On Saturday, good-hearted Americans across the country flooded to our nation’s airports to protest Donald Trump’s cruel and inhuman ban on refugees and Muslim immigrants. One of them was investigative filmmaker Jon Ossoff, pictured above, who sped to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the country. Ossoff went with the two men who mentored him when he served as a congressional aide, Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson, so that they could all add their voices to the cause of those vindictively harmed by Trump’s shameful executive order.
Ossoff is also running for Congress so that he can join his mentors—and the resistance to Trump on Capitol Hill. He’s running in a special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, the seat that Rep. Tom Price—Trump’s point man for destroying Obamacare—will soon vacate. This district, located in suburban Atlanta, is traditionally conservative turf, but it also reacted with great hostility to Trump: After Mitt Romney carried it by a 61-37 margin four years ago, Trump only won it 48-47 last year.
That makes this a winnable race, especially as Trump’s popularity craters and resistance to his chaotic cruelty intensifies. That’s why we’ve asked you to pitch in for Ossoff, and wow has this community responded. I won’t even bother saying we’ve raised “$X as of Y o’clock” because the thermometer keeps ticking up every second. Just have a look in the top-right corner of this post to see what I mean—and be sure to hit “refresh” when you do.
But as we’ve noted before, this is very difficult race, and voters in this district are long accustomed to voting for Republicans. It’ll take a lot for them to shake free of those old patterns, which is why Ossoff needs as much help as we can possibly give him.
So don’t glance at that thermometer and say, “Wow, that’s a big number.” Look at it and ask, “How can we make that number even bigger?” Then, because you know the answer, click—and give some more.
Please give $5 to Jon Ossoff right now to help him send a message of resistance to Trump.