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To: George Santos

George Santos Must Resign or Be Expelled

By now, we’ve all heard the news that George Santos was finally expelled from Congress on Friday. This is a huge victory for New York 3rd District residents, who are finally free from a lying lawmaker who cheated the system to pad his own pockets, and for everyone who values integrity and democracy in this country.

And it’s no coincidence that just last Tuesday, days before Congress would vote to expel Santos, MoveOn flew a 15-foot George Santos inflatable balloon in front of the Capitol, with a tie that said “full of lies.” The goal of the balloon was to demonstrate grassroots opposition to George Santos in a key, high-stakes moment and to bring national attention to the demand for Congress to expel him immediately. And that’s exactly what happened.

More than 100 media outlets mentioned MoveOn’s balloon in light of the House vote to expel George Santos. As reported by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Washingtonian, People magazine, and more, MoveOn capitalized on the spectacle around Santos to further damage his reputation and raise the stakes surrounding his expulsion. We even reached more than 50 broadcast and radio stations—from Kansas to Santos’s own backyard in New York—making it clear across the country that Santos has no place in Congress.

Constituents from Santos’s district, NY-03, have been relentlessly rallying, lobbying, and advocating for Congress to hold Santos accountable for his lies and fraud. For nearly a year, they had no meaningful representation in Congress.

MoveOn got involved in the fight to oust Santos early in 2023, just a few weeks after the news broke about the lies he told about his religion, education, and other personal information to get elected. In February, dozens of NY-03 MoveOn members and partners delivered this petition to his Long Island office, with 100,000 signatures demanding George Santos resign or be expelled.

Thank you to everyone for signing, calling, and taking action for Santos to be expelled. We won!

You have grossly lied your way into office. Respect the people of your district and resign now.

Why is this important?

George Santos built his campaign on a series of outrageous and offensive lies, deceiving the voters of New York's 3rd District about his qualifications, work background, and lived experience. His continued presence in the House is a disservice to and disrespect of the people of Long Island.

He must resign and give voters a chance to choose a representative who is honest about who they are.

Santos's litany of lies is too long to recount: false claims that he is the descendant of Holocaust survivors, fabrications about his education and past employment, glaring gaps about his finances, and more. His excessive campaign spending and the unknown sources of his wealth have also raised flags.

Yet Santos continues to dig himself deeper into a hole, while lashing out and avoiding accountability. And instead of coming clean or focusing on his constituents, he'll now be tied up in investigations by local, state, federal, and international authorities because of the long trail of deception and fraud that's just beginning to be uncovered.

Santos must resign—and if he doesn't, Congress should expel him from office under their constitutionally granted powers.



2023-12-05 12:05:55 -0500

Petition is successful with 154,946 signatures

2023-10-17 12:14:01 -0400

150,000 signatures reached

2023-01-28 14:28:43 -0500

100,000 signatures reached

2023-01-12 14:04:28 -0500

50,000 signatures reached

2023-01-08 14:46:06 -0500

20,000 signatures reached

2023-01-08 12:31:22 -0500

10,000 signatures reached

2023-01-08 12:01:37 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2023-01-08 11:37:35 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2023-01-06 17:24:54 -0500

500 signatures reached

2023-01-06 13:57:04 -0500

100 signatures reached

2023-01-06 13:52:09 -0500

50 signatures reached

2023-01-06 13:50:22 -0500

25 signatures reached

2023-01-06 13:48:57 -0500

10 signatures reached