Washington, D.C.– Today, MoveOn Civic Action is launching a new national and state-specific “Treason Caucus” accountability campaign to hold politicians accountable for aiding and abetting a deadly insurrection against the United States government. On January 6, the American people watched as a mob of violent, white supremacist, domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol at the urging of Donald Trump. But Trump did not act alone. For months, Republican elected leaders like Ron Johnson conspired with him to lie to the American public about the election. Many of those Republicans embraced and encouraged the rallying cry of the criminal rioters—even after they killed a police officer—by voting to overturn the election results. MoveOn and its millions of members will now hold Ron Jonson accountable.

“When the country watched as a violent Trump mob stormed the Capitol, we saw the impact of months of delusional election fraud lies and incendiary rhetoric from Donald Trump come to a deadly fruition,” said Rahna Epting, executive director of MoveOn Civic Action. “But Trump did not act alone. He had help from elected officials like Ron Johnson who, just like Trump, now has blood on his hands. Those who led this insurrection—from Donald Trump on down—must be held accountable. Nothing less than our democracy is at stake. If we don’t take action now, Johnson and his band of conspiracy theorists will still maintain power in an office they dishonored and don’t deserve to hold.”

MoveOn is launching a multifaceted “Treason Caucus” accountability campaign including the following:
  • Newspaper homepage takeover of the Journal Sentinel website to remind constituents how their senator failed them in a time of crisis.
  • Polling: MoveOn commissioned polling from Data for Progress in Wisconsin to show that a majority of people in Wisconsin want Ron Johnson out. The momentum is on our side, and those who enable and amplify the ideas of violent white supremacist insurrectionists must be held accountable.
  • Petitions: More than 300,000 people have already signed on to petitions calling for accountability for members of the Treason Caucus. For Johnson alone, 31,000 people have signed a petition calling for his removal.
In addition to Wisconsin, MoveOn is also targeting Senators Josh Hawley (MO) and Ted Cruz (TX), along with 147 Republican members of the congressional Treason Caucus who voted to overturn the election.

The effort is funded by small-dollar contributions from tens of thousands of MoveOn members across the country, and these ads are paid for by MoveOn Civic Action.
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