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.
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."
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.
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.", Eliott C. McLaughlin and Nicole Chavez of CNN wrote:
- 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.:
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:
- 5 Calls
- About Face: Veterans Against the War
- Action Together Network
- Activate Labs
- Advancement Project-National
- Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
- Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
- Blue Future
- Border Patrol Victims Network
- Brazilian Worker Center
- Buddhist Action Now
- Carroll Gardens Association
- Casa Freehold
- Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
- Center for Popular Democracy Action
- Chispa, League of Conservation Voters
- Daily Kos
- Extinction Rebellion
- Familia Latín Unida sin Fronteras
- Global Refugee Relief Fund
- Haitian Bridge Alliance
- Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network
- Immigration For All
- Indivisible Denver
- Indivisible Nation BK
- J Street
- Jews Against Anti-Muslim Racism
- Jews Say No!
- Justice for Migrant Women
- Kern County Democrats
- Lawyers for Good Government
- LULAC Florida
- Methodist Federation For Social Action
- National Council of Jewish Women
- National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
- National Partnership for Women & Families
- New American Leaders
- New York Immigration Coalition
- NextGen America
- Occupy SF
- Our Revolution Cape Cod
- People For the American Way
- Resist Trump Tuesdays - MoveOn.org
- Side with Love Campaign
- T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- The Revolutionary Love Project
- The Shalom Center
- The Swell Collective
- Torah Trumps Hate
- Unitarian Universalist Association
- Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
- Universidad Popular California
- Win Without War
- World Media Group / ALM Enterprise
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.
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.
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.
- Get connected to the resistance!, accessed February 9 2018
- About MoveOn
- Attend #CloseTheCamps Protest Tuesday, July 2, accessed July 7 2019
- FAQs, accessed July 7 2019
- 'Close the camps': Protesters across the country demand an end to migrant detention centers, accessed July 7 2019
- Partners, accessed July 7 2019
- PSN website: Board of Directors (accessed on Sept. 1, 2010)