Thursday, September 19, 2019

Quick reminder: Climate Strike tomorrow

Are you all set?

Dear MoveOn member,

I hope you're as excited as I am to attend the Climate Strike tomorrow!

Together, we'll be joining thousands of MoveOn members and millions of people across the world to demand immediate action to address the climate crisis.

If you haven't had a chance yet to RSVP for an event tomorrow, find one near you here.

If you've already RSVP'd, then you're all set; just check your email for details and any updates from the local event host. 

Here's a quick reminder about why we're striking, from Isra Hirsi of the US Youth Climate Strike, which helped organize national climate strikes earlier this year and has been pushing candidates to demand a climate debate: 

We all deserve the right to a future in a sustainable world. But today, that future is under threat because of climate change caused by carbon pollution. And right now, communities are being devastated by the current impacts of the climate crisis, with communities of color and low-income communities bearing the biggest burden.

It's time to take our destiny out of the hands of fossil fuel billionaires and the politicians who enable them. It's time to take to the streets to demand the future that we deserve.

RSVP here to join a Climate Strike event near you tomorrow.

And if you've already signed up, we'll see you on the streets tomorrow!

Thanks for all you do.

–David, Michael, Katie, Karine, and the rest of the team

P.S. If you're on social media, remember to use #ClimateStrike and #StrikeWithUs and tag @MoveOn. We'll be on the lookout for your posts!

P.P.S. On Sunday, September 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, we're co-hosting a national organizing call about the climate crisis. Join us to hear from climate action leaders, including the youth activists who have led the recent strikes, about what we can do next.

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

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The new Kavanaugh revelations

When Senator Susan Collins cast the deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, she called the investigation into whether Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted multiple women "very thorough."

Dear MoveOn member,

When Maine Senator Susan Collins cast the deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, she called the investigation into whether Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted multiple women "very thorough."1

We learned last weekend that nothing could be further from the truth. The FBI did absolutely nothing—ZERO—to investigate a third allegation of sexual assault, made at the time by Max Stier, a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh who now leads a prominent, nonpartisan organization in Washington, D.C.2 Stier came forward to say that he had seen Kavanaugh with his pants down at a party and that friends had pushed Kavanaugh's penis into a woman's hand. Stier tried to reach the FBI—both directly and through a senator—but the FBI did not even respond, much less interview him or otherwise investigate his accusation.

We also learned last weekend that the FBI did not contact nor interview the 25 people whose names fellow Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez had provided to the agency to corroborate her very similar allegation against Kavanaugh.3

In fact, the FBI did not even interview Dr. Christine Blasey Ford—who testified under oath to the Senate that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her—or her corroborating witnesses.4 And the FBI did not interview Kavanaugh.5

And, yet, Sen. Collins says that she is "proud" of her vote to confirm Kavanaugh.6

If you're outraged, Eddie, you're not alone. Sen. Collins' support has cratered in Maine, and the nonpartisan Cook Political Report now considers her re-election prospects a "toss-up."7 And we need to defeat Collins if we're going to end GOP control of the Senate next year. There are only a few seats that are even competitive—and Maine is key.

But since voting to confirm Kavanaugh, Sen. Collins has seen a massive surge in right-wing campaign donations, shattering her previous records.8 And we learned just this week that a dark money group linked to Donald Trump has already—more than a year before the election—launched a six-figure TV ad campaign praising Collins for being "independent" and "in the Maine tradition."9

It's going to take a huge effort to defeat Susan Collins, end GOP control of the Senate, and ensure that no one as categorically unfit to serve as Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed ever again.

And we need to get going. Will you chip in $3 to help out? Click here now.

Sen. Collins didn't just cast the deciding vote to elevate Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

The day before her vote she took to the floor of the Senate and spent 43 minutes and 30 seconds railing against the opposition to Kavanaugh and spewing Trump's talking points.

Sen. Collins called the opposition to Kavanaugh "a caricature of a gutter-level political campaign" and accused organizations of sexual assault survivors and women of "spreading misrepresentations and outright falsehoods" about Kavanaugh.10

And what did Sen. Collins say about Dr. Blasey Ford, the only victim allowed to testify during the confirmation hearings? Sen. Collins disregarded Dr. Blasey Ford's harrowing testimony recounting Kavanaugh and a friend pushing her into a bedroom during a high school party, holding her down and covering her mouth with such force that she feared for her life, and laughing while they assaulted her.

And now, Sen. Collins has dismissed the new revelations about Kavanaugh.11

Make no mistake about it: Sen. Collins will be very tough to beat. After 22 years in the Senate, she's a political institution in Maine, has sailed to re-election in the past, and she has a double-digit lead in early polls versus her challengers.12

And if we don't defeat her, we probably won't end GOP control of the Senate. That's why MoveOn is going all-in to defeat Susan Collins and her GOP allies and end GOP control of the Senate. The stakes couldn't be higher, and we simply can't do it without you. Will you chip in now to help out?

Click here now to chip in $3 to hold Susan Collins accountable, defeat her, and end GOP control of the Senate.

Thanks for all you do.

