Sunday, July 21, 2019

Despicable

When Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in 2010, Republican leader Mitch McConnell vowed to make Barack Obama a "one-term president."

Dear MoveOn member,

When Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in 2010, Republican leader Mitch McConnell vowed to make Barack Obama a "one-term president."

While he failed on that front, he succeeded in making the Senate a place where "good ideas go to die"—as Senator Jeff Merkley says—blocking many of President Obama's priorities.1

Now he's doing the same to critical legislation coming out of the U.S. House of Representatives. Legislation to strengthen the right to vote and protect our elections. The Dream Act. Gun control. Efforts to crack down on Washington corruption. And just last week, a $15 minimum wage!

But his "proudest moment?" Confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.2

McConnell's successful strategy to remake the Supreme Court started when he stole a Supreme Court seat from President Obama. "I looked Barack Obama in the eye," boasted McConnell, "and I said, 'Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy.'"3

After Donald Trump's election, McConnell lost no time changing the rules of the Senate to ram through Neil Gorsuch, with a bare, partisan majority. And then, even after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford spoke out about being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh, McConnell made sure she'd be ignored and rammed through Kavanaugh's confirmation anyway.

And now, after Trump tweeted on Sunday that Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib should "go back" to where they came from, McConnell said that Trump was "not a racist" and was "on to something."4

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.5

But make no mistake: McConnell is a formidable opponent. And he will have unprecedented support from corporate America. With millions of members and thousands of volunteers, we don't need to match them dollar-for-dollar. But we do need to fund the staff and infrastructure to expose McConnell, weaken his standing, and have an impact in Kentucky, which is where you come in.

Can you chip in $5 a month to help defeat Mitch McConnell in 2020?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly.

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

Kentucky won't be a key battleground state in the presidential election. But it will be a key battleground state for the heart and soul of America—and in the fight to decide whether Republicans will control the Senate in 2021.

Thanks to the ongoing support of MoveOn members, we're already staffing up additional campaign infrastructure to impact the election—without sacrificing resources we need to defeat Trump.

However, we haven't yet signed up enough monthly donors to execute our full campaign plan, which is why we need your help.

Will you join in and chip in $5 a month to help defeat Mitch McConnell?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly.

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

We have to go big in 2020. And defeating Trump will be our top priority. But that is not enough. Because in 2020, if McConnell and Republicans still have control of the Senate:

  • We won't pass ANY progressive legislation, no matter who wins the presidency. Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and debt-free college stand no chance of survival in McConnell's Senate.
  • We won't get to confirm a liberal justice to the Supreme Court, even with a Democratic president. Remember, McConnell is the man who stole President Obama's Supreme Court nomination and gave it to Trump, so, of course, he would be willing to maintain a Supreme Court vacancy for a full presidential term.
  • And our immigration system will remain broken. Protections for Dreamers, which are supported by more than 75% of voters, passed the House, but McConnell won't allow a vote in the Senate.

We simply MUST defeat Mitch McConnell in 2020 and seize control from Republicans. And to do it, we need your ongoing support. Will you join in and chip in $5 a month to help make it happen?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly.

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

Thanks for all you do.

–Rahna, Nick, Michael, Tzyh, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "Our champion to take on Mitch:," Jeff Merkley, July 10, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68166?t=8&akid=239583%2E10220574%2EB5aEcq

2. "McConnell calls Kavanaugh's confirmation his proudest Senate accomplishment," MarketWatch, October 7, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/68133?t=10&akid=239583%2E10220574%2EB5aEcq

3. "What Happened With Merrick Garland In 2016 And Why It Matters Now," NPR, June 29, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/67384?t=12&akid=239583%2E10220574%2EB5aEcq

4. "McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on four congresswomen," Politico, July 18, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68167?t=14&akid=239583%2E10220574%2EB5aEcq

5. "Poll: 33% of Kentucky voters approve of McConnell," The Hill, February 21, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67108?t=16&akid=239583%2E10220574%2EB5aEcq

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?

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

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


PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, http://pol.moveon.org/. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 21st, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

SIGN: Free Mariana from ICE custody

Mariana is suffering from medical issues, but ICE doesn't care.

Dear MoveOn member,

In April, Mariana was separated from her two children, 5 and 7 years old, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She is suffering from medical issues that have caused her to lose consciousness, and the doctor in the detention center where she is being held says she needs specialized medical care, but ICE has done nothing to move her or provide that care.1

Sign this petition to ICE demanding that Mariana be reunited with her children and receive the medical care she needs.

When Mariana lost consciousness in custody a few weeks ago, she was taken to the emergency room, where she was told she needed to see a gynecologist for specialized care. But this has not happened.

