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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:59 PM

AP sources: Obama team to form agenda group

Jan 17, 11:47 PM EST
AP sources: Obama team to form agenda group
By KEN THOMAS
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's political organization is forming an outside, nonprofit group to support the president's legislative agenda.

The unprecedented move gives Obama a way to promote his agenda outside the confines of the White House and seeks to harness the energy from his re-election campaign into support for legislation.

Democratic officials say the group, Organizing for Action, will be announced Friday. The nonprofit will work on key legislative battles, train future leaders and local issues around the country.

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina will be national chairman of the nonprofit, which will be separate from the Democratic National Committee.

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_OUTSIDE_GROUP?SECTION=HOME&SITE=AP&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:01 AM

1. From whom will this organization be accepting donations ? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:53 AM

5. Just got email. I can donate the same way I did to the election. Same team. Vitally needed, IMHO.

Edit:

From each of us, if that was what you meant. Individuals will be providing the funding. The big money isn't going to be helping with what we're aiming for now.



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:05 AM

2. Genius. Brilliant. Now he can operate independently of the mainstream party regulars.

I like it.

K/R

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:57 AM

6. It's in your email if you donated for the presidential election. They'll begin taking monthly again.

This was something that I asked about right after the election. I'm signing up again for the same amount, not much.

I'm not willing to let the GOP keep the House in 2014 and screw up our world even more. it's our only way to meet the challenge the Koch brothers are putting up already.

They have their team. Let's help ours.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:59 AM

7. Yup. It's a redirection of Organizing For America, even uses the same acronym, OFA.

Brilliant, since he won't be running for office again yet has this HUGE network.

I love it!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:39 AM

3. The Third Way isn't good enough? nt

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:00 AM

8. If you want, we could tell him to change his mind and give it all up to the DLC.

Is that what you want?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:46 AM

4. Great. I hope it will be a two-way street from the activists to the president.l

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:09 AM

9. Good! I love the President's people.. always

thinking of ways to get the word out to the American in spite of the US corporate media that tries to block it and concentrate on rw talking points.. that they never Question.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:22 AM

11. Messina's Great!... but.....

...the one that I got turned off to after the election, during the cliff business, was David Plouffe. He just seemed a little too eager to offer up Medicare and Social Security and it just burned me up. Is he still on-board? Or has he moved on?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:16 AM

10. I hate that this is even necessary

but it is thanks to citizens united and fox and because the corporate media does such a piss poor job of reporting anything.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:45 AM

12. This is needed! n/t

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