Hi, I'm John Aravosis, the editor of AMERICAblog. I'm not going to sugar coat it -- Donald Trump's presidency will be a disaster for the issues and people we care about, from climate change to civil rights. But I will do all I can to stop Trump, and I need your help.
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My career has been devoted to helping underdogs fight what some consider "lost" causes. I started working on LGBT rights back in 1993, long before it was okay to be gay. I've worked on marriage equality, Don't Ask Don't Tell, and ENDA, and have fought international gay rights battles against Putin in Russia and anti-LGBT dictators in Africa.
And I've won many of those battles. Whether against big business (Microsoft, AOL, Ford, BP, Snickers and Barilla) or big politicians (George Bush, Dick Cheney, Vladimir Putin, and even, on occasion, Barack Obama).
And the campaign I'm most humbled to have helped launch was the time I publicized the then-little-known story about a young man left to die after a brutal hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming. His name was Matthew Shepard.
I've shown that we can win against the biggest of obstacles, so long as we're united and believe we can win.
Early in my career, I recognized the potential for using the Internet to build communities of like-minded individuals whose collective voice could influence government and business. It's now been over 20 years that I've been using the Internet to kick political butt, and I don't plan on stopping now simply because a bigger bully is moving into the White House. Donald Trump is a flawed man -- he is arrogant, emotionally immature, and lacks even a basic intelligence or intellectual curiosity. Trump is a dangerous man, and will not be underestimated. But we will use his flaws against him, and in the end we will win.
In a few months, I am moving back to Washington, DC to take the fight directly to Donald Trump. I have spent the last 25 years fighting for progressive values -- working for people like the ACLU, Amnesty International, Planned Parenthood, the unions, and the Children's Defense Fund -- and and I know that we can beat Donald Trump, but I need your help to do it.
Please join me in this battle, and support my work with a generous donation.
Thanks so much! JOHN
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