Dear fellow MoveOn member,
What if I told you that I see three ways forward to get us out of the mess we're in as a nation—and the smartest choice is the hardest?
We could choose to bang on the dinner table and swear every time we see Trump on TV.
Or we could cover our ears and make a "la la la" sound when we hear the man's voice.
But I'd bet just about anything that you're choosing the third—and best—way forward: fighting with all your might to help elect progressive candidates who have a transformative vision for America.
Because I know one thing for certain: MoveOn members simply never give up. You have the drive. The guts. And the faith it takes to muscle through adversity and win.
And I'm betting that you also see the writing on the wall about this upcoming election: Trump's Republican Party is in deep trouble. And we can win big in November if we pull together now—putting our shoulders to the wheel, pushing to end Republican control of the House, block Trump's agenda, and rebuild our nation.
But—and I want us to be really clear-eyed about this—we can also still lose. If we take this moment for granted, if we underestimate the virulence of the right-wing Trump backers and their billions of dollars, or if we fail to offer the powerful vision and program we need to win.
Let's consider the electoral map. In November, 34 Senate seats, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 36 governorships, and countless other state and local seats will all be decided. MoveOn is gearing up to make a jaw-dropping 200 endorsements: 100 critical House candidates, who could reshape Congress with the largest incoming class in a generation, and 100 diverse and inspiring state and local candidates. And MoveOn members will organize to elect progressive champs by making calls, knocking on doors, sending millions of text messages, and doing whatever else it takes to reach every last voter and win.
Endorsements from MoveOn mean a range of practical and strategic support, but they require massive resources: financial contributions to sometimes cash-strapped progressive campaigns, leveraging MoveOn's enormous media reach and new (and proven) video persuasion capabilities, and a massive turnout push by MoveOn's millions of members, organized by some of the best organizers in the country.
When we end Republican control of the House by winning just 24 more seats, we can help grind Trump and the GOP's agenda to a halt. And when we launch new progressive stars—including women, people of color, and younger candidates who are stepping up to lead in cities and towns across our nation—we can begin to change the face of U.S. politics and the direction of our country's future.
The promise is that great.
And just thinking about it now, I feel a wave of gratitude that MoveOn is helping to lead the way forward.
I want to be able to tell my friends and family that I had something to do with kicking Trump and his cronies out of the White House and Congress.
And with just eight short months to Election Day, I'm asking you to join me and chip in $3—or whatever you can afford—now, so that we can both be part of something truly great.
Before I go, I'd like to talk about one more piece of this high-stakes puzzle.
Even as MoveOn races toward winning in November, it's remaining staunchly committed to advocacy, including working with student leaders to demand commonsense gun safety legislation and an end to the NRA's chokehold on Congress, standing with Dreamers in the fight against Trump's aggressive anti-immigrant agenda and deportation machine, defending and protecting the independent investigation into the Trump team's Russia ties and subsequent cover-up, working to prevent a war with North Korea, standing up to Islamophobia, and so much more.
In other midterm elections, such a costly dual focus might not be necessary.
But these are strange, perilous times that ask much of all of us. And MoveOn is rising up and standing stronger than ever before.
As part of my work, I get to crisscross the nation. And I see the power of MoveOn-led, people-powered action firsthand. I see that you've made the choice—the commitment—to fight.
Thanks for all you do.–Robert Reich
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