Thursday, March 21, 2019

BREAKING: Trump just attacked MoveOn

Being singled out by Trump's campaign, Fox News, and the RNC has serious consequences—and already, the right-wing attacks are starting to snowball.

Dear MoveOn member,

Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee just directly attacked MoveOn on Twitter.1,2 And on Fox News, Donald Trump's 2020 campaign press secretary called us "despicable."3

The last time Trump called us out by name, MoveOn staff got hundreds of threats via email, phone, mail, and social media. We urgently need to rally together to beef up our internal security, while we double down on our work to stand up to Trump, Fox News, the RNC, and the right-wing media ecosystem that amplifies hate, lies, and attacks. Will you chip in $3?

Yes, I'll chip in now to help MoveOn stand up to Trump and his supporters and keep fighting without missing a beat.

Trump's campaign is attacking us for calling on the Democratic presidential candidates to skip this year's AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference—an event that will feature Benjamin Netanyahu, the corrupt, right-wing prime minister of Israel; a right-wing lobbying organization that champions him; and Mike Pence.

In 2015, while Barack Obama and MoveOn members joined forces to pass the historic Iran nuclear deal, Netanyahu gave a speech in front of Congress trying to get them to reject it. AIPAC also played a hand in spending tens of millions of dollars to block the deal. Netanyahu and AIPAC tried to exploit partisan politics in America to undermine Obama's historic Iran deal, but together, with President Obama, we successfully defended a diplomatic agreement that helped keep the U.S. off a path to war with Iran. (Trump has since tried to eviscerate the agreement while our allies in Europe are working hard to save it.)

And it's not just the Iran deal: AIPAC has become a hard-right, highly partisan organization that provides a platform for Islamophobic rhetoric while refusing to condemn blatant anti-Semitism from Donald Trump and Republican politicians.

Over 74% of MoveOn members who took our recent poll agreed that any progressive candidate vying to be the Democratic nominee for president should skip the AIPAC conference. The conference, you guessed it, seeks to shred the historic Iran nuclear diplomatic deal we fought so hard for—and to deny the basic human rights of Palestinians.

And Democratic candidates are listening. Just today, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, Julián Castro, and Pete Buttigieg, as of this writing, have all said they won't attend the AIPAC conference—which may be in part why Trump's attack dogs and other right-wing groups are going on the offense against MoveOn.

Our campaigning is striking a nerve. We can't back down now.

We must not let Trump and Netanyahu once again exploit partisan politics to sow hate, racism, xenophobia, and discord across the world. Please chip in $3 now and join the fight.

We have stood up to Trump and his bullying for two and a half years, and we will never back down or remain silent. But being singled out by Trump's campaign, Fox News, and the RNC has serious consequences—and already, the right-wing attacks are starting to snowball.

This is a breakthrough moment to change the power dynamics in Washington around how we support peace, diplomacy, and human rights, rather than AIPAC and its right-wing backers—which is why we need to keep pushing Democrats to skip the conference. It's also why we must fight back against the torrent of right-wing attacks, including from Trump's campaign.

Can you rush an emergency donation of $3 now so we can withstand these attacks and leverage the momentum of this moment to stand strong? Please click here now.

Thanks for all you do.

–Anna, Ilya, Iram, Emily, and the rest of the team 

Sources:

1. Tweet by Official Team Trump, March 21, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/64047?t=5&akid=229818%2E10220574%2EKjyQZY

2. Tweet by GOP, March 21, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/64048?t=7&akid=229818%2E10220574%2EKjyQZY

3. Trump Campaign 2020 National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Fox News, March 21, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/64047?t=9&akid=229818%2E10220574%2EKjyQZY


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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

How we solve the Senate

Mitch McConnell just got some very, very bad news. The House of Representatives just passed H.R.1, the most sweeping campaign finance and ethics reform bill in a generation—which would be a major blow to Mitch and his legion of dark-money donors and lobbyists.

Dear MoveOn member,

Mitch McConnell just got some very, very bad news. The House of Representatives just passed H.R.1, the most sweeping campaign finance and ethics reform bill in a generation—which would be a major blow to Mitch and his legion of dark-money donors and lobbyists.

But the House passing this bill isn't even the worst of it for Mitch. The really bad news for him is that H.R.1 is wildly popular with voters.

That means that he has to make a choice that's sure to cause pain to him or his Republican caucus: allow this bill to come to a vote, risking his control of Washington, D.C., or face the wrath of voters.

And guess who's up for re-election in 2020? Mitch McConnell.

I'm introducing H.R.1 in the Senate because it's exactly what we need to fix Congress. MoveOn is joining me in the fight by helping to mobilize grassroots pressure demanding that McConnell allow a vote. And if he doesn't, they'll hold him and his fellow Republicans accountable in 2020. Will you join us and chip in $5 a month to help MoveOn stay in this fight for as long as it takes to win?

