Saturday, May 20, 2017

Whoa, Resistance Summer is taking off!

Can you apply now, or forward this application to someone you know who'd be a great volunteer MoveOn Mobilizer this summer?

Dear MoveOn member,
In the midst of one of the most remarkable political crises in decades, it's no surprise that we're getting massive national interest in Resistance Summer—with over 1500 MoveOn members like you already applying around the country to become Resistance Mobilizers and organize your communities over the months ahead! 
However, we are still looking for more Resistance Mobilizers across the country.
Get your application in now, before our Monday application deadline, or forward this email to a friend of yours who you think would be a great MoveOn Mobilizer. It will take only five minutes to complete part A of the application.
Thanks for all you do.
P.S. Read more about the program at the Resistance Summer About page.

Dear MoveOn member,

Resistance Summer is coming.

Every day brings new attacks on our democratic institutions—including the latest revelations Donald Trump may have obstructed justice, yet again, by asking James Comey, (formerly) the head of the FBI, to end an ongoing investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia.This is on top of attacks on health care and voting rights, shutting out the free press—the list goes on.

The only way out of this disaster is to organize every community in the country. And that’s what Resistance Summer is all about. By organizing this summer, we can force politicians to stand up to Trump this year, and build up to a progressive tsunami in 2018.

That’s why we’re looking for 1,000 volunteer MoveOn Mobilizers to join us for Resistance Summer. As one of these volunteer leaders, you would spend an average of 5 hours each week organizing your community, receive personalized coaching from a nationally-renowned trainer, build relationships with a cohort of 25 other Mobilizers in similar communities, and receive a small stipend ($150/month) to cover the costs of organizing.

Apply now to lead the Resistance in your local community this summer—or forward this email now to someone you know who’d be great for the position.

The damage President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress have already done to our democracy will take years to unwind—and the urgency to reclaim our government is unprecedented. Consider: Donald Trump asked the nation's top law enforcement official to end an ongoing federal investigation, and when Trump didn't get what he wanted, he fired him. Meanwhile, the administration is dismantling key federal agencies like the EPA, voter suppression efforts are rampant, and hundreds of right-wing extremist judges are waiting to be appointed to life-long posts. Far from serving as a check or balance in the face of possible treason, Congress is acting as an accomplice.

Through it all, though, there is hope. Our Resistance movement has swept the nation, mobilizing millions of people who’ve never seen themselves as political before. We’ve successfully stopped the Muslim ban and have so far turned repeal of Obamacare into a toxic third rail that many Republicans fear.

The MoveOn Mobilizer’s mission? Turning the heat up even further. This summer, we need town halls flooded with protesters, phones ringing off the hook, voters registering in unprecedented droves, and much, much more. You don’t need political experience—all you need is commitment and the desire to put in the hard work to organize your community—plus 5-10 hours a week to dedicate to the Resistance from June 15 to September 15. In that time, Mobilizers will go through a structured training program and, with expert support, organize one event each month over the summer.

So stop for a moment right now and think: Who do you know would be a great MoveOn Mobilizer for Resistance Summer? Is it you? A friend, family member, or colleague?

Thanks for all you do.

—Vicki, Anne, Brian, Justin, and the rest of the team

P.S. For more details on the structure of the program, check out the Resistance Summer About page.

P.P.S. Tonight's news about a special prosecutor to investigate Trump's Russia ties is an important step in our pursuit of the truth, and proof that our pressure is working. But it's not enough, as we keep up the fight for a full and immediate investigation including an independent commission and the public testimony of James Comey about Trump's obstruction of justice. Yet, this step forward is a reminder that grassroots organizing can work, and we'll keep up this and other fights throughout Resistance Summer. Apply now.


1. "Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation," The New York Times, May 16, 2017

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?

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