Friday, April 3, 2020

Fwd: Ending live daily coverage of Trump's COVID-19 briefings

Sign this petition demanding that media outlets end live coverage of Trump's coronavirus press briefings where he spreads misinformation and campaigns for re-election. 

Earlier this week both the White House and Trump campaign released public statements acknowledging this petition has their attention, and they're not happy about it! We have more than 200,000 supporters, but we need to keep the momentum going we're already seeing some success as networks have started cutting away from these live events. Sign my petition, and I'll keep you up to date on the next steps. See my original email below.


Dear fellow MoveOn member,

Donald Trump is using the daily COVID-19 coronavirus press briefings for his own personal and political gain. Instead of focusing on showing leadership in this time of crisis and providing key information on how the federal government is stepping in to take care of the American people, Trump is using the press briefings as a way to spread misinformation, campaign for re-election, and bully reporters who challenge him. 

Instead of enabling this behavior, major news media outlets need to stop airing these press briefings live, unedited on television. Trump and his administration do not deserve a platform to make a case for re-election in a global pandemic, and news media organizations need to intervene and make sure that they are not allowing the general public to fall prey to misinformation from the sitting president as we all deal with the effects of the coronavirus. 

Sign this petition demanding that media outlets end live daily coverage of Trumps's COVID-19 coronavirus press briefings.

Sign this petition demanding that media outlets end live coverage of Trump's coronavirus press briefings where he spreads misinformation and campaigns for re-election. 

President Trump is blatantly using CNN and other news organizations' extensive live coverage to freely campaign for a second term. It is wrong and dangerous to provide so much unfettered airtime to someone who is shamelessly spreading damaging misinformation that is already costing fellow Americans their lives. He's boasting about the ratings and using the daily press conferences to drive news cycles with his latest outlandish comments, deceptions, denials, and false information. Media can cover these conferences as news after the fact if Trump says anything newsworthy. 

Please tell CNN and other news organizations to monitor and then broadcast valid, accurate information from medical experts, rather than feelings and diatribes from the president that only serve his own electoral interests.

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

Thanks for all you do. 

—Julie Rochman

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

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Trump gets his highest approval rating EVER

Trump's poll numbers are rising fast, and if things keep going this way, he's going to get re-elected.

Dear MoveOn member,

Last week, in the middle of Donald Trump's mind-bogglingly incompetent handling of the coronavirus pandemic, his approval rating hit 48%—his highest ever.1

This wasn't some bogus fly-by-night poll. It was the Washington Post-ABC News poll, one of only six polls rated A+ in the country, according to data expert Nate Silver.2 And it's part of a trend: Trump's polling averages have been shooting up across the board for weeks.3

It's infuriating but true: The coronavirus crisis is helping Trump politically.

Voters are rallying to their leader, while Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have almost completely disappeared from the news. But there's another problem: Voters don't know how badly Trump has botched the response to this crisis. They don't realize that his mistakes are the reason we have the most COVID-19 cases in the world.

We need to face facts: If things keep going this way, Trump is going to get re-elected. So we've decided to take emergency action. We're aiming to launch and sustain a massive digital ad campaign NOW AND THROUGH ELECTION SEASON, focused on voters who approve of Trump, to educate them about his part in creating this public health disaster.

Can you chip in $5 a month to help launch and sustain this critical ad campaign?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly to help stop Trump's rise in the polls and defeat him in November.

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

Trump's poll numbers have risen steadily ever since the crisis broke, and his approval rating is now almost as high as Barack Obama's was at the same point in his presidency.4

How on Earth is that possible?! The reason is that in times of crisis, Americans want to rally around their president.

Remember George W. Bush and 9/11? Bush was warned about the attack in advance and did nothing. Then, he responded by attacking Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with it. It was a complete disaster, but people were scared. Bush took advantage and was re-elected.

That exact scenario could happen again.

There's another problem, though: People simply don't know how badly Trump has screwed this up. A majority of voters don't know that there still aren't enough tests for everyone with symptoms.5 Only a small number of voters know that Trump shut down the office of pandemic response or that he was warned during the presidential transition even before he was inaugurated that a pandemic like this one was only a matter of time.6

And Trump, a master media manipulator, is running daily press conferences filled with deceptions, self-congratulations, and misinformation—but these press conferences are being aired live, giving him direct access to make his sales pitch of lies and boasts to the American public (and then brag about the ratings, which are his real goal).

We need to make these facts common knowledge, and we're aiming to put up the kind of ad campaign it'll take to do that.