Yes, I'm with you, Jeff. I'll chip in monthly to MoveOn to stand up to Mitch McConnell, pass H.R.1, and hold Republicans accountable if they block a vote.

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

Every issue you care about: health care, military spending, climate change, you name it ... The solutions we need never get off the ground in Washington.

The House has already passed sweeping and historic reforms for democracy and voting rights and against Big Money. It approved bills to limit gun violence, and it is on its way to pass the Dream Act and take major steps to expand health care and combat climate change. But none of these critical bills will move in the Senate.

The reason why is that our democracy has been corrupted. Lobbyists, Super PACs, and big corporations control our elections, decide who runs, and have a huge impact on who wins. Then, politicians come to Washington and reward the corporate special interests that put them in power.

H.R.1 would end all that. This groundbreaking bill would

  • reject Citizens United and empower grassroots donors,
  • end partisan gerrymandering,
  • make Election Day a national holiday and voter registration automatic,
  • require paper ballots and expand vote-by-mail,
  • force dark-money groups to release their donors' names,
  • end the lobbyist revolving door between K Street and Capitol Hill, and do much, much more.

Sounds great, right? It does to you and me, but not to McConnell. Senator McConnell will not give up power willingly. Voters must take it from him.

That's why we need MoveOn's grassroots support to force a vote on H.R.1 in the Senate—or else hold accountable McConnell and other Republican senators standing in our way.

When I decided to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate rather than run for president, it was to commit to this fight to fix the Senate and solve the democracy crisis. If you're ready to join me in this fight, will you become a MoveOn monthly donor today?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly to MoveOn to stand up to Mitch McConnell, pass H.R.1, and hold Republicans accountable if they block a vote.

Or, if you can't chip in monthly, click here.

Thanks for all you do.

–Senator Jeff Merkley

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Monday, March 18, 2019

What do you think? (AIPAC and 2020 candidates)

We're curious to know what you think about Democratic candidates for president attending the AIPAC conference.

Dear MoveOn member,

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary is well underway, and the candidates vying to be the next Democratic nominee will be making some serious decisions between now and the convention in July 2020.

In those moments, it's important to have our voices heard so that candidates know where MoveOn members stand. And, as candidates may be considering whether to attend the AIPAC conference this week, this is one of those moments.

AIPAC is a lobbying group. And over the years, AIPAC has become increasingly partisan and actively worked to hinder diplomatic efforts by Democrats including the Iran nuclear deal, undermine Palestinian self-determination, and invite some of the most hawkish speakers and those actively involved in human rights violations to its stage.

Here are a few examples: 

  1. AIPAC spent tens millions of dollars in 2015 to defeat the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama along with our European and international allies. It was a historic diplomatic agreement that Trump has tried to derail since taking office.1 

  2. This year's AIPAC conference is headlined by Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, under whose leadership, according to the U.N., Israel may have committed war crimes in attacks on Gaza.2 Netanyahu has also been indicted on bribery and fraud charges,3 and he recently made a deal to bring the "Israeli KKK" ultra-racist party into the next government.4  

  3. In 2016, while Trump was running a racist, xenophobia, and anti-Muslim campaign, he was given standing ovations by the conference attendees.  

  4. AIPAC has also been known to peddle anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric while giving platforms to Islamophobes.5

  5. AIPAC has refused to condemn the anti-Semitism of Republicans, such as Trump's friend and adviser Steve Bannon. Bannon's wife reported that he had their kids removed from a school because of "the number of Jews that attend" and that "he didn't want the girls going to school with Jews."6 While many groups condemned Bannon, Politico reported that AIPAC "declined to weigh in."7 

Considering all of this, this year could be the year to make a difference and ensure Democratic presidential candidates don't feel the need to pander to an organization that has clearly shown it does not hold progressive values.

The survey below isn't a formal vote; it's just a way to get a sense of what you and other MoveOn members are thinking.

 MoveOn Member Survey 

Any progressive vying to be the Democratic nominee for president should skip the AIPAC conference. 

          Thanks for all you do.

          –Iram, Allison, Ilya, Matt, and the rest of the team

          Sources: 

          1. "AIPAC Spent Millions of Dollars to Defeat the Iran Deal. Instead, It May Have Destroyed Itself." The Nation, September 11, 2015 
          https://act.moveon.org/go/63981?t=14&akid=229506%2E10220574%2EHCwubk

          2. "U.N. report on Gaza says Israeli forces may have committed war crimes," The Washington Post, February 28, 2019
          https://act.moveon.org/go/63982?t=16&akid=229506%2E10220574%2EHCwubk

          3. "The Cases Against Netanyahu and a Decision to Indict," The New York Times, February 28, 2019
          https://act.moveon.org/go/63983?t=18&akid=229506%2E10220574%2EHCwubk

          4. "Netanyahu's election rivals merge as Israeli leader makes pact with extreme right," The Washington Post, February 21, 2019
          https://act.moveon.org/go/63984?t=20&akid=229506%2E10220574%2EHCwubk