–Emily, Erica, Reggie, Scott, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "The new Kavanaugh allegation is important because of what it says about the FBI," Vox, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93062?t=4&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

2. "Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not." The New York Times, September 14, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93063?t=6&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

3. Ibid.

4. "Ford attorneys slam FBI's Kavanaugh investigation for not interviewing Ford, witnesses," The Hill, October 3, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/93064?t=8&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

5. Ibid.

6. "Collins 'proud' of votes for Trump tax cuts, Kavanaugh," Beacon, July 9, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93065?t=10&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

7. "Susan Collins is in the political fight of her life, and Brett Kavanaugh is a huge factor," Vox, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93069?t=12&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

8. "Susan Collins raises $2M in second quarter fundraising, surpassing 2014 reelection bid," The Hill, July 15, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93066?t=14&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

9. "Outside group spends big on media blitz to support Sen. Collins' campaign," Portland Press Herald, September 17, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93067?t=16&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

10. "Sen. Susan Collins faces fresh fire after emergence of new Kavanaugh allegation," The Washington Post, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93068?t=18&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

11. Ibid.

12. "Susan Collins is in the political fight of her life, and Brett Kavanaugh is a huge factor," Vox, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/93069?t=20&akid=246141%2E10220574%2E1Gd5TU

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


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sign the petition: We are not Saudi Arabia's army

Tell Trump and Congress we need diplomatic solutions to global problems, not endless wars.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

After Saudi Arabia's oil facilities were attacked, Trump tweeted that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded" and "waiting to hear from the Kingdom ... under what terms we would proceed!"1

This is insane. Sorry, Trump, but we are not Saudi Arabia's army.

No U.S. soldier—nor anyone else in the region—should die in a dumb and disastrous war to defend Saudi Arabia's dictatorship. Tell Trump and Congress we need diplomatic solutions to global problems, not endless wars.

No U.S. president should take military orders from Saudi Arabia's dictator.

Trump didn't care about accountability when journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated, but now he's willing to go to war because of an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry?2

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

—Sunjeev Bery, Freedom Forward

Sources:

1. "Trump: US 'locked and loaded depending on verification' of attack on Saudi oil field," CNN, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/92298?t=9&akid=246107%2E10220574%2ED3A0Ld

2. "Trump's deference to Saudi Arabia infuriates much of D.C.," Politico, September 16, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/92917?t=11&akid=246107%2E10220574%2ED3A0Ld

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

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Huge news!

I have been ruminating about this scenario for months, because defeating Trump and ending GOP control of the Senate has looked incredibly daunting.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

I have something I want to shout from the rooftops. So I asked MoveOn if I could send you this email.

Eddie, what previously looked impossible has become possible!

Stay with me for a moment, because I need to explain. And I cannot overstate the urgency.

Think for a second about how you'll feel when you first learn on November 3, 2020, that a Democrat has just defeated Donald Trump for president. (Not an easy feat with Donald Trump's massive war chest and his willingness to do absolutely whatever it takes to win.) But ... we pull it off! Imagine the wave of emotion you'll feel.

But wait, the GOP has held onto the Senate, and Mitch McConnell is still the Senate majority leader. McConnell announces that he will refuse to allow a Democratic president to fill any vacancies on the Supreme Court. He will hold no confirmation votes of any kind unless the nominees are Republican, let alone allow debate or votes on Medicare for All, universal pre-K, a wealth tax, student loan forgiveness, or the Green New Deal.

You begin to see the writing on the wall: McConnell will not allow the Democratic president to govern at all.

I have been ruminating about this scenario for months, because defeating Trump and ending GOP control of the Senate has looked incredibly daunting. There just aren't many seats that are even competitive. But now, the ground has shifted.

Republican Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia just announced that he's retiring from the Senate, meaning both Senate seats in Georgia are now up for grabs. And this one extra seat—in a state that is trending blue—could be the tipping point that allows Democrats to win enough seats to end GOP control of the Senate.1

But we have to get started right now. And that's where MoveOn comes in.

MoveOn is well-positioned to reach millions of voters this fall. I believe in MoveOn's innovative programs, which reached tens of millions of voters last cycle—online, on the phones, at front doors, and on the streets. They're ready to staff up to take back the White House and the Senate. But it'll be the largest undertaking in MoveOn's 20-year history. For example, Georgia—although it is trending blue—is not likely to be one of the key swing states that will decide the presidential election in 2020. But now, it'll be ground zero in the fight for control of the Senate. And we'll need all hands on deck.

MoveOn has to pull out all the stops in Georgia and other key states to win back control of the Senate while still going all-in to defeat Trump. They've got to get started now. Which is why I'm writing to you with an important request:

Will you chip in a few bucks a month—$5, or whatever you can afford—so that MoveOn can defeat Donald Trump and end Republican control of the U.S. Senate next November?

Yes, I'll become a monthly donor to help beat Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP in 2020.

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

In 2018, Republicans controlled the White House, the House, and the Senate. We had spent two years in all-hands-on-deck emergency resistance mode. Together, we saved the Affordable Care Act—by just one vote. But then, thanks to the tireless work of activists across the country and groups like MoveOn, we took back the House in a huge blue wave.

