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Candidate Responses to Paris Terrorist Attacks

The MoveOn 2016 Presidential Forum was recorded before the tragic attacks in Paris and Beirut. We’ve included statements that participating candidates—Senator Bernie Sanders and Governor Martin O’Malley—made in the days following the attack. Secretary Hillary Clinton declined to participate in the forum and is not included here. Click here to view the full 2016 Presidential […]

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An update on our refugee work this week
Refugees Welcome

[sent to MoveOn members on Nov. 21] Dear MoveOn member, Over the last week, in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris and Beirut, we’ve seen many of our nation’s politicians rush toward fearmongering and bigotry. We have also seen MoveOn members and our partners at their very best—fighting fear with compassion on the […]

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MoveOn responds to Obama's veto threat of House refugee bill

Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action, had the following statement in response to news that President Obama would veto a House bill that would make it more difficult for vetted refugees to be admitted to the United States: “We stand strongly with President Obama on this one. MoveOn members will fight vigorously to […]

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MoveOn response to Gov. Maggie Hassan's remarks on refugees

Ilya Sheyman, executive director of Political Action, had the following statement in response to New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan’s remarks on refugees: “It is incredibly disappointing to see Democratic Governor and Senate candidate Maggie Hassan join with her far right-wing Republican counterparts in threatening to refuse entry for Syrian refugees to her state. When […]

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LEARN MORE: MoveOn Members Are Sending Communities of Recent ISIS Attacks a Message of Love and Compassion
kid paris

Some are calling the horrific attacks in Paris “France’s 9/11.” The senseless massacres in Paris—and the bombings in Beirut the day before—have sent the world into mourning. The killings triggered a flood of solidarity, compassion, and calls for accountability—but also the risk of an unreasoned backlash that will compound the tragedy. Hate cannot defeat hate. […]

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MoveOn statement in response to Paris attacks

Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action, had the following statement in response to the attacks in Paris: “In the wake of a wave of terrorist attacks from Beirut to Baghdad to Paris over the last few days, we need to hear from all the Presidential candidates — including during the Democratic debate tonight […]

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Vigils for Peace Across the U.S. at French Consulates

Stand in solidarity with the people of France, against terror, and for peace and compassion in the wake of yesterday’s horrific events. We will gather at French consulates across America in a show of support for the people of Paris, for the people of Beirut — who suffered a terrible attack on Thursday — and […]

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