Does MoveOn openly criticize or oppose Democrats?
Yes, just ask the Democrats :-). The benefit of being an independent organization is that we can support elected officials when they do the right thing and call them out when they do the wrong thing.
MoveOn members regularly target elected Democrats at events and with citizen lobbying campaigns to oppose the policies they're pushing, have run ads against Democrats many times, and have primaried prominent Democrats. For example, MoveOn members contributed millions of dollars to Bill Halter's attempt to unseat conservative Democrat Blanche Lincoln in 2010 in Arkansas.
MoveOn members worked hard to elect President Obama and have supported him when we've agreed with him, and vehemently opposed him when we haven't. For example, here's a statement opposing Obama's decision to block EPA ozone regulations in September. And during the recent "debt ceiling" deal, MoveOn members flooded Obama's campaign headquarters with angry phone calls and rallied at Democrats' offices to oppose the deal because it cut critical programs that middle class families rely on without making millionaires pay their fair share.
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