Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz announced on Friday that he and his wife will make a $20 million donation to Democratic groups in an effort to prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency. The move makes him the third largest publicly-disclosed donor in the 2016 election cycle.
Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna said in a post on Medium that they will divvy up the funds among a number of PACs, including the Hillary Victory Fund and MoveOn.org’s political action arm. The largest contributions of $5 million will go toward the League of Conservation Voters, an environmentalist group, and For Our Future, a PAC organized by labor and environmental groups.
Moskovitz and Tuna wrote, “This decision was not easy, particularly because we have reservations about anyone using large amounts of money to influence elections. But it is clear that if Secretary Clinton wins the election, America will advance much further toward the world we hope to see. If Donald Trump wins, the country will fall backward.”
Moskovitz and Tuna’s post criticizes Trump, and the Republican Party more broadly, for “running on a zero-sum vision, stressing a false contest between their constituency and the rest of the world.” The couple wrote that they have traditionally avoided donating to elections because they respect candidates and policies from both sides of the aisle. However, they believe the Republicans are now running a campaign built on “fear and hostility.”
Hmmm…I don’t see too many donors out there giving to Trump to defeat Hillary…which is GREAT!