Collins if we're going to end GOP control of the Senate next year. There are only a few seats that are even competitive—and Maine is key.

But since voting to confirm Kavanaugh, Sen. Collins has seen a massive surge in right-wing campaign donations, shattering her previous records.8 And we learned just this week that a dark money group linked to Donald Trump has already—more than a year before the election—launched a six-figure TV ad campaign praising Collins for being "independent" and "in the Maine tradition."9

It's going to take a huge effort to defeat Susan Collins, end GOP control of the Senate, and ensure that no one as categorically unfit to serve as Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed ever again.

And we need to get going. Will you chip in $3 to help out? Click here now.

Sen. Collins didn't just cast the deciding vote to elevate Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

The day before her vote she took to the floor of the Senate and spent 43 minutes and 30 seconds railing against the opposition to Kavanaugh and spewing Trump's talking points.

Sen. Collins called the opposition to Kavanaugh "a caricature of a gutter-level political campaign" and accused organizations of sexual assault survivors and women of "spreading misrepresentations and outright falsehoods" about Kavanaugh.10

And what did Sen. Collins say about Dr. Blasey Ford, the only victim allowed to testify during the confirmation hearings? Sen. Collins disregarded Dr. Blasey Ford's harrowing testimony recounting Kavanaugh and a friend pushing her into a bedroom during a high school party, holding her down and covering her mouth with such force that she feared for her life, and laughing while they assaulted her.

And now, Sen. Collins has dismissed the new revelations about Kavanaugh.11

Make no mistake about it: Sen. Collins will be very tough to beat. After 22 years in the Senate, she's a political institution in Maine, has sailed to re-election in the past, and she has a double-digit lead in early polls versus her challengers.12

And if we don't defeat her, we probably won't end GOP control of the Senate. That's why MoveOn is going all-in to defeat Susan Collins and her GOP allies and end GOP control of the Senate. The stakes couldn't be higher, and we simply can't do it without you. Will you chip in now to help out?

Click here now to chip in $3 to hold Susan Collins accountable, defeat her, and end GOP control of the Senate.

Thanks for all you do.

–Emily, Erica, Reggie, Scott, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "The new Kavanaugh allegation is important because of what it says about the FBI," Vox, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93062?t=4&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

2. "Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not." The New York Times, September 14, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93063?t=6&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

3. Ibid.

4. "Ford attorneys slam FBI's Kavanaugh investigation for not interviewing Ford, witnesses," The Hill, October 3, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/93064?t=8&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

5. Ibid.

6. "Collins 'proud' of votes for Trump tax cuts, Kavanaugh," Beacon, July 9, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93065?t=10&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

7. "Susan Collins is in the political fight of her life, and Brett Kavanaugh is a huge factor," Vox, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93069?t=12&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

8. "Susan Collins raises $2M in second quarter fundraising, surpassing 2014 reelection bid," The Hill, July 15, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93066?t=14&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

9. "Outside group spends big on media blitz to support Sen. Collins' campaign," Portland Press Herald, September 17, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93067?t=16&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

10. "Sen. Susan Collins faces fresh fire after emergence of new Kavanaugh allegation," The Washington Post, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93068?t=18&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

11. Ibid.

12. "Susan Collins is in the political fight of her life, and Brett Kavanaugh is a huge factor," Vox, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93069?t=20&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sign the petition: We are not Saudi Arabia's army

Tell Trump and Congress we need diplomatic solutions to global problems, not endless wars.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

After Saudi Arabia's oil facilities were attacked, Trump tweeted that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded" and "waiting to hear from the Kingdom ... under what terms we would proceed!"1

This is insane. Sorry, Trump, but we are not Saudi Arabia's army.

No U.S. soldier—nor anyone else in the region—should die in a dumb and disastrous war to defend Saudi Arabia's dictatorship. Tell Trump and Congress we need diplomatic solutions to global problems, not endless wars.

No U.S. president should take military orders from Saudi Arabia's dictator.

Trump didn't care about accountability when journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated, but now he's willing to go to war because of an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry?2

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

Thanks!

—Sunjeev Bery, Freedom Forward

Sources:

1. "Trump: US 'locked and loaded depending on verification' of attack on Saudi oil field," CNN, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/92298?t=9&akid=246107%2E10220574%2ED3A0Ld

2. "Trump's deference to Saudi Arabia infuriates much of D.C.," Politico, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/92917?t=11&akid=246107%2E10220574%2ED3A0Ld

You're receiving this petition because we thought it might interest you. It was created on MoveOn.org, where anyone can start their own online petitions. You can start your own petition here.

