Reclaiming Democracy

SUN, OCT 2, 2005 (1:20:12)

Eli Pariser, the campaigns director of MoveOn, a grassroots Internet advocacy group, talks about his work, the state of democracy today, and what lies ahead.

Moderated by Susan Shaer, executive director of Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), and president of the Ford Hall Forum. Cosponsored by the WAND Education Fund.

+ BIO: Eli Pariser

Eli Pariser is Executive Director of MoveOn.org Political Action and interim Executive Director of MoveOn.org Civic Action. Eli joined MoveOn in 2001, and directed MoveOn's campaign against the Iraq war, tripling MoveOn's member base in the process, which now includes over 3.3 million members.

Eli was one of the co-creators of the Bush in 30 Seconds ad contest, and as Executive Director of MoveOn PAC raised over $30 million from over 350,000 small donors to run ads, develop a powerful field program, and support progressive candidates from John Kerry on down.

Eli graduated summa cum laude in 2000 with a B.A. in Political Science from Simon's Rock College. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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