Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Should MoveOn support this petition?


Dear MoveOn member,

A MoveOn member named Wayne Hsiung recently created a petition on our public petition website entitled "Costco: Remove "Humane" labels from products connected to animal abuse"–and we'd like to know what you think of it.

The petition is addressed to Costco, and reads:

Chickens inside of a Costco cage-free egg supplier were trampled to death. Stop calling this violence humane!

Sign Wayne's petition.

Here's what Wayne wrote about it:

Investigators with Direct Action Everywhere recently exposed horrific violence at a Costco egg farm in Colorado. At this "cage-free" farm, hens were packed into enclosures so tightly that they were often piled three high. The bodies of trampled birds were left to rot inside the farm. These eggs are sold at Costco as "certified humane."

During the investigation, activists rescued one hen named Bailey who was trapped inside the farm's machinery. According to egg industry estimates, more than 1 million hens die every year by getting stuck this way! See her story at dxe.io/costcocagefree.

Costco is known as a progressive company, but there is nothing progressive about animal abuse and consumer fraud. Tell Costco to stop lying about the conditions that animals live in!

Can you click to let us know what you think?

I want to sign this petition.

I don't think MoveOn should support this petition.

We'll decide whether to send this petition out to additional MoveOn members in your area based on your feedback.

In case you haven't heard about it, MoveOn's petition site allows anyone to start an online petition and share it with friends and neighbors to build support for their cause.

Thanks for all you do.

—Milan, Alex, Corinne, Erica, and the rest of the team

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Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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Sign the petition: re: Alabama's new senator

Mitch McConnell is desperately obstructing the will of Alabama voters as he tries to pass a massive tax cut for the wealthy. Sign the petition to demand Doug Jones be seated immediately.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

My name is Bradley Davidson, and I'm from Birmingham, Alabama. My neighbors and the people of Alabama—powered by an influential turnout of African-American voters and a strong rebuke to the GOP's racist voter suppression efforts—spoke up in favor of Doug Jones last night. We also spoke out against the GOP's attempts to strip health care from millions while giving massive tax breaks to the wealthiest 1% and large corporations. 

But now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to stop us from being heard—choosing to swear in Jones next year rather than immediately so Republicans can jam through the GOP's awful tax legislation that will hurt the people of Alabama.1

The people of Alabama have voted. Let us have our voice. Click here to sign my petition demanding Doug Jones be immediately seated in the United States Senate.

The people have spoken, and we want Doug Jones to immediately step into his rightful role as elected senator from Alabama. Seat Doug Jones now.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

–Bradley Davidson

Source:

1. "McConnell: Strange to stay in Senate until end of current session," The Hill, December 12, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/27359?t=17&akid=195273%2E10220574%2Es64VG9

You're receiving this petition because we thought it might interest you. It was created on MoveOn.org, where anyone can start their own online petitions. You can start your own petition here.

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Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

WE JUST WON IN ALABAMA!!!

We just helped elect Doug Jones, a civil rights champion—and a pro-choice, pro-health care, anti-Trump Democrat—to the U.S. Senate in Alabama!

Dear MoveOn member,

We just helped elect Doug Jones, a civil rights champion—and a pro-choice, pro-health care, anti-Trump Democrat—to the U.S. Senate in Alabama!

If we can win in Alabama, we can win anywhere. We can take back the House in 2018—creating a firewall to stop the Trump Republican agenda and hold Trump accountable—and we even have a pathway to take back the Senate, too.

But we have to get started right now. Will you chip in $3 to help make 2018 a wave election of historic proportions across America?

Yes! I'll chip in and help fund MoveOn's 2018 election program and help take back power.

Six months ago, if you'd asked me what state Democrats were least likely to turn blue, I probably would have said Alabama.

Doug Jones' victory in Alabama, along with the big wins up and down the ballot last month in Virginia, show that we can help build a genuine progressive wave. Over the next 11 months, we have a real opportunity to end Republican control in Washington, D.C., dramatically curtail Trump's ability to enact his hateful agenda and hold him accountable, and begin to enact the bold progressive policies our country needs.

But to do all of these things, all of us need to step up and meet this historic moment.

Can you chip in $3 to help power MoveOn's election work in 2018? Click here if you can.

No one thought that we could win this race. After all, Trump had won in Alabama by a nearly 30-point margin, and, until tonight, Alabama hasn't had a Democratic senator for 25 years.

But now, it's clear: Americans are rejecting the politics of Trump and his allies. The politics of hate, fear, division, corruption, and lies.

Winning back the House will require picking up at least 24 seats, but we'll need to focus our efforts on dozens more races to meet that goal. And with Doug Jones' victory in Alabama tonight, there's a real path to taking control of the Senate, as well. In fact, we now have to flip only two seats to take back power in the Senate.

To meet this historic moment with an unprecedented response, we will have to work harder. We will have to think bigger. Organize louder. And I know that we can. The elections last month in Virginia proved that. Tonight proved that.

I'm celebrating tonight, and I hope that you are, too. But I also hope that you will take this energy—this amazing energy happening right now—and turn it into action. We know that we can win; now, it is up to us to make it happen.

Will you chip in $3 and help MoveOn run a historic, unprecedented elections program?

Yes! I'll chip in and help power MoveOn's work to take back power in 2018.

Thanks for all you do.

–Ilya, Alex, Milan, Anne, and the rest of the team

P.S. MoveOn is nearly 20 years old. We're gearing up to implement one of our biggest election programs yet to help win back Congress. If enough MoveOn members chip in, this might become our biggest elections program ever. MoveOn was instrumental in taking back the House in 2006. Tonight's results show that we need to go big to compete in even more districts and fully take advantage of this wave.

We need to make this a wave election and wipe out Republican control of Congress. Are you in to help make that happen?

Yes, I'm in! I'll chip in $3 and help MoveOn win in 2018.