Now, it's time to finish the job. To pull it off, MoveOn will have big bills to pay and payroll to make, starting today and all the way through Election Day.

Your support will help make sure that MoveOn doesn't fall short and have to make hard choices between focusing on defeating Trump or winning the Senate in 2020.

Will you become a MoveOn monthly donor today?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 to help beat Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP in 2020.

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

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

Source:

1. "Democrats' chances of taking the Senate just got better," The Washington Post, August 28, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/91479?t=6&akid=246050%2E10220574%2E75ef-s

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 ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

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


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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Huge news

I have something I want to shout from the rooftops. So I asked MoveOn if I could send you this email.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

I have something I want to shout from the rooftops. So I asked MoveOn if I could send you this email.

Eddie, what previously looked impossible has become possible!

Stay with me for a moment, because I need to explain. And I cannot overstate the urgency.

Think for a second about how you'll feel when you first learn on November 3, 2020, that a Democrat has just defeated Donald Trump for president. (Not an easy feat with Donald Trump's massive war chest and his willingness to do absolutely whatever it takes to win.) But ... we pull it off! Imagine the wave of emotion you'll feel.

But wait, the GOP has held onto the Senate, and Mitch McConnell is still the Senate majority leader. McConnell announces that he will refuse to allow a Democratic president to fill any vacancies on the Supreme Court. He will hold no confirmation votes of any kind unless the nominees are Republican, let alone allow debate or votes on Medicare for All, universal pre-K, a wealth tax, student loan forgiveness, or the Green New Deal.

You begin to see the writing on the wall: McConnell will not allow the Democratic president to govern at all.

I have been ruminating about this scenario for months, because defeating Trump and ending GOP control of the Senate has looked incredibly daunting. There just aren't many seats that are even competitive. But now, the ground has shifted.

Republican Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia just announced that he's retiring from the Senate, meaning both Senate seats in Georgia are now up for grabs. And this one extra seat—in a state that is trending blue—could be the tipping point that allows Democrats to win enough seats to end GOP control of the Senate.1

But we have to get started right now. And that's where MoveOn comes in.

MoveOn is well-positioned to reach millions of voters this fall. I believe in MoveOn's innovative programs, which reached tens of millions of voters last cycle—online, on the phones, at front doors, and on the streets. They're ready to staff up to take back the White House and the Senate. But it'll be the largest undertaking in MoveOn's 20-year history. For example, Georgia—although it is trending blue—is not likely to be one of the key swing states that will decide the presidential election in 2020. But now, it'll be ground zero in the fight for control of the Senate. And we'll need all hands on deck.

MoveOn has to pull out all the stops in Georgia and other key states to win back control of the Senate while still going all-in to defeat Trump. They've got to get started now. Which is why I'm writing to you with an important request:

Will you chip in a few bucks a month—$5, or whatever you can afford—so that MoveOn can defeat Donald Trump and end Republican control of the U.S. Senate next November?

Yes, I'll become a monthly donor to help beat Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP in 2020.

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

In 2018, Republicans controlled the White House, the House, and the Senate. We had spent two years in all-hands-on-deck emergency resistance mode. Together, we saved the Affordable Care Act—by just one vote. But then, thanks to the tireless work of activists across the country and groups like MoveOn, we took back the House in a huge blue wave.

Now, it's time to finish the job. To pull it off, MoveOn will have big bills to pay and payroll to make, starting today and all the way through Election Day.

Your support will help make sure that MoveOn doesn't fall short and have to make hard choices between focusing on defeating Trump or winning the Senate in 2020.

Will you become a MoveOn monthly donor today?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 to help beat Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP in 2020.

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

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

Source:

1. "Democrats' chances of taking the Senate just got better," The Washington Post, August 28, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/91479?t=6&akid=245949%2E10220574%2EzCkFit

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 ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

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


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We deserve the right to a future in a sustainable world

RSVP for a Climate Strike action near you on September 20.

Dear MoveOn member,

Isra from US Youth Climate Strike here. We helped organize national climate strikes earlier this year and have been pushing candidates to demand a climate debate. On Friday, September 20, I'll be joining hundreds of thousands across the U.S.—along with millions across the globe—for the Climate Strike. Here's why I'm striking: for my future, for my sister's future, and for all of those who are already feeling the impacts of the climate crisis.

We all deserve the right to a future in a sustainable world. But today, that future is under threat because of climate change caused by carbon pollution. And right now, communities are being devastated by the current impacts of the climate crisis, with communities of color and low-income communities bearing the biggest burden.

It's time to take our destiny out of the hands of fossil fuel billionaires and the politicians who enable them. It's time to take to the streets to demand the future that we deserve. 

Hundreds of Climate Strike actions are taking place across the country on Friday, September 20. Will you join us in the fight to address the climate crisis? RSVP here for an event near you.

Thanks for all you do.

–Isra Hirsi, US Youth Climate Strike

P.S. I made this quick video encouraging folks to come out to the Climate Strike. Take a look here and share it with your friends and family!

Note from MoveOn: MoveOn members have played and continue to play a critical role in the fight to tackle climate change. We were early supporters of the Green New Deal and partnered with Isra and the other incredible youth activists who led the demand for a climate debate. Now, we're excited to join Climate Strike actions across the U.S. Find one near you and RSVP today.

