These billboards could be the end for Trump

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Nancy Pelosi just announced that the House will vote tomorrow to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Donald Trump's impeachment trial will start in just six days.

Dear MoveOn member,

Nancy Pelosi just announced that the House will vote tomorrow to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Donald Trump's impeachment trial will start in just six days.1

Mitch McConnell is turning up the heat on his Republican colleagues in order to secure a blatantly rigged trial with no witnesses, not even John Bolton, who has openly volunteered to testify if called by the Senate.2 To make sure McConnell doesn't get away with it, MoveOn and our partners, Daily Kos and Need to Impeach, are running billboards calling for a real trial in the states with senators who are most likely to break away from McConnell and demand a fair trial.

But our funding is about to run out, and the Senate trial will take weeks. Which is why we're asking you now:

Will you chip in $3 to help keep these billboards running and stop Mitch McConnell's plan for a rigged Senate impeachment trial?

Two-thirds of Americans oppose McConnell's plan for a rigged Senate trial with no witnesses.3 Even some Senate Republicans are starting to turn on Trump and McConnell.4

This is a moment when we need to walk and chew gum at the same time, but because the emergency work to stop a war with Iran was not part of our plan, MoveOn's budget is spread thin, and we need help from members like you, -, to keep firing on all cylinders.

We know that billboards are an effective pressure tactic, especially when they get local press in senators' home states. That's why we took it up a notch, and instead of creating a static billboard, we launched mobile billboards (billboards displayed on the sides of trucks) that can be driven around to multiple locations to create the most impact. And they are getting press and attention in seven states as you read this!

Will you help us keep the billboards going? Click here to chip in $3 now.

There's no way that McConnell will be able to convince people that the rigged trial he's planning is anything but a whitewash. 

We can do this! When the Senate votes on the rules that govern the impeachment trial, we need only 51 votes to block McConnell's kangaroo court, phony trial rules. That means if only four Republicans have the moral courage to stand up and demand it, witnesses will be called and questioned in Trump's trial.

Senator Lisa Murkowski has already hinted that she may be breaking away, expressing public concerns about McConnell's approach.5 Which opens the door for Senators Cory Gardner, Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Martha McSally, Mitt Romney, and others who do not want to be seen as blind proponents of Trump's corruption.

Our billboards are running in McConnell's home state of Kentucky, plus Arizona, Iowa, Colorado, Maine, Utah, and North Carolina, but without additional funding, they'll soon go dark.

Please click here to chip in $3 and keep the billboards up and running for as long as it takes.

Thanks for all you do.

–David, Tillie, Mohammad, Ann, and the rest of the team


1. "House Will Vote Wednesday to Send Impeachment Articles, Pelosi Says," The New York Times, January 14, 2020

2. "Bolton Is Willing to Testify in Trump Impeachment Trial, Raising Pressure for Witnesses," The New York Times, January 6, 2020

3. "John Bolton could provide "smoking gun" evidence in Trump's impeachment trial—if he's allowed to testify," Newsweek, January 14, 2020

4. "GOP Senator 'Disturbed' By McConnell Coordinating With Trump Staff On Impeachment," NPR, December 26, 2019

5. Ibid.

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