MoveOn.org Political Action Endorses Chris Murphy for Senate

Citing Murphy’s progressive leadership in the House, MoveOn members commit to aggressive grassroots effort to send him to the Senate

In a year when Americans are looking to elect leaders committed to rebuilding the middle class, MoveOn’s members in Connecticut voted overwhelmingly to endorse Chris Murphy. Noting Murphy's proven track record fighting for working families throughout his six years in the U.S. House of Representatives, MoveOn members expressed confidence in his ability to take the fight for the 99% to the Senate.

MoveOn has more than 90,000 members in Connecticut and of those who participated in the endorsement vote, more than 85 percent voted to endorse Murphy.

"By this time, with years in the State Legislature, and 6 years as our Congressman, Chris Murphy is a seasoned legislator,” said Malcolm, a MoveOn member in Sharon. “He possesses high intelligence, a great ability to communicate clearly, and undisputed integrity and honesty. His record is excellent. He is just the person we need as our Senator."  

Max, a MoveOn member in New Milford, agreed, "Chris has been a dedicated progressive voice in the House for 6 years. We need him in the US Senate!"

"I'm thrilled to earn the endorsement of MoveOn and their thousands of grassroots activists all across Connecticut," Murphy said. "We've already fought together for universal health care, pay equity for women, and stronger Buy American laws. Now it's time to take our fight to the U.S. Senate. We know that Linda McMahon is going to vastly outspend us in this campaign, but together we'll prove that her millions are no match for boots on the ground spreading our grassroots message."

“In his time in office, Chris has shown himself to be a true champion for the 99%,” said Daniel Mintz, MoveOn’s National Director of Coordinated Campaigns. “Chris helped pass Connecticut's landmark campaign finance reforms, fought to include a public option in health care reform, and helped pass ethics reform in the U.S. House to reduce corporate influence in Washington. So it’s no surprise that MoveOn members are fired up to send him to the Senate.”

As part of their support for the Murphy's campaign, MoveOn’s thousands of members in Connecticut will help provide the grassroots support—both online and on the ground—needed to propel him to victory.

MoveOn.org Political Action is a political action committee powered by more than 7 million Americans from every state and every congressional district. Since its founding in 1998, MoveOn has raised more than $29 million in small-donor contributions and MoveOn members have volunteered tens of millions of hours for progressive candidates. MoveOn members believe in the power of grassroots action to make our country a more progressive place and elect candidates who will fight to put the American Dream back within reach for all Americans.

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