Laura Dawn, an activist, writer, producer, artist organizer, and campaign strategist, is also the national creative director of MoveOn.org. Since 2003, she has served as the creative and cultural director of the groundbreaking grassroots phenomenon MoveOn.org, helping to grow the organization into a political powerhouse with more than 5 million members. Her campaigns—which have brought in nearly 1 million new members to MoveOn.org and have raised millions of dollars—have changed not only the way citizens participate in politics, but also how artists can help instigate social change.
She developed and directs an in-house creative agency and production company for all MoveOn media, creating events and media—from books to films to political ads and viral videos—that have garnered millions of views, viewers, and dollars for MoveOn and progressive political candidates. She also creates unique progressive political campaigns based around artist and celebrity skill sets that work synergistically with the grassroots network of MoveOn.org members.
Awarded the Paul Wellstone Citizen Leadership Award for the 2004 staff of MoveOn.org, Laura Dawn and her work as an activist have been featured in many publications, including Vogue, the New York Times, Village Voice, Time magazine, and USA Today. In 2008, she produced the documentary feature film The End of America, and a year later she was featured in the documentary MoveOn: The Movie, a film that charted the growth and influence of MoveOn.org from 1998 to 2008. Laura Dawn made her acting debut in 2010, in Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. An accomplished singer and recording artist herself, she regularly collaborates with worldwide electronic artist phenomenon Moby, most notably on his multiplatinum album Hotel and on their side noir/blues project, The Little Death.