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 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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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Can you answer a quick question about tonight’s debate?

The top ten Democratic candidates for president just walked off the debate stage and now we want to know: Which candidate excited you the most in tonight's debate?

Dear MoveOn member,

The top ten Democratic candidates for president just walked off the debate stage and now we want to know: Which candidate excited you the most in tonight's debate?

MoveOn will only consider making an endorsement in the race if and when a strong majority of our members come together around a single candidate. That's why it's so important for us to keep our pulse on what you and other MoveOn members around the country think about the Democratic field.

Cast your vote now to tell us which candidate excited you the most in tonight's debate!

MoveOn is preparing to announce the details of our 2020 election program—which will be the largest in our 20-year history—to mobilize millions of voters to defeat Donald Trump and the GOP and elect a bold, progressive leader to turn our country back toward sanity.

Thanks for all you do.

–Allison, Kelly, Brian, Justin, and the rest of the team

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 we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

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


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Republican voter fraud

The 2018 election will finally come to a close today. Yes, you read that correctly: The 2018 midterm election is still not done. Why? Because of Republican voter fraud.

Dear MoveOn member,

The 2018 election will finally come to a close today. Yes, you read that correctly: The 2018 midterm election is still not done. Why? Because of Republican voter fraud.

Back in 2018, the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives in North Carolina's 9th District was caught working with a GOP campaign consultant to tamper with votes and stuff ballot boxes to win the election. This led the North Carolina State Board of Elections to invalidate the results and call for a new election.1 The new election is finally taking place today, almost a year after constituents originally went to the polls.2

It's no surprise that Republicans went so far as to commit massive voter fraud to win an election⁠. They have spent the last decade perfecting voter suppression tactics across the country, baldly working to prevent minority groups from voting, redrawing congressional districts to favor Republicans, and in the case of Donald Trump, encouraging a foreign power to attack our democracy.

It's clear that the GOP will continue engaging in dirty tricks to ensure Trump's re-election, which means we have to meet those backroom politics with a massive groundswell of grassroots mobilization in 2020.

MoveOn is getting ready to announce the details of our 2020 election campaign⁠—the biggest in our 20-year history⁠—but without support from MoveOn members like you, Eddie, we won't be able to put our plans into action.

Can you chip in $3 right now to make sure MoveOn can fire on all cylinders to stop the GOP voter suppression machine and defeat Trump and his cronies in 2020?

North Carolina's 9th District was hardly the only stolen election in 2018. When Stacey Abrams ran for governor of Georgia against Brian Kemp, who was simultaneously a candidate and Georgia's secretary of state, charged with conducting the election, Kemp shut down polling stations in Black-majority counties, purged tens of thousands of voters from the rolls, and even went so far as stopping a bus carrying seniors to vote in order to keep Abrams from winning.3 After all these dirty tricks, the razor-tight election was called for Kemp.

These are exactly the types of dirty tricks that the GOP will run in states across the country to keep Democrats out of office in 2020⁠—and that's all before taking into account the large-scale disinformation campaign Russia and other bad actors are undertaking.

MoveOn is uniquely positioned to fight back against these tactics:

  • There are MoveOn members in every single congressional district in the country, and just as in 2018, they are ready to turn out in droves to knock on doors, make calls, send texts, and talk with voters in their communities.
  • More than 2 million people follow MoveOn across social media, giving us a huge megaphone to reach and persuade people online.
  • And MoveOn members are ready to open their pocketbooks and chip in for what they believe in. MoveOn members are chipping in earlier to fund our election program, and at greater numbers, than ever before. Each of these small contributions matter⁠: In the 2018 midterms, MoveOn members donated nearly $4 million to progressive candidates, including over $1 million for Black women candidates⁠—and we won back control of the House from the GOP. If our early numbers keep growing, we will be in good shape to win in 2020.

MoveOn will have to wield every single one of our superpowers in order to defeat the GOP's lies, billion-dollar donors, voter suppression, and outright voter fraud.

And that's why we need you, Eddie. Please chip in $3 right now to help us win in 2020.

From defeating white nationalist Congressman Steve King to ditching Mitch McConnell and the GOP senate majority to booting Trump out of Washington, MoveOn is ready to lead in 2020, as long as you're by our side.

Keep an eye out for more announcements about our 2020 plans soon!

Thanks for all you do.

–Chris, Seth, Tzyh, Anne, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "In North Carolina Do-Over Vote, a Reliable Republican District Is Up for Grabs," The New York Times, September 8, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/91099?t=4&akid=245553%2E10220574%2E_JEu5r

2. Ibid.

3. "Voter suppression really may have made the difference for Republicans in Georgia," Vox, November 7, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/91100?t=6&akid=245553%2E10220574%2E_JEu5r

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 support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

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


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Monday, September 9, 2019

SIGN: Stop the Trump administration's scary proposal

Sign the petition. It's as if the Trump administration wants to guarantee agribusiness unlimited access to a captive workforce of indentured servants. We must do everything we can to keep these proposed regulations from becoming a reality.

