Dear MoveOn member,
On Tuesday night, Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address before Congress.
If you're like me, you don't want to watch a speech that is sure to focus on bashing immigrants, the press, women, and democratic American institutions. I personally have better and more hopeful, reality-based, and positive things to do with my time.
That's why I'm going to be part of the People's State of the Union, an address from the people's perspective. It will feature many partners, allies, and friends from the Resistance movement and celebrate what we have accomplished, organize around what we need to do, and affirm the breadth and depth of the greatest political movement since the Civil Rights era.
I'm joining Michael Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes, Common, and Andra Day, along with leading activists, organizers, and MoveOn, at this inspirational and energizing event that will help kick off the second year of our powerful and still growing Resistance movement.
And I'm helping MoveOn raise the money for this event, and so it can help lead the Resistance this year—when we not only need to stop Trump and the GOP's harmful agenda but also help progressive candidates across the country win in November. Will you chip in $3 to help out?
The event will take place at the Town Hall Theater in New York City, a hall started by suffragettes, where great leaders such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Langston Hughes, and Joan Baez have spoken and performed. We're planning to showcase the activists and organizers who have truly led the Resistance over the past year—because they're the real celebrities.
As we think about the state of our union, we recognize that our country has taken some steps backward, and that Trump and the GOP's radical, divisive agenda has caused people real harm.
But we've also built something beautiful.
Movements have come together in an amazing way, and we've won some incredible victories, including saving health care and starting a wave of progressive electoral wins. We put Doug Jones in the Senate and won numerous state-level elections with inspirational, diverse candidates, like we did in Virginia.
At the People's State of the Union on Monday, we're going to celebrate those victories and chart the path forward to more victories in 2018. Together, our movement can win back our country!
To do so, it's going to take all of us organizing, rallying, and donating to make it all possible. So please, Eddie, pitch in to support MoveOn's powerful organizing in 2018, as we work to protect our country and democracy and win big at the ballot boxes this November.
Yours in solidarity,
–MarkP.S. Watch the livestream of the event by clicking here on Monday at 8 p.m. ET. Add your voice over social media with #PeoplesSOTU and #Vote2018.
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