Dear MoveOn member,
To be quite honest, we didn't expect President Joe Biden to be this bold.
But his blueprint for building back in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—unveiled this week in his address to Congress—is the biggest and most progressive plan to invest in American jobs and families since the New Deal.
President Biden's plan would provide Americans with paid family and medical leave, protect our planet, create green jobs to rebuild our infrastructure, and do much, much more.1
And he would make it all happen by finally requiring big corporations and the very wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share.2
But the right-wing attack on the plan was swift and full of lies—and will only escalate in the coming days. Mar, that's why we need to fight back.
Our team is preparing to launch a big, new TV ad campaign to hold Republicans in Congress accountable for opposing President Biden's plan.
But we need to recruit 1,000 new recurring donors by the end of this weekend to get the ads on the air. Will you chip in $5 a month to help keep these ads, and ads like them, on the air for as long as it takes to pass our progressive agenda?
President Biden's plan is highly popular with Americans across the country—and across party lines—and yet, Republicans are still bowing down to their corporate and billionaire interests rather than supporting a policy that would lift their constituents out of poverty, boost our economy, and provide a road map for a better future.3
The most recent polling shows that an overwhelming 70% of Americans support components of the plan, and 64% support a plan to raise taxes on corporations and the ultra-rich to pay for it.4
These are Americans in every district, in every state. Rural Americans, urban, Black, white, young, old, Republican, and Democrat.
Our ads highlight this incredible public support for the plan and call out Senators Rubio, Paul, and Johnson, and the self-proclaimed Grim Reaper Mitch McConnell, who are turning their backs on their constituents by refusing to support these popular and essential policies in favor of doing the bidding of their billionaire friends and corporate backers.
We won't stand for it. Mar, will you help us get these ads on the air in Kentucky, Utah, Wisconsin, Florida, and Alaska to remind these Republican senators' constituents that the GOP is choosing the elite over the essential? Chip in $5 a month so we can keep up the pressure for as long as it takes.
Republicans in Congress have one goal and one goal only: Block all legislation proposed by President Biden by refusing to even work with Democrats to find compromises and spouting lies on Fox News and right-wing outlets claiming that the Biden administration is doing nothing to help Americans.
That was their one and only plan when President Barack Obama was in the White House, and it is their one and only plan now.
We need to break through their lies and make sure that their constituents know the truth—and that is exactly what our ads will do.
Help us get our ads on the air, and keep them up, by chipping in $5 monthly.
Thanks for all you do.
–Mana, Anne, Chris, Nadia, and the rest of the team
1. "Biden begins selling his $4T spending plans," Politico, April 29, 2021
3. "Biden U.S. infrastructure ideas popular, but support for plan is partisan: Reuters/Ipsos poll," Reuters, April 2, 2021
Want to support our work? Since President Joe Biden's inauguration, donations to MoveOn and other progressive organizations have plummeted. While we remain on solid financial footing, if this downturn continues, we could be forced to cut back our ambitious campaigning plans. With so much on the line, we can't afford to shrink our plans—or our budget. So we're writing you with an important question:
Will you chip in to power the fight for a progressive future?