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People-Powered Progress: April 2024 MoveOn Member Newsletter

MoveOn members are the driving force behind our impact. This newsletter celebrates the remarkable progress your generosity has powered.

Thank you for all you do to protect democracy and lead the resistance against the radical right. With your support, together we are creating a better future, rooted in equality, sustainability, justice, and love.

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In This Issue

Our 2024 election plan, exciting new volunteer opportunity, MoveOn 25 Member Summit, and more!


Fighting Book Bans

Book bans have reached record levels across the country due to Republican efforts to silence our stories. Extremists have banned or attempted to restrict thousands of classic titles, and predominantly the texts and books that shine a light on racism, antisemitism, and stories that center LGBTQ+ and Black experiences. MoveOn members are rallying to fight back:

MoveOn’s Banned Bookmobile embarked on two multistate road trips in 2023, distributing thousands of banned books for free in communities impacted by book bans, sounding the alarm about censorship, and energizing voters.

We fought censorship by creating the Artists Against Book Bans campaign, an initiative we spearheaded with beloved “Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton. Nearly 200 authors, artists, and creative leaders, including Ariana Grande, Judy Blume, and Padma Lakshmi, signed an open letter and shared the campaign, reaching millions of Americans.

Nearly half a million MoveOn members signed petitions against book bans—both across the country and in 11 local campaigns.

MoveOn 25 Member Summit

In October, we brought together hundreds of grassroots leaders and volunteers from across the country for the MoveOn 25 Member Summit. During the two-day event, we celebrated MoveOn’s 25 years of impact and began organizing for the 2024 election.

A youth drumline got members fired up as the summit began. There were 50 speakers and 25 sessions led by MoveOn members, partners, and staff. Topics ranged from organizing strategies to LGBTQ+ campaigning and even artificial intelligence. Speakers included Maurice Mitchell, head of Working Families Party, Rashad Robinson, head of Color of Change, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Mandela Barnes, former lieutenant governor of Wisconsin.

Here’s what members who attended said afterward:

“I really can make and have made a difference.”–Carol G.

“We are in this together. Our collective voices have power!”–Bonita T.

“I am not alone. And together, we can win the elections, because our policies and progressive ideas are also the ideas of the vast majority of Americans.”–Patrick C.

“I am more proud than ever to be a member of MoveOn.”–William A.

The summit was a reminder that progress—and joy—are worth fighting for. We’re so grateful to be in this fight together with you.

2024 Election Plan: Key Races

This year, MoveOn members will come together for the largest voter persuasion program in MoveOn’s history. With your support, MoveOn is investing more than $32 million in presidential, House, and Senate races. Together, we’ll work to reelect President Biden, win back the House, protect the Senate majority—and safeguard democracy from the twice-impeached and criminally indicted Donald Trump.

In 2024, democracy, abortion, and other fundamental freedoms are under threat. The stakes have never been higher, but the powerful, millions-strong MoveOn movement is meeting the moment.

Our 2024 map includes the top presidential battleground states, swing House districts, and key Senate races we’re mobilizing in. MoveOn will:

  • Play a key role in campaigning for the Biden-Harris ticket in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, and Ohio.
  • Give Democrats the best shot at flipping a handful of seats to win back the House—targeting more than two dozen seats.
  • Protect our razor-thin Senate majority—investing in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, and Ohio.

We’ll talk to voters early, and we’ll talk to them where they are. We’ll continue to use proven voter contact tactics, including house parties, targeted digital ads, phone-banking, and canvassing. And we’ll use vote tripling—our research-backed get-out-the-vote method that organizes voters to help three friends or family members make a plan to vote and hold them accountable to cast their ballot.

We’ll target people who voted for the first time, or who became more active, after the 2016 election with an issues-first strategy and connect with them at least three times, through multiple channels, to increase our impact. Within the surge voter population of more than 11 million across our target geographies, MoveOn will narrow in on young voters and voters who need to be persuaded to turn out again.

But a third-party candidate could spoil the outcome of the election. MoveOn has been working with allies across the political spectrum to sound the alarm and expose third-party tickets that have no chance of winning and every chance of putting Trump back in the White House.

In every election, MoveOn and our members have mobilized communities, increased voter participation, and strengthened the progressive movement. It is no exaggeration to say that the future of our democracy is on the line this year. With your continued partnership, we’ll unite to defeat Trump for good, elect progressive candidates, and move our country forward.

Sign Up to be a 2024 Vote Mobilizer

MoveOn has launched an exciting new volunteer opportunity to help protect democracy and win in 2024, and you’re invited to join. Join the Vote Mobilizer community to take action!

Vote Mobilizers are election program leaders who will drive voter contact efforts in their area and across the country. As a Vote Mobilizer, you will receive training on how to reach out to voters, lead teams of volunteers, and organize events to bring your community together. Along the way, you’ll meet other progressives and make lifelong friends!

To win in this critical election year, we are counting on you and your fellow MoveOn members to show up in every way you can. Your commitment to organizing with MoveOn is crucial to defeating MAGA and winning the House, Senate, and White House in 2024.

Display Your Values with MoveOn Merch

MoveOn’s store features products that help you show your progressive values! All products are made in the U.S., and every penny made goes toward supporting MoveOn’s work. Shop online today!

MoveOn partnered with LeVar Burton to create a beautiful, limited-edition “LeVar Burton Says Read Banned Books” T-shirt! Snag one for yourself and fuel MoveOn’s efforts to stop book bans and build a world where everyone can see themselves in the pages of a book.

The MAGA movement wants to turn back the clock on progress and create an authoritarian system in which people are not free to express themselves. Get our yard sign and share with your neighborhood your unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community!

Your pet can show off progressive values too! Get our “Paw-gressive” pride bandana and show the world what’s important to you: your pet, democracy, and the right to vote!