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MoveOn.org is a hard-left group of organizations that claims 5 million members in the USA. According to Joelle Fishman of Communist Party USA, MoveOn.org "collaborates" with Indivisible, Working Families and People's Action.[1]

The MoveOn.org domain name was registered on September 18, 1998 by Joan Blades and Wes Boyd to oppose the impeachment of President Bill Clinton; it circulated an online petition "Censure President Clinton and Move On to Pressing Issues Facing the Nation."

Rahna Epting is Executive Director of MoveOn.org.[2]

About

MoveOn.org is made up of the following pieces:

  • MoveOn.org Civic Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization (formerly known just as MoveOn.org). It primarily focuses on education and advocacy on national issues. It is entirely funded by individuals.
  • MoveOn.org Political Action, a federal PAC (formerly known as MoveOn PAC). It mobilizes people across the country to fight battles in Congress and help elect candidates who reflect MoveOn's values. It is entirely funded by individuals.[3]

Impeach Trump Fundraiser

Screenshot from Impeach Trump Fundraiser sent via Email

On behalf of MoveOn.org, Robert Reich put his name on an email dated November 24 2019 asking for money to donate to "MoveOn's all-hands-on-deck campaign to impeach, convict, and remove Donald Trump from office..."

Excerpt:

Dear MoveOn member,
As the impeachment hearings against Donald Trump go on, Republican members of Congress are shredding reality to protect him in the face of mounting evidence that he and his administration are a criminal syndicate.
Here's the truth: Congressional Republicans know that Trump is guilty, and they know that they look like damn fools for protecting him. Every day, they are making a calculation of how far they can take this without losing their careers, which is why it is so important for MoveOn to ramp up its campaign to break the Republican dam by making an association with Trump's crimes politically toxic, leaving no choice but to get rid of Trump once and for all.

[...]

I am so grateful that MoveOn members have been in this fight from the beginning, but now that we are in what could be the final sprint, we need to pull out all the stops. The team at MoveOn has shown me their plans, and I believe that if they can execute all of what they want to do, it could make all the difference. With your help, MoveOn will:
Run TV ads advocating for impeachment in critical districts during the upcoming congressional recess. While Republicans, including Trump's "new Republican star" Elise Stefanik, are in their home districts this coming week, MoveOn will buy ad space to run commercials demanding that they stop carrying water for Trump and instead stand up for their constituents. When the ad was released on social media on Friday, it got tens of thousands of views in an hour, and we know it will get even more play on television in the district.
Build a massive rapid-response network to host events the night before the impeachment vote. These hundreds of nationwide protests will take place in front of congressional offices in hundreds of districts around the country just before the House votes on impeachment, and MoveOn needs to make sure that tens of thousands of people show up across the country to make their support visible.
Work on the ground in key states to flip Republican senators to vote to convict. MoveOn has hired organizers in four states, and they're already working tirelessly day in and day out to generate local media coverage, rally communities, host weekly events, and build pressure on the Republican senators who are most likely to vote to convict Trump.
Keep camera crews at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to confront members of Congress. MoveOn activists have been asking a very simple question of Republicans: Is it OK for a president to solicit help from a foreign government to win an election? Republicans are literally running and hiding to avoid answering this question, so MoveOn is capturing evidence of their cowardice, featuring it in digital videos, and sharing the videos far and wide.
The team at MoveOn has told me how much it will cost to run all of these programs at once, plus keep the phones ringing off the hook on Capitol Hill. The bottom line is that right now MoveOn does not have the budget to keep everything going at the intensity I know this fight to get Trump impeached requires, and that is why MoveOn needs your help."


Close The Camps

Close The Camps On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, hard left groups MoveOn.org, United We Dream, American Friends Service Committee, and Families Belong Together sought to mobilize "protests across the country in front of congressional offices to demand the closure of inhumane immigrant detention centers that subject children and families to horrific conditions."[4],[5] Eliott C. McLaughlin and Nicole Chavez of CNN wrote:[6]

Advocacy group MoveOn.org, which is rallying protesters using the #closethecamps hashtag, said there were 185 "mobilizations" planned Tuesday to demand authorities to close the detention facilities, withhold funds for detaining and deporting migrants, and "bear witness and reunite families," the group said in a news release.
"None of this is right. This is not a place for children," protester Charlie Fomby said outside a facility housing unaccompanied migrant children in Homestead, Florida.:

Partners

According to their website, "Close the Camps actions are being organized by people across the country, supported by a number of organizations. Some of the organizations supporting these actions are listed below." the following groups were "Partners" to the initiative:[7]

Beginnings

Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, started MoveOn.org Civic Action. They launched an online petition to "Censure President Clinton and Move On to Pressing Issues Facing the Nation" on September 18th 1998. Hundreds of thousands of individuals signed it and the reaction sparked the idea for MoveOn.org.

MoveOn PAC was formed in 1998 as a political action committee so citizens could influence congressional elections outcomes. It is called MoveOn.org Political Action and its mission is to provide individuals an opportunity to aggregate their contributions with others.

Eli Pariser, a Maine native and recent graduate of Simon's Rock College of Bard, founded the MoveOn Peace campaign. Following September 11th, 2001, he launched an online petition calling for a restrained and multi-lateral response to the attacks and more than half a million people signed it. Eli is now MoveOn.org Political Action’s Executive Director.

Personnel

Campaign against DeLay

After Ronnie Earle brought the case against Tom DeLay in 2004, MoveOn.org took on their role in the fight against the former Republican House Majority Leader. They doctored photos of DeLay in handcuffs for a commercial, for instance.

They also launched the campaign, Stop Corruption Now, to gain monetary support for their crusade against corruption in Congress, citing DeLay as one of the greatest offenders. They also launched the more specific, Fire Tom DeLay. The goal was to top 500,000 petition signers, but they only got 45% of the goal.

Partners

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The Collective PAC July 3, 2018.

Join the #CollectivePAC in New Orleans THIS FRIDAY for a special town hall meeting on the power of black women to transform America! We'll be joined by special guest #DonnaBrazile and our partners MoveOn, Higher Heights for America, Color of Change, Democracy in Color & BlackPAC.[9]

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