Dear Eddie,

Martin Sheen here. I am a longtime supporter of the United Farm Workers (UFW), and I'm proud to have called Cesar Chavez a personal friend. Farm workers' rights are a cause that's near and dear to my heart—and that's why I'm asking for your signature on our MoveOn petition to oppose harmful changes to the H-2A guest worker program under which many immigrants come to work in America's agricultural industry.

Sign the petition.

Image credit: Jocelyn Sherman / UFW

One of the best ways we can fight back is to have the public submit comments to the government stating their opposition to the harmful changes. A comment period has recently been opened through September 24. I am working with the UFW to submit these petition signatures en masse, and we will also follow up to encourage you to take additional actions with us.

My deep commitment and spiritual connection to farm workers are why I am so aghast about the devastating changes which amount to huge giveaways to enormous corporations at the expense of the rights and wages of the workers who are doing all the real labor.

The Trump administration is proposing changes to the H-2A guest worker program which would drastically reduce wages and job opportunities for American workers and protections for workers on H-2A visas. It's as if the administration wants to guarantee agribusiness unlimited access to a captive workforce of indentured servants. We must do everything we can to keep these proposed regulations from becoming a reality.

Eddie, some of the shocking and cruel proposed changes include:

  • Making it easier to deny jobs to American farm workers so employers can hire more temporary foreign field laborers and pay them less.

  • Depressing pay for domestic workers and reducing existing protections for both domestic and foreign workers.

  • Instituting a new policy that would deny American workers the right to apply for jobs as the season begins. Employers could now chain together multiple jobs at multiple locations in a single H2-A application.

  • Denying jobs to local workers who have skills in specific crops or want to work shorter seasons. Professional, skilled farm workers who are in the United States already should have the opportunity to get the highest possible pay during peak production.1

Sign the petition telling the Department of Labor not to move forward with these proposed changes.

Furthermore, the H-2A changes encourage housing abuses by allowing employers to bypass annual inspections by government agencies, self-inspect their own housing and claim that even the most deplorable conditions are adequate.2

As an example of why this is a problem, a routine inspection of an Arizona farm exposed that H-2A workers were housed in old school buses and windowless trailers, without air conditioning in 100+ degree weather. The grower had nine shower stalls in a small cargo container, but there was no functioning sewage system. The electrical cord used to light the showers was exposed to standing water, posing a risk of electrocution.3

It's no surprise that the Trump administration's H-2A proposed rule changes are about self-dealing and self-enrichment for the business elite. H-2A workers toil in Donald Trump's Virginia vineyards, and he would personally gain from changing the rules: He can hire foreign guest workers more cheaply and make it harder for domestic farm workers to get those jobs. Because their visas only let them labor at Trump vineyards, the right of H-2A workers to remain in this country is totally at Trump's mercy—they could be fired and forced to leave the country simply for complaining about abuse or mistreatment.4

We need your help to keep this issue in the spotlight, Eddie. Will you take action with me?

Sign the petition telling the Trump Administration not to implement the proposed changes to the H-2A guest worker program.

Thank you on behalf of myself and the United Farm Workers.

In solidarity,

Martin Sheen, actor and activist

Sources:

1. "Trump's proposed H-2A rules would harm, not help, U.S. farm workers and reduce protections for both domestic and foreign field laborers," United Farm Workers, July 26, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/91079?t=12&akid=245498%2E10220574%2EyeDtVl

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. Ibid.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Friday, September 20: Climate Strike 🌍

thousands across the U.S. are taking action

Dear MoveOn member,

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to attend CNN's Climate Crisis presidential town hall, where—along with millions watching around the world—I got to hear the leading Democratic candidates discussing their plans to face down the climate crisis.

This was an unprecedented event: the first time a major TV network hosted a primetime presidential forum dedicated solely to the climate crisis. But it didn't just happen on its own. It took months of pressure from the Sunrise Movement, US Youth Climate Strike, and other youth-led groups to force climate change to the top of the agenda.

The discussion was invaluable, but it's also time for action.

And in just two weeks, we'll have a chance to take action all across the country by joining the Climate Strike—thousands of actions across the United States and around the world led, in part, by the younger generation of activists who are driving this discussion and who helped force Wednesday's town hall into being.

On Friday, September 20, thousands of people will strike for the climate—walking out of school and work—and let politicians know that we can't wait any longer for them to act. Find a Climate Strike event in your community and sign up to attend here.

MoveOn members continue to play a critical role in the fight to tackle climate change. We've been early supporters of the Green New Deal, partners in lifting up the demand for a climate debate, and now, we're joining Climate Strike actions across the U.S.

Groups like the Sunrise Movement and US Youth Climate Strike have been doing the work of organizing young people and developing them into leaders of this movement, and we're glad to be partnering with them and supporting their work. 

We saw the results of these collective efforts on Wednesday, when the leading Democratic candidates committed to making climate action a priority in their potential future administrations. But we can't wait until after the 2020 elections to start tackling the existential crisis facing human life on this planet. We need politicians to start taking action now.

Let's show them how seriously we're taking the climate crisis—and how seriously we'll oppose any candidate or politician who doesn't take immediate action to address it. See if there's a Climate Strike event happening near you on Friday, September 20, and sign up to join.

