Dear fellow MoveOn member,
Donald Trump is the most illegitimate president in American history. He lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, losing by a higher percentage than any winner of a presidential election in modern history.1
And he got where he is, in part, through lies, manipulation, bullying, and—evidently—meddling by a foreign government.
But now we're up against not just Trump and his dystopian administration, but also a Republican Congress that has shown its willingness to upend long-standing rules and political norms, putting its own partisan interests over the interests of the American people. This is the same GOP that just stole a U.S. Supreme Court seat and now is also in control of the White House.
What happens to our country and our people—especially communities specifically targeted by Trump—is in our hands. That's why it's so important that MoveOn—a key leader of the peaceful resistance—has the resources to hit the ground running in 2017.
Will you chip in $5 monthly to MoveOn now—to give them the resources to resist Trump seven days a week, 365 days a year?
MoveOn's team is already working day and night to resist the worst of Donald Trump and the GOP, defend the frontline communities destined to shoulder the most brutal burden in the days ahead, and build toward retaking political power in 2017, 2018, and 2020.
There is so much work to do. With your help, MoveOn will:
- Take on Trump's propaganda. Donald Trump's campaign won, in part, by spewing a torrent of lies and outrageous exaggerations across social media. That's why, with the support of MoveOn members like you, MoveOn's Video Lab will scale up like never before and bust through Trump's propaganda with breakthrough videos that will expose Trump as an illegitimate fraud and his policies as benefiting corporations and billionaires but terrible for average Americans, helping prevent him from governing as if he has a mandate.
- Ensure that progressive Americans remain awake, resolute, and on the move. In the face of Trump's parade of horribles, it would be easy (and understandable) for people to get numb, hunker down, and pray that they'll make it through the next four years. But human history teaches us of the perils of complacency and fear in response to political extremism and violence.
- Rise to the unprecedented challenge we're facing. MoveOn's staff team will expand to tackle an unprecedented number of critical campaigns at the same time—from helping lead a staunch opposition to Trump's cabinet picks, to ensuring that the Republican Congress can't shred Americans' health care, to helping give MoveOn members the tools to take on and win progressive victories locally—while standing in defense of the most vulnerable members of our communities.
I'm not saying any of this will be easy. But we have no choice but to fight, because our future depends on it.
Please. Right now. Say you'll be part of the progressive resistance to Donald Trump by helping give MoveOn the resources to resist Trump day in and day out in 2017.
Thanks for all you do.
1. "Trump’s Electoral College Victory Ranks 46th in 58 Elections," The New York Times, December 18, 2016
Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?