          5. "How AIPAC Mainstreams Anti-Muslim Hate," The Nation, March 8, 2016
          https://act.moveon.org/go/63985?t=22&akid=229506%2E10220574%2EHCwubk

          6. "Anti-Semitic Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon not a big fan of 'whiny brat' Jews, ex-wife says," New York Daily News, August 27, 2016
          https://act.moveon.org/go/63986?t=24&akid=229506%2E10220574%2EHCwubk

          7. "Pro-Israel groups avoid denouncing Bannon," Politico, November 14, 2016
          https://act.moveon.org/go/63987?t=26&akid=229506%2E10220574%2EHCwubk

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

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          Concrete action needed in the wake of New Zealand massacre


          Dear MoveOn member,

          I'm Muslim Advocates, and I started a petition to FBI, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and President Donald Trump, which says:

          A house of worship is a sacred place for people of all faiths. It is an unspeakable tragedy to see two mosques be so horrifically violated.

          In the wake of this heartbreaking, anti-Muslim mass slaughter, it is clear that more needs to be done to protect Muslims and all vulnerable communities from the very real dangers posed by hate and white nationalists.

          Thoughts and prayers are simply an inadequate response to this horrific attack. It is time for President Trump, elected officials, law enforcement and tech companies to act.

          It is not enough for President Trump to merely send thoughts and prayers. The President called neo-nazis and white nationalists 'very fine people. This hate-filled murderer drew inspiration from Trump, and the white nationalist movement has celebrated Trump’s words and policies.

          The President needs to immediately and unequivocally condemn and disavow this attacker and the white nationalist movement.

          Elected officials and law enforcement must do more to protect our community and all Americans from the white nationalist threat by calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to prioritize the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of right-wing, white nationalist violence-the most significant threat to public safety in our nation today.

          Social media platforms and tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google need to do much more to detect and shut down online hate content. The New Zealand shooter was able to livestream a 17-minute video of his murderous rampage that continues to spread like wildfire online. This is flatly unacceptable.

          Tech companies must take all steps possible to prevent something like this from happening again. Further, hate groups have long used platforms like Facebook to organize, spread their violent messages and build their membership online. Facebook needs to do more to remove these hate groups before they inspire even more harm.

          With historic levels of hate crimes motivated by anti-Muslim bigotry in recent years here in the U.S., American Muslims have sadly been through so much. We will not allow this attack or this hate movement to prevent any of us from going about our daily lives, including attending our houses of worship and engaging with our communities. Together, with allied Americans of faith and goodwill, we will persevere and we will defeat hate.

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

          Thanks!

          —Muslim Advocates

          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.

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          Friday, March 15, 2019

          New Zealand

          Our hearts go out to the communities in New Zealand—and to Muslims around the world, including in the U.S., who are no doubt waking to today's news with more fear and heartbreak. Together, we can take action.

          Dear MoveOn member,

          Just hours ago, a white-supremacist, anti-Muslim killer opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand, killing nearly 50 Muslims, destroying families and communities, and sending waves of terror across that country and around the world.

          The police commissioner, fearing for the lives of Muslims in New Zealand, even asked Muslims not to attend communal prayer on Friday—the Muslim holy day.

          This massacre is gut-wrenching—but sadly, it fits into patterns we know too well. There is a global wave of violence and discrimination against Muslims—from the Muslim detention centers in China to the Rohingya genocide in Burma to the Muslim Ban in our own country that has rejected over 37,000 visas from majority-Muslim countries in 2018 alone.1

          While we wait to hear how we can best help communities in New Zealand, we can act to turn the tide on our most-prominent anti-Muslim policies at home.

          You can help make a difference. Call your members of Congress now to demand they block Trump's Muslim Ban and the 'War on Terror" which has been used to justify wars in majority-Muslim countries. 

          Here is where to call:

          • Representative Gregory W. Meeks: (844) 707-9026
          • Senators: (844) 551-7606

          Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism did not start with Donald Trump. It is all around us. There are politicians in both the Republican and Democratic parties who somehow are unable to see Muslims outside the framework of "terrorism." Our media outlets actively prop up Islamophobes and anti-Muslim rhetoric. A study was done that showed The New York Times talks more negatively about Islam than about cancer and cocaine.2 And then there's our judicial system, that has time and again protected torture techniques used by our government on Muslims and upheld Trump's Muslim Ban.

          From Guantanamo to the so-called "War on Terror," where the United States is literally bombing majority-Muslim countries in Africa and the Middle East to surveillance policies and entrapment tactics by the FBI impacting communities domestically, anti-Muslim racism is used as part and parcel of the way our government and society currently operate. Some of the most atrocious programs targeting Muslims in the U.S. were carried out under President Obama.3

          If we truly want to end the horrors of what we saw in New Zealand today, we must not be complicit, and that starts with acting in the U.S. to end our blatantly anti-Muslim programs. 

