Dear MoveOn member,
The Republican Party is in turmoil, with many in their ranks scrambling to distance themselves from their toxic presidential candidate following the release of a tape of him boasting about sexual assault.
Some Republican candidates and officials have declared—shockingly late in the game—that they won't support Donald Trump for president. Many others, including Republican candidates for Senate in states like North Carolina and Indiana, still won't reject Trump.1 And many Republicans even refuse to call the actions Trump described sexual assault.2
We need to send these Republicans a message about sexual assault—that misogyny and sexism have no place in our politics and culture—and hold them accountable on Election Day and every day after that.
That's why MoveOn teamed up with UltraViolet Action, one of the country's leading organizations dedicated to fighting sexism and expanding women's rights, to run a full-page ad today in The Washington Post.
Will you help make sure your friends and family see this important ad—signed by more than 3,000 sexual assault survivors—by sharing it right now?
(And if you haven't yet signed and shared UltraViolet Action's petition to NBC and MGM demanding the release of more Trump tapes, a petition already signed by more than 100,000 MoveOn members, please scroll down to the P.S. to add your name and share.)
Donald Trump has proven time and time again that his presidency is a threat to our democracy. Like his racist attacks on Muslims or his horrendous mockery of a disabled reporter, Trump's unbridled misogyny proves that he is unfit to govern. And should Hillary Clinton become the first female president, she's likely to face a wave of sexist backlash the likes of which we've never seen before.
Help make sure survivors of sexual assault are heard. Will you share this important call to action to amplify their voices and keep pressure on Republicans to combat sexual violence and misogyny?
Don't have a Facebook or Twitter account? Just forward this email to your friends to share this important message.
Thanks for all you do.
—Anna, Scott, Ann, Matt, and the rest of the team
P.S. If you haven't yet, please join more than 100,000 fellow MoveOn members and sign and share this petition from UltraViolet Action demanding that NBC and MGM stop protecting Donald Trump and release the as-of-yet-unaired footage from Trump's reality TV show, The Apprentice.
1. "Red-state Senate hopefuls stick with Trump," Politico, October 11, 2016
2. "GOP Senator On Trump Tape: What He's Describing Is Not Sexual Assault," Talking Points Memo, October 10, 2016
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