P.P.S. Over 40,000 MoveOn members in Alabama—and fellow MoveOn members around the country—poured their hearts into this election, and we should be very proud today. For details, you can read the memo we sent to the media earlier today, here.


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Trump just picked on the wrong woman

This morning, in a wildly offensive and sexually-charged broadside on Twitter, Donald Trump went after Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Dear MoveOn member,

This morning, in a wildly offensive and sexually-charged broadside on Twitter, Donald Trump went after Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. He wrote that she came to his office in the past, "begging" for campaign contributions and "would do anything" for them.1

Trump attacked Sen. Gillibrand because yesterday she became the fifth senator—and the first woman senator—to demand that he resign because of the numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him.

Trump had no comment when male senators called on him to resign.2

We need to show Sen. Gillibrand—and women everywhere—that we have their backs when they are sexually harassed and when they speak out about sexual harassment and assault. We need to show harassers, abusers, and their protectors that attempts to silence women will backfire tenfold.

Will you donate $3 to Kirsten Gillibrand's re-election campaign—and we'll make sure that every political reporter in Washington, D.C., knows just how much money Trump's outrageous tweet raised for a courageous, progressive woman who's calling out the most powerful man in the world for sexual harassment and assault.

Click here to donate now. 100% of your donation will go to Sen. Gillibrand's re-election campaign, and we will report results to the press.

We have reached a watershed moment in our country's history, with powerful men finally starting to be held to account for sexual assault and harassment. And Sen. Gillibrand is leading the way to make sure that Trump is held accountable for his despicable actions, too.

We can't let Trump undermine the momentum of the #MeToo movement. He will not intimidate women. He will not silence women. We will stand together to end the epidemic of sexual harassment and assault in our country.

Please, at this critical moment, let’s come together. Click here now to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford, to Kirsten Gillibrand's re-election campaign.

Thanks for all you do.

–Emily, Michael, Justin, Anne, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. "Trump's disgusting Kirsten Gillibrand tweet is just the beginning of the #MeToo backlash," The Washington Post, December 12, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/27225?t=4&akid=195234%2E10220574%2Es3gxWI

2. "Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaning, December 12, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/27227?t=6&akid=195234%2E10220574%2Es3gxWI

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Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.


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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Last chance to kill this bill

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell want you to believe that passage of the Republican tax scam is inevitable and that there's no point in fighting it. Don't let them fool you. The bill is deeply, deeply unpopular.

Dear MoveOn Member,

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell want you to believe that passage of the Republican tax scam is inevitable and that there's no point in fighting it.

Don't let them fool you. The bill is deeply, deeply unpopular.

In the latest poll, only 29% of people say that they support the bill, with more and more middle-class Americans realizing that this bill isn't a tax cut for them at all, but a tax increase.1 The bill is also a complete mess, full of drafting errors and contradictions that Republicans can't explain.2

But the GOP's biggest problem is accused child molester and right-wing extremist Roy Moore, who's running for Senate in Alabama. If Moore loses his race in Alabama three days from now, then we're one vote away from killing the bill entirely in the Senate. And at least two Republican senators—including Sens. Susan Collins and Jeff Flake—are on the fence.3

That's why the GOP is scrambling to ram this thing through, and why the Republican National Committee has—shockingly—started funding Moore's campaign again ... all to get another "yes" vote in the Senate. 

MoveOn members are going all-out to kill this bill. It's an uphill battle—but together we can do it. We have $225,000 in last-minute campaign expenses, and still need to raise $107,000 by Monday.

Click here to chip in $3 to our emergency fund to stop the tax scam right now.

Here's our strategic game plan for stopping the Republican tax scam:

Make sure that Roy Moore loses in Alabama. If he does, there’s a good chance that it will send Republicans reeling and make them lose momentum. And remember, if Moore loses, we need to flip only one more on-the-fence vote in the Senate, and the bill is dead.

Pressure House Republicans in blue states. States like California, New York, and New Jersey will get hit particularly hard by the bill—and many of the most vulnerable House Republicans are in these states. That means that there is a path to defeating this bill: by flipping enough swing Republicans who are worried about losing their jobs.

Keep the pressure on key Senate Republicans. Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, and others voiced concerns before voting for the Senate bill. It's likely that their concerns will not be addressed by the final bill, so we're keeping pressure on them.

Popularize how toxic this bill is. This bill is the most unpopular since Trumpcare—and look what happened to that. As more Americans are revolted by the contents of the bill and the corrupt process that's pushing it through, more savvy Republicans may back away from this increasingly toxic plan.

Don't let McConnell and Ryan convince you that we can't win. We can win; and if we do all that we can do—together—we will win.

Click here to chip in $3 now to our emergency final-hours campaign.

Thanks for all you do.

–Justin, Sunjeev, Karine, Milan, and the rest of the team

P.S. If we can hit our $225,000 goal by Monday, we will be able to:

  • Continue to support Doug Jones in Alabama. MoveOn members in Alabama are working their tails off to support Jones—giving money, time, and running innovative get-out-the-vote video ads and SMS outreach as well.
  • Make tens of thousands of calls to key members of Congress. As our data analyst Amy White says, "Using some data and a whole lot of math, we identify progressive-leaning voters in key districts with members of Congress who most need to hear from their constituents. Then, we make huge numbers of calls to alert those voters to what's happening and encourage them to get involved!" These calls cost money, but they're highly effective. And we need to scale them up.
  • Organize constituents to drop by congressional offices and join rallies. We'll keep rallying in districts and Washington, D.C., for as long as it takes, until the final vote is cast.
  • Run ads on social media hammering vulnerable Republicans for hiking middle-class taxes to fund a corporate payday.
  • Solicit and promote personal stories showing just how much Republicans will hurt their constituents with this tax bill—especially in the key swing districts where Republican members of Congress are already feeling vulnerable in next year's elections.
  • Produce breakthrough videos—like a new series with Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream co-founder Ben Cohen—to publicize the real costs and stakes of this fight.

