Redefining The Twilight Struggle
In America, democracy is being tested at the ballot box.
In Ukraine, it may soon be tested on the battlefield.
We in The Lincoln Project stand with the freedom-loving people of Ukraine who desire nothing more than to control their own future. Led by Donald Trump’s humiliating embrace of Vladimir Putin, the autocratic movement in America threatens America’s role in the world as a beacon of freedom and democracy.
Why did the Russians do so much to help Donald Trump? Because they know he has unleashed an anti-democratic force in America that shares common cause with the gangster oligarchs of Putin’s Russia. Yes, they have “elections” in Russia but the outcome is never in doubt, where it’s who counts the votes that matters, not the voters. Which is exactly what Donald Trump and 147 Republicans tried to do on January 6th.
Each of you with The Lincoln Project helped elect President Biden and keep democracy alive in America. We can look with pride as an American president, a good and decent man, stands shoulder to shoulder with the Ukrainian people defending their right of self-determination. This is the America we love.
In the days ahead, let us stand united behind our President and recommit ourselves to the defense of democracy. In the words of Abraham Lincoln:
‘At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reaches us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.”
Today we’re launching a new ad campaign to define this contrast. Our ads have always been an integral part of what we do at The Lincoln Project. We helped swing the 2020 election because enough good and decent Americans saw Trump for who he was. Now, it’s just as important to head off the right-wing outrage machine – they will surely blame President Biden for whatever happens – and we all know Fox News is already corrupted by the Russians.
Our campaign is targeting those Americans who take pride in decency and democracy. They need to see this ad. You can help us with that. Please share this blog post – why we made this ad and what we are trying to do with it – with one person you think needs to see how we’re framing this critical issue. And yes, if you can, please help us reach a broader audience by contributing today.
Thank you for making The Lincoln Project what it is. We need you to keep us in this fight for democracy.