Dear MoveOn member,
The whistleblower who alerted federal officials about Donald Trump's call with the president of Ukraine needs our help.
Intelligence whistleblowers risk losing their jobs and even facing criminal prosecution.1
And Trump's Department of Justice tried to deny this whistleblower, an intelligence officer, legal protections. What's more, Trump is now suggesting the person should be killed, putting their life in danger if their identity is ever revealed.2
The whistleblower needs to cover their legal fees and may need personal security for months or even years to come.
That's why MoveOn is partnering with Whistleblower Aid, a nonprofit, non-partisan legal organization that helps brave government employees report and publicize wrongdoing in government.3
Will you split a donation of $3 between Whistleblower Aid, which is helping the Trump whistleblower with legal assistance and other support, and MoveOn, which is working to help ensure that whistleblowers are able to make their voices heard?
In a September 17, 2019, letter to the House Intelligence Committee, U.S. Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson described the whistleblower's complaint as "credible" and "urgent."4
But Trump is calling the whistleblower's report a "political hack job" and suggested the whistleblower's sources are spies who committed treason.5,6 He said, "You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right? We used to handle it a little differently than we do now."7
The stakes could not be higher for the whistleblower, who took a great personal risk to defend our democracy. We need to have the whistleblower's back.
Will you chip in $3 to help the Trump whistleblower and to help enable other whistleblowers to come forward? We'll split your donation between Whistleblower Aid and MoveOn.
Protecting whistleblowers is critical for a healthy democracy.
Whistleblower Aid works to protect whistleblowers by providing:
- Free, non-partisan legal representation for whistleblowers, by an outstanding legal team.
- State-of-the-art security to make sure whistleblowers are kept safe.
- Extended support services, including temporary rent or mortgage assistance, counseling, and more.
And MoveOn will work to ensure that whistleblowers are able to make their voices heard, so that wrongdoing and abuses of power continue to be exposed.
Thanks for all you do.
–David, Liia, Ann, Reggie, and the rest of the team
1. "The whistleblower complaint has Congress and Trump at an impasse. Here's what the law says." The Washington Post, September 22, 2019
2. "'Almost a spy': Donald Trump suggests whistleblower source committed treason as Ukraine firestorm builds," USA Today, September 26, 2019
3. Whistleblower Aid, accessed September 29, 2019
4. "'This is unprecedented': Intel chief defends withholding whistleblower complaint," Politico, September 26, 2019
5. "Trump on anonymous whistleblower: It's another political hack job," CNN, September 20, 2019
6. "'Almost a spy': Donald Trump suggests whistleblower source committed treason as Ukraine firestorm builds," USA Today, September 26, 2019
Contributions to this solicitation are limited to United States citizens and are not tax-deductible for income tax purposes. MoveOn Civic Action will transfer to Whistleblower Aid, one-half of all donations, net of credit card processing fees, that we receive in response to this solicitation.
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