Are you in?

Yes, I'll chip in $3 and support MoveOn's big, final push to kill the Republican tax scam.

Sources:

1. "Quinnipiac: Only 29% of Americans approve of GOP tax plan," CNN, December 5, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/26318?t=5&akid=195042%2E10220574%2Eb2qg4w

2. "'Holy crap': Experts find tax plan riddled with glitches," Politico, December 6, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/26319?t=7&akid=195042%2E10220574%2Eb2qg4w

3. "The Republican tax scam isn't quite a done deal," The New Yorker, December 5, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/27072?t=9&akid=195042%2E10220574%2Eb2qg4w

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 support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.


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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dream: How we win

Congress has the power and moral imperative to pass a clean Dream Act before Christmas so Dreamers and their families can enjoy the holidays in peace. Find out what you can do to stand with Dreamers today.

Dear MoveOn member,

This is longer than the emails we usually send, and it covers a ton of ground. But we're in a crucial moment, and we want to make sure we're all on the same page and taking action together to ensure Congress acts before the end of the year to pass a clean Dream Act so that Dreamers don't have to spend the holidays in fear. 

On Thursday, Congress once again failed to take action to defend Dreamers and their families.1 They passed a stopgap funding measure that did not include a clean Dream Act, keeping the government open for weeks at a time without doing anything to protect Dreamers in limbo (Congress also failed to protect kids without health care by not authorizing funding for CHIP).

After Thursday's vote, Congress now has just 13 days to secure priorities such as CHIP funding and finally make the Dream Act a reality.

If they fail, Dreamers will be forced to spend the holidays fearing deportation—uncertain how to proceed with their studies and their jobs, raise their kids, or plan for the future.

Congress has the power and moral imperative to pass a clean Dream Act before Christmas so Dreamers and their families can enjoy the holidays in peace. That is why MoveOn members are making this—along with our campaign against the GOP tax scam—a priority fight, and why we're taking action in huge numbers.

Click here for more ways to get involved in the fight for a clean Dream Act by Christmas.

Some in Congress—including House Speaker Paul Ryan—claim Congress has until March to fix the problem Donald Trump created when he scrapped the DACA program, throwing millions of lives into turmoil and uncertainty. But the truth is, about 122 DACA recipients lose their status every day Congress delays, and over 11,000 Dreamers—who grew up in America—have already become subject to deportation since Trump ended DACA.2

And despite the overwhelming support for the Dream Act, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are refusing to bring the bill to a vote. So it's coming down to other members of Congress to force a vote on a clean Dream Act—Republicans must demand McConnell and Ryan hold the vote, and Democrats must use their leverage and stand united. 

Most Democrats, including Representative Nancy Pelosi, Senator Chuck Schumer, and other congressional leaders, have stated that Congress must take action by Christmas so Dreamers and their families can spend the holiday in peace, not fear. And an increasing number of Democrats, as well as some Republicans, have said they will not vote for any end-of-year spending bills—the "must-pass" bills that keep the government running—until Congress addresses Dream.3

This is the Democrats' one piece of leverage—and why it is so crucial they hold strong on their demand to address this crisis. While Democrats as a group failed to use this leverage Thursday night—in passing a two-week continuing resolution—they have one more shot before the end of the year: December 22.

This is a make-or-break deadline to get Dream done in 2017. If they fail and Congress passes a short-term continuing resolution to continue to fund the government into January, the next shutdown showdown will be paired with a vote on the debt ceiling, which drastically reduces Democrats' leverage in the process. Democrats are unlikely to vote against a bill to raise the debt ceiling, and they don't have the numbers to force a vote at other points in the year. Right now, they have the most leverage and clearest path toward forcing a vote on a clean Dream Act.

The margin for error here is thin, and we must thicken Democratic resolve to stand firm for a clean Dream Act by Christmas. Anything less would mean that Democrats are in practice helping Republicans fund Trump's deportation of Dreamers.

That's why so many MoveOn members are doing all we can—to pressure Republicans to call for a vote, to shore up Democrats in their commitment to the Dream Act, and to raise national awareness about what's at stake. And there's so much more we all need to do together.

Click here to take action now to support Dreamers and demand a clean Dream Act this year.

Since September, this has been a top-priority campaign for MoveOn members—we've taken to the streets, the phones, and the airwaves to fight for a clean Dream Act.

  • MoveOn members organized a week of action in October with events from Texarkana to Syracuse—and have joined and supported rallies, marches, and protests every week since.4

  • MoveOn's Video Lab has produced videos on the #CleanDreamAct that have been viewed more than 10 million times, featuring Cristina Jiminez, the MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient who runs United We Dream; Robert Reich, explaining how the Dream Act would boost our economy by $1 trillion; and Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, sharing their resolve—as well as Dreamers reciting the poem on the Statue of Liberty, faith leaders speaking about the moral crisis of the moment, and so many more.

  • MoveOn members have flooded D.C. with calls—and we'll continue to contact key offices on both sides of the aisle, to make sure Republicans and Democrats alike know we expect them to act.

  • MoveOn is distributing 100,000 stickers with the message "Our Dreams Unite Us" to offer members a way to display a beautiful, visual representation of this fight.

  • MoveOn ran billboards in Paul Ryan's hometown, including a mobile billboard that toured his town's busy shopping areas, through the Thanksgiving recess—in partnership with United We Dream and Voces De La Frontera (Wisconsin).5

  • MoveOn and America's Voice commissioned new polling that showed, in battleground congressional districts currently represented by Republicans, voters support the Dream Act, oppose a border wall, expect Congress to act, and would blame Republicans for any shutdown.6

  • More than 250,000 MoveOn members have added their name to a petition for a clean Dream Act that was part of a million-signature delivery in Washington, D.C.

