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Name of founders: Wes Boyd and Joan Blades
Year founded: 1998
Mission: MoveOnis a nonprofit public policy advocacy group that has raised millions of dollars for Democratic presidential candidates. From advocating for former President Bill Clinton's censure rather than impeachment in 1998 to funding campaigns that led to the Democratic takeover of Congress in 2006, MoveOn has conducted grassroots advocacy campaigns and gotten millions of Americans involved in political activism.
- Collected 30,000 signatures calling for response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, that stated "(t)o combat terrorism, we must act in accordance with a high standard that does not disregard the lives of people in other countries."
- Gathered 220,000 signatures for petition opposing the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq
- Raised $1 million in two days to support four members of Congress who were especially active in anti-war efforts
- Initiated 1,100 bake sales across the United States, rallied 500,000 volunteers, and raised $750,000 for ads targeting former President Bush's military record in its 2004 Bake Back The White House campaign
Profile: MoveOn has played a major role in every national election cycle since its founding. It has partnered with other advocacy organizations such as the National Council of Churches, the NAACP, and the National Organization for Women to offer alternatives to the war, influencing populations this message might not otherwise have reached. MoveOn has worked on grassroots and national levels to raise money for Democratic candidates in every election this decade.
–Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room
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