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Organizing For America: Virginia Campaign Director Takes Over (VIDEO)

02/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In a video announcement sent to supporters and DNC activists today, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe introduced Mitch Stewart as Director of Organizing for America, the new iteration of President Obama's grassroots campaign network. Mitch Stewart served as Iowa Caucus director, Indiana state director and Virginia state director for the Obama campaign.

"The message we heard loud and clear from people across the country is that this movement must continue as we actively support President Obama's agenda and continue to fight for the change our country needs," said Stewart. "I'm deeply honored to be a part it of this next phase as the volunteers, grassroots leaders and ordinary citizens continue to drive our organization."

"I'm extremely pleased that Organizing for America will be housed here at the DNC," said Governor and new Democratic National Committee chair Tim Kaine. "Working in partnership, we will seek to engage people in new ways, and to broaden what President Obama calls the 'Coalition for Change' in America."

Watch Plouffe's video:

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