Dear MoveOn member,
Michael Moore here. I just wanted to wanted to give you one last chance to get a copy of my movie, "Fahrenheit, 11/9," from MoveOn.
Earlier this year, I premiered "Fahrenheit 11/9," a movie that I started thinking about in the early morning hours of 11/9/16—that fateful day two years ago when our country was thrust into the most acute crisis of our lifetimes with the election of Donald J. Trump.
I knew that things would get dark with Trump in the White House, but I could never have imagined the depths to which we have plunged in the two years since. The Muslim ban, Charlottesville, family separation, incessant daily (hourly!) lies from the White House … these have been some of the most dangerous times in our history, with an autocratic, malignant narcissist at the wheel.
But at the same time, a grassroots Resistance has grown to fight back, and that is what I wanted to capture in "Fahrenheit 11/9"—not just how bad things have gotten, but what regular people across the country are doing to stop it.
MoveOn members have been at the center of that Resistance, flexing their political muscle to put a stop to Trump's worst impulses and defend our democracy.
"Fahrenheit 11/9" is out on DVD, and this is your last chance to get a special-edition DVD of my film by making a donation to MoveOn—which MoveOn will use to fight Trump every single day.
In the film, I take you to my hometown of Flint to meet people whose water was poisoned. You will meet kids I know and their terrified parents.
I go Parkland to meet Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, and all the other incredible high school students who organized in the wake of the shooting at their school.
I go to New York City to go door to door with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the army of volunteers—and MoveOn members!—who helped her topple one of the most senior Democrats in Congress on her way to becoming one of the shining lights of the incoming House of Representatives.
"Fahrenheit 11/9" isn't just a movie about how awful Trump is. We all know how awful Trump is. It's a movie about the grassroots Resistance movement that led Democrats to win back the House in November with the most diverse and progressive class of new members ever—and a sign of where we go from here to fight back and rebuild.
The next two years will be a real test for our movement. Democrats will control of the House—with subpoena power and the ability to start impeachment proceedings. We need to continue to build the Resistance every day. We must fight harder than ever in 2019, and prepare for a long, knock-down, drag-out, critical, democracy-saving election in 2020.
In "Fahrenheit 11/9," I try to chart the beginning of a path to achieve these goals—but now it is up to all of us to make them happen.
I am in awe of the work that MoveOn and millions of MoveOn members continue to do to drive the Resistance, and I am so happy to celebrate the DVD release of this film with you.
Back in the summer of 2016, I predicted—warned—that Trump would win, even when the pundits said that simply wasn't possible. And, in spite of his unpopularity in many parts of America, I am taking nothing for granted when I warn everyone again that Trump could win a second term. But I certainly don't believe it's a guarantee this time. Not if we rise up, together.
Thanks for all you do.–Michael Moore
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