Robert Reich: A Small Thing You Can Do To Help Stop Trump – OpEd


A large contingent of the Kennedy family was on hand last week to endorse Joe Biden in an event in Philadelphia that featured speeches from Kerry Kennedy and Rory Kennedy — RFK Junior’s siblings — along with Rep. Joe Kennedy III (Junior’s nephew). 

Members of the Kennedy family then knocked on doors and phone-banked in a voter outreach push.

The Kennedy family’s activism in behalf of Biden is welcome because RFK Junior could deliver the upcoming election to Trump. 

RFK Junior has qualified for the ballot in the key battleground state of Michigan. His campaign or an allied super PAC say they’ve collected enough signatures to get on the ballot in other battleground states, including Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina.

Kennedy consistently polls in the high single digits in national surveys, and the evidence shows him pulling more votes away from Biden than from Trump. A late March Quinnipiac poll found Biden leading Trump by 3 points in a head-to-head matchup. But Trump took a 1-point lead over Biden when third-party candidates such as RFK Junior were added.

Many of you ask what you can do to prevent Trump from returning to the White House. 

One small thing you can do today is share with your friends and acquaintances the following video I did, with help from my talented team. We just released it. TikTok has already taken it down — without explanation. 

Please share widely.

This article was published at Robert Reich’s Substack

Robert Reich

Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, and writes at Reich served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fifteen books, including the best sellers "Aftershock", "The Work of Nations," and"Beyond Outrage," and, his most recent, "The Common Good," which is available in bookstores now. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, "Inequality For All." He's co-creator of the Netflix original documentary "Saving Capitalism," which is streaming now.

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