Now, some top Democrats are saying that Trump is so incompetent that all we have to do is stand aside and let him fall apart on his own.7

But we guarantee you: That will not work. It didn't work in 2016. It didn't work against Bush in 2004. And it won't work now.

The corporate media has proven time after time that it's totally incapable of holding Trump accountable. If our side doesn't aggressively prosecute the case, Trump will get re-elected. And worse yet, the pandemic response won't improve, and hundreds of thousands of people could die.

America can't survive four more years of this president. Which is why we're asking:

Can you chip in $5 a month to help launch and sustain the targeted ad campaign that is needed to make sure that voters know how badly Trump's botching the crisis response, stop his rise in the polls, and defeat him in November?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly.

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

Thanks for all you do.

–Chris, Amy, Allison, Isbah, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "The bad news for Trump, amid his coronavirus poll bump," The Washington Post, March 27, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119404?t=6&akid=260800%2E10220574%2EeUh0yb

2. "FiveThirtyEight's Pollster Ratings," FiveThirtyEight, November 5, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/119383?t=8&akid=260800%2E10220574%2EeUh0yb

3. "President Trump Job Approval," RealClearPolitics, accessed April 2, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119384?t=10&akid=260800%2E10220574%2EeUh0yb

4. "How popular/unpopular is Donald Trump?" FiveThirtyEight, accessed April 2, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119397?t=12&akid=260800%2E10220574%2EeUh0yb

5. "Top health official Fauci: People in US not easily getting coronavirus testing 'is a failing,'" The Hill, March 12, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119377?t=14&akid=260800%2E10220574%2EeUh0yb

6. "Before Trump's inauguration, a warning: 'The worst influenza pandemic since 1918,'" Politico, March 16, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119373?t=16&akid=260800%2E10220574%2EeUh0yb

7. "Ads attacking Trump's coronavirus response could backfire," Quartz, March 28, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119386?t=18&akid=260800%2E10220574%2EeUh0yb

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 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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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

SIGN: Stand with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe

Sign the petition. The Tribe is asking Congress to protect its reservation lands and has put forth the "Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act."

Sign the petition to protect the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe from the Trump administration's attacks.

Dear MoveOn member,

On Friday, the U.S. Department of the Interior ordered that the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's reservation land be disestablished.1

The Mashpee Wampanoag, the People of the First Light, have occupied the same region for over 12,000 years and have faced diminishment of their homelands since colonization. The latest decision is a blow to tribal sovereignty and undermines the future and sustainability of the tribal nation.

Sign the petition to save the Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation Trust Land.

The Tribe is asking Congress to protect its reservation lands and has put forth the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act (H.R.312). We are asking for signatures in support of this legislation. 

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, the very tribe that welcomed the Pilgrims in the 1600s, is at risk of losing what is left of their homelands due to a determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Massachusetts Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren call this out as "craven political games the Trump administration tries to play."2

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's citizens are currently suffering a massive loss of resources and services due to the uncertainty of the trust status of the reservation.

Millions of dollars of funding are being lost or delayed for the clean water program, children's education through the Mukayuhsak Weekuw immersion pre-school, and kindergarten and critical community service programs.

This is also a direct threat to emergency services, housing, and substance abuse programs that are desperately needed to combat the opioid epidemic.

These are just a few of the ways this decision is impacting the community and children.

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

Thank you.

–Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project

Sources:

1. "Why the Trump administration is moving to 'disestablish' a Massachusetts tribe's reservation," Boston.com,
March 29, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119277?t=11&akid=260677%2E10220574%2EP6kHeg

2. "Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren accuse Trump administration of 'craven' political games in the disestablishment of the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation," MassLive, March 29, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119279?t=13&akid=260677%2E10220574%2EP6kHeg

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

BREAKING: A federal court just upheld three total bans on abortion

Moments ago, the 5th Circuit court upheld Texas's abortion ban, and since the 5th circuit covers the states of Louisiana and Mississippi as well, it is expected that their bans will be able to go into effect immediately as well. 

Dear MoveOn member,

In a shameful attempt to use the coronavirus crisis to push their own radical agendas, the governors and attorneys general of Ohio, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Alabama have demanded the closure of their states' abortion clinics, calling abortions "non-essential" medical procedures.1

Moments ago, the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Texas's abortion ban, and since the 5th Circuit covers the states of Louisiana and Mississippi as well, it is expected that their bans will be able to go into effect immediately as well.2 

Let's be very clear: Abortions are essential, time-sensitive medical procedures, and using a global pandemic to further restrict access to abortion is despicable.