          Make a call to all of your members of Congress right now to take action, not just send thoughts and prayers, by blocking the Muslim Ban from further implementation and committing to end the so-called "War on Terror." 

          Here's where to call: 

          • Representative Gregory W. Meeks: (844) 707-9026
          • Senators: (844) 551-7606

          Here's what you can say: "The atrocious attacks in New Zealand against Muslims demand action. Condemn the attacks but also work to block the Muslim Ban from being implemented any further and commit to ending the so-called "War on Terror," which has been used to target majority-Muslim countries with warfare."

          Eddie, we're going into yet another election year. And Donald Trump has weaponized anti-Muslim racism publicly as an elected official, unapologetically attacking Islam, empowering Islamophobes throughout his administration, and boosting anti-Muslim websites. There's no doubt that anti-Muslim racism and fearmongering will be part and parcel of Donald Trump's campaign. Unfortunately, too many Democrats have yet to prove to Muslim communities that they stand with Muslim communities—and that they know how to effectively speak out against Trump's white supremacy, xenophobia, and clear anti-Muslim rhetoric.

          The New Zealand shooter professed his admiration for Trump—one more reminder of the truly terrifying global web of white supremacy and anti-Muslim hate, when a killer around the globe and the man in the White House are pulling information from the same hateful sources, such as Breitbart News.

          And since Trump's election, here in the U.S., anti-Muslim rhetoric and actions have been emboldened—along with attacks on communities of color, Jewish communities, and Middle Easterners and South Asians mistaken for Muslims.

          Just look at the violent threats faced by Representative Ilhan Omar, an outspoken, progressive member of Congress, who is one of the first two Muslim women to serve in the House, and the first to wear a hijab. She has faced death threats, been added to the hit lists of white supremacists planning violent massacres, and has reported that her community mosque has received threats. Fox News commentators have cast suspicion on her wearing of a hijab, and Republican lawmakers have questioned whether she can serve on congressional committees and receive intelligence briefings. And instead of standing with her, Democratic leadership has been quick to throw her under the bus.

          These anti-Muslim policies, rhetoric, and attacks won't end unless all of us join together to stand with Muslims and demand change. Call your members of Congress today to say we need more than thoughts and prayers: You must block Trump's Muslim Ban from being implemented and end the "War on Terror" to stop military action in majority-Muslim countries. 

          Here's where to call: 

          • Representative Gregory W. Meeks: (844) 707-9026
          • Senators: (844) 551-7606

          Violence like the massacre in New Zealand doesn't come out of nowhere. Islamophobia has long, deep roots—stretching back centuries. But since 9/11, official policies in the U.S. and elsewhere have increasingly been willing to vilify the entire Muslim community with broad strokes.

          Our hearts go out to the communities in New Zealand—and to Muslims around the world, including in the U.S., who are no doubt waking to today's news with more fear and heartbreak. We all know thoughts and prayers are not enough.

          Thanks for all you do.

          –Iram, Liia, Mark, Justin, and the rest of the team

          Sources: 

          1. "U.S. denied tens of thousands more visas in 2018 due to travel ban: data," Reuters, February 26, 2019
           
          2. "The New York Times Presents Islam More Negatively than Cancer and Cocaine, Says New Study," Telesur, March 5, 2016
           
          3. "Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)," Muslim Advocates, March 9, 2015

          Thursday, March 14, 2019

          BREAKING: Congress just made history

          Congress just made history: Moments ago the Senate voted to end Donald Trump's fake national emergency—in a bipartisan move to reassert congressional control over an out-of-control president who is abusing his power and pitting communities against each other with his racist, anti-immigrant agenda.

          Dear MoveOn member,

          Congress just made history: This afternoon the Senate voted to end Donald Trump's fake national emergency—in a bipartisan move to reassert congressional control over an out-of-control president who is abusing his power and pitting communities against each other with his racist, anti-immigrant agenda.1 The House already overwhelmingly passed the same measure. It's a historic rebuke of a sitting president.

          However, 41 Republican senators voted to support Trump's unconstitutional, illegal actions—including Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, Senator Martha McSally of Arizona, and Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, all three of whom spoke out against the fake emergency, but, ultimately, failed to stand up to Trump.

          Senators Gardner, McSally, and Tillis are up for reelection next year, and all three are in swing states. We've got to hold them accountable for their cowardice.

          If we can raise the money, MoveOn is going to launch billboards in Colorado, Arizona, and North Carolina calling out the senators for their cowardice, hypocrisy, and complicity in Trump's illegal, racist actions. Will you help out?

          Please click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford, to launch billboards holding cowardly GOP senators accountable.

          The truth is that Trump is going to veto this measure, and there are not enough votes in Congress to stop him.

          While Trump's fake emergency declaration is deeply unpopular, including with Republicans in red states, Republicans are too scared of Trump, beholden to the Big Money interests that back him, and have chosen to side with him, his illegal actions, and his racist agenda yet again.