This work has stiffened the spines of many Democratic leaders, such as Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, and Jeff Merkley—all of whom opposed the spending bill Thursday night—and has contributed to Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi stating repeatedly that they will get this done by the year's end.7,8

But our fight isn't done yet. In fact, this is our moment. This is our moment to fight alongside brave Dream leaders, who are doing everything from risking arrest in Washington, D.C., in record numbers to organizing tech titans in Silicon Valley.

Here's what we need to do over the next two weeks—with your help and shoulder-to-shoulder with Dreamers, immigrant-led organizations, and Americans of all walks of life:

  • Amplify the national alarm. Dreamers are courageously protesting each day—we will lift up those actions and continue to broaden this narrative to become an urgent national conversation. This means organizing thought leaders, cultural figures, and other celebrities; producing breakout videos and media; and ensuring Dreamers' rallying cries are heard in every state.

  • Raise the stakes for the Democrats. Democrats made a commitment—together, we can ensure they honor it. We are keeping pressure on key Democrats through calls, social media, and creative actions—and we're also letting them know how they'll be held accountable if they cave, by designing in advance the advertisements and accountability actions we would launch if they fail.

  • Keep heat on Republicans. Ultimately, Republicans can insist on getting Dream passed. So we are working to help the Dream message break through from primetime TV to the Sunday pulpit, from paid ads that drive calls to op-eds that shape conversation—so that Republicans know their constituents are paying attention.

Click here to take action now for Dreamers and demand a clean Dream Act by Christmas.

Nobody ever believed this fight would be easy—least of all Dreamers, who have been pushing for the Dream Act for sixteen long years and immigrant youth who fought with everything they had to win DACA protections just five years ago. But as immigrant youth and Dreamers continue to take courageous risks to bring us closer to victory, we can—and must—stand united, ready, and determined to win.

Congress failed us again on Thursday—but we can succeed. We can succeed in steering this debate forward, so the two million Dreamers who would qualify for a clean Dream Act can break free of this crushing and needless uncertainty.

Thanks for all you do.

—Corinne, Emma, Iram, Brian, and the rest of the team

Sources: 
 
1. "Congress Passes Bill To Avert Shutdown For 2 Weeks," NPR, December 7, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/26766?t=17&akid=195020%2E10220574%2EoCMC0-
 
2. "Thousands of DACA Recipients Are Already Losing Their Protection From Deportation," Center for American Progress, November 9, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/26050?t=19&akid=195020%2E10220574%2EoCMC0-
 
3. "DACA Fix Looms Over Talks To Prevent Government Shutdown," NPR, December 7, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/26767?t=21&akid=195020%2E10220574%2EoCMC0-
 
4. "Area activists push to make Dream Act a reality: Group presents a petition to protect undocumented immigrants brought to U.S. as children," Texarkana Gazette, October 17, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/26768?t=23&akid=195020%2E10220574%2EoCMC0-
 
5. "Wisconsin immigration group calling for 'Clean Dream Act' Wisconsin immigration group calling for 'Clean Dream Act,'" WMTV, November 22, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/26769?t=25&akid=195020%2E10220574%2EoCMC0-
 
6. "New Battleground Poll Shows Voters Support Dream Act, Would Blame Republicans for Government Shutdown," America's Voice, December 7, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/26770?t=27&akid=195020%2E10220574%2EoCMC0-
 
7. "Roll Call Vote 115th Congress - 1st Session," United States Congress, December 7, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/26771?t=29&akid=195020%2E10220574%2EoCMC0-
 
8. "Pelosi: We're not leaving town without DACA fix," The Hill, December 7, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/26772?t=31&akid=195020%2E10220574%2EoCMC0-

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?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Friday, December 8, 2017

What have you been up to since this summer?

What have you been working on since summer? And what's on the horizon for 2018?

Dear Eddie,

We are nearing the end of the first year of Trump’s disastrous administration. From the ongoing attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act to his ending of DACA to his increasingly unpopular tax plan, Donald Trump has been busy destabilizing years of progress on civil liberties and civil rights in America, attacking the environment, escalating global conflict, and favoring corporations over regular Americans.

However, this has also been the first year of a remarkable Resistance, in which Americans from of all walks of life have taken action in historic numbers at marches, rallies, airports, congressional offices, and on phones and social media, to defend our communities, our Constitution, and our values.

Can you take a few minutes and tell us what you have been up to since the summer and what you want to do in 2018?

As a MoveOn member, you have been on the front lines of the resistance to this administration’s damaging policies and actions. Through the work you and other MoveOn members did this year, you helped save health care for millions by defeating last summer’s Trumpcare push, flooded town hall meetings during three Resistance Recesses to let Congress know that they work for us, and led or attended rallies all over the country.

Now we want to hear from you!

We know the Resistance has been flourishing across the country through actions and experiences. We want to know what you have been energized by since the summer and your thoughts on the next year, as the wider movement works to effectively escalate the Resistance in 2018.

Click here to complete the survey!

Your feedback is critical—it helps us learn, maximize our impact as we plan future actions, and elevate stories about the work MoveOn members are doing.

Thanks for all you do.

—Chris, Lisa, Vicki, Gabby, and the rest of the team

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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Trump's sexual assault

Will you sign my petition calling on Congress and the Department of Justice to investigate allegations of Trump's sexual assault and harassment?

Hi Eddie—I just wanted to make sure you saw my message from the other day.


Dear fellow MoveOn member,

Twenty women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment or assault committed by Donald Trump.1 As the nation grapples with allegations against Roy Moore, Senator Al Franken, and Representative John Conyers, it's past time for Congress and the Department of Justice to formally investigate these allegations against Trump. 

Will you sign my petition calling on Congress and the Department of Justice to investigate allegations of Trump's sexual assault and harassment?

We request that Congress and the Justice Department open an investigation into the sexual harassment and assault accusations against Donald Trump.

