MoveOn members began 2019 with new hope for our future as a new Congress was sworn in—the most diverse House of Representatives in history, with many progressive champions MoveOn members played pivotal roles in electing. And we ended the year with the impeachment of Donald Trump—a critical achievement to help check his administration’s rampant abuses of power, even as his lawlessness and attacks on so many communities continue.
After MoveOn members asked candidates to skip the AIPAC conference, no 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are yet publicly committed to attend the AIPAC conference in DC this weekend! The story comes after a number of leading candidates—Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Mayor Julián Castro, Governor Jay Inlsee, and Mayor […]
Voters Were Inspired By Diverse Slate of Candidates Who Embraced Bold Progressive Ideas, Many Running for First Time CHICAGO — Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn Political Action, had the following statement in response to tonight’s election results: “A historic wave of grassroots activism made its force felt across the country tonight, as people of […]
Ilhan Poised To Be One of the First Muslim Women in Congress—MoveOn Members Endorsed, Supported Her Campaign Statement from Rahna Epting, Election Program Managing Director, for MoveOn Political Action on Ilhan Omar’s win in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district Democratic primary. “Ilhan Omar’s victory represents the future of the progressive movement. By laying out a bold, […]
In what is likely the darkest political moment many of us have experienced, and at a time when Trump, his administration, and Republicans in Congress are doing tremendous harm, Americans of all walks of life—women donning pink hats, Dreamers courageously risking their future, and so many more—helped light the spark of Resistance that has yielded light and hope.
Three weeks after the Las Vegas shooting, more than 20,000 people signed a petition by MoveOn member Sandy Phillips—whose daughter, Jessi, was slaughtered in the Aurora, Colorado theater massacre in 2012—asking the DNC, the governing body of the national Democratic Party, to reject donations from the gun industry. The DNC heard us and took action: […]
STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO REPORTS THAT REPUBLICAN SENATORS HAVE DECIDED AGAINST BRINGING THE GRAHAM-CASSIDY HEALTH CARE REPEAL BILL UP FOR A VOTE Statement by MoveOn Washington Director Ben Wikler: “The GOP attempt to rip coverage away from millions of Americans has once again crumbled in the face of furious opposition. But it’s now clear that […]
Jon Ossoff’s first-place finish tonight is a huge triumph for the Resistance and for progressives, who boosted Ossoff to the top of a crowded race in a Republican-leaning district.
A bill was making its way through the Virginia Legislature that would have forced teachers to aid immigration enforcement officers and reveal sensitive information about their students. Catherine Carey, who started a petition on MoveOn.org to oppose this bill, delivered more than 3,800 signatures and testified alongside DREAMer activists to successfully stop this bill from […]