          So we're not planning to mount a major campaign to override his veto. Instead, we are going to focus on holding the senators who disregarded the Constitution to appease Trump responsible for their actions, and we will continue to work against Trump's attacks on our democracy and communities. The next battle against Trump's racist wall has already begun with the 2020 budget process.

          This is a critical moment; our democracy is on the line. We absolutely must hold GOP senators accountable for their actions. Will you chip in $3?

          Yes, I'll chip in to help erect billboards to hold the GOP accountable for its part in Trump's racist, unconstitutional emergency power grab.

          If we raise enough money, we'll expand the billboards to as many as six additional states, targeting politically vulnerable Republican senators with hard-hitting, attention-grabbing ads, so they can't duck responsibility for turning their backs on their duty to their constituents and the Constitution.

          Thanks for all you do.

          –Emma, Robert, Brian, Isbah, and the rest of the team

          Source:

          1. "Senate Rejects Trump's Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto," The New York Times, March 14, 2019
          https://act.moveon.org/go/63952?t=16&akid=229246%2E10220574%2ET_wBJ8

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

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


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          Wednesday, March 13, 2019

          I can’t believe I still have to do this

          Jon Stewart here. I'll be honest. I'm annoyed that I have to write this email to you asking for money. Actually, I'm pissed.

          Dear MoveOn member,

          Jon Stewart here.

          I'll be honest. I'm annoyed that I have to write this email to you asking for money. Actually, I'm pissed.

          I'm writing to you because once again, Congress is failing to fulfill their moral obligation to the heroes who sacrificed their lives and health on September 11, 2001.

          Here's the deal: The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, the fund created to meet the needs of 9/11 first responders and survivors, is running out of money. And now, 45,000 people—who 17 years later are still suffering from 9/11-related chronic health problems—are getting stiffed. Congress still hasn't passed a bill to make the fund permanent, even though there's bipartisan support and more than 200,000 MoveOn members signed my petition in the last few weeks.

          I've teamed up with an organization called the Feal Good Foundation to demand that Congress fully fund the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund now and into the future—and I'm asking you to stand with the 9/11 heroes by making a donation to the Feal Good Foundation today. Will you make a tax-deductible donation now?

          Yes, I'll make a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Feal Good Foundation to support the 9/11 first responders.

          More than 10,000 people have been certified with 9/11-related cancer, and 45,000 people have 9/11-related chronic health problems of one kind or another—most have more than one.

          In fact, more people have died from 9/11-related illnesses since September 11 than died in the attacks themselves. John Feal's Facebook page is still full of tributes—almost daily—to those who are dying from the health problems caused by the attacks.

          These people were told that the air was safe to breathe at ground zero. It wasn't.

          Then Congress said if the 9/11 victims gave up their rights to sue for damages, the federal government would meet their needs.

          And now they're being stiffed.

          There are no words for the depth of this moral failure, but you can help by making a donation to the Feal Good Foundation today.

          This organization was created by John Feal, himself a 9/11 first responder. John's foot was crushed by an 8,000-pound steel beam.

          But he didn't give up. He didn't even slow down. He started the Feal Good Foundation to provide help for firefighters, police officers, and other heroes who need help with physical and emotional illnesses and compensation.

          Your tax-deductible donation will help fund travel expenses for 9/11 survivors to come to D.C. to talk to their representatives—and anything left over will be used directly to pay for everything from prescription drugs to basic home utility bills for first responders in need.

          Will you make a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Feal Good Foundation today?

          It's just maddening that 17 years after September 11, these survivors and first responders are once again being forced to go to D.C., hat in hand, to ask for what's already owed to them.

          In 2010, I had four 9/11 first responders on my show to talk about the Zadroga bill, the bill they were fighting for back then to make sure the people suffering from 9/11-related health problems got the help they needed. The bill was stuck in the Senate, but we pushed and fought and got it passed.

          Then, five years later, funding under the Zadroga Act expired, and I invited the same four 9/11 first responders to come on the show again—except only one of them was left. Two were too sick to come on and another had passed away.

          Again, we fought and got another extension of the funding—which today is once again running out.

          I have no witty send off. I don't feel like making jokes. I want this to be over so that these people can finally go home and know that their country did right by them. Will you stand with them by making a tax-deductible donation to the Feal Good Foundation?

          Yes, I'll chip in now.

          Thanks for all you do.

          –Jon Stewart

           

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          Your free sticker is on the way!

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

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          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.

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          Tuesday, March 12, 2019

          Can we send you a free sticker?

          MoveOn just printed a big batch of "Earth Can't Wait" stickers in support of the Green New Deal, and we're giving them away for FREE while supplies last.

          Dear MoveOn member,

          According to the most recent reports, we have only 12 years left to take bold, definitive action to address the climate crisis, or we'll face a full-blown global catastrophe.

