Dear MoveOn member,
Next Tuesday, we have a chance to set in motion a seismic shift in Congress that could lead to massive Democratic wins in 2018 and drive the nail in the coffin of Trumpcare—if we give our all right now by helping progressive candidate Jon Ossoff pull off an upset victory in next week's special election in Georgia.
Ossoff is currently ahead in the polls—for a historically Republican seat once held by Newt Gingrich! But right-wing donors are on the attack, spending millions running a racist smear campaign comparing Ossoff to Osama bin Laden.1
Will you chip in $3 right now to Ossoff's campaign and MoveOn's final push to get Ossoff over the line?
Democrats hardly competed in this district in recent elections. But then incumbent Tom Price was tapped by Donald Trump to be secretary of Health and Human Services and the architect of the Republican health care plan, which would rip health care away from 24 million Americans.
Now, there's a perfect storm. An open seat, an unpopular president, a clear referendum on health care in America, and—this is the most critical—a compelling, authentic candidate who isn't afraid to fight for his progressive populist vision!
If Ossoff wins, Republicans across the country will know that no seat is safe, that there will be consequences for trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and that Trump's coattails are nonexistent.
Yesterday, Republicans barely pulled out a victory in another open seat in Kansas—one of the reddest districts in America, which Trump won by 27% in November—and only after the GOP flooded the race with money in the final days and Trump himself, along with Vice President Mike Pence and other high profile, national Republicans, intervened in the race.2
That's why MoveOn is doing what we do best, funneling the grassroots energy of our members into electoral victories. MoveOn members have already donated $266,000 to Ossoff's race directly, we've produced TV ads currently running in the district, and we're using innovative tools to engage our local members to volunteer and remind everyone to vote.
Will you chip in $3 now for the final week of work to help progressive candidate Jon Ossoff and MoveOn's efforts secure a victory that will terrify Republicans?
MoveOn members have demonstrated the importance of this race by investing heavily already. That's why we went ahead with a provocative ad campaign to make sure this election is understood as a referendum on Trump and Trumpcare.
And it's working. All across the country, eyes are watching this race. The resistance defeated every attempt so far by the Trump team to take away our health care, but as Republicans have shown us, they aren't done trying.
Winning this race would turn resistance energy into electoral impact. And it will be the next big sign that we have the power to stop the attacks on health care, a message that will be picked up by the media and be heard loud and clear in the halls of Congress and in races everywhere.
So, if you've been wondering what else you can do to fight the Trump Republican agenda and prepare for next year's fight to take back Congress, this is your chance.
Thanks for all you do.
—Matt, Stephen, Erica, Katie, and the rest of the team
1. "GOP ad tries to tie Ga. Dem to Osama bin Laden," The Hill, April 5, 2017
2. "Republicans win a special House election in Kansas after an embarrassing red-state scare," Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2017
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