Thanks for all you do.

–Mohammad, David, Scott, Sara, and the rest of the team

P.S. Nearly all of the candidates on Wednesday voiced support for some version of the Green New Deal, but there are still too many members of Congress who aren't on board yet. Sign the Sunrise Movement's petition here to demand that your representatives back the Green New Deal.

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 we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sign this petition re: Amazon fires

The Amazon is on fire. Investors share the blame. They need to become a part of the solution.

Dear MoveOn member,

The Amazon rainforest is on fire, and big agribusiness is to blame. These fires have been intentionally set to make a profit.

Financial institutions must shift their investments away from the industries that are currently destroying the vital Amazon rainforest and the homes of its indigenous inhabitants. 

Many big-bank finance institutions, like JPMorgan Chase, invest in agribusiness and fossil fuel activities that actively violate indigenous peoples' rights and are further exacerbating the impacts of climate change. The Amazon rainforest is burning down as we speak, and big banks need to stop providing the money as fuel for these fires. 


Sign this petition demanding that big banks and investors like JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, BlackRock, BNP, and Santander stop financing Amazon and climate destruction!

Some of the biggest banks and investors in the world, like JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock, BNP, HSBC, and Santander are the driving force behind deforestation and increasing fossil fuels.

These investors not only enable the destruction of forests and climate, they profit from it. The Amazon has been described as the lungs of our planet. As you read this, we're losing them. These fires impact each and every one of us, and it's time every one of us takes a stand against the banks causing this climate disaster.

Take action now: Tell these big investors to STOP using your money to destroy the Amazon rainforest!

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

—Ginger Cassady, Rainforest Action Network

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Stop Wall Street (petition)

We need to regulate Wall Street and hold private equity firms & hedge funds accountable for their reckless actions. We call on Congress to support the Stop Wall Street Looting Act to prevent these billionaires from destroying our jobs and communities.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

Our economy is in crisis.

Wall Street billionaires have bought our politicians and engineered our laws to make it easier for the wealthy and private equity to buy and pillage major companies, line their own pockets, and escape consequences when the company fails.

This cannot continue. We need to regulate Wall Street and hold private equity firms and hedge funds accountable for their reckless actions. That's why we need the Stop Wall Street Looting Act. 

Sign this petition calling on Congress to support the Stop Wall Street Looting Act to prevent these billionaires from destroying our jobs and communities.

More than half a million people have already lost their jobs at retailers like Toys "R" Us, Payless, Sears, Kmart, RadioShack, Shopko, Sports Authority, and dozens more.1 These retailers were bought and controlled by private equity and hedge funds, shadowy financial firms that also "invest" in industries like for-profit private prisons and detention centers, dirty fossil fuels, and predatory payday loans. New federal legislation would bring much needed regulation to private equity firms and hedge funds that have done so much harm to working people and our communities.

The bill would prevent these predators from destroying jobs for profit, protect our retirement funds from reckless fund managers, and provide compensation for working people when their stores close in bankruptcy. These financial institutions have become too big and too powerful. We need to check their power and hold them accountable for the damage they continue to do to our communities.

Sign the petition to demand that Congress supports the bill. Let' build a new economy—but this time, let's build it for everyone.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks for all you do.

—Robert Reich

Source:

1. "The workers bearing the brunt of retail's struggles? Primarily women and people of color," Vox, July 26, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/90929?t=9&akid=245224%2E10220574%2EesLIQ9

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Now is the time act. Will you join me?

During the #DefundHate week of action, tell your members of Congress to cut funds to ICE and CBP and close their loopholes for overspending.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

Congress works for us.

This is what I keep reminding myself as I speak out for immigrants, impeachment, and all the things we need to fix to get ourselves out of this nightmare.

I'm Kenia, a fellow MoveOn member and activist in Nevada. 

My parents came to America as refugees from Cuba. They instilled in me that America is my country, I can speak here, and I need to fight for it. So I started taking action when I was 6 or 7, and I haven't stopped since.

That is why I'm joining MoveOn members across the country to demand that Congress #DefundHate by cutting funds to ICE and CBP and closing their loopholes for overspending. Every dollar given to these out-of-control agencies brings more pain to our communities. And we need to make sure our members of Congress remember that they are working for us.

Will you sign up now to deliver the #DefundHate demands to your representatives this week?

RSVP to visit your members of Congress this week, and MoveOn will send you everything you need to get ready.

ICE and CBP are the problem, not the solution. Immigration should be a safe and empowering choice, but these enforcement agencies are designed to criminalize immigrants and militarize our border. Now, their budgets are skyrocketing as they escalate their attacks and human rights abuses to enact Trump's hateful agenda.

I'm speaking out to #DefundHate because I don't want Mitch McConnell to speak for me. The relentless attacks from the Trump administration are scary. It is frightening to turn on MSNBC every day and see the nightmare is getting worse. But fear is OK; it means we care. Now we need to turn the fear into action because it will take all of us to end this nightmare.

Join me in demanding our representatives fight for us and #DefundHate in the congressional budget that must pass by September 30.

