This past week has made it clear: On Election Day, we'll be voting for the soul of America.
Six days from now, we can defeat the brutal white supremacist forces of anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant nativism, and racism. We can hold accountable the cold-hearted monsters who have repeatedly attacked our health care. We can send a message to the bigots and billionaires that this country belongs to all of us. We can win if we show up on November 6. We must end Republican control of Congress and begin to reclaim our nation.
A Democratic majority will not bring back the eleven Jewish people in Pittsburgh, massacred while they prayed. Or the two Black people gunned down days before at a Kroger grocery store in Kentucky. It won't fully stop the relentless attacks against immigrants in America.
But on Sunday evening, Pittsburgh mourners—angry and broken-hearted like us—chanted "Vote! Vote! Vote!" They understand the magnitude of the midterm election six days from today: that it affords us the chance to forge a powerful bulwark against Donald Trump's hate and hold accountable the Republicans who have been complicit in every step of his toxic, self-serving, and destructive agenda. We must offer a path out of the darkness.
The power of this grassroots organizing isn't abstract to me; it is the foundation of our movement. From the first day of our campaign, I walked and walked and walked. I walked until I wore holes through my shoes and my feet were soaked. Hundreds of people from my community joined me, and together we knocked on over 120,000 doors.
And then something extraordinary happened: We won. Campaigns like ours aren't supposed to win. But we did. And we can win again on Tuesday. Across the nation, progressives are on the verge of doing the impossible. And it's because of waves of unprecedented and targeted grassroots action like the hundreds of actions led by MoveOn members in every corner of our country.
Action that's not anchored by the chains of Big Money and hate. People-powered action that will not yield. A politics that fights for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and a path to prosperity for every community left behind by our democracy. A politics that cannot yield until we rebuild our crumbling communities and shape our country again in the image of justice.
This is our chance to take action in solidarity with everyone whose lives are threatened by the hate-filled policies of Trump and the GOP.
Our chance to push back against white supremacist forces across our nation, against the xenophobes who are militarizing the border, against the bigots who seek to erase our transgender families, against the apologists for sexual assault and the Islamophobes who sow hate to divide us.
This is our chance to vote for lawmakers who will put people before profits. Who believe health care is a human right. Who will fight for economic, social, and racial justice for all.
Who will choose love over hate.
Who will choose unity over divisiveness. Who will choose justice and vision over oppression.
I believe with all my heart that when everyday people like us come together and act together for what's right, nothing can stop the progressive movement in the U.S.
Nothing can stop us IF we join together right now, sign up right now, and help drive forward with all our might to Election Day in waves of unbeatable action.
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