November 6, 2012
for the Fiscal Showdown: Jobs Not Cuts
Statement on the Re-Election of President Barack
Obama by MoveOn.org Political Action Executive Director Justin Ruben
is a great night for democracy, for progressives, and for America. In
an election that pitted grassroots people power against 1% cash, the
delivered a powerful mandate to President Obama and progressive
champions including Sherrod Brown, Chris Murphy, and Elizabeth Warren.
Voters made clear that they want fairness and opportunity for all
that it¹s past time for corporations and the wealthy
to start paying their fair share.
sided with job-creating investments instead of job-killing cuts. They
voted to end the Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000.
They voted against
any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits. They voted
to maintain Obamacare¹s expansion of health coverage. And they
protect women¹s rights and the rights of all Americans, regardless
what they look like, where they come from,
or who they love.
than 2.9 million MoveOn members volunteered to help elect candidates in
this election cycle, and MoveOn members contributed a combined more
than $60 million to federal candidates. I¹m
proud of our members and all they accomplished. It is their expectation
that the candidates they voted for and worked so hard to elect will
live up to their campaign promises by standing strong during the coming
November 7, 2012
MoveOn.org Releases 2012 Election Report
This report provides a picture of
the work that MoveOn did in 2012 to help reelect President Obama, and
usher in a
new class of progressive representatives to Congress. The report is a
compilation of highlights from the campaign, and a look at MoveOn’s
approach to this election.
The report tells the
story of how we
combined old school grassroots campaigning with a new set of 21st
century tactics—not to mention a whole lot of creative thinking—to take
buying power of corporate and 1% interests. We showcase some of our
innovative approaches to campaigning, and pull out the key statistics
to our impact on progressive turnout this election.
The report also
explains how the
issues at stake in the coming fiscal showdown were pivotal in the
what MoveOn members expect during that showdown from the officials they
People Power Trumped Super
PAC Cash: MoveOn adn the 2012 Election [PDF]