Sisters and Brothers -
As we face the uncertainty of what a Trump presidency might entail, we must do everything we can to advance the ideals of our political revolution. This moment requires that we fight harder than ever to achieve social, economic, racial and environmental justice.
But regardless of who is in the White House, one fundamental truth remains: our government must answer to the people. And together we are going to resist any policies that prioritize the wealthy at the expense of the American people.
Our Revolution will be working at the state and local level to protect those who will be most vulnerable under a Trump presidency. We are going to do everything we can to stand up to whatever hate may come under a Trump administration, but we need to know you're with us.
When government leaders work against the progressive values we all share, it's on us to hold them accountable. And based on Donald Trump's cabinet picks, it looks like we have a lot of hard work ahead of us.
Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma Attorney General who once sued the Environmental Protection Agency, has now been chosen to lead it. Pruitt denies the science and existence of climate change, and as Attorney General he regularly prioritized Big Oil executives over the people of Oklahoma.
Andrew Puzder, Trump’s choice for Labor Secretary, is a fast food restaurant CEO who opposes raising the minimum wage. He is against the expansion of overtime pay, and wants to replace workers with robots since the latter do not take vacation days.
And for attorney general Trump has selected Jeff Sessions, an Alabama senator whose controversial past once disqualified him from becoming a federal judge. Sessions believes organizations that protect our civil rights, like the ACLU and NAACP, are "un-American" — and now he has been charged with heading the Justice Department.
These are just a few of the people who have been given top leadership roles in the Trump administration. Our movement needs to be ready to oppose any racist, sexist, xenophobic, anti-worker or anti-environment policies they pursue, which is why we are asking for your support ahead of our end-of-year fundraising deadline:
Contribute $3 today, before Saturday's end-of-year fundraising deadline, to recommit yourself to the fight to transform American politics and make our government once again responsive to the needs of working people.
When Bernie kicked off his presidential campaign, he wanted to show that when millions of people stand together, we can change this country for the better. If we stand together to oppose Trump and continue carrying out the goals of our political revolution, there is no limit to what we can accomplish together.