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Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Huge news!

I have been ruminating about this scenario for months, because defeating Trump and ending GOP control of the Senate has looked incredibly daunting.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

I have something I want to shout from the rooftops. So I asked MoveOn if I could send you this email.

Eddie, what previously looked impossible has become possible!

Stay with me for a moment, because I need to explain. And I cannot overstate the urgency.

Think for a second about how you'll feel when you first learn on November 3, 2020, that a Democrat has just defeated Donald Trump for president. (Not an easy feat with Donald Trump's massive war chest and his willingness to do absolutely whatever it takes to win.) But ... we pull it off! Imagine the wave of emotion you'll feel.

But wait, the GOP has held onto the Senate, and Mitch McConnell is still the Senate majority leader. McConnell announces that he will refuse to allow a Democratic president to fill any vacancies on the Supreme Court. He will hold no confirmation votes of any kind unless the nominees are Republican, let alone allow debate or votes on Medicare for All, universal pre-K, a wealth tax, student loan forgiveness, or the Green New Deal.

You begin to see the writing on the wall: McConnell will not allow the Democratic president to govern at all.

I have been ruminating about this scenario for months, because defeating Trump and ending GOP control of the Senate has looked incredibly daunting. There just aren't many seats that are even competitive. But now, the ground has shifted.

Republican Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia just announced that he's retiring from the Senate, meaning both Senate seats in Georgia are now up for grabs. And this one extra seat—in a state that is trending blue—could be the tipping point that allows Democrats to win enough seats to end GOP control of the Senate.1

But we have to get started right now. And that's where MoveOn comes in.

MoveOn is well-positioned to reach millions of voters this fall. I believe in MoveOn's innovative programs, which reached tens of millions of voters last cycle—online, on the phones, at front doors, and on the streets. They're ready to staff up to take back the White House and the Senate. But it'll be the largest undertaking in MoveOn's 20-year history. For example, Georgia—although it is trending blue—is not likely to be one of the key swing states that will decide the presidential election in 2020. But now, it'll be ground zero in the fight for control of the Senate. And we'll need all hands on deck.

MoveOn has to pull out all the stops in Georgia and other key states to win back control of the Senate while still going all-in to defeat Trump. They've got to get started now. Which is why I'm writing to you with an important request:

Will you chip in a few bucks a month—$5, or whatever you can afford—so that MoveOn can defeat Donald Trump and end Republican control of the U.S. Senate next November?

Yes, I'll become a monthly donor to help beat Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP in 2020.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

In 2018, Republicans controlled the White House, the House, and the Senate. We had spent two years in all-hands-on-deck emergency resistance mode. Together, we saved the Affordable Care Act—by just one vote. But then, thanks to the tireless work of activists across the country and groups like MoveOn, we took back the House in a huge blue wave.

Now, it's time to finish the job. To pull it off, MoveOn will have big bills to pay and payroll to make, starting today and all the way through Election Day.

Your support will help make sure that MoveOn doesn't fall short and have to make hard choices between focusing on defeating Trump or winning the Senate in 2020.

Will you become a MoveOn monthly donor today?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 to help beat Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP in 2020.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

Source:

1. "Democrats' chances of taking the Senate just got better," The Washington Post, August 28, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/91479?t=6&akid=246050%2E10220574%2E75ef-s

Want to support MoveOn's work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it MoveOn needs your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.


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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Huge news

I have something I want to shout from the rooftops. So I asked MoveOn if I could send you this email.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

I have something I want to shout from the rooftops. So I asked MoveOn if I could send you this email.

Eddie, what previously looked impossible has become possible!

Stay with me for a moment, because I need to explain. And I cannot overstate the urgency.

Think for a second about how you'll feel when you first learn on November 3, 2020, that a Democrat has just defeated Donald Trump for president. (Not an easy feat with Donald Trump's massive war chest and his willingness to do absolutely whatever it takes to win.) But ... we pull it off! Imagine the wave of emotion you'll feel.

But wait, the GOP has held onto the Senate, and Mitch McConnell is still the Senate majority leader. McConnell announces that he will refuse to allow a Democratic president to fill any vacancies on the Supreme Court. He will hold no confirmation votes of any kind unless the nominees are Republican, let alone allow debate or votes on Medicare for All, universal pre-K, a wealth tax, student loan forgiveness, or the Green New Deal.

You begin to see the writing on the wall: McConnell will not allow the Democratic president to govern at all.

I have been ruminating about this scenario for months, because defeating Trump and ending GOP control of the Senate has looked incredibly daunting. There just aren't many seats that are even competitive. But now, the ground has shifted.

