Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The results are in ...

After President Obama's State of the Union address, tune in for a live progressive response anchored by Ben Wikler of the MoveOn-powered podcast The Good Fight and the AFL-CIO's Thea Lee, featuring guest commentators from leading progressive and labor groups and responding to your comments and questions (tweet at us with the hashtag #SOTUnion). Streaming provided by We Act Radio. Don't miss it!

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Click here to see the full results of the 2014 MoveOn Member Priorities Survey.
Dear MoveOn member,

We've just finished tallying up the results from the Official 2014 Member Priorities Survey—and wanted to make sure you were among the first to see them. 

This year, MoveOn members will lead thousands of powerful campaigns, from our local city halls to the halls of Congress. And as a national MoveOn community, we'll pick a small number of high-priority campaigns where we pool our resources and focus to make the biggest impact.

Here are the top national priorities MoveOn members identified for 2014, out of dozens of worthwhile options, in priority order:
1. Work to overturn Citizens United and get money out of our politics.

2. Pass a new Voting Rights Act and stop voter suppression in the states.

3. Prevent war with Iran.

4. Raise the minimum wage (federally or locally).

5. Work to defend and expand Social Security benefits.

6. Fight against fracking and other polluting industries.

7. Fully implement Obamacare.
Members also overwhelmingly said we should use this as a guide, but have the flexibility to shift and be responsive to opportunities as they emerge.

It's an ambitious agenda, but if there's any community of folks who can make progress on all those fronts, it's MoveOn members. In the first few weeks of 2014, we've hit the ground running.
  • We marked the four-year anniversary of Citizens United by co-hosting a movement-wide virtual teach-in, building support for the soon-to-be-introduced Government by the People Act, and getting ready to respond to the Supreme Court's pending McCutcheon ruling (which could open the floodgates for even more millionaires and billionaires to corrupt our political system with out-of-control spending on elections). 
  • MoveOn members have launched campaigns in every congressional district in America to improve and pass the new Voting Rights Act—and are gearing up for nationally coordinated action.
  • And we've already made a difference in helping ease the standoff with Iran. More than 150,000 members have taken action by signing petitions, making over 10,000 phone calls, and descending on decision makers in person—calling for Senate Democrats to support, not undermine, the Obama Administration's efforts at diplomacy.1
But we're just getting started. 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and helping to shape the direction of this extraordinary community. As you're watching President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, be sure to watch how well it lines up with our shared priorities, then join us for a discussion of what you thought on a live edition of The Good Fight right after the speech

Thanks for all you do.

Anna, Stefanie, Ilya, Matt B., and the rest of the team


1. "Support for new Iran sanctions wanes," MSNBC, January 17, 2014

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