Dear MoveOn member,
Donald J. Trump did not just fall from the sky. His rise to the presidency was not an aberration and should not have come as a shock. It was the logical end result of a long, downward spiral in America that culminated in one of our most loathsome citizens conquering our most powerful political office. One of our most deceptive minds commanding the bully pulpit. One of our most fraudulent hucksters armed with the powers of the presidency to protect him.
How did this happen?! What did we do to deserve this?!
Well, where shall I begin ...
For the past several months, I've been working on my next film, "Fahrenheit 11/9," and I'm finally ready to share it with the world.
It is already being talked about as one of the most anticipated films of the fall.
With the film, I set out to answer the two questions that have been haunting most Americans since that fateful morning on 11/9/2016, when, at 2:29 a.m., the Associated Press officially called the election for Donald J. Trump: How the f**ck did we get here and, most importantly, how the f**ck do we get out of it?
This is not a film telling you what a jerk Trump is, or what an buffoon Trump is, or what a liar Trump is. You already know that. Everybody already knows that, except for your conservative brother-in-law, whose mind you'll never be able to change. I wouldn't waste your time or my time making the kind of film that would convince him. And with all due respect to your conservative brother-in-law, we don't need him. We're the majority in this country, he's the minority; he knows it, and that's why he's so mad!
Instead, my team and I were on a mission to tell a much more important story. It's a story about hope ... and what comes after it. It's a story about deception and betrayal. It's a story about what happens to people when they've hit rock bottom. It's a story about who we are as a people and what it means to be an American in the era of Trump. Ultimately, it's a story about where we might be heading as a society.
My team and I have moved heaven and earth to make sure we delivered this film to you in time to have an impact in this year's midterm elections. I'm excited to announce to you that "Fahrenheit 11/9" will open in more movie theaters than any of my previous films; it will be in over 1,500 theaters across America! And I know that MoveOn members like you are moving heaven and earth to win this election. That's why, as a special gift for MoveOn members, I'm inviting you to enter to win a trip to the premiere of my new movie "Fahrenheit 11/9!"
When you chip in to MoveOn's critical work to end Republican control of Congress this fall, you'll be entered to win a trip to the premiere of my new film in Los Angeles. Just click below:
We open nationwide on September 21, 45 days before the most important election in American history (and with voter registration still open nationwide!).
I've made a film that was meant to be seen on a big screen, in a dark theater, filled with a hundred strangers. My hope is that you will experience the magic of cinema the way that it was meant to be experienced and that you will be moved and entertained by it. But that you also will be inspired to act.
I'm writing you today because I need your help. Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing updates and rallying folks to join MoveOn's efforts to get MILLIONS of Americans to the polls this November.
Every bit of anger, despair, or frustration that you've felt over the past few years must be channeled into action this fall! And I'm excited to be partnering with my friends at MoveOn to help make sure that happens. MoveOn is working around the clock to help organize and turn out volunteers to get the vote out in November.
So let's all work together to win this fall! (As a special gift for MoveOn members, when you chip in below, you'll be entered to win a trip to the Los Angeles premiere of my new movie, "Fahrenheit 11/9!")
We're the majority. But we need to rise up. That's the only way out of this.
This is it. It's up to us. Let's rise up.
Thanks for all you do.–Michael Moore
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No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter to win. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on September 13, 2018. You may enter by making a donation here. Alternatively, you can enter without making a donation. One winner will receive the following prize package: two round-trip airline tickets to Los Angeles, at a total value, including taxes, of no more than $1,500; two nights in a Los Angeles hotel, at a total value, including taxes, of no more than $500; two tickets to the premier; in-town transportation costs up to $200, to be reimbursed by MoveOn, provided receipts are submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2018. Total prize value not to exceed $2200.00. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Promotion open to all U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: MoveOn.org Political Action, 1442 Walnut Street #358, Berkeley, CA 94709.
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