Republican Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia just announced that he's retiring from the Senate, meaning both Senate seats in Georgia are now up for grabs. And this one extra seat—in a state that is trending blue—could be the tipping point that allows Democrats to win enough seats to end GOP control of the Senate.1

But we have to get started right now. And that's where MoveOn comes in.

MoveOn is well-positioned to reach millions of voters this fall. I believe in MoveOn's innovative programs, which reached tens of millions of voters last cycle—online, on the phones, at front doors, and on the streets. They're ready to staff up to take back the White House and the Senate. But it'll be the largest undertaking in MoveOn's 20-year history. For example, Georgia—although it is trending blue—is not likely to be one of the key swing states that will decide the presidential election in 2020. But now, it'll be ground zero in the fight for control of the Senate. And we'll need all hands on deck.

MoveOn has to pull out all the stops in Georgia and other key states to win back control of the Senate while still going all-in to defeat Trump. They've got to get started now. Which is why I'm writing to you with an important request:

Will you chip in a few bucks a month—$5, or whatever you can afford—so that MoveOn can defeat Donald Trump and end Republican control of the U.S. Senate next November?

Yes, I'll become a monthly donor to help beat Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP in 2020.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

In 2018, Republicans controlled the White House, the House, and the Senate. We had spent two years in all-hands-on-deck emergency resistance mode. Together, we saved the Affordable Care Act—by just one vote. But then, thanks to the tireless work of activists across the country and groups like MoveOn, we took back the House in a huge blue wave.

Now, it's time to finish the job. To pull it off, MoveOn will have big bills to pay and payroll to make, starting today and all the way through Election Day.

Your support will help make sure that MoveOn doesn't fall short and have to make hard choices between focusing on defeating Trump or winning the Senate in 2020.

Will you become a MoveOn monthly donor today?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 to help beat Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP in 2020.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

Source:

1. "Democrats' chances of taking the Senate just got better," The Washington Post, August 28, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/91479?t=6&akid=245949%2E10220574%2EzCkFit

Want to support MoveOn's work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it MoveOn needs your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.


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We deserve the right to a future in a sustainable world

RSVP for a Climate Strike action near you on September 20.

Dear MoveOn member,

Isra from US Youth Climate Strike here. We helped organize national climate strikes earlier this year and have been pushing candidates to demand a climate debate. On Friday, September 20, I'll be joining hundreds of thousands across the U.S.—along with millions across the globe—for the Climate Strike. Here's why I'm striking: for my future, for my sister's future, and for all of those who are already feeling the impacts of the climate crisis.

We all deserve the right to a future in a sustainable world. But today, that future is under threat because of climate change caused by carbon pollution. And right now, communities are being devastated by the current impacts of the climate crisis, with communities of color and low-income communities bearing the biggest burden.

It's time to take our destiny out of the hands of fossil fuel billionaires and the politicians who enable them. It's time to take to the streets to demand the future that we deserve. 

Hundreds of Climate Strike actions are taking place across the country on Friday, September 20. Will you join us in the fight to address the climate crisis? RSVP here for an event near you.

Thanks for all you do.

–Isra Hirsi, US Youth Climate Strike

P.S. I made this quick video encouraging folks to come out to the Climate Strike. Take a look here and share it with your friends and family!

Note from MoveOn: MoveOn members have played and continue to play a critical role in the fight to tackle climate change. We were early supporters of the Green New Deal and partnered with Isra and the other incredible youth activists who led the demand for a climate debate. Now, we're excited to join Climate Strike actions across the U.S. Find one near you and RSVP today.

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Can you answer a quick question about tonight’s debate?

The top ten Democratic candidates for president just walked off the debate stage and now we want to know: Which candidate excited you the most in tonight's debate?

Dear MoveOn member,

The top ten Democratic candidates for president just walked off the debate stage and now we want to know: Which candidate excited you the most in tonight's debate?

MoveOn will only consider making an endorsement in the race if and when a strong majority of our members come together around a single candidate. That's why it's so important for us to keep our pulse on what you and other MoveOn members around the country think about the Democratic field.

Cast your vote now to tell us which candidate excited you the most in tonight's debate!

MoveOn is preparing to announce the details of our 2020 election program—which will be the largest in our 20-year history—to mobilize millions of voters to defeat Donald Trump and the GOP and elect a bold, progressive leader to turn our country back toward sanity.

Thanks for all you do.

–Allison, Kelly, Brian, Justin, and the rest of the team

Want to support MoveOn's work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.


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