In just the first day after the news was announced, Whole Women's Health—one of the last remaining abortion providers in Texas—was forced to cancel 150 appointments, and thus far Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas locations have had to cancel 200 more.3 For many, especially low-income people and people of color, the cost of traveling to another state—on top of the added risk of exposure to the coronavirus—will mean that they have lost access to abortion altogether.

This is unacceptable. To fight back, MoveOn is launching emergency campaigns in these six states to demand that abortion clinics be reopened immediately and that these blatantly illegal measures be rescinded. Mar, will you chip in $3 now?

The governors in these states are claiming that canceling abortion procedures is necessary to free up space in hospital beds. But abortion procedures are typically carried out in medical facilities that do not take care of people with respiratory illnesses.4 This means that patients receiving abortion care are not taking up needed hospital beds. These radical governors are also claiming that clinic closures are a way to provide additional personal protective equipment, or PPE, for the medical professionals treating coronavirus patients—but that is simply a lie.

If these states wanted to save PPE, they could lift restrictions on telemedicine for abortion providers and allow doctors to prescribe abortion medication that can be taken safely at home. Not one of these states has done so.

Instead, these states—four of which attempted to pass near-total abortion bans last year alone—are using the crisis to try to sneak full abortion bans onto the books under the radar. We won't let them get away with it.

MoveOn has already begun supporting local efforts in each of these states and sounding the alarm about the attack on access to abortion taking place during this pandemic. We're stretched thin as we tackle so many fights during this time of crisis, which is why we need member support to add more capacity to these fights. With your support, we'll build on the work we're already doing to ...

  • Work directly with grassroots organizations in these states—to provide support and understand the needs on the ground.
  • Flood the governors' offices and attorneys general offices with phone calls—demanding that these illegal, backdoor abortion bans be lifted immediately.
  • Share petitions with MoveOn members, run digital ads, and much, much more.

MoveOn is working on all fronts to protect communities being hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn, and our resources are spread thin. Can you help close the gap and chip in $3 to make sure we can fight to stop these abortion bans as well?

We are all living through extremely tumultuous times, and while so many of us are looking for ways to come together and help, these bans make it clear that many people in power saw this crisis as an opportunity to cause even more harm. Just this past year, we've seen attacks on abortion access and rights spike, and MoveOn members have stepped up where we can—donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to abortion funds in Alabama, in Missouri, and to Planned Parenthood.

With access to abortion already under so much threat nationwide, we cannot allow the radical right to gain another foothold by ruthlessly capitalizing on a pandemic.

Please, Mar, chip in $3 now.

Thanks for all you do.

–Mary, Erica, Michael, Thad, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. "Pandemic sparks new front in abortion wars," Politico, March 24, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119307?t=5&akid=260616%2E10220574%2EDTWx-P

2. Tweet from Allison Miranda Ollstein, March 31, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119317?t=7&akid=260616%2E10220574%2EDTWx-P

3. "Providers Report Anger And Despair Among Patients After Texas Officials Ban Abortions," KUT 90.5, March 27, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119308?t=9&akid=260616%2E10220574%2EDTWx-P

4. "The coronavirus threat to public health is no time to restrict abortion access," The Washington Post, March 26, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/119310?t=11&akid=260616%2E10220574%2EDTWx-P

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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Protect Incarcerated Loved Ones from COVID-19

Add your name to show your support.

Dear MoveOn Member,

I'm Monifa of MomsRising.org and I started a petition to Governors, Department of Homeland Security, ICE, mayors, sheriffs, which says:

◦  Using all available powers, including the powers of clemency, furlough, parole and compassionate release, dramatically reduce the prison and/or jail populations. Release everyone who isn't a risk to public safety.

◦ Working with local officials, advocate the maximum reduction in jail admissions.

◦  Working with local officials, advocate that local officials release the vast majority of individuals who are currently incarcerated in jails.

◦  For those individuals who are released on probation and parole, modify supervision practices so as to support family bonds and health-related exigencies.

◦  For those individuals who remain incarcerated, ensure proper hygiene and access to medical care.

◦ For those individuals who remain incarcerated, facilitate communications home.

◦ For everyone who has incurred debt and/or debt-related penalties, end the financial hardship associated with these debts and penalties.

◦  For immigrants in detention, we urge the Department of Homeland Security and ICE to take immediate action to suspend ALL immigration enforcement activities and operations --DHS must suspend deportations, immigration arrests, mass raids, detentions and enforcement in sensitive locations, provide Free COVID-19 testing, treatment, and services for ALL, regardless of immigration status, and guarantee safe conditions and provide healthcare, testing and support to protect those in detention and prisons.