The doctor at the ICE facility told her she is at risk of needing a hysterectomy if she doesn't receive appropriate care soon, and an independent medical expert who reviewed her records confirmed this grave concern that her continued detention could impact her future fertility.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has accused Mariana of being affiliated with a resistance group in Angola known as FLEC, but her attorneys at the National Immigrant Justice Center have found that these allegations are completely false and unfounded. DHS has not produced any evidence of such ties, despite having had the opportunity to do so at Mariana's immigration court hearing. Instead, they continue to keep her in custody, separated from her children.

Mariana needs to be in the care of her family and with her children. Mariana and her children have a lawfully present sponsor, a green-card-holding cousin in Texas. There is no reason not to release Mariana immediately.

We demand that ICE immediately release Mariana, reunite her with her children, and stop the cruel trauma that is unnecessarily being inflicted on her family each and every passing day that she continues to be detained.

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

Thank you for your help.

—Paola Luisi, Families Belong Together

Source:

1. Tweet by the National Immigrant Justice Center, July 17, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68177?t=9&akid=239456%2E10220574%2E7rMH_G

You're receiving this petition because we thought it might interest you. It was created on MoveOn.org, where anyone can start their own online petitions. You can start your own petition here.

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.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 20, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

"Send her back. Send her back. Send her back."

Last night, after Trump attacked Representative Ilhan Omar at a rally, his supporters responded by chanting: "Send her back. Send her back. Send her back." Again and again, throughout the arena.

Dear MoveOn member,

Last night, after Trump attacked Representative Ilhan Omar at a rally, his supporters responded by chanting: "Send her back. Send her back. Send her back." Again and again, throughout the arena.

His continued attacks on The Squad—a group of freshman progressive women of color in the House—are part of his strategy to intensify his "us vs. them" politics of division and fear.

Make no mistake: This rhetoric is intentional. In fact, it's fast becoming a centerpiece of Trump's re-election campaign.

But here's what's truly terrifying: As a method to consolidate support among his base, Trump's racist strategy is working. His overall approval is at the highest of his presidency, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll (which is considered a very trustworthy poll among political scientists).1

In fact, among self-identified Republicans, Trump is the most popular GOP president in the last century, with the exception of George W. Bush in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.2

And that polling came out BEFORE his disgusting attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color—which, horrifically, have boosted his approval among Republicans even further.3

Eddie, Trump's racist attacks are HELPING him with his base. And if Trump's base shows up, while Democrats don't turn out in record numbers, then Trump WILL be re-elected. It's extremely painful to accept, but it's our very hard reality. And we must fight back harder than ever.

While Democratic candidates focus on winning the primary, MoveOn is laser-focused on beating Trump and taking back the Senate in 2020. But we can't do it without your help.

It's up to us to start building the campaign infrastructure we need to beat Trump and take back the Senate in 2020—and we need to start preparing right now. Will you chip in $3 to help out? Click here now.

MoveOn is ready to help lead the way this election season—by showing Democrats how we can defeat Trump with bold, progressive ideas that work for all Americans, Black, brown, and white. Ideas that resonate with new Americans and those born in the states. Policies like universal health care, workers rights, a bold plan to tackle climate change while fueling our economy, a divestment from endless wars to reinvest in education and communities at home, and so much more.

And while pursuing that agenda, we must stand against the atrocities Trump is perpetrating at the border, the corruption rampant through his cabinet, and the racist rhetoric and policies his administration propagates on a daily basis.

It's a huge lift, but the stakes couldn't be higher. And MoveOn is uniquely positioned in this fight—to build a powerful election program that can take back the White House, to support leaders like the Squad, to push the Democratic candidates from the House to the White House to be braver and bolder and more progressive in a way that wins hearts and minds and votes, and—at the same time—to continue confronting the administration's corruption and abuses.

Click here to chip in $3 to help MoveOn fight alongside our champions, build the elections infrastructure we need to defeat Trump in 2020, and win on our terms.

Rep. Omar—who Trump and his supporters want to "send back"—was our first endorsee of this cycle, followed by Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the other members of the Squad.

We need to keep supporting their bold agenda in Congress—while also ensuring candidates in 2020 embrace their ideas and emulate their honest, bold, fighting style.

As Rep. Ayanna Pressley, another member of the Squad targeted by Trump, said in Tuesday's press conference: "This is simply a disruption and a distraction from the callous chaos and corrupt culture of this administration, all the way down."

She's right: We have work to do to expose the corruption of this administration, shine a light on its failures, and promote an agenda that serves and supports all our communities.

Just look at what the Squad is pushing in Congress: Rep. Pressley is fighting for backpay for the nearly 1 million contract workers who suffered from Trump's shutdown. Rep. Tlaib has introduced legislation to rein in the abuses of auto insurers and help regular folks afford insurance. Rep. Omar is a champion of lifting the burden of student debt from suffocating generations of Americans and stifling economic growth. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal has energized Americans behind a vision to remake our economy while tackling the existential crisis of climate change.

