Recently, the Executive Director of MoveOn.org Civic Action talked about the need for reorganizing civic resistance in a conference put together by the Personal Democracy Forum, an organization dedicated to building new policy around “technology’s impact on government, politics, media, and democratic societies”. MoveOn.org Civic Action’s Executive Director Anna Galland’s work involves organizing millions of MoveOn.org members cultivated at the grassroots into the nationally influential progressive organization it has become. From her bio at MoveOn.org:
A native of Evanston, Illinois, she has led issue advocacy and electoral campaigns at MoveOn since 2007… Working closely with MoveOn Political Action’s Executive Director, Ilya Sheyman, she has overseen MoveOn’s growth and development since 2013— tripling MoveOn’s budget, growing its grassroots membership and reach, and launching innovative new programs to harness technology and people-power, including an open petition platform that’s supported tens of thousands of grassroots-led campaigns and a VideoLab that’s driven more than 300 million views to original progressive content. She has three young children and lives in the Chicago area.
The video of Anna Galland’s speech titled, “Organizing Civic Resistance and Building Democratic Resilience“, is about 30 minutes. Take a look: