Informed Perspectives

Political Movements

MoveOn: As a political movement, MoveOn is actually two legal entities, organized under different sections of U.S. tax and election laws. MoveOn.org Civic Action is a nonprofit corporation formerly known as MoveOn.org. It focuses on education and advocacy on national issues. MoveOn.org Political Action is a federal political action committee formerly known as MoveOn PAC. It contributes to the campaigns of many candidates across the country.

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Me Too: The Me Too movement was founded in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence find pathways to healing. It’s vision from the beginning has been to address both the dearth in resources for survivors of sexual violence and to build a community of advocates who will be at the forefront of creating solutions to interrupt sexual violence in their communities. Its work focuses on helping those who need it to find entry points for individual healing, and as well, galvanizing a broad base of survivors to disrupt the systems that allow for the global proliferation of sexual violence.

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Black Lives Matter: In 2013, what is now known as the Black Lives Matter began to organize. It started out as a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission was to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. In the years since, this movement’s committed itself to struggling together to imagine and create a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive. Black Lives Matter began as a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. It’s intention from the very beginning was to connect Black people who have a shared desire for justice to act together in their communities.

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Supermajority: This is a new political action group launched by Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood; Alicia Garza, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter; and Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. It’s being organized to mobilize millions of women around women's activism and equity. This movement is intended to be a "new home for women's activism, training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community that will fight for gender equity together." This group is planning to mobilize millions of women around various issues pertaining to women so those issues can be "front and center" ahead of the 2020 election. The group will also train women so they can be "effective advocates," gather input from a diversity of women to "create a women's agenda that puts our issues first" and create an online community for women across the country to stay connected.

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Indivisible: The Indivisible Project's is a grassroots movement that’s composed of thousands of local groups organized with the express purpose of cultivating and electing progressive local leaders, realize bold progressive policies, rebuild our democracy, and defeat the Trump agenda.