These are popular, bold visions that tackle concentrated wealth and corporate power, lift up working Americans and vulnerable families, and make a better life for Black, brown, and white families alike. Ideas that we need to lift up during the election.

Trump is terrified of the Squad—and of Democrats who are running for president on similarly inspirational, popular, transformational ideas. And instead of responding to their ideas, he is resorting to explicit racism to rile up his base, sow fear and chaos, and seek to divide us all. We've seen his plan—but we can defeat it with ours, like in 2018, when:

  • Thousands of MoveOn members pounded the pavement in critical swing districts. Teams of MoveOn members showed up at campaign offices of MoveOn-endorsed Democrats around the country, phone banking and knocking on doors to help them win.
  • MoveOn's Text Team and MoveOn volunteers sent millions of texts to voters using MoveOn's texting program, Spoke. Volunteers helped folks register to vote, shared information about MoveOn-endorsed candidates, and signed up new volunteers to help get out the vote.
  • And MoveOn's "Real Voter Voices" program reached millions of voters for a small fraction of the cost of other programs. Real Voter Voices was a groundbreaking new voter persuasion program propelled by personal videos recorded by MoveOn members. It was extremely effective. This innovative program was proven to be five times more cost-effective at getting out the vote than traditional programs such as TV ads and snail mail.

In addition to continuing effective tactics like these in 2020, we're also working to take on disinformation, which is critical as Russian trolls and white supremacist groups again work to spread false, misleading information that will confuse voters, suppress voter turnout, and keep Trump in the White House.

MoveOn has a 20-year track record of building the kind of campaigns progressives need to win while we promote progressive values that we can stand behind. In 2018, MoveOn ran its biggest midterm elections program ever—and we took back the House.

Now, MoveOn needs to run its biggest general elections program EVER. Will you chip in $3?

Yes, I'll chip in to help build the elections infrastructure we need to defeat Trump in 2020 and win on our terms.

Thanks for all you do.

–Emily, Erica, Nick, Robert, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "Aided by a strong economy, Trump approval rises, but a majority also see him as 'unpresidential,'" The Washington Post, July 7, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68127?t=5&akid=239380%2E10220574%2EUGVJyT

2. "Why is Trump so much more popular with Republicans than past presidents?" The Washington Post, July 24, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68128?t=7&akid=239380%2E10220574%2EUGVJyT

3. "Trump's approval with Republicans rose by 5 points in a poll taken after his racist tweets ," Business Insider, July 18, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68129?t=9&akid=239380%2E10220574%2EUGVJyT

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.


PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, http://pol.moveon.org/. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 19th, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Your free sticker is on the way!

Dear MoveOn member,

Thanks for ordering your free Squad Goals sticker! It should arrive in three to four weeks. Place it somewhere visible—whether on your car, bike, or window!

Here's the address where we'll ship your free sticker:

Chris Weber
9024 E Calle Kuehn
Tucson, AZ 85715-5606

Questions? Need to update your shipping address? Please contact store-help@moveon.org.

Help keep these stickers free! Consider donating to help offset the cost of shipping stickers to others and to fuel this effort.

Thank you for standing with us.

–Kelly, Scott, Liia, Justin, and the rest of the team

P.S. In rare circumstances, MoveOn may choose to fulfill or not fulfill orders for free stickers at its discretion, including based on its inventory or for any reason whatsoever.

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.


PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, http://pol.moveon.org/?no_akid=1. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 17, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Can we send you a free “I'm Joining The Squad” sticker?

MoveOn is proud to join the squad, which is why we've printed a big batch of these "I'm Joining The Squad" stickers and are giving them away for free while supplies last.

Dear MoveOn member,

Donald Trump managed to reach a new low on Sunday, when he sent a series of racist tweets aimed at Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, telling the four congresswomen to "go back [to the countries] from which they came."1

Attacking these elected officials because of the color of their skin is disgusting. It is unacceptable. And it is a clear attempt by Trump to silence a group of women who are boldly and unapologetically fighting for the rest of us.

But as Rep. Pressley said yesterday, "We are more than four people … Our squad is big. Our squad includes any person committed to creating a more equitable and just world."2

MoveOn is proud to join the squad, which is why we've printed a big batch of these "I'm Joining The Squad" stickers and are giving them away for free while supplies last.

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

These latest attacks were not only a look inside the grotesque racist echo chamber in Trump's mind, but also a clear attempt to distract us from the ongoing humanitarian disaster on the border. It won't work.

MoveOn members, our allies, Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, Tlaib, and more will continue to work to close the concentration camps at the border, defund the out-of-control agencies committing these atrocities, and defeat Trump and his allies in 2020.

