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Apr 25

Help Set MoveOn's Agenda

Anyone who’s followed internet news through the last two presidential elections is probably familiar with MoveOn.org. For those who are not, here is a snippet from their About page.

"MoveOn is working to bring ordinary people back into politics. With a system that today revolves around big money and big media, most citizens are left out. When it becomes clear that our "representatives" don’t represent the public, the foundations of democracy are in peril. MoveOn is a catalyst for a new kind of grassroots involvement, supporting busy but concerned citizens in finding their political voice. Our nationwide network of more than 2,000,000 online activists is one of the most effective and responsive outlets for democratic participation available today."

Though they tend to support liberal causes and generally supportive of the Democratic Party, I could find nothing explicitly partisan in their self-description.

MoveOn is currently soliciting opinions for their agenda for the next four years. It is highly likely that their "Action Forum" will become an echo chamber of Democrat propaganda and ranting. I would like to strongly encourage Republicans, Greens, Libertarians, Consitutionalists, and members of any other groups – left, middle, right, or orthogonal – that are poorly represented at MoveOn to vote on submitted suggestions and add suggestions of their own. Furthermore, I urge you to spread this idea to as many folks as possible.

"When there is a disconnect between broad public opinion and legislative action, MoveOn builds electronic advocacy groups."

Let’s make them put their money where their mouths are

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