Anna Galland

Anna Galland

WH goes all-out to win Syria strike support ahead of Tuesday speech

MoveOn was one of Obama's biggest campaign supporters, but Anna Galland, its executive director, told AP Saturday that the organization is following the will of its members. During a recent 24-hour vote, more than 70 percent of MoveOn's members came out against military strikes, she ...

Obama’s big speech: Banging base drum

“Compromising with an extremist leads to bad outcomes, and I think we’ve seen that the political center has been yanked to the right in recent years,” said Anna Galland, the executive director of “Our members were inspired on occasions when the president, from a position of ...

Liberals to President Obama: Keep it together

In the vast majority of cases, they will find that the coverage that they were paying good money for is not worth the paper it was printed on.” Anna Galland, the executive director of Civic Action, said her members don’t want to see Obama accede to demands that he weaken the ...

Judge rules with on Bobby Jindal ad

Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action, responded to Monday’s ruling in a statement, which she called “a victory for common sense” and added the group will continue its efforts. “We are doubling down on our campaign to ensure every American has access to health ...

Democrats Not Shaking In Their Boots Over RNC Changes

"It's not a new problem," Anna Galland, executive director of, said. "If I had a dollar for everytime someone on the right said they'd create the conservative version of MoveOn, I'd be rich. " Galland said that as long as the GOP remained largely opposed to ideas like ...

Obama to propose changes to Medicare and Social Security in new budget

"Millions of MoveOn members did not work night and day to put President Obama into office so that he could propose policies that would hurt some of our most vulnerable people," read a statement from Anna Galland, executive director of the group. The budget will include an offer Obama ...

MoveOn Launches Campaign Targeting Republicans Over Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

"MoveOn members will hold accountable the Republican governors and elected officials who continue to prevent millions of Americans from gaining access to health care," Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action, said in a statement. "Expanding Medicaid coverage so that ...

10 Democratic Committee Chairs Warn Menendez's Iran Sanction Bill Could Blow Up Negotiations

MoveOn Executive Director Anna Galland also came out against Menendez and Schumer. "Democrats like Senators Schumer and Menendez should stop supporting Republican efforts to undermine President Obama's diplomacy. The last thing our country needs right now is another war. It is shameful ... Loses Top Organizer Daniel Mintz In Major Shakeup

Anna Galland will take over as executive director in January. MoveOn's political action committee will be shutting down in 2013, but Ruben insisted it will pick back up next election year. MoveOn didn't return a request for additional comment...

Louisiana Sues Over Trademark

" Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action, said the group's attorneys hadn't yet reviewed the lawsuit but that "if press reports are accurate, it is very sad to see the state spend taxpayer money on a frivolous lawsuit instead of providing health care to the people of ...

Obama will raise minimum wage 'wherever and whenever'

Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action, said in a press release, “Americans in every corner of the country are feeling the impact of Tea Party Republicans’ misplaced priorities and policies that make the lives of poor and working families more difficult and ...

HUFFPOST HILL Tornado Hits Oklahoma: Congress Sends Tweets, Maybe Help

"We're baking petitions into everything we're doing," MoveOn's relatively new head Anna Galland told HuffPost Hill. It means lots of local organizing, but also will be leveraged with national campaigns, such as Jeff Merkley's effort to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act or Elizabeth ...

Judge will rule on Louisiana case against next week

According to Executive Director Anna Galland, Dick wasn't ready to rule after the nearly two-hour hearing Wednesday. Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne filed the federal suit in mid-March, requesting the national liberal organization take down the billboard critical because it ...

Reid faces double-digit Democratic defections on Syria strike measure

“I would hope and expect to see opposition build among Senate Democrats and House Democrats in the next few days,” said Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action. Galland said members of would hold Democratic lawmakers accountable for their vote in ...

MoveOn to oppose Obama on Syria

“MoveOn members, like the majority of Americans, oppose military intervention in Syria and want Congress to reject the Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution, “ said Anna Galland, executive director of Civil Action. Gallard said MoveOn is launching a major effort ...

Judge rules for nonprofit group in slogan battle

What it means is, our billboard is staying up," Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action, said in a news release. The group's billboard on Interstate 10 near Baton Rouge reads: "Louisiana! Pick your passion! But hope you don't love your health. Gov. Jindal is denying ...

Right Applauds, Left Aghast Over Court's Campaign Finance Ruling

" Speaking for Civic Action, Executive Director Anna Galland charged that "the Roberts Court has weakened America's democracy and contributed to a system of legalized bribery by allowing big money to swamp the voices of regular Americans and dramatically alter the outcome of ...

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne: illegally using LA trademarks

" Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action, said the organization has not yet received notice of the complaint. However, she said if press reports are accurate, "it is very sad to see the state spend taxpayer money on a frivolous lawsuit instead of providing healthcare ...

Why new Obama budget drops Social Security reform like a hot potato

“It's great news that President Obama has decided to remove these cuts from his upcoming budget proposal,” expected in early March, said Anna Galland, executive director of the liberal group MoveOn, in a statement following Mr. Earnest’s remarks. “MoveOn members thank the President for ... 'Left Burned in Obamacare Rollout'; Was 'Punch in the Gut' for Liberals

According to Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action, her staff plan to double down on that campaign and may expand into more direct on-the-ground efforts if needed. But she's found it dispiriting and frustrating that Tea Party groups like FreedomWorks, who organized ...

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