Show your support for the bold leadership of these members of Congress by ordering your "I'm Joining The Squad" sticker now.

Thanks for all you do.

–Kelly, Justin, Schuyler, Ann, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. "Trump's racist Twitter tirade about 'the Squad,' explained," Vox, July 15, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68106?t=17&akid=239231%2E10220574%2E8f0srq

2. Tweet by Justice Democrats, July 15, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/68107?t=19&akid=239231%2E10220574%2E8f0srq

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.


PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, http://pol.moveon.org/. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 16, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

90 degrees in Alaska??!!

Temperatures over the past few weeks have been breaking all-time records, and as much as we would like to joke about the heat boosting ice cream sales, this is no laughing matter.

Hi, fellow MoveOn member!

It's Ben and Jerry here—the ice cream guys. 

We don't know about you, but we've been struggling more than ever to beat the heat this summer.

Temperatures over the past few weeks have been breaking all-time records, and as much as we would like to joke about the heat boosting ice cream sales, this is no laughing matter. It is another sign of the future we will face if we do not take bold action now to stop climate change.

On the 4th of July, temperatures broke 90 degrees in Alaska, an all-time high.1 June saw all-time record high temperatures in eight European countries.2 And a recent report from the U.N. warns that a "climate apartheid" is coming, in which the rich are able to pay to stay safe against the heat and extreme weather, but hundreds of millions of people will be denied basic human rights as the world suffers the consequences of climate change.3

We are facing a generational crisis—and a younger generation is rising up with inspiring grassroots activism to bring international attention and action to this issue—but corporations and Big Money interests are doing everything they can to stop the United States from lifting a finger to solve it.

The flow of cash into the pockets of politicians from lobbyists, oil and gas companies, and billionaires bent on protecting their wealth is the biggest barrier to our government's taking action, and it is up to us to put a stop to it.

That is why we're partnering with MoveOn and asking you to join the movement protesting Big Money's death grip on our future by rubber-stamping our cash with the message "Stamp Money Out of Politics." And to sweeten the deal, when you order a stamp, we'll enter you to win a year's supply of ice cream!

Click here to donate $16 or more to support MoveOn's work to fight back against the climate crisis and we'll send you your very own stamp. One lucky stamper will also win free ice cream for a full year!

Don't worry, it's totally legal to stamp your bills, and the impact of a single stamped bill is enormous. Each stamped bill remains in circulation for years and is viewed on average 875 times. That means if you stamp just 20 $1 bills, 17,500 people will see our message!

We were thrilled when progressive leaders in Congress unveiled the Green New Deal and have felt real hope witnessing the continuing work of young activists from groups like the U.S. Youth Climate Strike and the Sunrise Movement, which has kept the climate crisis front and center around the globe.

But at the same time, lobbyists for companies like ExxonMobil are continuing their decades-long campaigning behind the scenes to buy off politicians, deny the incontrovertible science, and work hand in hand with Donald Trump and his administration to squash any attempts at addressing the crisis—all for the short-term goal of protecting their bottom lines.4

But we know the truth. We've seen the reports from scientists that say we have only a decade left to make the changes necessary to protect our planet's future. And there is no company on the planet that is worth more than the future of humanity.

That is why it is more important than ever that we demand an end to Big Money in politics and clear a path for bold legislation that can tackle the climate crisis without bowing down to corporate interests.

Eddie, will you join us in getting our message out?

Click here to chip in $16 or more to support MoveOn's work to address the climate crisis, and we'll send you your very own "Stamp Money Out of Politics" self-inking rubber stamp. You'll also be entered to win a year of free ice cream!

Thanks for all you do.

–Ben and Jerry

P.S.: Here is what your bills will look like once you join the Stamp Stampede!

Click here to chip in, get your free stamp, and start stamping!

Sources: 

1. "Heat waves bring record-breaking temperatures on a geological scale," TechCrunch, July 5, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67624?t=6&akid=239004%2E10220574%2E_9txnJ

2. "European Heat Wave Shatters June Records in 8 Nations; France Set a New All-Time Record High," The Weather Channel, June 30, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67625?t=8&akid=239004%2E10220574%2E_9txnJ

3. "'Climate apartheid': UN expert says human rights may not survive," The Guardian, June 25, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67626?t=10&akid=239004%2E10220574%2E_9txnJ

4. "Who's Afraid of the Green New Deal?" The Intercept, February 28, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67627?t=12&akid=239004%2E10220574%2E_9txnJ

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter to win. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on July 16, 2019. You may enter by making a donation here. Alternatively, you can enter without making a donation. One winner will receive the following prize package: 52 pints of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (approximate retail value: $234). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Promotion open to all U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: MoveOn.org Political Action, 1442 Walnut Street #358, Berkeley, CA 94709. Contributions to MoveOn.org Political Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 13th, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sign this petition re: temporary detention centers

Hotels have no place in Trump's hateful policies attacking immigrants. Hotel companies should publicly refuse to allow any of their properties to contract with ICE, and deny any assistance in the deportation of people and families.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

The Trump administration has been threatening ICE raids targeting families for the past few weeks. In fact, they targeted a South Asian restaurant in Washington, D.C., last week. This very well could be the beginning of more ICE raids to come and yet another escalation in the hateful policies this administration is using to attack immigrants and separate families. 

