Posts By Ben O'Keefe

Let's Talk Issues: The Worst Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of
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This is part two of our series, “Let’s Talk Issues.” Today we’ll discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that Senator Elizabeth Warren has strongly spoken out against and that MoveOn members have actively opposed. What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? If I were to ask you to lay out the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, would you […]

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MUST SEE: Robert Reich Makes the Case for a Contested Primary with Elizabeth Warren
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On Wednesday night, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich joined “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC to discuss the upcoming 2016 presidential election and the importance of having a contested primary. In the interview Reich says: “It seems to me very important for Democrats to be able to have a debate about what’s important to Democrats, what’s important […]

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"Selma is Now": 50 Years After Bloody Sunday There is Still Work to Be Done
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Over the weekend, thousands of Americans came together in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Fifty years ago, on Sunday, March 7, 1965, six hundred peaceful civil rights activists, led by now-Congressman, John Lewis, marched in protest of the shooting of Jimmie Lee Jackson by an Alabama state trooper. Just short of the Edmund […]

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‘House Of Cards’ Frank Underwood Is Trolling Elizabeth Warren On Facebook And We Can’t Get Enough
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Could you imagine how epic a conversation between Elizabeth Warren and fictional President Frank Underwood would be? Well, we imagined it for you! This was a fictional, satirical conversation, pairing real quotes from Elizabeth Warren and Netflix’s House of Cards characters. Neither Warren nor Netflix were involved in this project—but it’s still hilarious! Check Out […]

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Poll: Warren’s Message and Biography A Big Winner Among 2016 Battleground State Voters
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A new poll of voters in general election battleground states show that Senator Elizabeth Warren’s biography and message of economic populism are appealing to voters from across the political spectrum in the key states likely to swing the 2016 presidential election. These states include, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Neveda, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Battleground […]

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Meet the Run Warren Run National Field Organizer
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Few people get as excited about organizing for change as Alejandro Chavez, but to be fair it’s in his blood. As the grandson of the late Cesar Chavez, Alejandro has been fighting for important progressive causes since shortly after birth. Alejandro knows that it’s the people in the streets, at events, writing letters, knocking on doors, […]

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MoveOn's Ben O'Keefe Joins "HuffPost Live" to Talk About Run Warren Run
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I sat down with Alyona Minkovski at “HuffPost Live” for her segment “Political Junkies.” We discussed the groundswell of support that Run Warren Run has been receiving and our growing effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into the presidential election. We also discussed political lunch dates and crystal balls—you’ll have to watch below to find out more […]

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MoveOn's Anna Galland talks to C-SPAN's 'Washington Journal' About Run Warren Run
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Over the weekend, MoveOn.org Civic Action Executive Director Anna Galland appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” for nearly an hour to take questions from callers from across the country—from all across the political spectrum. Anna took a stand for strong progressive values and discussed the incredible work of MoveOn members and progressives across the country. A big piece of […]

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VICTORY: Walmart Raises Its Wages!
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Walmart employs hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country. The majority of those workers make minimum wage—as Walmart executives are making BILLIONS. Our friends at OUR Walmart have been fighting for a living wage by starting petitions, staging protests, and organizing to fight for their rights. Last week, Walmart workers won a big victory: Walmart announced that they will […]

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