Wes Boyd

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Wes Boyd and Joan Blades founded MoveOn during the second term of President Bill Clinton to defend him against attacks by Republicans. MoveOn has become a powerful liberal political fundraising and media marketing organization by building an email list of more than three million people. It has become one of the biggest funders of Democratic Party candidates. According to the Media Giraffe Project website, "Wes Boyd is a software industry veteran, having founded a leading entertainment software company, Berkeley Systems. Berkeley Systems is best known for Flying Toaster screen savers, and You Don't Know Jack, an online game show. He is also the co-founder of Cavort Learning Systems, an Internet education startup. In the 1980s, prior to his work in consumer software, Mr. Boyd authored software for blind and visually impaired users allowing full access to Macintosh computers, for which he received the ComputerWorld-Smithsonian award for technical innovation. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Boyd served at the University of California as a senior staff programmer on research projects." [1]

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  1. Directors, American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation, accessed April 25, 2009.