◦  Commit to end the use of private prisons. No companies should profit from the pain and suffering of incarcerated people, especially in the face of the coronavirus.

Add your QUICK SIGNATURE! Tell governors, the Department of Homeland Security, ICE, mayors, and sheriffs not to leave anyone behind and take immediate COVID-19 action at prisons, jails, and immigrant detention centers.

We are in a crisis on multiple fronts right now -- and we need you, and your voice, now more than ever. One such crisis that's now at a breaking point with COVID-19 is our mass incarceration rate — the highest in the world -- and crowded detention facilities in which we have totally inadequate health protections. This puts moms, dads, families, children, communities, and workers at undue risk.

This is no small crisis. Every year in America, millions of children experience the trauma of being separated from their parents due to mass incarceration, which has 2.3 million people behind bars. In fact, on any given day, 600,000 people are held pretrial in jails mostly because they don't have enough money to be home with their families. This criminalization of poverty further hurts families economically, emotionally, and physically. Moreover, 38,000 people are currently being held in ICE detention centers.

The spread of COVID-19 is a national emergency that threatens potentially millions of lives. While everyone is at risk, we have a moral obligation to ensure that our most vulnerable—the elderly, the sick, those without medical care, and those unable to protect themselves from the virus—get the help that they need.

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

Thanks!

—Monifa

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

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Ending live daily coverage of Trump's COVID-19 briefings

Sign this petition demanding that media outlets end live coverage of Trump's coronavirus press briefings where he spreads misinformation and campaigns for re-election. 

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

Donald Trump is using the daily COVID-19 coronavirus press briefings for his own personal and political gain. Instead of focusing on showing leadership in this time of crisis and providing key information on how the federal government is stepping in to take care of the American people, Trump is using the press briefings as a way to spread misinformation, campaign for re-election, and bully reporters who challenge him. 

Instead of enabling this behavior, major news media outlets need to stop airing these press briefings live, unedited on television. Trump and his administration do not deserve a platform to make a case for re-election in a global pandemic, and news media organizations need to intervene and make sure that they are not allowing the general public to fall prey to misinformation from the sitting president as we all deal with the effects of the coronavirus. 

Sign this petition demanding that media outlets end live daily coverage of Trumps's COVID-19 coronavirus press briefings.

Sign this petition demanding that media outlets end live coverage of Trump's coronavirus press briefings where he spreads misinformation and campaigns for re-election. 

President Trump is blatantly using CNN and other news organizations' extensive live coverage to freely campaign for a second term. It is wrong and dangerous to provide so much unfettered airtime to someone who is shamelessly spreading damaging misinformation that is already costing fellow Americans their lives. He's boasting about the ratings and using the daily press conferences to drive news cycles with his latest outlandish comments, deceptions, denials, and false information. Media can cover these conferences as news after the fact if Trump says anything newsworthy. 

Please tell CNN and other news organizations to monitor and then broadcast valid, accurate information from medical experts, rather than feelings and diatribes from the president that only serve his own electoral interests.

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

Thanks for all you do. 

—Julie Rochman

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.

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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Saturday, March 28, 2020

This is a long email, but we hope you'll read it

Where are the coronavirus tests? Where are the masks? Where are the ventilators? Where is the direct support to Americans who can't go to work and whose rent and bills are due in days?

Dear MoveOn member,

Where are the coronavirus tests? Where are the masks? Where are the ventilators? Where is the direct support to Americans who can't go to work and whose rent and bills are due in days?

They are tied up in the severe dysfunctions of an administration that has ineptly confronted this crisis, and lost in the Republican leadership's obsession with prioritizing corporate bailouts over investment in and relief for the rest of us.

We are facing an unprecedented moment. Health care providers are asked to make miracles happen while being denied basic equipment. Parents are being asked to school their children at home while they don't know if they'll have money for rent that's due. Grocery store workers are being told that they are essential—and truly, they are heroes—while being denied the basic ability to stay safe at work, the time to care for themselves or their families in case of infection, or the confidence that there will be hospital beds left for them.

So forgive us for a moment if bailing out Boeing or reopening Mar-a-Lago isn't our top priority.

MoveOn members are campaigning for masks and protective equipment for health care providers, for immediate and significant financial support for all Americans, and for community safety measures to stop the spread of the virus—and we're doing this while campaigning in ways we never have before ... at home and physically separated from each other and from our members of Congress.

