MoveOn has endorsed Joe Biden by the largest margin in their history

MoveOn members have endorsed Joe Biden for president by the largest vote margin in MoveOn’s history. We are millions of Americans who are ready to fight to ensure Donald Trump is a one-term president. And we’ve been planning for this moment since the day Trump won in 2016. We’re ready to roll up our sleeve and go all in. But we can only do it together.

MoveOn members have voted overwhelmingly to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden in his campaign for the presidency—the most recent benchmark in the organization’s electoral plan that will mobilize volunteers, turn out voters, and work to defeat Donald Trump.

Biden won 82.4% of votes cast by MoveOn members. The vote results will be announced to MoveOn members in an email and via text message today.

The Biden endorsement is the fourth Presidential candidate endorsement in the organization’s 20-year history. The group endorsed then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008 before Super Tuesday with a vote of 70 percent of the membership and endorsed his re-election with 91 percent of votes. In 2016, Senator Bernie Sanders was endorsed during the primaries, with 78 percent of the vote.

“MoveOn’s millions of members are ready to mobilize together in support of Joe Biden, working to turn out voters in key states and ensure that Donald Trump is a one-term president,” said MoveOn Political Action Executive Director Rahna Epting. “Donald Trump is racist, corrupt, immoral, and incompetent. He must be voted out. Joe Biden is a leader who listens, who is running on the most progressive platform in Democratic Party history, and whose election would create an opportunity for the big, structural changes this country needs. MoveOn members are proud to mobilize to support him.”

MoveOn recently unveiled its electoral plan to defeat Donald Trump, end Republican control of the Senate and protect the Democratic-held House. The plan includes mobilizing their millions of grassroots progressives, including in battleground states; inspiring turnout among a population of 7 million “high-potential” voters—young people, people of color, and previously infrequent voters—who MoveOn has identified as likely to support Democratic candidates if they cast ballots; and protecting the right to vote from voter suppression attempts online and offline, including new threats stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. See more details about MoveOn’s 2020 electoral plan here.

In 2018, MoveOn members helped power a “Blue Wave” that resulted in the highest midterm turnout in a century and elected the most diverse Democratically controlled U.S. House of Representatives in history.

Candidate endorsements are held by MoveOn Political Action, which represents the collective will of MoveOn’s members at the ballot box by helping to elect progressive candidates.

Update: Biden offered the following quote to NBC News in response to our endorsement (See Link)

Endoresement, Donald Trump, MoveOn, Democratic Party, Largest Margin

Joe Biden
We are a more just, more equal nation because of Justice Ginsburg. Now it’s up to all of us to carry on her fight.
Joe Biden
The 200,000 people we've lost to COVID-19 weren't nobodies, Mr. President. They were our parents and grandparents, sons and daughters, friends and co-workers. They were Americans.
Joe Biden
I’ve dealt with guys like Donald Trump my whole life. Guys who look down on you because they’ve got a lot of money. Guys who think they’re better than you. Guys who inherited everything they ever got in life — and then squandered it.
Joe Biden
We can’t let 2016 repeat itself. There’s simply too much on the line for anyone to sit this election out. Get registered to vote today: iwillvote.com #NationalVoterRegistrationDay
Joe Biden
Let me be very clear, @realDonaldTrump: Not a single one of the 200,000 Americans we've lost to this virus was a "nobody."
Joe Biden
The last four years come down to the next 42 days. This is our moment — and if you vote, we’ll win. Head to iwillvote.com and get registered today. #NationalVoterRegistrationDay
Joe Biden
It didn’t have to be this bad.
Joe Biden
While other nations worked around the clock to get this virus under control, our president was too busy tweeting and golfing. Now, nearly 200,000 Americans have died. It didn’t have to happen this way.
Joe Biden
Thank you for the warm welcome, Manitowoc! With the help of companies like Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, we're going to revitalize American manufacturing and make sure the future is made here in America.
Joe Biden
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was proof that courage, conviction, and moral clarity can change not just the law — but also the world.
Joe Biden
Our frontline workers have sacrificed so much during this pandemic — the least President Trump could do is tell them the truth.
Joe Biden
Honor and decency are on the ballot this November.
joebiden
Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay. Have you registered to vote and made a plan to vote early? The stakes of this election couldn’t be higher. Visit the link in my bio to register to vote or check your voter registration status.
joebiden
We can’t let 2016 repeat itself. There’s simply too much on the line for anyone to sit this election out. Get registered to vote today: iwillvote.com
joebiden
Let me be very clear, @realDonaldTrump: Not a single one of the 200,000 Americans we've lost to this virus was a "nobody."
joebiden
To celebrate #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, I wanted to give you more voting stickers that you can proudly share online. Let your friends and family know that you are registered and planning to vote, and then invite them to do the same. Send them to iwillvote.com to register or check their registration status.
joebiden
We’re ready to move on from the horrors of this administration - are you? @KamalaHarris and I are going to build a brighter future for all Americans. Now is the time to fight for what we believe in. When you vote, we win.
joebiden
We’ve reached a tragic milestone that I never hoped to see. 200,000 American lives have now been lost to COVID-19. I know nothing I can say will make up for the pain and loss many are feeling. I just want you to know: I am grieving with you. And if I have the honor to be your President, I will fight for you and get this virus under control.
joebiden
We must put communities of color at the forefront of our COVID-19 recovery plan.
joebiden
200,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. It didn’t have to be this way. I feel the deep pain and loss of families across this nation. I mourn with you, and I will fight hard to get this virus under control and save lives.
joebiden
While the rest of the world works hard to get the virus under control, today we’ll reach a grim milestone: 200,000 American lives lost to COVID-19. It didn’t have to be this bad.
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