Saturday, December 15, 2018

I'm terrified. Here's why.

I want to be honest with you that I'm still terrified. Our country is still very much in crisis. There's a huge danger of normalizing the daily lies, hatefulness, and cruelty emanating from Washington.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

I want to be honest with you that I'm still terrified. Our country is still very much in crisis. There's a huge danger of normalizing the daily lies, hatefulness, and cruelty emanating from Washington.

That's why I'm writing to you today about Inequality Media, the nonprofit organization I founded that provides clear, factual, and engaging analysis on the economy, the environment, civil rights, education, health care, the federal budget, and our democratic institutions—and what people can do to make America work for all of us, not just the wealthy few. Inequality Media produces the videos you may have seen me make with MoveOn and with other partners.

We have a huge reach: With nearly 4.7 million social media followers across Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, we on average connect with more than 14 million people a week.

I'm proud of this work. Time and again, we have helped progressives shift the debate—and win—on critical issues. And at a time when those in power are spreading dangerous and hateful lies, our mission is more important than ever.

MoveOn members have been a part of Inequality Media from the beginning. And we need your help now.

Would you consider making a tax-deductible gift of $3 today to support my nonprofit organization, Inequality Media? Click here now to chip in.

Videos are our bread and butter, and to date we've made over 220 that have been viewed over 450 million times. More than 70 of those videos have been made in collaboration with MoveOn—most recently on the importance of Medicare for All, how Donald Trump has betrayed the working class, and why Republicans have surrendered their constitutional duty to rein in Trump.

In addition to our videos, we also post timely information on our Facebook page and stream live discussions and interviews with leading progressive thinkers and leaders.

Because of the support of individuals like you, we've been able to reach hundreds of millions of people with clear, compelling videos and social media posts about what's happening to our democracy, our society, and our economy—and the big ideas that can put us back on track.

And the feedback we're getting suggests our work is hitting the mark: Viewers share that our videos are being used in high school classrooms, are encouraging and helpful to voters, and are reaching even conservatives who are grateful for the information. And our recent video, "How to Prevent Future Trumps," just received a Shorty Award for Social Good in the category of civic engagement.

But we can't do this alone. We need your help to continue to produce videos, analyses, interviews, and much more. 

Will you make a tax-deductible donation of $3 to Inequality Media? Click here now.

My colleagues and I at Inequality Media are more committed than ever to strengthening our democracy and making an economy that works for the many rather than the few.

In 2019, we're already planning videos on how to get money out politics, protect our democracy, and expand economic prosperity. Your donation will directly support these projects and more.

In these difficult times, you, our viewers, have been a source of hope and inspiration to us. Together, we must continue to reclaim our democracy and rebuild the country.

Please help support Inequality Media's work. Click here now to make a tax-deductible donation of $3—or whatever you can afford.

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

Want to support MoveOn's 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, MoveOn needs your support now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.

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