It's a huge problem requiring huge campaigns—and huge innovation to meet the moment. MoveOn was built to lead in this moment, but we need your help: Can you pitch in $5 a month to help us sustain the fight—for as long as it takes—for masks, ventilators, and cash subsidies, and against the spread of the coronavirus and trillion-dollar corporate power grabs?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly to help keep the pressure on our government to rise to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

We're in a critical moment to push our government to use its extraordinary power to put people first, focus on our individual and public health and our financial security, and help all of our communities weather this pandemic and emerge resilient.

Here's some of what we need right now:

1. We need to care for the folks who are infected and the heroes who are caring for them. That means tests that are fast, accessible, and free; protective equipment, including masks, for all health care staff; more ventilators and hospital beds than we currently have; and assurances that this pandemic won't bankrupt a generation with medical bills.

What we don't need are excuses, attempts to downplay the crisis, delays in providing equipment, or deference to companies that don't want to produce and distribute masks quickly and affordably.

2. We need to stop the spread—with solid public health recommendations based on science, not wishful thinking, with language that connects to people all across the country, and with measures that can actually work for working people. We need folks to stay home if they are able, and we need to care for and support those whose jobs and financial situations don't allow them to stay home. We also need to be responsive to the people for whom staying home is a danger, including those living with domestic violence.

What we don't need is to be urged to pack pews by Easter, or the idea that sacrificing only the older generation would be a good idea (which isn't even how the pandemic is playing out).

3. We need to care for Americans whose lives have been turned upside down. We need freezes on rent, mortgage payments, and other bills, and we also need to move money directly to people who are impacted, so they can care for themselves, their families, and their communities. Support needs to be immediate, significant, and ongoing.

What we don't need is a one-time $1,200 check, or GOP senators worrying that unemployment insurance will incentivize people to stay home.

Those are big needs. And that's just the starting place, as we'll also need to secure and strengthen our elections, build a broader safety net, stand with the communities that are most under attack in this moment—such as Asian Americans, who are facing a surge of hate speech and attacks—and imagine and invest in the society that comes after this pandemic is over.

That's why we're running a big program to meet this moment—but we can only do it with your sustained help. Will you chip in $5 a month to help MoveOn keep up the fight on all fronts during this crisis?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly.

Can't make a monthly donation? Click here, because MoveOn still needs your help.

Here's some of what we're doing:

  • To produce masks and ventilators, we're pushing the Trump administration to overcome the objections of corporate moguls and actually use the federal power known as the Defense Production Act to direct industries to produce masks, ventilators, and other critical supplies as soon as possible. We're also working to support innovative groups that are not only matching folks who have masks with those who need them but are even empowering individuals to produce masks to support our health care workers.
  • To confront the spread of the virus, we're moving public education and advocacy campaigns to urge all who can to stay home, to push local and state governments to listen to public health officials—and not Donald Trump's Twitter feed—about when to reopen businesses and schools, and to support those who can't stay home with measures that help their health and financial well-being.
  • To provide immediate relief, we're pushing for a stimulus that puts people first—with direct payments, rent freezes, expanded housing, paid sick and family leave, access to health care, and more. And since the federal government seems unwilling to do all that's needed, we're running campaigns with partners to push state governments and corporations to do what must be done.

Over the past few weeks, this work resulted in tens of thousands of phone calls, millions of petition signatures, digital homepage takeovers of key newspapers, hard-hitting videos that focus on stories of folks impacted by the pandemic, and more. And we need to keep all of that going—and do even more.

At the same time, it has not included rallies, office visits, or other tactics that MoveOn is known for—meaning we're now campaigning on new ground.

And so we'll do what MoveOn always does: We'll innovate. Virtual rallies, Facebook Lives, crowdsourced social media campaigns, peer-to peer outreach, relational organizing through friends and family. We're investing in all of these possibilities in order to channel the power of millions of MoveOn members in new and impactful ways.

That takes work, experimentation, analysis, data, tech, and, of course, staff time—while our staff are also all juggling caring for family members that are home from school, or missing paychecks, or concerned about their health. But we're giving our all, even while we're in uncertain times.

And we have to continue. The stakes are too high to do anything else. So we will campaign on multiple fronts, raise many voices, put all that we can out there.

As Rahna Epting, MoveOn's executive director, said to us today, "Now is not the time to tighten our belts. Now is not the time to cut off our nose to spite our face. This is the time to put it all out there, to meet this unprecedented, high-stakes moment with everything we can. Let's do everything our members are ready to do."

Are you ready to support this work across many fronts, many channels, and many uncertainties?

Yes, I'll support MoveOn's work by chipping in $5 a month.

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

Thanks for all you do.

–Justin, Jayne, Ankur, Isbah, and the rest of the team

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