ICE needs hotel rooms to execute their raids. People are picked up by ICE and then placed in hotel rooms as temporary jails, where they are unable to leave and guarded by federal agents, often for an indefinite amount of time.

Hotel companies and chains need to stand up to this administration and not be a part of these hateful policies. 

Sign this petition demanding that nine major hotel chains not participate in any present or future ICE raids.

Hotels have no place in Trump's hateful policies attacking immigrants. Hotel companies should publicly refuse to allow any of their properties to contract with ICE, and deny any assistance in the deportation of people and families.

ICE is still planning to execute raids to deport children and families. Whether it happens in a few days or in two months, using hotel rooms as temporary jails is a crucial part of this plan, because ICE cannot legally hold children in its adult detention facilities. Hotels should put people over profits and publicly refuse to work with ICE to execute Trump's disgusting attack on immigrant families.

We are currently aware of nine hotel chains that run the low-cost properties most likely to be used by ICE, and we are calling on each of them to publicly promise that they won't participate in the planned raids on families and kids. These include Best Western Hotels and Resorts, Choice Hotels (EconoLodge, Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn), Drury Hotels, G6 Hospitality (Motel 6), Hilton (Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites), InterContinental Hotels Group (Holiday Inn), Marriott (Courtyard, Fairfield), Red Roof, and Wyndham Hotels (Days Inn, Ramada, Super 8, Howard Johnson, La Quinta). Businesses have a social responsibility to their communities, and they should not be complicit in the caging and detention of anyone. 

Make sure to sign this petition before our delivery tomorrow! 

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

Thanks!

Brandon Wu

You're receiving this petition because we thought it might interest you. It was created on MoveOn.org, where anyone can start their own online petitions. You can start your own petition here.

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.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 10, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Megan Rapinoe

Sign the petition telling the United States Soccer Federation to pay players on the U.S. Women's National Soccer team equal to the men!

Dear MoveOn member,

THEY DID IT!!!! The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) just won their FOURTH World Cup title!! These incredible, hardworking, and talented athletes are an incredible force and inspiration to us all.

But despite their success, women soccer players are still paid significantly less than men—even though the U.S. men's team has never made the same advances, or had the same success, as the women's team. The U.S. men's team didn't even qualify for the last World Cup tournament.

These women are high-performing athletes, and they should be compensated fairly. Sign the petition demanding equal pay for the members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.

Paying women less than men for doing the same job is wrong. In this case, the women's team is outperforming the men's team. Demand that the United States Soccer Federation pay players on the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team the same amount as the men.

"It certainly is not fair."1 Those five simple words from co-captain Megan Rapinoe sum up the problem, and we know the solution is equal pay for these inspiring athletes.

The women's contract says they stand to make a grand total of $200,000 each for winning the World Cup, while men in a similar position would have made over $1 million each.2 We demand equal pay.

In addition to bringing home championships, the U.S. women's team is also bringing in lots of revenue. The U.S. Women's National Team jersey is the best-selling Nike soccer jersey EVER. And the women's team has brought in more revenue than the men's team for the past three years.3

Women soccer players are suing the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) for equal pay, but court battles take a long time and a lot of money. USSF could fix this right now, without the courts, by paying all of the players' salaries and bonuses equally, regardless of gender. That would show little girls everywhere that they deserve the same opportunities boys do.

Will you sign this petition telling U.S. Soccer to pay women fairly?

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

Thanks!

–Shaunna Thomas, UltraViolet

Sources:

1. "US World Cup win proves female players deserve equal pay, team says," CNN, July 7, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67585?t=10&akid=238605%2E10220574%2EGJU1px

2. "Today is the Women's World Cup final between the US and Netherlands—here's how much money is on the line," CNBC,  July 7, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67586?t=12&akid=238605%2E10220574%2EGJU1px

3. Ibid.

You're receiving this petition because we thought it might interest you. It was created on MoveOn.org, where anyone can start their own online petitions. You can start your own petition here.

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.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 8, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Your free sticker is on the way!

Dear MoveOn member,

Thanks for ordering your free "Close the Camps" sticker! It should arrive in three to four weeks. Place it somewhere visible—whether on your car, bike, or window!

