Thank you for your role in standing up to Trump with MoveOn's United Against Hate campaign.
Can you join the United Against Hate Volunteer Appreciation and Debrief Call TONIGHT, Thursday, November 17, at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT? Special guest Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn Political Action, will join us to share his analysis of the election outcome and how we can continue to organize for our communities and our country, following the example that you helped set as a volunteer with United Against Hate.
Click here to RSVP for tonight's United Against Hate Volunteer Appreciation and Debrief Call at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT, and get the dial-in number to join.
We planned two calls to accommodate multiple schedules, and last night's was uplifting. If you missed last night's call, no worries. We have another call tonight! And if you joined last night, you know valuable it is to reflect on our work together and share our hopes and plans for future organizing together; thank you for joining.
And read on below for a special note of thanks from earlier this week, for the role you played in uniting against hate. You have laid the groundwork and provided the example for the strength, resolve, and organizing that our country needs.
I hope to speak with you, and celebrate your accomplishments, tonight.
Thanks for all you do.
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