Friday, June 8, 2018

Join a national network ending GOP control of the House

In 2017, we resisted. In 2018, we win ... if we organize.

Dear MoveOn member,

In 2017, we resisted. In 2018, we win! If we organize.

This summer, MoveOn is launching the Resist & Win program to support grassroots activists like you to end GOP control of the House of Representatives and to grow our long-term movement to build the democracy we dream of. Apply now to become a 2018 MoveOn Resist & Win Leader, organizing locally to end GOP control of the House.

Grassroots activists have always been the backbone of social change throughout history, and it's no different now. We're not waiting for anyone or any party to do the work for us.

With Republicans out of control of the House, they'll no longer control everything in Washington. We'll have greater power to influence Democrats to pass the Dream Act to stop the deportation of young people, to pursue real accountability for Trump and his enablers, and to end the rubber stamp that Republicans are giving to white supremacy.

And when we demonstrate that Democrats win elections by being bold, we can hold Democrats accountable to our progressive, commonsense ideals such as health care for all, the end of mass incarceration, good union jobs, justice for immigrants, diplomacy not war, and a healthy climate and planet.

What vision do you have for what we can win in 2018—and the difference that will make for our communities and families this year, next year, and beyond?

If you have a vision and want to join with others to help realize it this year, I hope you'll apply today to be a MoveOn Resist & Win Leader.

MoveOn Resist & Win Leaders will ...

  • Participate in world-class organizing training sessions online as part of the MoveOn Digital Summer Camp from July 8 to August 8, 2018—just 3-5 hours per week from the comfort of your home (or wherever you will be this summer!).

  • Have the opportunity to apply to attend the two-day MoveOn National Grassroots Leadership Summit (location TBA) with hundreds of grassroots movement leaders from around the country, August 25-26, 2018.

  • Lead regular Volunteer Waves this summer and fall to help MoveOn member-endorsed candidates win and demonstrate the lasting, independent progressive power of MoveOn members (with T-shirts, oh yes!). (A Volunteer Wave is a MoveOn member-attended community voter contact day of action at the local campaign office of a MoveOn member-endorsed candidate for Congress.)

  • Be part of an inspiring, supportive, diverse, and accountable community of fellow social change-makers. You'll support others to lead Volunteer Waves. This is how we build the movement!

The application is short. Click here and apply before June 15.

In 2017, 1,000 Resistance Summer MoveOn Mobilizers trained in organizing skills, built community, and took collective action. Together, we helped win pivotal elections in Virginia and Alabama, ousted white supremacist Steve Bannon from the White House, expanded health care access in states such as Maine, resisted the Muslim Ban, and stood with Dreamers.

Here's what two Resistance Summer graduates had to say about the 2017 program that laid the groundwork for this year's 2018 Resist & Win program:

I feel more confident about my ability to truly make a difference. Prior to the program I was feeling hopeful, but really questioned if I was capable of taking action that resulted in something concrete. Now I can point to defeating the health care repeal. —Toni R., Lexington, KY

This has been a life changer for me. It solidified my identity and skill level as an activist and connected me to the larger nation of activists in a way that inspires me, gently holds me accountable, and propels me forward. —Rachel M., Northampton, MA

Don't wait; applications are accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, June 15—so apply today! And forward this invitation to 10 of your friends to share the opportunity to make change together.

Thanks for all you do.

–Vicki, Michael, Josh, Beth, and the rest of the team

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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No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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