A co-founder of Facebook is shelling out $20 million to help Hillary Clinton and the Democrats in this year’s elections.
Dustin Moskovitz, who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg and went on to found Asana, explained in a post on Medium that his decision to use “large amounts of money” was “not easy,” but that “this cycle is different.”
“The polarization in America today has yielded a race that is about much more than policies and ideas,” Moskovitz writes in a piece titled “Compelled to Act.” “It has become a referendum on who we want to be — as individuals, as a nation and as a society.”
The $20 million, he noted, would 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.