          The Green New Deal, a sweeping piece of legislation introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey aimed at addressing the climate crisis head-on, is precisely the type of bold, progressive action we must take. It's attracting widespread support across the country and pushing members of Congress to confront the crisis—but with so many entrenched interests hellbent on stopping this legislation, we must build massive grassroots support for the Green New Deal now.

          That's why MoveOn just printed a big batch of "Earth Can't Wait" stickers in support of the Green New Deal, and we're giving them away for FREE while supplies last.

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

          Oil companies, big polluters, and the GOP members of Congress in their pockets are doing everything they can to smear the Green New Deal and deny the devastating effects of climate change in order to protect their bottom lines. But a grassroots movement, led by youth activists from the Sunrise Movement, is fighting back and ready to make climate and the Green New Deal a centerpiece issue for the new Congress and in the 2020 election—including holding a nationwide student walkout this Friday to support action on the climate crisis.

          There is no time to waste. Join MoveOn in showing your support for the Green New Deal by ordering your "Earth Can't Wait" sticker now, placing it somewhere visible, and sharing the message with your family and friends.

          Thanks for all you do.

          –Kelly, Gabby, David, Eric, and the rest of the team

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          Should MoveOn support this petition?


          Dear MoveOn member,

          A MoveOn member named Wala Blegay recently created a petition on our public petition website entitled "Stop Deportation of Liberian DED Holders"–and we'd like to know what you think of it.

          The petition is addressed to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Donald Trump, and reads:

          Thousands of Liberians in the US are facing deportation on March 31st since President Trump has decided to end the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status for Liberians.

          Sign this petition to send a message to Congress and the President that the status of these Liberians should be extended.

          Sign Wala's petition.

          Here's what Wala wrote about it:

          Liberians were granted Temporary Protective Status (TPS) in 1990 during the 14-year civil war in Liberia. Many have been in the United States since then: raising their children here, working, attending school and more. Many who came here as young children have not returned to Liberia in 30 years. After a 14-year civil war and Ebola, Liberia faces extreme poverty with a troubled healthcare system and very limited employment opportunities. These Liberians will be forced to return to a Country without the infrastructure to sustain them.
          br> Congress must pass H.R. 6 to ensure the extension of status of Liberians and the President should extend the status of the Liberians to prevent deportation.

          Can you click to let us know what you think?

          I want to sign this petition.

          I don't think MoveOn should support this petition.

          We'll decide whether to send this petition out to additional MoveOn members in your area based on your feedback.

          In case you haven't heard about it, MoveOn's petition site allows anyone to start an online petition and share it with friends and neighbors to build support for their cause.

          Thanks for all you do.

          —Maria, Pulin, Tillie, Erica, and the rest of the team

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          Sunday, March 10, 2019

          Should MoveOn support this petition?


          Dear MoveOn member,

          A MoveOn member named Ryan O'Neil recently created a petition on our public petition website entitled "PGA must move 2022 PGA Championship from Trump Bedminster"–and we'd like to know what you think of it.

          The petition is addressed to PGA of America, and reads:

          In 2014 the PGA of America awarded Trump Bedminster the 2022 PGA championship. Given the current president's disdain for basic civility and the laws of our nation--as well as his chronic lying, philandering, corruption, racism, sexism, and fearmongering--it is imperative the PGA move the 2022 PGA Championship from Trump Bedminster, and award the PGA Championship to a more deserving golf course.

          Sign Ryan's petition.

          Here's what Ryan wrote about it:

          I love golf, dislike the corrupt current president, and would like to see him denied a prestigious golf tournament at one of his golf clubs.

          Can you click to let us know what you think?

          I want to sign this petition.

          I don't think MoveOn should support this petition.

          We'll decide whether to send this petition out to additional MoveOn members in your area based on your feedback.

          In case you haven't heard about it, MoveOn's petition site allows anyone to start an online petition and share it with friends and neighbors to build support for their cause.

          Thanks for all you do.

          —Maria, Pulin, Tillie, Erica, and the rest of the team

          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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          Saturday, March 9, 2019

          Abandon the reckless plan to delist gray wolves across the U.S.


          Dear MoveOn member,

          I'm Mitch Merry of Endangered Species Coalition, and I started a petition to President Donald Trump, which says:

          Wolves in the U.S. are still recovering and need the continued protection of the Endangered Species Act. The proposal to slash these protections will reverse decades of progress and could subject countless wolves to hunting and trapping. Please abandon this misguided proposal.

          Hunting, trapping, and habitat loss drove gray wolves to near extinction in the twentieth century. Conservation efforts made possible by the Endangered Species Act has allowed them to come back and begin to re-establish their former habitats. But, the Trump Administration has announced a proposed rule that would strip every gray wolf in the lower 48 states of crucial Endangered Species Act protections. Wolves have only begun to recover in many parts of the countryâ€"and they are completely absent in others. The successful recovery of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies was only possible because of the strong protections of the Endangered Species Act. The Trump Administration's plan would jeopardize any future recovery by allowing states to manage gray wolves as game species. This would be a death sentence for many wolves. Wolves currently protected under the Endangered Species Act would likely face aggressive hunting and trapping immediately. Add your name to stand against the Trump Administration's plan to take Endangered Species Act safeguards away from gray wolves and to support continued efforts to bring wolves back.

