Dear MoveOn member,
The Trump administration has reached a shocking new low—yes, shocking even for Donald Trump. This week, our government began sending letters to immigrants with gravely ill children, informing them that the program allowing them to stay in the country to get their children lifesaving treatment had been terminated and that they and their children may be deported in the next month.1
The Trump administration's policies are despicable. They are cruel. And we've got to make sure that voters end them in 2020—as we work to build the genuinely equitable, just society we really need.
The Muslim Ban. Shutting down the government for 35 days over his border wall. Locking up children in cages. Calling murderous Nazis in Charlottesville "very fine people." Pardoning former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who shackled a pregnant woman, refused to investigate child sex crimes, and even bragged that his tent city jail was a "concentration camp."2,3,4 The list goes on and on.
As the 2020 election gets underway, we must mobilize to defeat this disgusting ideology at the ballot box.
That's why MoveOn just printed a big batch of "Vote Against Hate" stickers, and we're giving them away for free while supplies last.
Although Trump may be the most public face of America's racism, he is only a symptom of the larger problem of ingrained racism in our society—from the insides of our living rooms to our board rooms, schools, criminal justice system, and the halls of Congress.
Fighting to truly dismantle white supremacy must happen on all fronts. It's not a partisan project—and defeating Trump and the GOP isn't the end-point. But in 2020 we have a chance to deal a real blow to racism and its enablers by not only defeating Racist in Chief Donald Trump but also his allies in the House and Senate.
Like Steve King, the white nationalist representative from Iowa.
Like Mitch McConnell, Trump's single biggest defender.
And like Susan Collins, Cory Gardner, and so many more who remain silent in the face of Trump's hateful attacks in a desperate effort to protect their GOP majority.
These Republican politicians deserve a pink slip, and that is exactly what MoveOn members are planning to deliver to them next November, by building a grassroots movement that powers a blue wave to sweep Trump and his apologists out of Washington—and that presses every candidate for office to be anti-racist.
Thanks for all you do.
–Kelly, Chris, Liia, Emma, and the rest of the team
1. "Trump Administration Ends Protection For Migrants' Medical Care," NPR, August 27, 2019
2. "Maricopa County to pay $200,000 to settle lawsuit over restraining pregnant inmate," AZ Central, November 21, 2016
3. "Arpaio Is Criticized Over Handling of Sex-Crimes Cases," The New York Times, December 9, 2011
4. "Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wants to Bring Back His Brutal Tent City," Slate, August 26, 2019
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