Here's the address where we'll ship your free sticker:

Judith Vazquez
1850 FM 878
Waxahachie, TX 75165-9224

Questions? Need to update your shipping address? Please contact store-help@moveon.org.

Help keep these stickers free! Consider donating to help offset the cost of shipping stickers to others and to fuel this effort.

Thank you for standing with us.

–Kelly, Scott, Liia, Justin, and the rest of the team

P.S. In rare circumstances, MoveOn may choose to fulfill or not fulfill orders for free stickers at its discretion, including based on its inventory or for any reason whatsoever.

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.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 4, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

FW: Can we send you a free #CloseTheCamps sticker?

MoveOn has just printed a big batch of "Close the Camps" stickers designed by artist Pablo Stanley and is giving them away for free, while supplies last.

Hi Eddie—We wanted to make sure you saw our email from the other day. 


Dear MoveOn member, 

On Tuesday, tens of thousands of MoveOn members and our allies took to the streets at more than 175 protests in more than 40 states to demand that Donald Trump's child concentration camps—where immigrants seeking asylum are being detained—be closed immediately. The pressure is growing, and now multiple members of Congress have visited or have pledged visit the camps. But it will take all of holding our government accountable to provide justice to those in detention.

This inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and immigrants is an atrocity, and we must ensure that every American knows about the brutality being perpetrated by our government in our name. That's why MoveOn has just printed a big batch of "Close the Camps" stickers, designed by artist Pablo Stanley, and is giving them away for free, while supplies last.

Click here or on the image below to order your sticker now.

Last week, we learned that the Trump administration continues to separate children from their families, is refusing to provide soap or toothpaste to the migrant children in these camps, that the children are not allowed to take showers or change their clothes, that babies held there are denied diapers, and that the lights are being left on 24 hours a day to deny those who are detained there the right to sleep.1

And on Monday, journalists at ProPublica revealed the existence of a secret Facebook group with nearly 10,000 Border Patrol agents—about half of the total number of agents in the country—making cruel jokes about the children who have died in their care, using racist epithets, and posting disgusting, threatening memes of members of Congress who oppose the camps.2

And when those same members of Congress visited the camps later that day, they were told by an imprisoned woman that when she asked if she could have some water, a Border Patrol agent told her to drink out of the toilet.3

It is clear that it is not just "a few bad apples" at the border committing these heinous acts. It is clear that it is not just one rogue camp not following the rules. This is the result of an intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities and criminalize immigration.

That is why MoveOn members joined more than 50 partner organization to take to the streets and the halls of Congress this week to demand that all members of Congress use every tool available to them to end these inhumane conditions and close the camps right now, defund these out-of-control agencies, and hold Trump and his administration accountable.

Please click here to order your free "Close the Camps" sticker now to help spread the word, and then share this with your family and friends.

Thanks for all you do.

–Emma, Iram, Schuyler, Reggie, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. "The horrifying conditions facing kids in border detention, explained," Vox, June 25, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67545?t=10&akid=238325%2E10220574%2EJGudNZ

2. "Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes," ProPublica, July 1, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67546?t=12&akid=238325%2E10220574%2EJGudNZ

3. "Ocasio-Cortez: Detained migrants being told to 'drink out of toilets,'" NBC News, July 1, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67547?t=14&akid=238325%2E10220574%2EJGudNZ

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.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 4, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Close the Camps [photos]

Tens of thousands of MoveOn members like you took action for justice yesterday and demanded an end to Donald Trump's concentration camps for children. Check out photos from protests across the country.

Dear MoveOn member,

Every day immigrants are suffering from intentional inhumane conditions created by the Trump administration. 

News continues to pour out that the Trump administration's escalation of brutal attacks against immigrants and refugees has reached new, even more horrific lows, with children being held in unspeakable conditions in concentration camps at the border. Just yesterday, more images and stories emerged about the horrific conditions that children and families are enduring.1

In a powerful response, tens of thousands of MoveOn members and our allies took to the streets yesterday to demand our members of Congress act to close the camps. 

Images from the Close the Camps protests
Tens of thousands of people like you—members of MoveOn, United We Dream, Families Belong Together, and American Friends Service Committee, along with more than 50 sponsor organizations—held over 175 protests in over 40 states. And more than 800 letters were hand-delivered to members of Congress, ensuring they received our demands and feel the pressure to act.  

Our message was heard around the world—and in the home districts of our representatives and senators. 

These Close the Camps protests have changed the way our entire country is talking about the atrocities being committed on our southern border. More than 1,500 local news clips broadcasted our demand to close the camps and to establish an immigration system that uplifts the human rights of all people. Together, we are ensuring that our message cannot be ignored.

We are powerful when we act together, and our work is just beginning.

