Dear MoveOn member,
This is Robert Fox, MoveOn's chief operating officer.
Frankly, it's never been more challenging to run operations at MoveOn, as our grassroots-powered movement fights to hold Donald Trump and his cronies accountable and respond to the torrent of crises Trump creates, while also working to put Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and other bold policies at the center of the Democratic agenda.
The past two years have been grueling and among the darkest in our country's history, but we're so optimistic after everything we accomplished together this past year, including our historic elections program, which helped power Democrats' biggest midterm election victory since 1974. And this past year's success has renewed our resolve and fierce determination to resist Trump at every turn in 2019, while advancing our vision for the country post-Trump.
I'm writing you today about MoveOn's 2019 budget. I'm working to finalize our 2019 budget for approval by the board, and I have an important request: Will you become a MoveOn weekly donor?
$3 a week—or whatever you can afford—will go a long way. And the greater the number of consistent supporters that we can count on, the more we can do in what may be the two most important political years of our lifetimes.
We've set an ambitious goal of signing up 1,390 new weekly donors between now and midnight. This would mean $400,000 in additional, reliable funding for 2019—enough to fund an entire MoveOn team.
When you become a weekly donor, it will be my job to turn your ongoing support into a 2019 budget that would allow MoveOn to rise to the historic challenges we face with Trump. (And let me be clear: No budget is too large for the threat we face. Which is why I'm hoping that we blast through our end-of-year goal and raise even more.)
2019 has the potential to be a pivotal year: We can finally put a check on Donald Trump and the corruption, criminality, and incompetence emanating out of the White House and his administration.
At the same time, we must end Trump's shutdown without a dime for his wasteful, racist wall, expand our work to fight for immigrant families and asylum-seekers (we simply cannot allow more migrant children to die in U.S. Border Patrol custody), and be ready to respond to the next Trump crises—whether it demands organizing protests around the country at a moment's notice, flooding Congress with calls, creating viral social media explainer videos, or something else.
And we can't stop there. The United States remains the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all. Pay has collapsed for the bottom 90% of workers, while executive pay has skyrocketed. And we're running out of time to stop catastrophic climate change. We need to make as much progress on these issues as possible at the state level while putting them at the center of the post-Trump agenda.
Will you chip in $3 weekly now to help us rise to the great challenges—and also opportunities—we will face in 2019?
Thanks for all you do.
–Robert Fox, MoveOn's Chief Operating Officer
P.S. The groundwork we lay over the next 12 months could determine whether we're able to defeat Trump—who right now is favored to win reelection.1
To ensure that we are able to fight on all cylinders in 2019 and defeat Trump in 2020, we still need to sign up 1,390 weekly donors by midnight. Will you chip in $3 weekly now?
Source:1. "Trump will likely win reelection in 2020," The Hill, December 15, 2018
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