In order to protect all women in the workplace and in life, we must unilaterally support measures to remove those who would compromise their safety and impose consequences accordingly.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

—Susan O'Connor

Source:

1. "The Trump allegations," The Guardian, November 30, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/25954?t=17&akid=194940%2E10220574%2Em-hOJ3

You're receiving this petition because we thought it might interest you. It was created on MoveOn.org, where anyone can start their own online petitions. You can start your own petition here.

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?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

We can stop the tax bill. Really.

Eddie, we have just days left to stop this train wreck. The good news is, the grassroots resistance is really fired up. By some measures, we're seeing even more grassroots energy than we saw in the fight to stop Trumpcare.

Dear MoveOn member,

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops called the Republican tax bill "unconscionable."1 In emails to MoveOn members, Senator Bernie Sanders called it "an immoral disaster," and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich called it "a moral atrocity."

And me? Well, I agree them—and with Nancy Pelosi. She called it "the worst bill in the history of Congress."2

Eddie, we have just days left to stop this train wreck. In the next 72 hours, we need to raise $225,000 to pay for urgent campaign expenses. Which is why we need you right now.

Please. Click here to chip in $3—or whatever you can afford—and help fund our big, final push to stop the Republican tax scam.

There are several ways that we could defeat this bill. To maximize our chances of success, we need to:

Make sure that Roy Moore loses in Alabama. If he does, there's a good chance that it will send Republicans reeling and make them lose momentum. Also, if he loses, we need only one more vote in the Senate, and Susan Collins is already on the fence.

Pressure House Republicans in blue states. States like California, New York, and New Jersey will get hit particularly hard by the bill—and many of the most vulnerable House Republicans are in these states. That means that there is a path to defeating this bill by flipping enough swing Republicans who are worried about losing their jobs.

Keep the pressure on key Senate Republicans. Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, and other Republicans voiced concerns before voting for the Senate bill.3 It's likely their concerns will not be addressed by the final bill, so we're keeping pressure on them now.

Publicize how toxic this bill is. This bill is the most unpopular since Trumpcare—and look what happened to that.4 As more Americans are revolted by the contents of the bill and the corrupt process that's pushing it through, more savvy Republicans may back away from this increasingly toxic plan.

It won't be easy to win—none of these paths to victory are guaranteed. But we definitely can win.

And although doing all of these things at once isn't cheap, our "all-of-the-above" strategy maximizes our chances of success—which is why we're asking for your help.

Will you chip in $3 now to fund our big, final push to stop this immoral disaster before it's too late?

The grassroots resistance is really fired up. By some measures, we're seeing even more grassroots energy than we saw in the fight to stop Trumpcare.

For example, our peer-to-peer text team—which texts hundreds of thousands of progressives to flood Congress with calls—is seeing our highest response rates EVER. And 1,600 people recently packed an auditorium in Reading, PA, neighboring multiple swing congressional districts, to hear from Bernie Sanders, when he went on the road with MoveOn and allies to defeat this moral atrocity. These MoveOn-member-funded rallies were featured on the Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow shows, and were all over the news.

But grassroots energy alone isn't enough to win. We need to raise $225,000 in the next 72 hours for our final expenses, including ads, rallies, and our groundbreaking telephone program that's helping keep phone lines jammed on Capitol Hill—all day, every day.

Will you chip in $3 now to fund our final expenses, as we work around the clock to stop this moral atrocity?

Your support will make it possible for us to:

  • Continue to support Doug Jones in Alabama. MoveOn members in Alabama are working their tails off to support Jones—giving money, time, and running innovative get-out-the-vote video ads and SMS outreach as well.
  • Make tens of thousands of calls to key members of Congress. As our analyst Amy White says, "Using some data and a whole lot of math, we identify progressive-leaning voters in key districts with members of Congress who most need to hear from their constituents. Then, we make huge numbers of calls to alert those voters to what's happening and encourage them to get involved!" These calls cost money, but they're highly effective. And we need to scale them up.
  • Organize constituents to drop by congressional offices and join rallies. We'll keep rallying in districts and Washington, D.C., for as long as it takes, until the final vote is cast.
  • Run ads on social media hammering vulnerable Republicans for hiking middle-class taxes to fund a corporate payday.
  • Solicit and promote videos telling personal stories about just how much Republicans will hurt their constituents with this tax bill—especially in the key swing districts where Republican members of Congress are already feeling vulnerable in next year's elections.
  • Produce breakthrough videos—like a new series with Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream co-founder Ben Cohen—to publicize the real costs and stakes of this fight.

A vote could come as early as Monday—which is why we need to lock in our final budget in the next 72 hours. Will you chip in $3?

Yes, I'll chip in.

Thanks for all you do.

–Anna, Anne, Michael, Robert, and the rest of the team

P.S. Remember how we successfully helped block the GOP from repealing the Affordable Care Act—even though they tried several times?

Then, MoveOn members stepped up and chipped in hundreds of thousands of dollars to get us over the finish line. And we need you again now. Because all those health care fights cost far more than we'd originally budgeted for.

We're also campaigning to win a clean Dream Act, stop the Muslim ban, and defend Robert Mueller's independent and critical investigation into Donald Trump's corrupt ties to Russia. And we're gearing up to end GOP control of the House in 2018, while defending progressive champions in the Senate.

It's a lot to do, all at once. Right now, we need your help to raise $225,000 by Monday. If we can raise the funds, we can keep doing all of these things in our big, final push to stop the Republican tax scam.

Sources:

1. "House Tax Reform Bill 'Unacceptable' as Written, Say U.S. Bishops Chairmen," United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 9, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/26665?t=7&akid=194913%2E10220574%2EfkrYUj

2. "Pelosi: GOP tax proposal 'the worst bill in the history' of Congress," The Hill, December 4, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/26666?t=9&akid=194913%2E10220574%2EfkrYUj

3. "House Republicans Already Shooting Down Tax Bill's Promises," The Daily Beast, December 4, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/26674?t=11&akid=194913%2E10220574%2EfkrYUj

4. "Quinnipiac: Only 29% of Americans approve of GOP tax plan," CNN, December 5, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/26675?t=13&akid=194913%2E10220574%2EfkrYUj

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Alabama game-changer

Six months ago, no one thought that Democrats had a chance to win control of the Senate. Now, it looks as if it just might happen—starting with Alabama.

