Dear MoveOn Member,
Last week's election was devastating, but it's important to say this: The work you did as part of the United Against Hate campaign was essential and, in many ways, laid the groundwork we'll need to build on as we take on our most challenging effort ever—standing up to a Trump administration.
Whether you went door to door talking with voters, made phone calls, sent text messages, got on a bus to a swing state, or chipped in, thank you for being part of this campaign. And in the hard fights ahead, it's people like you—people who got up and took action—who will be among the leaders in the important work to stop the Trump Republican agenda. So from all of us, thank you.
We know we have work to do, and to prepare for that, we want take a moment to appreciate our work together, debrief the campaign, and talk about what comes next. There are two United Against Hate debrief calls this week. RSVP for the one that is better for you:
Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Thursday, November 17 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Here's some of what we accomplished together:
We made 2.3 million calls, sent 2.99 million text messages, knocked on 290,000 doors, and spoke to 85,000 voters.
In Nevada, we helped elect Catherine Cortez-Masto, the first Latina to be elected as a U.S. senator. Along with the elections of MoveOn-endorsed Tammy Duckworth in Illinois and Kamala Harris in California, we quadrupled the number of women of color in the Senate.1
With a razor-thin margin, Maggie Hassan won in New Hampshire, and now the state is represented by an all-female federal delegation—and all four are Democrats.2
MoveOn members like you came together in eight key states to organize and connect with each other under the banner of United Against Hate, and that is going to be key to resisting Trump and the Republican Congress.
Less than 24 hours after it was apparent that we had lost the Electoral College, MoveOn members across the country organized hundreds of gatherings of solidarity, resistance, and resolve. As we take care of ourselves in the wake of Tuesday's results, we are also committed to standing up for what is right and to defending anyone who is a target of Trump's bigoted agenda.
This week has been painful, but together we have risen and will continue to stand up in the face of adversity. Join a call this week to connect with other MoveOn volunteers, hear a special thank you for all your efforts in this election, and gear up for the work that is yet to come.
Join the United Against Hate debrief call tomorrow evening.
Can't make it tomorrow? Join Thursday's call.
Thanks for all you do.
—Victoria, Matt, Gabriela, Katherine, and the rest of the team
1. "One small sign of progress: the number of women of color in the Senate quadrupled," Vox.com, November 9, 2016
2. "In N.H., Democratic women hold sway" The Boston Globe, November 10, 2016