Dear MoveOn member,
In a few moments, I'm going to ask you to support Doug Jones, the MoveOn-endorsed Democratic candidate for Senate from Alabama. I hope that you'll give me a chance to explain why we think this ask is so important and keep reading.
If elected, Doug Jones' opponent, Roy Moore, could become the most dangerous senator in America. You might have heard of Moore—he's known as the "Ten Commandments Judge" and has been suspended from the bench in the past for defying court orders. As senator, he would be a danger to our entire country. Imagine someone who believes that gay people should be imprisoned and thinks Muslims shouldn't be allowed to serve in Congress having the power to block judicial nominees! If Roy Moore wins the Senate seat that used to belong to Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he will have that power.
But there's strong reason for hope, because Democrat Doug Jones is a great candidate with a path to victory. Jones is pro-choice, pro-Affordable Care Act, and has an incredible personal story about the evils of racism and white supremacy. Back in 2002, Jones led the prosecution of KKK terrorists, finally bringing them to justice for a 1963 bombing of a Black church in Birmingham that killed four young girls.
And he can win! Polls show that Jones is within single digits of winning.1 And winning this race—in Alabama, among the reddest of deep-red states—would be a tremendous blow to Trump's agenda. We would keep the most dangerous Senate candidate in years out of the Senate, win an incredibly inspiring victory, and be one step closer to taking back the Senate.
Which is why I'm asking: Can you make a contribution of $9—or whatever you can afford—before Saturday's Federal Election Commission's fundraising deadline?
Our resistance to Trump's hateful agenda has been remarkably successful, but we need even more allies in the Senate to help win the fights ahead.
Winning a Democratic Senate seat in Alabama would make it much harder for Trump (and Mitch McConnell) to pass disastrous legislation or confirm radical right-wing judges, and could even give us a shot at taking back the Senate in 2018! That's why this is so important.
We have a real opportunity to shock the nation and win this race, but it'll take thousands of progressives pitching in small amounts to make it happen.
Your support will provide the resources we need to run get-out-the-vote efforts across the state, help the Jones campaign spread his progressive message, and help fight back against Republican attacks by communicating with voters through targeted advertising and field programs.
Right-wing extremists and Trump mega-donors are already terrified of how competitive Democrats are in deep-red Alabama and what that means for the 2018 elections. So let's focus on coming together to really give them something to worry about. Let's make it clear that we're not going to write off any part of this country to the right wing.
Let's stop the Republicans from replacing Jeff Sessions with an even crazier, more conservative Republican like Roy Moore; instead, let's elect a progressive champion who will stand up to Trump every single day in Washington.
Thanks for all you do.
–Matt, Milan, Hawley, Gabby, and the rest of the team
1. "Democrat Doug Jones in close Senate race with Roy Moore, Luther Strange, poll says," The Birmingham News, September 11, 2017
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