Dear fellow MoveOn member,
First, we halted Trump's Muslim ban. Then, we defeated Trumpcare.
And now, enough Democrats have come out against Trump's lifetime appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his confirmation—unless Republicans resort to the nuclear option and upend Senate rules to force him through.1
The resistance is winning—but the next 72 hours will be absolutely critical. We need to both make sure that Democrats stick together and make clear to Republicans in vulnerable seats that their constituents won't let them get away with changing the rules to ram through Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
But Trump's corporate backers are fighting back. And their strategy is to do what they do best: spend massive amounts of dark money. We're being outspent 20-to-1 on TV ads in the Supreme Court fight.2
Stopping the Republicans from breaking Senate rules to get Trump's nominee confirmed may be one the biggest fights Washington has seen in decades, and we can’t afford to go in so vastly outgunned. Will you chip in $3 to help stop Gorsuch?
The Gorsuch battle is a clear example of how the right wing is trying to use money to prop up Trump's failing presidency.
Gorsuch is an ideologue who has spent his career siding with corporations against regular Americans—and Trump picked him from a list provided by right-wing think tanks.3
Over the past month, we've seen more than $10 million in dark money being used to sell Gorsuch as a nice guy who had a paper route as a kid and likes horses.4,5
Already, MoveOn members have stepped up to play a key role in the Trump resistance. You helped save health care for 24 million Americans who would have lost it because of Trumpcare. You've rallied to fight and halt his Muslim ban. And you've created enough pressure on Democrats that they are now poised to block Gorsuch's confirmation.
But now that the GOP may change the rules, MoveOn needs to have the resources to counter the right wing's ads with grassroots organizing. To win this fight, we need to keep the Democrats' spines strong and pressure just three Republicans not to throw away Senate rules in order to push through this divisive nominee.
We might not be able to match the corporations dollar for dollar, but I believe that if we all chip in to MoveOn, we can win.
Thanks for all you do.
1. "Senate Democrats Poised to Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination," The New York Times, April 3, 2017
2. "Senate Democrats vastly outspent by right in Gorsuch fight," The Washington Post, March 18, 2017
3. "Meet The Right-Wing Group That Helped Pick Neil Gorsuch," Right Wing Watch, February 9, 2017
4. "Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch," Judicial Crisis Network YouTube channel, January 31, 2017
5. "Outdoorsman," Judicial Crisis Network YouTube channel, February 10, 2017
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