Dear MoveOn member,

Six months ago, no one thought that Democrats had a chance to win control of the Senate. Now, it looks as if it just might happen—starting with Alabama.

Here’s the simple math: To take back the Senate, Democrats need to pick up three seats. Arizona and Nevada look like two good opportunities.

But to win that all-important third seat, we’ll need to pull off an upset in a red state like Texas, Tennessee ... or Alabama. And the latest polls say that the Alabama race is way too close to call.1

Alabama is so very important, and that’s why I’m asking you to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford, to help Doug Jones—the Democrat running for the Senate seat—get over the top.

If Democrats can win control of the Senate next year, here’s what will happen:

  • Republicans will no longer have the votes to ram through legislation like the GOP tax scam on straight party-line votes.
  • Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer—not Mitch McConnell—will control the Senate calendar, moving forward votes on a progressive agenda and not rushing through attacks on health care or confirmations of extreme judges.
  • Democrats will chair key committees, allowing us to hold the Trump administration accountable and conduct important oversight.

In other words: If Democrats win the Senate, Trump’s agenda is in deep, deep trouble.

Polls show that this race is within reach for Doug Jones—in fact, this election is too close to call. Will you chip in $3 to help Doug win this crucial Senate race?

Yes, I’ll chip in to Doug Jones' campaign today.

Thanks for all you do.

–Senator Kamala Harris

Source: 
 
1. "Alabama Senate Special Election - Moore vs. Jones," Real Clear Politics, Accessed December 4, 2017

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Monday, December 4, 2017

TODAY: How to stop the GOP tax hike

We've entered the critical final phase of the fight over the GOP tax bill. It's a tax hike on the middle class and full-scale burglary of our nation to benefit the superrich. What happens in the coming weeks will have consequences for a generation. And the reaction over the next 48 hours will shape the rest of this fight.

Dear MoveOn member,

We've entered the critical final phase of the fight over the GOP tax bill—a tax hike on the middle class and full-scale burglary of our nation to benefit the superrich. What happens in the coming weeks will have consequences for a generation—and the reaction over the next 48 hours will shape the rest of this fight.

The path to victory will be pushing key Republican representatives and senators to reject this plan, and MoveOn members in districts with Republican members of Congress have been organizing rallies and flooding local offices with calls. And they are fired up to keep going! Here's the crowd at a rally that we organized Sunday in a swing district in Pennsylvania to protect working families and defeat the tax scam:

Rallying against the tax scam in Reading

Even though Representative Gregory W. Meeks voted against the tax bill the first time, there's still critical work you can do to show him that you have his back—and to raise the alarm with friends and family in other parts of the country.

Can you drop by the local office of Representative Gregory W. Meeks today, tomorrow, or any day this week to deliver your personal message about why you oppose this attack on the middle class? It will help Rep. Meeks make the case for opposing this bill. MoveOn will provide resources to make it easy for you to do, and we'll amplify your photos or tweets from your drop-by over social media.

I'll drop by to tell Rep. Meeks why I oppose this heinous tax bill in order to help her make the case to stop it!

After you drop by—or if you're not able to go in person—can you post about your opposition to this blll on Facebook or Twitter? You can write something like this: "I'm calling, visiting, and writing to my member of Congress to oppose this middle-class tax hike and attack on health care—can you do the same? Especially if you have a Republican representative, now's the time! And please post if you make a call so we can keep the momentum going!"

Below, you can find a briefing on where we are, what comes next, and how we fight back.

Well past midnight on Friday, Republicans passed a mammoth tax giveaway to the ultra wealthy, crammed full of wild loopholes—many of which were inserted by high-paid lobbyists, some of which were added in scrawled handwriting at the 11th hour— ranging from giveaways to heirs of multimillion-dollar estates to a special tax break for private school tuition.1,2 Leading congressional scholar Norm Ornstein tweeted, "There has never been a more outrageous, revolting, unfair process to pass a corrupted bill in the history of Congress."3

At its heart is a mammoth handout for corporations that cuts their tax rate nearly in half. Some of this is paid for by raising taxes on the middle class, but much of it simply adds to the deficit—which Republicans have already announced their intention to address by slashing Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.4

Not a single Democrat voted for this bill. But nearly every Republican did.

It's sickening. But this fight isn't over.

Because the bills passed by the House and Senate are so different, they'll need a conference committee made of handpicked allies of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan to hammer out the details—and each house will need to vote on this increasingly unpopular bill yet again. That gives us the opportunity to organize. 

We shouldn't kid ourselves. This will be very, very hard to stop. We'd need to flip 11 House Republicans who voted for it the first time in addition to holding the 13 Republicans who voted against the initial bill—or flip two Senate Republicans. The GOP is hell-bent on delivering for their wealthy donors. But just because it's a hard fight doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

Here are a few avenues to defeating this monstrosity:

1. Flipping votes in high-tax states such as California, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, which have politically vulnerable House Republicans. This bill raises taxes on many constituents in swing districts—the areas where Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump and where Republican incumbents know their job is on the line. 

These Republicans have been nervous about the way the bill forces their constituents to pay taxes on the money they're already paying in state and local taxes. Until the final vote, it's worth flooding them with maximal pressure.

2. Making this bill nationally toxic to lead some savvy politicians to sour on it. This bill is hideously unpopular in most of the country. The only bill that has polled worse was the ACA repeal, and we all know what happened to that.5 The more we can expose this bill for the middle-class tax hike and national looting it is—and the longer we can delay a vote—the more Republicans will get nervous.