Winning cuts to ICE and CBP is one step toward the larger goal of creating an immigration system that welcomes people with dignity and respect. It's a crucial step that will provide immediate relief to those suffering in detention and at the hands of Trump's deportation machine.

We can't wait. Congress must fund the government by September 30, and this is our most immediate chance to stop the massive budget increases and limit the power of ICE and CBP to attack immigrants.

RSVP now to visit your members of Congress, and MoveOn will email you all the resources needed to plan your visit.

Thanks for all you do.

–Kenia Leon, Nevada MoveOn member

P.S. Want more information on #DefundHate and tips for visiting your representatives? Watch this organizing call with leaders from United We Dream, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and me, then sign up to deliver the demands this week!

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Can we send you a free sticker?

This week, our government began sending letters to immigrants with gravely ill children, informing them that the program allowing them to stay in the country to get their children lifesaving treatment had been terminated and that they and their children may be deported in the next month.

Dear MoveOn member,

The Trump administration has reached a shocking new low—yes, shocking even for Donald Trump. This week, our government began sending letters to immigrants with gravely ill children, informing them that the program allowing them to stay in the country to get their children lifesaving treatment had been terminated and that they and their children may be deported in the next month.1

The Trump administration's policies are despicable. They are cruel. And we've got to make sure that voters end them in 2020—as we work to build the genuinely equitable, just society we really need.

The Muslim Ban. Shutting down the government for 35 days over his border wall. Locking up children in cages. Calling murderous Nazis in Charlottesville "very fine people." Pardoning former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who shackled a pregnant woman, refused to investigate child sex crimes, and even bragged that his tent city jail was a "concentration camp."2,3,4 The list goes on and on.

As the 2020 election gets underway, we must mobilize to defeat this disgusting ideology at the ballot box.

That's why MoveOn just printed a big batch of "Vote Against Hate" stickers, and we're giving them away for free while supplies last.

Just click here or on the image below to get your sticker now.

Although Trump may be the most public face of America's racism, he is only a symptom of the larger problem of ingrained racism in our society—from the insides of our living rooms to our board rooms, schools, criminal justice system, and the halls of Congress.

Fighting to truly dismantle white supremacy must happen on all fronts. It's not a partisan project—and defeating Trump and the GOP isn't the end-point. But in 2020 we have a chance to deal a real blow to racism and its enablers by not only defeating Racist in Chief Donald Trump but also his allies in the House and Senate.

Like Steve King, the white nationalist representative from Iowa.

Like Mitch McConnell, Trump's single biggest defender.

And like Susan Collins, Cory Gardner, and so many more who remain silent in the face of Trump's hateful attacks in a desperate effort to protect their GOP majority.

These Republican politicians deserve a pink slip, and that is exactly what MoveOn members are planning to deliver to them next November, by building a grassroots movement that powers a blue wave to sweep Trump and his apologists out of Washington—and that presses every candidate for office to be anti-racist.

Are you ready to join the fight? Get your free "Vote Against Hate" sticker now.

Thanks for all you do.

–Kelly, Chris, Liia, Emma, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. "Trump Administration Ends Protection For Migrants' Medical Care," NPR, August 27, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/89080?t=17&akid=244092%2E10220574%2EECfMjI

2. "Maricopa County to pay $200,000 to settle lawsuit over restraining pregnant inmate," AZ Central, November 21, 2016
https://act.moveon.org/go/89065?t=19&akid=244092%2E10220574%2EECfMjI

3. "Arpaio Is Criticized Over Handling of Sex-Crimes Cases," The New York Times, December 9, 2011
https://act.moveon.org/go/89066?t=21&akid=244092%2E10220574%2EECfMjI

4. "Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wants to Bring Back His Brutal Tent City," Slate, August 26, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/89067?t=23&akid=244092%2E10220574%2EECfMjI

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 we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Mitch McConnell just shut down the FEC

MoveOn has launched billboards in Kentucky, McConnell's home state, urging voters to "Vote Mitch Out" next year, as part of our big campaign to end Republican control of the Senate. Here are photos of the billboards:

Dear MoveOn member,

It's stunning, but Mitch McConnell has effectively shut down the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the agency that oversees and enforces our nation's campaign finance laws.1

Since McConnell became the Senate majority leader in 2015, he's refused to confirm commissioners to fill vacancies on the FEC.2 As of yesterday, after a commissioner retired from the FEC, the commission no longer has enough members to reach a quorum, meaning it no longer has the power to enforce campaign finance laws ... or even meet to discuss them.

McConnell knows no shame—from shutting down the work of the FEC to stealing a U.S. Supreme Court seat to blocking legislation on issue after issue, including a House-passed bill to require background checks for gun purchases that's supported by more than 90% of voters.3

Eddie, we absolutely MUST defeat McConnell. And polls show that we can. McConnell's the most unpopular member of the entire Senate, and more than 60% of the voters in McConnell's home state of Kentucky say that "it's time for someone new" to represent the state.4,5

That's why today MoveOn launched billboards in Kentucky, McConnell's home state, urging voters to "Vote Mitch Out" next year, as part of our big campaign to end Republican control of the Senate. Here are photos of the billboards:

Can you chip in $3 to help expand the placement of the billboards targeting Mitch McConnell to more locations and to help MoveOn put up billboards targeting other vulnerable Republican senators who are up for re-election? Click here now.

