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Author: Ilya Sheyman

A note about MoveOn’s Endorsement in the CT-05 Primary Election

MoveOn takes our role in elections and responsibility to members and the progressive movement seriously. Last week MoveOn wrongly endorsed Mary Glassman in the CT-05 primary, and we take responsibility for our error and apologize to MoveOn members in CT-05, Jahana Hayes, her campaign, and her supporters. About MoveOn Endorsements: MoveOn believes in a country […]

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MoveOn Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court

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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Pledge to stand up to Republican fearmongers in November

Dear MoveOn member, I’ve spent the past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa, working my heart out alongside thousands of local MoveOn members as part of our MoveOn for Bernie Sanders effort. But this email isn’t about Bernie Sanders, and it’s not about Hillary Clinton or Martin O’Malley, either. Because no matter what happens on the […]

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The Top 5 Reasons MoveOn Members Voted to Endorse Bernie (with the Most Votes and Widest Margin in Our History)

With a record-setting 78.6 percent of 340,665 votes cast by the MoveOn membership, Senator Bernie Sanders has won MoveOn.org Political Action’s endorsement for president with the largest total and widest margin in MoveOn history. MoveOn.org only endorses candidates based on votes by our members. Our only previous presidential endorsement during a Democratic primary was for […]

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We don’t stop fighting

First, let’s get the horrible news—which you probably already know—out of the way: Republicans are taking control of another branch of the government, getting ready to unleash a wave of reactionary politics on the country, trigger more shutdowns, and hurt our chances of getting anyone good confirmed to the Supreme Court for years. That’s just […]

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We’re going into overtime in Hawai’i

There’s been a dramatic development in the most important Democratic Senate primary in the country. In the wake of a tropical storm, voters in Hawai’i went to the polls to choose between MoveOn-endorsed Sen. Brian Schatz—an Elizabeth Warren-style progressive—and his challenger, Colleen Hanabusa. But as of this morning, the race was too close to call. Sen. Schatz […]

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MoveOn Members Endorse 9 Senate Candidates

MoveOn members are fired up to save the Senate from a right wing Republican takeover this fall. They have overwhelmingly voted to endorse nine candidates who will fight for the middle class against the influence of the Koch brothers and other right wing billionaires. This fall MoveOn’s 8 million members will mobilize to turn out […]

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