OFA: Organizing For America Becomes Organizing For Action. What Is It?


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

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Obama supporters unite for ‘Organizing for Action’

 

 

Obama for America,” the non-profit group formed to help re-elect President Obama has changed its name to “Organizing for Action” and continues to work for issues important to the President.

 

 

According to the AP:

“Coming just days before Obama’s second inauguration, the move represents the first time a sitting president has ever transformed his presidential campaign operation into an outside group with the express purpose of promoting his agenda.”

 

 

From Global Post:

 

Obama for America, President Barack Obama’s campaign group, is turning itself into a nonprofit organization that will advocate for issues like immigration reform, climate change, gun control, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and middle class jobs, the Associated Press reported.

 

The new group will be called Organizing for Action, according to MSNBC. It will act independently of the DNC, which is where Democratic presidents traditionally have gone for support on policy issues.

 

 

From The Huffington Post:

 

President Barack Obama may have run the last campaign of his career, but his political organization is not going away. In an unprecedented step for the campaign of a sitting president, Obama for America is relaunching itself ahead of the president’s second inauguration as a social welfare nonprofit group called Organizing for Action.

 

First reported Thursday night by the Los Angeles Times and Politico, the new group will use the Obama campaign’s extensive collection of data and manpower to push the president’s agenda from outside the confines of the Democratic Party structure, while giving grassroots supporters a voice in deciding which issues the nonprofit will focus on.

 

Jim Messina, Obama’s 2012 campaign manager and the chair of Organizing for Action, explained the relaunch in an e-mail to staffers and donors, “It will be a supporter-driven organization, as we’ve always been, staying true to our core principles: ‘respect, empower, include.'”

 

“We’ll work on the key battles of our generation, train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in our own communities,” Messina continued. “We’ll continue to support the President in creating jobs and growing the economy from the middle out, and in fighting for issues like immigration reform, climate change, balanced deficit reduction, and reducing gun violence.”

 

First Lady Michelle Obama emphasized the “supporter-driven” nature of the organization.

 

 

 

From The White House Blog:.

 

ORGANIZING FOR ACTION: YOU IN?

 

Our work didn’t end on Election Day.

 

Organizing for Action will support the legislative agenda we voted on, train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in our communities.

 

Watch this video the First Lady recorded about the next step of this grassroots movement, and say you’re in:

 

 

The First Lady on the Launch of Organizing for Action

 

 

 

 

Van Jones on Organizing for Action (OFA)

 

Published on Jan 19, 2013

Van Jones explains the impact of Organizing for Action in the upcoming years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BBAAuZdCEAABmlMToday, the First Family kicked off Inauguration weekend by participating in the National Day of Service, helping out with some school improvement projects at Burrville Elementary in Washington, DC.

 

 

 

p011913ps-0333President Barack Obama stains shelves during a National Day of Service school improvement project at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

 

 

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10 Responses

  1. [...] OFA: Organizing For America Becomes Organizing For Action. What Is It? (theobamacrat.com) [...]

  2. I helped with OFA (America) and looking forward to helping with OFA (Action). I hope everyone takes time to listen to the Van Jones clip. We have momentum! Thanks Mr. B!

  3. Fantastic, fulfilling array of stimulating mind, body and soul food! The setting and table display is always the most important to attracting the massives to the table. Specificly when the minds & bodies are starting to tire, drag, lag back and think it is oksy to sitback and take s well deserved break.. NOW IS NOT THE TIME! You, Mr. Hack still hold and share that “firece urgency of now ” that our Pres. Too carries deep within. I am so honored to be connected with such strong real men of wisdom and charater! My hats off to you as you keep being true to you and giving us the best of everything YOU!!! You inspire me still. Big Love & Huggs Peas

    • Sorry for the mess up lol i am awful doing stuff from my darn phone peas.

    • It’s always great to hear from you Ms. Shelley…your words, of course, belong on your own blog. Yes, I am still beating that dead horse!! 8O

      Thank you for your beautiful words of support, glad you are still here. :lol:

      • My words are only best on yout blog wink.
        Not sure how long but I am getting. Closer hang in with me dont give up yet Peas. :-)

  4. Thanks … I did shares this yesterday …

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