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.
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.
Thanks for all you do.
–Kelly, Justin, Schuyler, Ann, and the rest of the team
1. "Trump's racist Twitter tirade about 'the Squad,' explained," Vox, July 15, 2019
2. Tweet by Justice Democrats, July 15, 2019
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