Dear MoveOn member,
In one of his first big post-election moves, Donald Trump has chosen Steve Bannon, an openly misogynistic, anti-Semitic, white supremacist figure, to serve as his chief strategist and senior counsel in the White House.
Once again, Donald Trump has made it clear that his administration will embrace policies that pose serious threats to millions of Americans. And it's up to MoveOn members to help make sure Congress holds the line.
Trump's appointment of Bannon has been heralded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, as well as the chairman of the American Nazi Party and other ultra right-wing pundits who believe Bannon will be able to fulfill Trump's most bigoted campaign promises.1
Trump has said recently that he would attempt to be a president for all Americans. Yet by choosing Bannon as a top advisor in one of his first big moves, Trump continues to demonstrate that he's far more interested in peddling a dangerous and divisive agenda than in working toward real solutions to our country's challenges.
We need to build the collective force necessary to put members of Congress on notice that we expect them to vehemently oppose Bannon's appointment, using all the tools at their disposal, including holds on all further Trump appointments.
Thanks for all you do.
—Jo, Mark, Schuyler, Iram, and the rest of the team
1. "White nationalists see advocate in Steve Bannon who will hold Trump to his campaign promises," CNN Politics, November 15, 2016
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