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Tue Mar 19, 2013, 06:14 PM

OFA (Organizing for Action) and how can we advance our agenda

Many think OFA ended with the election. It didn't end! We're not finished. From my email:

For anyone who's ever wondered "What's Organizing for Action?", here's the best answer we've seen, from President Obama himself.

Take a look, say you're in, and then forward this video to your family and friends:



http://my.barackobama.com/President-Obama-on-OFA

Thanks,

Organizing for Action


Let's finish what we started. Chip in $6 to Organizing for Action, the grassroots movement that will get the job done. Because you've saved your payment information, your donation will go through immediately...

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freshwest Mar 2013 OP
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Cha Mar 2013 #2
sheshe2 Mar 2013 #3
Voice for Peace Mar 2013 #7
Cha Mar 2013 #4
freshwest Mar 2013 #5
Voice for Peace Mar 2013 #6
grantcart Mar 2013 #8

Response to freshwest (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 06:28 PM

1. Michelle Obama's comments on OFA:



Here the channel you can see what I've been getting in my email:


http://www.youtube.com/user/organizingforaction




Note:

There is a video in the sidebar posted by a conservative group with a woman (well-paid with Koch brothers money no doubt), attacking OFA. The video comes up first in the youtube results to smear OFA. It's called, 'What is Organizing for Action?'

The channel is WashingtonFreeBeacon and full of CPAC, Rush Limbaugh, Bush praise and Iraq War apologia, Paul Ryan, Benghazi and other smears against PBO. Just a warning.

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 08:05 PM

2. Muchas Gracias, freshwest! I have

to go out for awhile but will come back and post more.

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 10:07 PM

3. I signed, but will again.

Our country is worthy of the investment.

ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: When President Obama won a second term, his campaign, Organizing For America, closed its doors. A few weeks later, Organizing For Action opened for business. The goal is to get people to push his second term agenda. The staff collapsed from thousands down to dozens, but their ambitions remain huge. Sara El-Amine is the group's organizing director.
SARA EL-AMINE: On the State of the Union night we had 1,200 parties across the nation with not a single staffer on the ground.
SHAPIRO: Even without the staff, OFA has the email lists, the spreadsheets and the valuable lessons that Obama's campaign structure gathered over the last six years. For example, El-Amine said, they've studied exactly when to send house party invitations for the best response.
EL-AMINE: The sweet spot for sending - asking people to host an event is about 10 days before the event. The sweet spot for asking someone to attend an event is typically two days before the event happens.
SHAPIRO: She and other OFA leaders spoke at the toney St. Regis Hotel in Washington this morning for about 70 volunteers and donors. Last night, President Obama showed up and described his goals for group.

http://www.npr.org/2013/03/14/174342949/obamas-organizing-for-action-inherited-his-campaigns-resources?

With Jim Messina who ran Obama's reelection and now he helps run the new OFA.
The Obama team that worked for his reelection were brilliant! They helped make our dreams come true! I see success in Organizing for action, I for one will not leave him to stand alone.

Our president is but one man. We have many voices.

Thank you freshwest, for posting the call to action. Our voices and actions matter.


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 12:42 PM

7. "The Sweet Spot"

 

So refreshing, this kind of intelligence in politics.

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 01:11 AM

4. It's going to be a little

longer before I can do much online, freshwest.

I had an eye dr appointment and my eyes were dialated and I can't see much of anything.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 01:33 AM

5. Well, just come back some day soon! It's an ongoing thing. Take care!



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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 12:40 PM

6. Kick and a Rec for this

 

I just received my third email..
last chance to become a founding member of OFA.

opened it--> clicked---> 19$---> done.


These guys have done an amazing job at making this process simple.
He is making a genuine effort to give power to the people.
Can he do more? Of course.

Did anybody here expect gay marriage and legalization of
marijuana to happen in one presidency? In our lifetime?



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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 03:14 PM

8. Joined today, thanks.

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