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Paul Blumenthal

Obama Advocacy Group Releases First List Of Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign now known as Organizing for Action released a list of its donors on Friday, covering the first three months since the Obama...

Job Creators Can Break the Full-Court Press of Intimidation

Job Creators Network | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Job Creators Network

Basketball fans know it is possible to break a full court press, get down the floor and score. But right now, small business America and corporate coaches are failing to draw up plays to break the blistering press and are thus failing their team.

Sam Stein

Obama-Allied Group To Back Major Gun Reform Push As Vote Nears | Sam Stein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizing for Action, the advocacy group formed after President Barack Obama's reelection to promote his legislative priorities, is set...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Campaign Supporters Unleashed In Test Of Grassroots Power | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's reformatted campaign organization held a conference call with New York state supporters Wednesday night to stok...

Obama Group Jumps In To Help New York Governor

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

The reorganized Obama campaign, now called Organizing for Action, is jumping into the New York state legislative effort, pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (...

Obama-Supporting Group To Make Major Immigration Push

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action, a nonprofit formed after the 2012 election to support President Barack Obama's policy agenda, will begin a major push for compr...

Luke Johnson

Conservative Fundraisers Slams Obama Group's Plan | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Republican fundraising professional Bruce Eberle, who traces the roots of his business back to the Bible, said Friday that the...

Russ Feingold's Group On OFA: 'This Is What Selling Access Looks Like'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action is taking hits from a group led by campaign finance reform champion Russ Feingold, which is accusing the group of selling access...

OFA and the Fundraising Thing

Mike Lux | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

To say a president and other politicians shouldn't try to raise money to help fight for his agenda is simply wrong, especially with the huge buckets of money being raised and spent to fight him.

We Need the Lists

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Macro-politics of pitched gun battles and debt crises at the national level scream for the OFA to pressure congresspeople; but the micro-politics of grassroots organizing also needs to be cultivated.

Paul Blumenthal

Obama's New Campaign Gets Very Mixed Reaction | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The relaunch of President Barack Obama's reelection campaign as an issues-based nonprofit called Organizing for Action (OFA) has been me...

Obama Deploys Campaign List to Hammer GOP on Taxes and Discharge

Ari Melber | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama campaign is pitching a new online calling tool, which enables people to call their Republican representatives or, if you live in a blue area, to call fellow Obama supporters in redder pastures and urge them to get on the phone. That's pretty sophisticated activism.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Staffer Bashes 'Firebagger Lefty Blogosphere' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign's point person in New Mexico recently sent an email to supporters defending the president's position on the debt deal...

Remembering the Grassroots Fight for Health Reform

Ben Brandzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Brandzel

One year ago today, we were watching Obama sign the Affordable Care Act into law. We were watching a moment centuries in the making -- the moment health care in America became a right for all.

Amanda Terkel

DNC Expands Role In Labor Protests To Ohio, Indiana | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Building on the momentum in Wisconsin, where tens of thousands of protesters have turned out to oppose Republican Gov. Scott Walker's ef...

Former Campaign Aide Criticizes Obama on Organizing

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The arguments of former loyalists like Graham-Felsen are striking because they not only appeal to the idealism of the Obama campaign, they also press blunt warnings about the president's political survival.

It's Time to Unsubscribe: I'm a Fed Up Progressive

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

We need to let Obama know he needs to change course if he expects a second term. The quickest and most measurable way I know that the base can speak to him is for as many people as possible to unsubscribe from the OFA list.

In Blue Dog Battle, Progressives Are (Half) Right

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Blue Dogs are right about campaign strategy in some conservative districts -- but they greatly overstate their case. Granularity is usually lost in our political narrative, and the numbers suggest subtle, diverging politics.

Obama Fix # 2 -- Get Rid of OFA

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

Time for OFA to be scrapped. At least as it currently exists. I can't tell you how disappointed I was after all of our kick-butt, grassroots groups -...

What the San Francisco Giants and My Dad Can Teach Progressives About Overcoming Defeat

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Like the San Francisco Giants, the progressive movement will someday win if we believe in all of our players and play as hard as we can.

An Open Letter to the Progressive Community from Ohio Democrats

Doug Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kelly

Dear Friends, We need your help in Ohio right now. If there was ever a time to make a late-game investment, now is the time. And Ohio is the place. ...

Shadow Elite: Truthiness in the Twitter Era

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

The insidious and deceptive self-branding that used to be confined to the corporate world is now also used by political message-makers, aiming to create a look and feel that consumers identify with intuitively.

Four More Reasons Why Democrats Will Retain Control of House and Senate

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If Democrats drive hard to the finish, making this election a choice for voters, and turning out every Democratic vote, then the pundit's script will never make it into the actual annals of American history.

DNC Slams Joe Trippi and TIME Reporter Over Midterms Criticism

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Read More: Ofa, Media News
Ari Melber

Organizing for America released a lacing rebuttal to a TIME article reporting that OFA had become a "ghost of its former self." TIME obviously struck a nerve -- OFA rarely publicizes rebuttals to specific articles.

Time for the Pundits to Take a Deep Breath -- Why Democrats Will Not Be Routed In November

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In 1994 Democrats were caught flat-footed by the GOP onslaught -- completely unprepared to mount a defense. This year there is a danger that the opposite will be true -- that fear and defeatism turn into self-fulfilling prophesies.