In fact, the nastiness of this law is exactly why the GOP is so determined to rush it. It's a political "win" only in the sense that it rewards their donors, which presumably will lead to more campaign contributions in 2018. But the more the public knows about what's in this bill, the more it hurts the GOP's chances with actual voters. And that's why it's critical to fight back, publicly and unignorably, because if we alert enough people to this act of legislative looting by the 1%, we can make this bill backfire. Our job is to sear into the public's mind that this bill is a massive transfer of money from the many to the few. Whether we win or lose the vote in Congress, we can make this bill a game-changer in the elections next year.

3. Harnessing the health care energy. We saw what the Resistance looked like in the defense of health care and the repeated defeat of Trumpcare. This new bill goes after the Affordable Care Act yet again—and now that it's getting more media attention, folks across the country are realizing it. This bill attacks a key provision of the ACA directly, which would lead to 13 million more uninsured Americans and higher premiums for just about everyone else. Not only that, but the GOP has made no secret that the way they'll need to pay for the ballooning deficit caused by huge corporate giveaways is by slashing Medicare and Medicaid.

Republicans are still bruised by the constituent backlash against Trumpcare—and if we can make this feel like a repeat of that fight, it will drive wedges among the GOP that could make it hard for the wings of their fractured party to find a bill that satisfies everyone.

We've got a plan to make this bill the biggest GOP mistake since they tried to dismantle Medicaid. And it starts with an uproar over the next 72 hours. Click here if you can drop by your member of Congress's office today, tomorrow, or any day this week. 

Then, please share your experience—or if you're not able to go in person, still post on Facebook and Twitter, or forward this email to friends—so everyone can be part of this national uproar!

For the past forty years, the rich have gotten richer in this country—and working people have been left behind. This bill would dial that trend into overdrive. In fighting it, we stand up for the fundamental value that America should be a democracy, not an oligarchy—a country where everyone has a fighting chance, where we're all created equal, and where our economy recognizes the equal value of all. It's time to take a stand.

Thanks for all you do.

—Ben, Emma, Victoria, Sunjeev, and the rest of the team

P.S. If you can't go to your local office, you can always call Rep. Gregory Meeks to thank him for opposing this corrupt and morally obscene bill. Here's where to call:

  • Representative Gregory W. Meeks
    • Arverne, NY: 347-230-4032
    • Jamaica, NY: 718-725-6000

You can click here to tell us how your call went—and so we can share the numbers of calls MoveOn members are making with the media to demonstrate the grassroots opposition to this bill.

Sources:

1. "Death, but no taxes? Why plans to repeal the estate tax matter," The Associated Press, December 1, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/26076?t=18&akid=194679%2E10220574%2Es6WR6D

2. "The Republican tax bill punishes American families who use public schools," Quartz, December 2, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/26077?t=20&akid=194679%2E10220574%2Es6WR6D

3. Tweet by Norm Ornstein, December 1, 2017
 
4. "GOP eyes post-tax-cut changes to welfare, Medicare and Social Security," The Washington Post, December 1, 2017

5. "Here’s the incredibly unpopular GOP tax reform plan — in one graph," The Washington Post, November 18, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/26080?t=26&akid=194679%2E10220574%2Es6WR6D

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Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Sign the petition re: Support the Sanders plan for Puerto Rico


Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Brad Johnson of Climate Hawks Vote, and I started a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate, which says:

Aid our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands immediately, and co-sponsor the just and comprehensive relief and recovery legislation introduced by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Donald Trump, Majority Leader Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are failing to act to help the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands survive and rebuild from the devastation of the fossil-fueled Hurricane Maria.

The 3.5 million American citizens of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have no representation in Congress -- they need all of us to demand action from our elected leaders.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has introduced legislation to mobilize all the resources and assets needed to restore electricity, provide clean water and food, a safe haven and access to medical care. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Ed Markey, and Richard Blumenthal are original co-sponsors.

The plan includes a total waiver of the cost of matching funds to receive federal assistance, rejects privatization efforts, and promotes a new resilient, decentralized and renewable energy-based grid.

Congress needs to act -- every member of the House and Senate should co-sponsor and pass this critical legislation to help our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Add your name!

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

—Brad Johnson

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Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

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20 women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault or harassment

In light of the House Ethics Committee investigation of John Conyers, we request that the Justice Department appoint a special counsel to open an investigation into the years of accusations against Donald Trump.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

Twenty women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment or assault committed by Donald Trump.1 As the nation grapples with allegations against Roy Moore, Senator Al Franken, and Representative John Conyers, it's past time for the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into these allegations against Trump. 

Will you sign my petition calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special counsel to investigate these and other allegations of sexual assault and harassment?

In light of the House Ethics Committee investigation of John Conyers, we request that the Justice Department appoint a special counsel to open an investigation into the years of accusations against Donald Trump.

In order to protect all women in the workplace and in life, we must unilaterally support measures to remove those who would compromise their safety and impose consequences accordingly.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

—Susan O'Connor

Source:

1. "The Trump allegations," The Guardian, November 30, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/25954?t=17&akid=194466%2E10220574%2EI8jGXA

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

FW: Stop this immoral disaster

I'm hitting the road—with MoveOn and other partners—to share the message that we must reject this outrageous corporate giveaway. Instead, we need to invest in our communities and build an economy that works for all of us, not just the one percent.

Hi Eddie—I just wanted to make sure you saw my message from the other day.


Dear MoveOn member,

Throughout my political career, I have asked us all to imagine what our nation's future could be: a country with a minimum wage that is a living wage; with students graduating college without crushing debt that stifles their ability to pursue their dreams; where health care is recognized as a right for every man, woman, and child; and where we lead other nations in the fight against climate change.

I have asked us to believe that we could level the playing field and create a vibrant democracy where the billionaire class would no longer be able to buy and sell our candidates and elections.

I will always believe in that vision of America—even as I watch Republicans try to pass a tax scam that is literally the opposite agenda of what you and I have championed over the years.

