Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskowitz is donating $20 million to the Democratic party to help defeat Donald Trumps’s run for President.
In a piece titled “Compelled To Act,” he said, “The polarization in America today has yielded a race that is about much more than policies and ideas.” As such he goes on to say that this race is fully representative of where are and who we want to be “as individuals, as a nation, and as a society.”
Moskowitz also adds that the $20 million will be divided between various organization which includes, of course, the Hillary Victory Fund. The DSCC and the DCCC will also receive contributions, as will the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and For Our Future PAC, both of which will receive the largest contributions of $5 million a piece.
Commenting that he made this decision with his wife, Cari Tuna, he says that it was not easy “because we have reservations about anyone using large amounts of money to influence elections.” He also adds, though, “We hope these efforts make it a little more likely that Secretary Clinton is able to pursue the agenda she’s outlined, and serve as a signal to the Republican Party that by running this kind of campaign — one built on fear and hostility — and supporting this kind of candidate, they compel people to act in response.”
But apparently, Moskovitz’s donation is not the largest. California billionaire—and Democratic activist—Tom Steyer has already given in excess of $30 million to his groups throughout the 2016 election cycle. On the other hand, major Trump supporter Bob Mercer has given just a little more than Moskovitz’s $20 million to support the Republican groups in this election.
Moskowitz goes on to explain that this is the first time he and his wife are donating to endorse a candidate. He adds, “We hope these efforts make a little more likely that Secretary Clinton is able to pursue the agenda she’s outlined and serve as a signal to the Republican Party that by running this kind of campaign—one built on fear and hostility—and supporting this candidate, they compel people to act in response.”
He also makes sure to note that he and his wife are not the only ones who feel so deeply compelled to act so strongly.