McConnell boasts that he "looked Barack Obama in the eye" and said, "Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy."6

He says his "proudest moment" was confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.7

Last month, after Robert Mueller warned Congress about Russia interfering in our elections, McConnell single handedly blocked election security legislation.8

And now, McConnell has grounded to a halt the agency that enforces our campaign finance laws—and on the eve of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections.

Defeating Donald Trump is our top priority. But it is not enough. We simply MUST defeat Mitch McConnell and end Republican control of the Senate. But we need your help to do it.

Will you chip in $3—or whatever you can afford—now to help us expand our billboard campaign and power the biggest grassroots elections program in MoveOn's 20-year history?

Yes, I'm in! I'll chip in now to defeat McConnell and end GOP control of the Senate.

Thanks for all you do. 

–Ann, Seth, Maria, Tillie, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "Thanks to Mitch McConnell, U.S. now has no functioning election commission," ThinkProgress, August 26, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/88942?t=18&akid=243928%2E10220574%2E0p5BCa

2. Ibid.

3. "The House passed stronger background checks in February. McConnell won't call a Senate vote," CBS News, August 6, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/73783?t=20&akid=243928%2E10220574%2E0p5BCa

4. "Poll: McConnell is most unpopular senator," The Hill, July 18, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68663?t=22&akid=243928%2E10220574%2E0p5BCa

5. "Poll: 33% of Kentucky voters approve of McConnell," The Hill, February 21, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67108?t=24&akid=243928%2E10220574%2E0p5BCa

6. "Mitch McConnell Admits He's Got Different Rules for Republican Presidents," GQ, May 29, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/88943?t=26&akid=243928%2E10220574%2E0p5BCa

7. "McConnell calls Kavanaugh confirmation proudest moment as senator," The Hill, October 7, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/88951?t=28&akid=243928%2E10220574%2E0p5BCa

8. "'Moscow Mitch' Tag Enrages McConnell and Squeezes G.O.P. on Election Security," The New York Times, July 30, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/77104?t=30&akid=243928%2E10220574%2E0p5BCa

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Monday, August 26, 2019

RSVP: National organizing call

Will you join the National Organizing Call to stop Trump's deportation and detention machine this Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. ET? 

Dear MoveOn member, 

Will you join the National Organizing Call to stop Trump's deportation and detention machine this Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. ET? 

RSVP here to join.

Every week this summer has brought new attacks from Trump against the rights and safety of immigrant families and communities.

Just last week, the Trump administration announced its intention to detain families indefinitely, defying a long-standing order on how to treat children in detention safely and with dignity. This follows unprecedented workplace raids that tore families apart, new rules designed to make families fear utilizing safety net programs like SNAP, and rhetoric from rally stages and Twitter that has fueled racist attacks, including acts of mass violence.

Trump is continuing to escalate his racist agenda.

But Congress has the power to take action and rein in these abuses—and that opportunity comes when House and Senate Democrats will play a critical role in passing a government spending bill by September 30.

That's right: All the Democrats who have expressed outrage can use their congressional power to force limits, accountability, and spending cuts on the agencies carrying out human rights abuses against immigrants at the border and across the U.S.

When our members of Congress get back to D.C. next week to debate the budget, let's make sure they return with the message that they must call ICE and CBP to account for their human rights abuses. 

This Thursday, at 7 p.m. ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT, we're hosting a national organizing call so you can find out how you can take action before your members of Congress return to the Capitol.

RSVP now to save your spot.

RSVP to join the national organizing call.

On the call, you'll

  • hear our plan to create pressure on members of Congress while they are home and keep up that pressure when they return to Washington;

  • get important info directly from leaders and issue experts from MoveOn, United We Dream, and the National Immigrant Justice Center on how we confront and stop Trump's attacks;

  • learn more about the cruel strategies of the Trump administration, the impacts of these policies to immigrant families and communities; and

  • most importantly—discover ways that you can take action. 

It's crucial that our representatives hear from us now—loudly and clearly—that they must do everything in their power to rein in ICE and CBP.

This administration is ruthlessly intent on causing pain to immigrant and Latino communities. The most immediate action Congress can take to restrain these out-of-control agencies is by slashing the budgets they use to fund their cruelty.

Join the National Organizing Call on Thursday, August 29, to find out how you can deliver a message to your member of Congress to demand real, concrete action to stop Trump's deportation machine.


RSVP here.
 
Since Trump assumed office, MoveOn members have consistently shown up to push back against the worst of his administration's racist policies. Together, hundreds of thousands of MoveOn members—from all walks of life—have taken to the streets, called Congress, signed petitions, chipped in to fund these important fights, and more. We've marched against the Muslim Ban, rallied against Trump's family separation policy, and acted in solidarity with Dreamers to pass important legislation that will set up the eventual passage of the Dream Act in the next administration. 


Now, we have just days to make our voices heard before our members of Congress head back to Washington. Let's join together and stop Trump's deportation machine.

Thanks for all you do. 

-Corinne, Emma, Ilya, Schuyler, and the rest of the team

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