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

          Thanks!

          —Mitch Merry

          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.

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          Tuesday, March 5, 2019

          Sign this petition re: fracking in Chaco Canyon

          We must protect Chaco Canyon. It is a sacred ancestral home for the Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo people.

          Dear fellow MoveOn member,

          As an anthropologist, educator, humanist, member of the El Dorado County Indian Council, Inc., and 75-year-old citizen of this country, I have spent my entire adult life involved in teaching students and others the value of protecting Native American rights, culture, and prehistory. Fracking is one of the most destructive means of assault on our environment, and it will surely destroy Chaco Canyon and other National Parks if it is allowed to continue and expand. 

          Sign this petition protecting Chaco Canyon, which is a truly perishable natural resource and one of the finest examples of the architecture and prehistory of Native Americans. Fracking in these types of places is unacceptable.

          Chaco Canyon is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, it is a sacred ancestral home for the Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo people. Oil and gas developments across the region are threatening the landscapes, cultural resources, and living native communities while ignoring federal law. We cannot let this stand. 

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

          Thanks!

          -James Snoke

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          Monday, March 4, 2019

          Sign this petition

          Please sign to support the resolution to terminate Trump's emergency declaration under 50 U.S.C. 1622. (National Emergencies Act).

          Dear MoveOn member,

          I want to make sure you knew that the House of Representatives voted to approve my resolution to terminate Trump's unfounded, unconstitutional emergency declaration last week.

          We are now counting on the Senate to show similar bipartisan support.

          Sign the petition to make sure your voice is heard.

          Please sign to support the resolution to terminate Trump's emergency declaration under 50 U.S.C. 1622. (National Emergencies Act).

          I'm the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, vice chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee and the Education and Labor Committee.

          So let's be honest and recognize that border crossings are lower than they have been in four decades, and there are more law enforcement officers at the border than ever before.

          We don't need a wall. It's just a symbol of an anti-immigrant agenda which has run through the Trump White House and many right-wing circles for years.

          Such a baseless declaration by Trump would set a dangerous precedent regarding the constitutional balance of powers between the executive and legislative branches.

          Sign the petition to stop the emergency order.

          Thank you.

          –Rep. Joaquin Castro

          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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          Friday, March 1, 2019

          Sign this petition re: eminent domain

          Eminent domain should not be used for political stunts. The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security must refuse to take property from citizens for political purposes.

          Dear MoveOn member,

          Eminent domain (the seizure of private lands for public use) should never be used for political stunts, especially to pursue a racist and anti-immigrant agenda. In order to build the wall, the Trump administration will have to seize private lands along the U.S.-Mexico border. This is a complete misuse of eminent domain to build a wasteful and racist wall. Join me in rejecting this border wall land grab.1

          Sign this petition rejecting this misuse of eminent domain. The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security must refuse to take property from citizens for political purposes.

          The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states, "No person shall be deprived of property, without due process of law." This provision, known as the Takings Clause, protects citizens from unreasonable government seizure of private property.

          However, now President Trump is looking to take private land from property owners who live near the U.S.-Mexico border for his political border wall stunt. We reject Trump's border wall land grab. It's clearly an unreasonable government seizure of private property. 

          In addition to that, the border wall has been assessed as unnecessary. According to a recently released Quinnipiac University poll, a majority of Americans don't believe that Trump's wall is needed to secure the border, it wouldn't make the U.S. safer, and it would not be a good use of taxpayer money.2 

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

          Thanks!

          -Matthew Hildreth, RuralOrganizing.org

          Sources: 

          1. "How the government abused eminent domain the last time it built a border fence in Texas," The Texas Tribune, February 15, 2019
          https://act.moveon.org/go/63614?t=10&akid=227951%2E10220574%2EC0TvBy

          2. "U.S. Voters Say No Wall and Don't Shut Down Government," Quinnipiac University, December 18, 2018
          https://act.moveon.org/go/63615?t=12&akid=227951%2E10220574%2EC0TvBy

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          Thursday, February 28, 2019

          It's really me. I started this petition.

          Sign my petition telling Congress to authorize full, permanent funding for the victims and families of the 9/11 attacks.

          Eddie—I'm back from yet another trip to D.C. and am thankful that 150,000 people have signed my petition in just a few days. We still need more support to show Congress we are not giving up until this bill is done. Please see the email below and take just one minute to add your name to my petition.


          Dear MoveOn member,

          My name is Jon Stewart, and I seriously need your help.

