Posts By Ben O'Keefe

10 Ideas to Save the Economy: Expand Social Security
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Dear fellow MoveOn member, Flat wages and the end of pensions have left millions of Americans facing a retirement crisis. Already, nearly half of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents would live in poverty if it weren’t for Social Security. There is a simple solution, and it starts with defending Social Security from the right […]

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ICYMI: Lawrence Lessig Endorses Elizabeth Warren to a Packed House
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Last week, I had the pleasure of being one of the more than 200 attendees of the “Lessig for Warren” event at Civic Hall in NYC. The evening was a powerful one which included progressive champions Zephyr Teachout and Van Jones and which featured Harvard Professor and MayDay PAC co-founder Lawrence Lessig. Lessig joins hundreds of […]

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Meet Run Warren Run's "Team Iowa"
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Have you ever wondered why you hear so much about Iowa during presidential election season? The answer is simple: Iowa is the first state to weigh in on the presidential election every four years in the Iowa Caucuses—their version of primaries. It’s imperative that presidential campaigns have a strong presence in Iowa and I’m proud to say that Run […]

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MUST READ: Seven Iowa Run Warren Run Volunteers Share Their Inspiring Reasons for Joining the Movement
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One of the most incredible things about Run Warren Run Team Iowa is the work of the amazing Run Warren Run volunteers. Our Team Iowa volunteers are honestly an exact representation of every political organizer’s dream. They are passionate, hard-working, talented, smart, dedicated, kind, funny—insert any positive adjective you can think of and I promise you they represent […]

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Environmental Activists are Ready for an Elizabeth Warren Candidacy
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On Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren keynoted the Good Job, Green Jobs conference in Washington, D.C., delivering a speech that reaffirmed her as the economic champion that we know her to be. Senator Warren told an audience of more than 500 people, “The rich and the powerful have rigged the game. They fight for an America that works for […]

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