Congress is already debating funding levels of these agencies for next year, and one of the most important ways to hold these agencies accountable is to stop giving them money to commit human rights violations. That means we need to keep up the pressure on our members of Congress to make sure that they don't give in to Donald Trump and the Republicans in September, before government funding runs out on September 30.

We've got a lot of work ahead of us. Here's what's next and how you can take action: 

1. Call your members of Congress. Whether you went to a local protest yesterday or not, dial (844) 899-8261 now to call your representative, and then dial (855) 300-3836 to call your senators. Say to them, "Close the camps, stop funding family detention and deportation, bear witness and reunite families."

2. Contribute to ensure that everyone in detention has legal representation, so they don't have to face an immigration judge alone. Donate to the Texas Civil Rights Project, an organization that is providing free legal services to immigrants in detention. Click here to contribute now.

3. Sign the petition to say Congress must close the camps! Add your name now.

4. Protest or visit a detention center and shine a light on what's happening in our communities. Download United We Dream's resource now. 

5. Join a Summer Service Social to connect with MoveOn members in your neighborhood, give back to your community, and build the strong bonds needed to make lasting change. If you don't see a Summer Service Social event scheduled in your community yet, sign up to host one. Click here to find or host a Summer Service Social near you. 

Since the 2016 election, MoveOn members have consistently risen up to stop the worst of Trump's policies. Just one year ago, along with close partners and allies, we organized historic rallies that led to an end of Trump's cruel family separation policy.

Now, we must continue to act to stop each escalation of violence and cruelty from this administration. Together, we will create an America that welcomes and treats all people with dignity and respect. 

Thanks for all you do. 

–Emma, Scott, Vicki, Michael, and the rest of the team

P.S. We just printed a batch of powerful stickers by the artist Pablo Stanley, and we're giving them away for free until we run out. Click here to claim your free Close the Camps sticker now. 

Close the Camps sticker image

Source: 

1. "'Ticking Time Bomb': DHS Inspector General Slams 'Dangerous Overcrowding' In Detention Facilities," Newsweek, July 2, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67556?t=14&akid=238268%2E10220574%2E4NuKas

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.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 3, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A free "Close the Camps" sticker for you, Eddie

MoveOn has just printed a big batch of "Close the Camps" stickers designed by artist Pablo Stanley and is giving them away for free, while supplies last.

Dear MoveOn member, 

Today, tens of thousands of MoveOn members and our allies are taking to the streets to demand that Donald Trump's child concentration camps—where imprisoned immigrants are held at the border—be closed immediately.

This inhumane treatment of asylum seekers is an atrocity, and we must ensure that every American knows about the brutality being perpetrated by our government in our name. That's why MoveOn has just printed a big batch of "Close the Camps" stickers designed by artist Pablo Stanley and is giving them away for free, while supplies last.

Click here or on the image below to order your sticker now.

Last week, we learned that the Trump administration is refusing to provide soap or toothpaste to the migrant children in these camps, that the children are not allowed to take showers or change their clothes, that babies held there are denied diapers, and that the lights are being left on 24 hours a day to deny those who are detained there the right to sleep.1

And yesterday, journalists revealed the existence of a secret Facebook group with nearly 10,000 Border Patrol agents—about half of the total number of agents in the country—making cruel jokes about the children who have died in their care, using racist epithets, and posting disgusting, threatening memes of members of Congress who oppose the camps.2

And when those same members of Congress visited the camps later that day, they were told by an imprisoned woman that when she asked if she could have some water, a Border Patrol agent told her to drink out of the toilet.3

It is clear that it is not just "a few bad apples" at the border committing these heinous acts. It is clear that it is not just one rogue camp not following the rules. This is the byproduct of an intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities and criminalize immigration.

That is why we must demand that all members of Congress use every power they have to end these inhumane conditions and close the camps right now, defund these out-of-control agencies, and hold Trump and his administration accountable.

Please click here to order your free "Close the Camps" sticker now to help spread the word, and then share this with your family and friends.

Thanks for all you do.

–Emma, Iram, Schuyler, Reggie, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. "The horrifying conditions facing kids in border detention, explained," Vox, June 25, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67545?t=10&akid=238171%2E10220574%2Evf-rTS

2. "Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes," ProPublica, July 1, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67546?t=12&akid=238171%2E10220574%2Evf-rTS

3. "Ocasio-Cortez: Detained migrants being told to 'drink out of toilets,'" NBC News, July 1, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67547?t=14&akid=238171%2E10220574%2Evf-rTS

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.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on July 2, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Join us near Inwood: Protest Trump's child concentration camps

JOIN US!
We Are Watching You, Senator Schumer #closethecamps
WHEN Tuesday, July 2, 6:00 PM
WHERE Across from 9 Prospect Park West in Brooklyn, NY
STOP TRUMP'S CHILD CONCENTRATION CAMPS!
Yes! I'll be there.