As they continue to fight for more tax giveaways for their wealthy Wall Street donors, less health care for ordinary Americans, and more debt for college students, we must stand up, fight back, and make our voices heard.

That's why I'm hitting the road—with MoveOn and other partners—to share the message that we must reject this outrageous corporate giveaway. Instead, we need to invest in our communities and build an economy that works for all of us, not just the one percent.

Together, we're bringing this progressive agenda—which is supported by the vast majority of American voters—to Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania next weekend, with big rallies to push members of Congress to reject this tax scam.

Click here to chip in $3 to help MoveOn, as we go on the road to stop the destructive, obscene, and immoral GOP budget and tax plan.

Over the summer, I went on the road with MoveOn to help defeat the Republican "health care" bill that would have thrown as many as 32 million Americans off of the health insurance that they currently have.

And I'm going on the road again because we have to defeat this bill, too—a tax bill that will slash taxes for the rich, raise taxes on working families, and lay the groundwork for a massive attack on the most vulnerable people in our country.

This bill is an immoral disaster. If it passes, 13 million fewer Americans will be insured, and health care premiums will surge for tens of millions more. Further, the Republican budget cuts Medicaid by $1 trillion over 10 years and Medicare by over $400 billion. In order to give huge tax breaks to billionaires and large corporations, the Republican budget also makes enormous cuts to education, nutrition, affordable housing, and transportation—and will crush college students and college graduates struggling with debt.

In short: This budget will do incalculable harm to tens of millions of working families, women, kids, the sick, the elderly, and the poor. We have to fight this budget and stop it. That's why I'm hitting the road with MoveOn, and why I'm asking you to support the work that we're doing.

Can you chip in $3 and join the fight with me?

Now is exactly the time to demand the agenda that we fought so hard for.

Together, we must build a progressive grassroots movement across this country that not only defeats this disastrous legislation, but which leads the struggle to create an economy and government that work for all of us, not just the one percent.

Instead of cutting taxes on the wealthy, let's increase them—and use that money to pay for universal health care and free tuition at public colleges and universities. Let's raise the minimum wage to a living wage—$15 an hour—lead the world in combating climate change, transform our broken criminal justice system, and pass comprehensive immigration reform.

This is your agenda. This is my agenda. This is the MoveOn agenda. And we need to fight for it—and against the GOP's efforts to undermine it. Eddie, I need to know if you are still with me in this fight. Will you chip in $3?

Yes, I am in the fight for the progressive agenda.

In solidarity,

–Senator Bernie Sanders

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Stop this immoral disaster

Throughout my political career, I have asked us all to imagine what our nation's future could be: a country with a minimum wage that is a living wage; with students graduating college without crushing debt that stifles their ability to pursue their dreams; where health care is recognized as a right for every man, woman, and child; and where we lead other nations in the fight against climate change.

Dear MoveOn member,

Throughout my political career, I have asked us all to imagine what our nation's future could be: a country with a minimum wage that is a living wage; with students graduating college without crushing debt that stifles their ability to pursue their dreams; where health care is recognized as a right for every man, woman, and child; and where we lead other nations in the fight against climate change.

I have asked us to believe that we could level the playing field and create a vibrant democracy where the billionaire class would no longer be able to buy and sell our candidates and elections.

I will always believe in that vision of America—even as I watch Republicans try to pass a tax scam that is literally the opposite agenda of what you and I have championed over the years.

As they continue to fight for more tax giveaways for their wealthy Wall Street donors, less health care for ordinary Americans, and more debt for college students, we must stand up, fight back, and make our voices heard.

That's why I'm hitting the road—with MoveOn and other partners—to share the message that we must reject this outrageous corporate giveaway. Instead, we need to invest in our communities and build an economy that works for all of us, not just the one percent.

Together, we're bringing this progressive agenda—which is supported by the vast majority of American voters—to Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania next weekend, with big rallies to push members of Congress to reject this tax scam.

Click here to chip in $3 to help MoveOn, as we go on the road to stop the destructive, obscene, and immoral GOP budget and tax plan.

Over the summer, I went on the road with MoveOn to help defeat the Republican "health care" bill that would have thrown as many as 32 million Americans off of the health insurance that they currently have.

And I'm going on the road again because we have to defeat this bill, too—a tax bill that will slash taxes for the rich, raise taxes on working families, and lay the groundwork for a massive attack on the most vulnerable people in our country.

This bill is an immoral disaster. If it passes, 13 million fewer Americans will be insured, and health care premiums will surge for tens of millions more. Further, the Republican budget cuts Medicaid by $1 trillion over 10 years and Medicare by over $400 billion. In order to give huge tax breaks to billionaires and large corporations, the Republican budget also makes enormous cuts to education, nutrition, affordable housing, and transportation—and will crush college students and college graduates struggling with debt.

In short: This budget will do incalculable harm to tens of millions of working families, women, kids, the sick, the elderly, and the poor. We have to fight this budget and stop it. That's why I'm hitting the road with MoveOn, and why I'm asking you to support the work that we're doing.

Can you chip in $3 and join the fight with me?

Now is exactly the time to demand the agenda that we fought so hard for.

Together, we must build a progressive grassroots movement across this country that not only defeats this disastrous legislation, but which leads the struggle to create an economy and government that work for all of us, not just the one percent.

Instead of cutting taxes on the wealthy, let's increase them—and use that money to pay for universal health care and free tuition at public colleges and universities. Let's raise the minimum wage to a living wage—$15 an hour—lead the world in combating climate change, transform our broken criminal justice system, and pass comprehensive immigration reform.

This is your agenda. This is my agenda. This is the MoveOn agenda. And we need to fight for it—and against the GOP's efforts to undermine it. Eddie, I need to know if you are still with me in this fight. Will you chip in $3?

Yes, I am in the fight for the progressive agenda.

In solidarity,

–Senator Bernie Sanders

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 towards sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.


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