Justin Ruben is the President of MoveOn.org Civic Action. He joined the MoveOn staff in 2004. As Executive Director from 2009 to 2012, he oversaw MoveOn's landmark campaigns for health care reform and ending the Bush tax cuts for the rich -- and was the architect of MoveOn's shift to its new Million Leaders strategy. Before that, he helped create MoveOn's field organizing program, launched its national network of local volunteer councils, and ran "Call for Change," a 2006 voter turnout effort that recruited more than 100,000 volunteers to tip Congress to the Democrats.
Before joining MoveOn, Justin was as an organizer for the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) in New Haven, Connecticut. He learned to organize as a graduate of Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing, and as a community organizer for Pesticide Watch in Fresno, California.
An Eagle Scout from New Haven, Connecticut, Justin has a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and a B.A. in Environmental Biology from Dartmouth College.
Justin works from home in Brooklyn, New York, where he lives with his wife, Autumn, and daughter, Osa.