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Three Years After Insurrection, MoveOn “Disqualify Trump” Petition Nears 500K Signers

Washington, D.C.Three years after twice-impeached and criminally indicted former President Trump led the deadly assault at the U.S. Capitol, MoveOn Political Action Executive Director Rahna Epting released the following statement: 

“Three years ago, President Trump and MAGA Republicans led a deadly insurrection on our nation’s Capitol, in an attempt to overthrow the will of the American people. No rewriting of history can erase the unprecedented and indefensible acts that Donald Trump steered that day. The latest actions in Colorado and Maine to remove him from the ballot prove that he cannot betray our country and get away scot-free. MoveOn and its members will continue to hold the MAGA Republicans who remain in power accountable and defeat their extremist agenda to strip our freedoms.” 

More than 463,000 members and counting have signed on to a petition calling for the disqualification of Trump from holding public office, under the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. The Maine secretary of state recently joined Colorado in removing Trump from the ballot for his role in the insurrection. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will weigh in on the Colorado supreme court’s decision. Just this week, Illinois and Massachusetts voters filed petitions with the Illinois State Board of Elections and the Massachusetts State Ballot Commission to take him off the ballots. 


MoveOn is celebrating 25 years of people-powered progress this year. For more than a generation, MoveOn has built independent political power and mobilized the left to elect Democrats and enact progressive change. MoveOn is a bulwark against the radical right, channeling our collective voices to drive progressive foreign policy, protect democracy, and advance justice for all.