Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz Is Pledging $20 Million To Help Clinton Defeat Trump

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Facebook board member Peter Thiel isn’t the social media company’s only attachment to the 2016 presidential election. Thanks to co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna, the race for the White House is about to receive a donation to the tune of $20 million — albeit with one central caveat. Under no circumstances should Republican nominee Donald Trump be allowed to become the next President of the United States. Hence why Moskovitz and Tuna are dividing the money among various anti-Trump campaigns, Super PACs, and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

In a post published to the website Medium titled “Compelled to Act,” Moskovitz and Tuna announced their financial intentions with an ultimatum between the election’s two most prominent platforms:

The polarization in America today has yielded a race that is about much more than policies and ideas. It has become a referendum on who we want to be  —  as individuals, as a nation and as a society. Will we be driven by fear, towards tribalism, emphasizing the things that divide us? Will we focus on how to advantage those most similar to us while building barriers to separate us from the rest of the world? Or, alternatively, will we continue in the direction of increased tolerance, diversity and interdependence in the name of mutual prosperity?

“We are the first generation that can choose to aim resolutely down the second path,” they write, admitting themselves to be voting Democrats who otherwise consider themselves to be “independent thinkers who respect candidates and positions from both sides of the aisle.”

Neither fesses up to being an all-out Clinton supporter, but due to the nature of Trump’s campaign and his supporters, Moskovitz and Tuna endorse the former secretary of state. Especially since, as they put it, “Trump’s promises … are quite possibly a deliberate con, an attempt to rally energy and support without the ability or intention to deliver.”

The recipients of their donation include the League of Conservative Voters (LCV) Victory Fund and the For Our Future PAC, each of which will receive $5 million. The rest of the money will go to the Hillary Victory Fund, additional partisan and non-partisan Super PACs and groups, and Democratic Party efforts in Congress.

According to the Associated Press, Moskovitz and Tuna’s $20 million ranks them second to hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer, the top Democratic contributor thus far.

(Via Dustin Moskovitz on Medium & Associated Press)

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