MoveOn is an American nonprofit, progressive or liberal public policy advocacy group and political action committee that has raised millions of dollars for candidates it identifies as "moderates" or "progressives" in the United States. It was formed in 1998 in response to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton by the US House of Representatives.
After Sen. Joe Lieberman lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut, one Moveon member stated: “Jew Lieberman first step. Corporate Clinton will be next. Impeachment of BushCo will be third.” This one came in with 95 percent of Moveon members responding approving the “Jew Lieberman” post. (Moveon helpfully records the percent of people agreeing with each post.)
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today said it was deeply troubled that MoveOn.org had allowed an outrageous and highly offensive political ad that directly compared President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler to be posted on its Web site.
The liberal MoveOn.org took on Mitt Romney's opposition to the "Buffett Rule" through a play off the Lolcats meme in a new ad released Monday, according to the group.
The 30-second spot, set to run on cat-themed Animal Planet programming, accuses Romney of letting "fat cats rig the system" through a series of images that show large felines on a private jet and swimming in money, among other rich-themed scenarios.
MoveOn.org is angry with Target over a political contribution the company made. MoveOn.org sees the contribution as Target's attempt to "buy elections."
MoveOn.org - a liberal activism website - is encouraging participants to post photos of themselves with the caption, "I'm the 99%" - a reference to those not among the wealthiest 1% of Americans.
The US Senate has voted to condemn an advertisement attacking the country's top commander in Iraq as he gave key testimony on military progress there.
The ad, published in the New York Times by anti-war group MoveOn.Org last week, sparked controversy by referring to Gen David Petraeus as "General betray us".
US President George W Bush accused Democrats of being afraid to stand up to the group over the "disgusting" ad.
An influential liberal advocacy group shifted gears and is getting behind President Obama's push for health care reform even though its membership believes it doesn't go far enough.
MoveOn.org is spending "six figures" on television commercials to run on national cable and called on its membership to back primary challengers to Democrats who vote against health care reform legislation.
For the past year, MoveOn.org advocated that a public option be included in the overhaul health care reform. But the leadership of the member driven organization took a poll of its membership last week to see if it wanted to support the president's push. And 83 percent of them did.
By any standard, MoveOn.org has been a remarkable organizational success. MoveOn's Web site claims that the organization has more than three million members. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, MoveOn.org's 527 political organization disbursed $20 million during the 2004 calendar year, ranking it eighth among all advocacy groups. Yet in one respect, this success story suggests that online politics is shallower than it appears. MoveOn.org is by far the most successful organization of its type; at the moment, it is difficult to imagine any other online advocacy group raising nearly a million dollars in a weekend, as MoveOn has done (Whittington 2005).
The MoveOn family of organizations gives real Americans a voice in a political process dominated by big money and armies of lobbyists. With over 7 million members across America - from carpenters to stay-at-home moms to business leaders - we work together to realize the progressive promise of our country.
With more than 3 million members, the progressive group MoveOn.org is one of the largest, and most well-known, Web-based political activist organizations in the world (Hayes, 2008; Price, 2004). MoveOn.org has been acknowleged as pioneering "the use of e-mail and Web technologies as creative tools to further its political agenda" (Solomon, 2005, p. 9). In particular, MoveOn.org has been credit for using controversial advertising to reshape the media battlefield (Babbin, 2007) and influence Democratic politics (Herszenhorn, 2007).