Children denied soap and toothbrushes, crowded into unsafe conditions. Separated from their families, subject to cruel treatment that leads to lasting traumas. And some dying in custody—or dying with parents as they cross the Rio Grande.

We've seen the images and heard the stories coming out of child detention centers. Horrifically, these conditions aren't an accident. They are the byproduct of an intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities and criminalize immigration—from imprisoning children in inhumane conditions to threatening widespread raids to break up families to covering up reports of immigrants dying in U.S. custody and abuses by ICE and CBP agents.

This Tuesday, July 2, while members of Congress are home for the Fourth of July holiday, we will gather at their local offices and make our voices heard. Eddie, will you join us?

Yes! I'll be there.
OTHER EVENTS NEARBY:
I can't make it, but I'll chip in.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Hungry, alone, and terrified (children in cages at our border)

A year ago, when Donald Trump was separating migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, we rose up and forced Trump to end the policy.

Dear MoveOn member,

A year ago, when Donald Trump was separating migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, we rose up and forced Trump to end the policy.1

But now, largely through lawyers at the border, we've learned that the Trump administration is again illegally separating children from their families and detaining them in the most inhumane conditions—putting them in cages, forcing them to sleep on concrete floors, and leaving them hungry, alone, and terrified, without even soap or toothbrushes.2

A 15-year-old girl told one of the lawyers that there's nothing to do but cry.3

An eight-year old boy told a lawyer, "They took us away from our grandmother, and now we are all alone. They have not given us to our mother. We have been here for a long time. I have to take care of my little sister. She is very sad because she misses our mother and grandmother very much … We sleep on a cement bench. There are two mats in the room, but the big kids sleep on the mats, so we have to sleep on the cement bench."4

And a 17-year old boy said, "At Ursula [detention center], we have not been able to shower. The toilet is out in the open in the cage; there is no door for any privacy. There is water but no soap to wash our hands. There are no paper towels to dry our hands. We have not been given a toothbrush or toothpaste to brush our teeth."5

As photos, audio, and stories emerge from the camps, outrage has grown to a crescendo over the past week, and right now is our opportunity to create the tipping point that forces the Trump administration to stop separating children from their families—once and for all.

That's why MoveOn's team has sprung into action, along with our colleagues at the American Friends Service Committee, Families Belong Together, and United We Dream, to organize a wave of highly visible protests across the country this Tuesday, July 2.

But it's all happening at lightning speed, and we need to raise $120,000 by Monday to pull it all off. Will you chip in $3 now to help out?

Yes, I'll chip in right now to support MoveOn's emergency effort to close child concentration camps and reunite families.

Most of these children have family, including parents, in the United States. But the Trump administration is taking them away from family and classifying them as "unaccompanied minors."6

A lawyer who is part of the teams interviewing children at the camps explained, "There were children at this facility who came across with parents and were separated from parents. There were other children at the facility who came across with other adult family members. We met almost no children who came across unaccompanied. The United States is taking children away from their family unit and reclassifying them as unaccompanied children."7

A 16-year-old girl at one of the camps told a lawyer, "We are in a metal cage with 20 other teenagers, with babies and young children. We have one mat we need to share with each other. It is very cold. We each got a mylar blanket, but it is not enough to warm up. ... The lights are [on] all of the time."8

The U.S. government, our government, is tearing children away from their families and terrorizing them—and it's on our watch. It's up to each of us to speak out and fight back. Together, we can close the camps and reunite children with their families. We we truly can't do it without you, Eddie. Will you help out?

Please, click here right now to chip in $3 to help support MoveOn's emergency effort to close child concentration camps, reunite families, and end this moral outrage.

Thanks for all you do.

–Vicki, Bill, Gabby, Eric, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "Family Separation Protests Shift the Narrative," The Atlantic, June 30, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/42384?t=4&akid=238028%2E10220574%2EWlYhV4

2. "Inside a Texas Building Where the Government Is Holding Immigrant Children," The New Yorker, June 22, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67482?t=6&akid=238028%2E10220574%2EWlYhV4

3. "Kids Describe In Their Own Words The Dire Conditions Inside A Border Detention Center," BuzzFeed, June 27, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67524?t=8&akid=238028%2E10220574%2EWlYhV4

4. Ibid.

5. Ibid.

6. "Inside a Texas Building Where the Government Is Holding Immigrant Children," The New Yorker, June 22, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67482?t=10&akid=238028%2E10220574%2EWlYhV4

7. Ibid.

8. Kids Describe In Their Own Words The Dire Conditions Inside A Border Detention Center," BuzzFeed, June 27, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/67524?t=12&akid=238028%2E10220574%2EWlYhV4

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.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on June 30th, 2019. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.