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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:54 AM

From Robert Reich today, omitting links to start a petition...

Dear MoveOn member,

Our Constitution and our democracy are at stake this year.

Senate Republicans and Mitch McConnell have entirely shirked their constitutional responsibilities by enabling an authoritarian and dangerous president [sic]. Ever since the impeachment trial, Donald J. Trump has gone on a lawless spree, giving pardons to those who do not deserve them and intervening in the sentencing of his close friend and adviser, Roger Stone. He is behaving as though he is above the law.

American democracy is at stake in this election, and we cannot wait for anyone to save us. 2020 is the year that we take our country back.


Defeating Trump in November will be difficult. In fact, the polling experts at The New York Times are saying that “Despite low national approval ratings and the specter of impeachment, President Trump remains highly competitive in the battleground states likeliest to decide his re-election.”

These data points should not lead to despair. We have to move ahead in 2020 with clear eyes and an awareness of what we’re up against. That said, if we are going to defeat Donald Trump and other Republicans who have abandoned our Constitution and our democracy, we must fight, organize, and believe firmly in people power.

We must fight for the issues that matter to us in our communities, whether it’s universal health care, increasing taxes on the wealthy, or advocating for a $15 minimum wage. If we believe in the policies and values espoused by people across the country, we will win.


MoveOn is uniquely equipped to lift up the issues and voices that will matter in this 2020 election, as we set a progressive agenda and defeat Donald Trump and Republicans in November. We are in for the fight of our lives, but we have to fight. Our Constitution and the future of our democracy are on the line.

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

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