The billionaire co-founder of Facebook is pledging $20 million to Hillary Clinton in an effort to defeat Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Dustin Moskovitz, who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, explained in a Thursday night post on Medium that his decision to use “large amounts of money” was “not easy.” But he said, “this cycle is different.”
“Like many Democratic voters, we don’t support every plank of the platform, but it is clear that if Secretary Clinton wins the election, America will advance much further toward the world we hope to see,” Moskovitz wrote.
The $20 million will be divided between a number of organizations, including the Hillary Victory Fund, the DSCC, and the DCCC. The League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and For Our Future PAC will receive the largest contributions, $5 million each.
“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,” he wrote. “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?” he asked.