Moving 'Dear Alabama' Twitter Campaign Urges Voters To Be On The 'Right Side' Of History

"We must ensure that we do what’s best for our country regardless of party. We have to leave a better future for our kids."

Today, December 12, is the day residents of Alabama will head to the polls and vote in a special election for a Senate seat in their state. The election, which was triggered because former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions vacated his seat to become Attorney General of the United States, has been the subject national scrutiny and attention for months. 

Though write-in votes are permitted, the two top contenders vying for the job are GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, and his Democratic opponent Doug Jones. Moore, a former judge, has been a lightning rod for controversy since announcing his candidacy back in April. In addition to his anti-LBGTQ and anti-Muslim views, Moore has been criticized for his ties to neo-Confederates and White nationalist groups, as well as his prominent role as a leading voice in the birther movement, which promoted the debunked conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.

Perhaps most upsetting of all, however, is that Moore faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, at least one of whom says she was underage at the time of their encounter several decades ago. He denies the allegations.

In an effort to urge voters to reject Roy Moore, celebrities and ordinary citizens alike have been writing "Dear Alabama" tweets intended for those who live in the state. While many of the missives focus on Moore's alleged sexual misconduct, plenty of the messages touch on something much simpler — they implore Alabamians to honor their consciences, think beyond a specific party, and be on the "right side" of history. 

Take a look at some of the more poignant "Dear Alabama" tweets below:


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