My mother is crazy… Loving, caring, and a wonderful mother, but crazy. She also happens to be an AVID Democrat. Which is funny because she only just recently got her American Citizenship–prior to that she was an irate Jamaican Democrat with with little to no voice, which is probably why she is such a fan of the organization MoveOn.org. Now, MoveOn.org has become a house hold name for me, but I never really looked into what they do, until about half and hour ago… And honestly, they’re pretty bad ass! Very liberal (sorry if that’s not your thing) and very into getting the average over worked and under paid American involved in their politics.
At the top of the page of the MoveOn.org in big bold letters it exclaims that we did it! (referring to the new health care reform) as you move down the page it lists the current campaigns and success stories and at the very bottom it gives you links to books and donations. On the right of the page it exclaims: Sign Up! and become a member of moveon.org. “Join more than 5,000,000 members online, get instant action updates and make a difference.” it states. And below that are more options to donate and buy books etc.
At the top of the page was an ABOUT button which I clicked and found something similar to a mission statement:
“The MoveOn family of organizations brings real Americans back into the political process. With 5 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. MoveOn is a service — a way for busy but concerned citizens to find their political voice in a system dominated by big money and big media.”
This movie is a little old, but I feel like it gives a good gist of what MoveOn.org is all about from its members: MoveOn.Org about video
This organization seems awesome, especially after reading some of the other blogs, because it is literally all about becoming involved. I don’t care if you’re right winged, left winged, conservative, liberal, somewhere in the middle–this site permotes, ecourages and gives a forum for everyone to become an activist. The site itself doesn’t give a space to talk or give feed back, but I know that once you sign up you receive news letters and ways in which you can get involved: contact your representative, walks and protests you can become apart of, canvasing if that’s your thing–Isn’t this what being involved is all about? Isn’t this how we get our voices heard?
But I digress…
The site itself gives political information in its current campaign section (Very Biased… But its there) and shows how people are able to get involved and make a difference in its success story section. Basically I think its all pretty cool.
Here’s an example of one of their videos: