What is MoveOn.org?


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MoveOn is a community of more than 8 million Americans from all walks of life who use the connective power of the Internet to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change.

For more than 17 years, the MoveOn family of organizations has used digital tools to lower the barriers to participation in our democracy, so real Americans have more of a voice in a political system where big money and corporate lobbyists wield too much influence. Increasingly, MoveOn members are stepping up as the leaders of their own campaigns for social change using the MoveOn Petitions DIY organizing platform to enlist other MoveOn members’ support.

Check out this clip from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow discussing MoveOn’s history:

Our MoveOn family is made up of two organizations:

  • MoveOn.org Civic Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization focusing on education and advocacy, providing civic engagement tools to the public, and building the progressive movement by encouraging and supporting the development of more grassroots leaders. Learn more about MoveOn.org Civic Action here.
  • MoveOn.org Political Action, a federal PAC, is focused on running powerful progressive advocacy campaigns and demonstrating MoveOn members’ power at the ballot box by electing candidates who reflect MoveOn members’ values. Learn more about MoveOn.org Political Action here.
  • Message from a MoveOn member: “I can’t thank you enough for providing the tools I’ve always wanted for social change. With MoveOn, I feel like I have a voice in the world and an organization fighting for the same things that are important to me. As a working professional and mother, I don’t have time to look up whom to contact on what issues. You make it possible for me to fight against the infuriating things that I see either destroying or about to destroy our country. Thank you all at MoveOn.org for your vision and your work.”

    Laurie (Matawan, NJ)