          I'm down in Washington, D.C. right now and just started a petition with my friend John Feal because Congress needs to immediately authorize permanent funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The Fund is running out of money as people continue to get sick and die from the health effects of the 9/11 attacks, and now families are seeing up to a 70% cut in their payments.

          Sign my petition telling Congress to pass the bipartisan bill to support the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

          Congress must immediately vote to support the bipartisan bill "Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund" to authorize full, permanent funding for the victims and families of the 9/11 attacks.

          We've made numerous trips down to Washington, D.C. over the years to fight for 9/11 victims and their families. Even though the experience is exhausting and infuriating—emotionally and physically—it's still nothing compared to the daily pain, fear, and uncertainty faced by 9/11 responders and survivors who are in all 50 states and in 434 out of 435 congressional districts.

          Jon Stewart petitionSign the petition.

          The number of people coming forward with illnesses and cancers related to the exposures to toxins at ground zero grows every single day. Nearly every other day, another 9/11 responder or survivor reportedly dies from a 9/11-associated cancer. As the consequences of these attacks grow, so too do the costs which are taking a significant toll on the current funding for the victims of this tragic day.

          Chronic diseases such as asthma, obstructive pulmonary disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and cancer continue to plague those who were exposed to the many toxins and carcinogens on 9/11 and in the weeks and months after.

          Currently, more than 45,000 people who are in the World Trade Center Health Program are suffering from at least one certified 9/11 condition caused by the toxins at ground zero, at the Pentagon and at the Shanksville crash site, and a large percentage have multiple conditions.

          Sign my petition to tell Congress it is their responsibility to provide the Victim Compensation Fund with all the funding needed to make sure that 9/11 responders and survivors get the help they need and deserve. 

          The new bipartisan bill "Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund" may be one of the few bipartisan bills that can pass Congress this session–and we don't have time to sit around playing political games.

          To be quite frank, it's embarrassing that it hasn't been done already.

          This is not a partisan political issue. We will talk to anyone—anywhere, anytime—to make it clear that our loyalty is to those who sacrificed so much for their communities.

          We ask so much of our nation's first responders and volunteers—from firefighters to disaster response volunteers. Let us not repay their selflessness with apathy. Sign the petition. Demand your members of Congress vote to support the bill.

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

          Thank you.

          -Jon Stewart

          P.S. Watch the video interview I did with MoveOn earlier today.

          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.

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          Monday, February 25, 2019

          Sign my petition

          Sign my petition telling Congress to authorize full, permanent funding for the victims and families of the 9/11 attacks.

          Dear MoveOn member,

          My name is Jon Stewart, and I seriously need your help.

          I'm down in Washington, D.C. right now and just started a petition with my friend John Feal because Congress needs to immediately authorize permanent funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The Fund is running out of money as people continue to get sick and die from the health effects of the 9/11 attacks, and now families are seeing up to a 70% cut in their payments.

          Sign my petition telling Congress to pass the bipartisan bill to support the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

          Congress must immediately vote to support the bipartisan bill "Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund" to authorize full, permanent funding for the victims and families of the 9/11 attacks.

          We've made numerous trips down to Washington, D.C. over the years to fight for 9/11 victims and their families. Even though the experience is exhausting and infuriating—emotionally and physically—it's still nothing compared to the daily pain, fear, and uncertainty faced by 9/11 responders and survivors who are in all 50 states and in 434 out of 435 congressional districts.

          Jon Stewart petitionSign the petition.

          The number of people coming forward with illnesses and cancers related to the exposures to toxins at ground zero grows every single day. Nearly every other day, another 9/11 responder or survivor reportedly dies from a 9/11-associated cancer. As the consequences of these attacks grow, so too do the costs which are taking a significant toll on the current funding for the victims of this tragic day.

          Chronic diseases such as asthma, obstructive pulmonary disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and cancer continue to plague those who were exposed to the many toxins and carcinogens on 9/11 and in the weeks and months after.

          Currently, more than 45,000 people who are in the World Trade Center Health Program are suffering from at least one certified 9/11 condition caused by the toxins at ground zero, at the Pentagon and at the Shanksville crash site, and a large percentage have multiple conditions.

          Sign my petition to tell Congress it is their responsibility to provide the Victim Compensation Fund with all the funding needed to make sure that 9/11 responders and survivors get the help they need and deserve. 

          The new bipartisan bill "Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund" may be one of the few bipartisan bills that can pass Congress this session–and we don't have time to sit around playing political games.

          To be quite frank, it's embarrassing that it hasn't been done already.

          This is not a partisan political issue. We will talk to anyone—anywhere, anytime—to make it clear that our loyalty is to those who sacrificed so much for their communities.

          We ask so much of our nation's first responders and volunteers—from firefighters to disaster response volunteers. Let us not repay their selflessness with apathy. Sign the petition. Demand your members of Congress vote to support the bill.

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

          Thank you.

          -Jon Stewart

          P.S. Watch the video interview I did with MoveOn earlier today.

          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.

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