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MoveOn Org Civic Action
originally known as
MoveOn Org Political Action

originally known as MoveOn PAC

MoveOn Org Civic Action
also known as MoveOn.Org Civic Action
originally known as
1408 Grant Street  % Peter Schurman
Berkeley,  CA  94703

(510) 524-3492 

IRS status: 501(c)(4) (Civic League - Advocacy Organization)
EIN: 06-1553389
2007 assets: $443,527
2007 income:
Founded 1998
Exempt since 2001

The relationships of MoveOn.Org Civic Action are mapped on Muckety.

MoveOn Org Political Action
also known as MoveOn.Org Political Action
originally known as MoveOn PAC

PO Box 9218
Berkeley, CA 94709
Federal Elections Commission status: Political Action Committee
FEC Committee ID: C00341396

EIN: 94-3324022

2008 election cycle total receipts:
2008 election cycle total spent:
Contributions to federal candidates went 100% to Democrats
Founded 1998
FEC registered since 1998
See list of 11,335 donors of more than $200 to MoveOn.Org Political Action at OpenSecrets (Center for Responsive Politics)
The relationships of MoveOn.Org Political Action are mapped on Muckety.

Web site for both organizations:

The relationships of MoveOn.Org generally are mapped on Muckety.

Self-description: The MoveOn family of organizations brings real Americans back into the political process. With over 3.2 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.
The MoveOn family of organizations is made up of a couple of different pieces. Civic Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, formerly known just as, primarily focuses on education and advocacy on important national issues. Political Action, a federal PAC, formerly known as MoveOn PAC, mobilizes people across the country to fight important battles in Congress and help elect candidates who reflect our values. Both organizations are entirely funded by individuals.

Actual: Two Democrat campaign organizations created by a Silicon Valley married couple, Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, to use Internet email tools to help President Bill Clinton survive his 1998 impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives and avoid conviction by the Senate.
The large response prompted Blades and Boyd to expand the reach of their creation and turn it into a political campaign tool for Democratic candidates and a lobbying tool to promote Democrat legislation and defeat Republican legislation.

Today MoveOn.Org is one of America's largest political powerhouses, claiming over 5 million members and spending many millions to elect Democrat candidates and support Democrat legislation.

Pushing President Obama's "Clean Energy" Agenda: MoveOn Org Political Action ran a petition campaign to get small business and "green jobs" signatures to Congress, using the pitch that "Big Oil and Coal are busy trying to convince Congress that America can't afford to invest in energy efficiency and green jobs."

The status quo isn't working. We need to reduce energy costs, spur innovation, and generate millions of new green jobs—so we can't afford not to invest in clean energy. Making America competitive in the 21st century demands nothing less.

That's empty rhetoric and false impressions. Solar, wind and biofuels are more expensive than oil, natural gas or coal, and they provide only the tiniest fraction of America's energy needs. Subsidies for these inadequate energy sources can't make them pay off now or in the future because the cost and environmental impact of generating "clean" energy is simply too high - wind and solar cover huge swaths of land and biofuels divert food sources into fuel, raising food prices and hurting those least able to pay.

Ironically, President Obama's own White House Agenda web page has this entry in the strategy to "Create Millions of Green Jobs:

  • Develop and Deploy Clean Coal Technology.

MoveOn Org Civic Action financial condition 2007

 Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $621,078
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $0
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $23,113


Program Services $606,208
Administration $106,973
Other $22,207
Total Expenditures $735,388
Total Revenue $644,191   NET GAIN/LOSS ($91,197)

MoveOn Org Political Action financial condition 2008
See original table at Open Secrets

Total Receipts $39,860,865
Total Spent  (view expenditures) $38,123,090
Begin Cash on Hand $1,645,580
End Cash on Hand $3,383,354
Debts $0
Independent Expenditures $6,649,335
Date of last report December 31, 2008
Contributions from this PAC to federal candidates (list recipients)
(100% to Democrats, 0% to Republicans)
Contributions to this PAC from individual donors of $200 or more (list donors) $4,693,253

MoveOn Org Civic Action / MoveOn Org Political Action
Officers and Directors, 2007

Name Title Compensation
Carrie Olson Treasurer/COO Civic: $9,073
Political: $87,573
Eli Pariser Director/ExDir Civic: $3,105
Political: $139,183
Joan Blades Director/Sec. $0
Wesley Boyd Director/Pres. $0