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Just over two months ago, MoveOn members voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders for President. Since then this revolutionary campaign has accomplished more than anyone predicted—as The New York Times just reported yesterday, Bernie has a real pathway to victory, a sign of the momentum that has catapulted a long-shot candidate into a serious contender. After this […]

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#SCOTUS National Day of Action on March 21st
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  On Monday, March 21, the first workday home for senators during their March recess, voters across the country will participate in a national day of action calling on Senate Republicans to “Do Your Job” and uphold their constitutional obligation to give fair consideration to to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland. The day […]

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MoveOn Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court
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Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action had the following reaction to President Obama’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to the Supreme Court. “President Obama has fulfilled his constitutional duty by nominating Judge Merrick Garland, but instead of fulfilling their constitutional duty, […]

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#SenateGOP: #DoYourJob & Consider a #SCOTUS Nominee
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On Monday, March 21, thousands around the country will be calling the Senate switchboard urging Senate Republicans to “Do your job” and consider a #SCOTUS nominee. Our next Supreme Court justice could help overturn Citizens United and restore voting rights. He or she could defend unions, the Affordable Care Act, the global climate deal, immigrant […]

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22 National Progressive Leaders Launch ‘Five-Alarm Fire’ Open Letter; Call For ‘Voting Renaissance’ to Show Our Country is Better than Trump’s Hate
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Leaders call for a massive, nonviolent mobilization to stand up against Trump’s bigotry and incitement of violence. A new open letter signed by more than 20 leading progressive voices calls the rise of Donald Trump a “five-alarm fire for our democracy” and urges all Americans of good will to commit to standing up to his […]

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MoveOn: Trump's Attempt to Scapegoat Progressive Activists Profoundly Dishonest
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Statement from Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action: “Like so much of what Donald Trump says, his attempt to scapegoat progressive activists and MoveOn.org for violence at his cancelled rally in Chicago is profoundly dishonest and untrue. “MoveOn proudly supported University of Illinois at Chicago students and local organizers in their courageous nonviolent […]

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MoveOn: “Trump’s Hate-Filled Rhetoric On Notice After Tonight’s Event”
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Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, responded to news of the postponement of Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago on Friday:  “Mr. Trump and the Republican leaders who support him and his hate-filled rhetoric should be on notice after tonight’s events. These protests are a direct result of the violence that has occurred at Trump rallies and […]

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Statement: MoveOn on Violence at Trump Events
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Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, responded to video of a protestor at a Donald Trump rally being punched in the face in North Carolina on Wednesday: “The footage of a Trump supporter punching a nonviolent protestor in the face is deeply disturbing. This shameful and disgusting act is just the latest in […]

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MoveOn on Sanders' victory in Michigan
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Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, had the following response to Bernie Sanders’ impressive victory in the Michigan Democratic primary: “Bernie Sanders’ come-from-behind win in Michigan tonight should serve as a warning to anyone who wants to declare the Democratic primary race over before all voters have had their say. “This victory proves […]

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