Friday, September 9, 2016

Vote now: Laughter Trumps Hate finalists

You won't believe what these comedians are saying about Trump

Dear MoveOn member,

After we launched the Laughter Trumps Hate contest seeking comedic takes on Donald Trump and his politics of hate, bigotry, and bullying, more than 200 comedians across the country submitted brief, funny videos.

Our panel of all-star judges—including Judd Apatow (Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Adam McKay (The Big Short), Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), Moby (Play), Negin Farsad (The Muslims Are Coming!), and MoveOn's Karine Jean-Pierre—will select one winner in each category. But this is a democracy, and we're counting on MoveOn members to help select the Crowd Favorite award winner. 
Note: Some of these jokes are edgy or potentially offensive, as humor can be, and many of them contain profanity. But they are using humor to the best end: upending Trump and other powerful right-wing and corporate targets—free of the sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia that infects so much of stand-up comedy. Just don't start watching in front of your boss, young child, or minister. But DO start watching in front of your conservative uncle!
If this election season has you to the point you have to laugh to keep from crying, watch the videos and cast your vote now.

In addition to running a massive grassroots door-to-door voter turnout effort and innovating with a shareable video program to mobilize progressives, we launched this contest to help expose Trump's bigotry and hate.

Why a comedy contest? Comedy is one of our best tools to take on hate. Comedians can often deliver messages more effectively, pointedly, and memorably than politicians. Remember Sarah Palin as portrayed by Tina Fey on "Saturday Night Live"?

Plus, let’s face it: Donald Trump is terrifying, authoritarian, and a real threat to our democracy. We take the threat posed by Trump seriously. But he's also ripe for ridicule that can put that bully on the ropes and maybe help win this election.

Thanks for all you do.

—Ben O., Emily, Joan, Justin K., and the rest of the team

Want to support our work? Senator Elizabeth Warren says, "I'm so enthusiastic about MoveOn's smart and targeted plan to hire a network of organizers in key battleground states to mobilize and train volunteers to knock on hundreds of thousands of doors. It's bold and ambitious—and exactly what is needed to help swing Senate races, resoundingly defeat Donald Trump, and give Democrats a fighting chance to take back the House." Will you chip in to help make it all possible?

Click here to chip in whatever you can. 

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