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Organizing for America

Two Competing 'Realities' And Versions Of America's Past, Present And Future

Washington Osiro | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Washington Osiro

The two Americas respectively described by Hillary Clinton and by Donald Trump are real as are the opportunities and challenges therein.

Pro-Obama Group Brings In Almost $6 Million Since January

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit group backing President Barack Obama's policy and political priorities raised nearly $6 million during the first three months of 2014. ...

Jon Ward

New GOP Tech Chief Signals Republican Exit From 'Mad Men' Model | Jon Ward | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -– When the new face of Republican technology met the press for the first time Friday, it was obvious that digital expertise is not his only ...

Obama Meeting With Outside Group

Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

By KEN THOMAS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is meeting Monday with his most loyal supporters to discuss ways to promo...

Lucia Graves

Workers Who Helped Obama Win Urge Him To Reject Keystone XL | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Almost 150 former staffers from President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign on Thursday called on the president to reject a constr...

Lucia Graves

Climate Activists Target Missouri Congresswoman | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.30.2013 | Green

The Sierra Club has joined with Organizing For Action, an Obama-allied nonprofit group, to organize constituents of Rep. Ann Wagner to protest on Wedn...

Asian Jewish Americans for Obama (VIDEO)

Josh Burstein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Comedy
Josh Burstein

When it comes to "The Issues" such as comprehensive immigration reform, Obama's grassroots efforts demonstrate a commitment to all constituencies, no matter their religion, race or creed.

GOP Senator On Climate Change: 'It's Real, We Need To Fight It'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the ranking Republican on the Senate energy committee, has acknowledged climate change is "real" and "we need to fight it....

President Mitt Romney

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.11.2013 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

I knew President Romney was unlikely to champion civil liberties, but I never imagined he would claim the right to kill people he did not like. I woke up terrified. "President Romney is trying to kill me with drones," I screamed.

If the Other Side Is Crying Foul, It Must Be Working

Dave Helfert | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Dave Helfert

The Obama Administration has learned its lesson: not to drop all the effective communication strategies after Election Day. They're continuing to use campaign communication practices to rally and sustain public support for the Democratic agenda.

Obama's New Advocacy Group Plunges Into Campaign Finance Limbo

The New York Times | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

President Obama’s political team is fanning out across the country in pursuit of an ambitious goal: raising $50 million to convert his re-election c...

Gerson and Wehner: GOP Wins In 2010 'Now Seems More Like An Aberration'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Former Bush White House advisers Mike Gerson, who was W's top speechwriter, and Pete Wehner, who worked on policy and strategic initiatives, are out t...

Thanks to Community Organizing and the Neighborhood Model, Obama Did It Again

Lucy Emerson-Bell | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Lucy Emerson-Bell

The Obama campaign strategically decided to focus on the power of one's inner circle to communicate a message, while the Romney campaign tried to rely on the power of paid media, focusing on advertising to get their message across.

Blind Insight: Women Who Support Obama, Both Celebrity and Grassroots, and Why

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

It's great to be living in a swing state during a presidential campaign as the election day gets closer. It seems to bring out the best and worst in people and politics.

Blind Insight: Falling Down Never Felt So Good

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

We came home after five hours of canvassing our neighborhood tired and wet, but elated. Happy with the knowledge that I was able to break my own mental barrier from my still-new blindness and content with the assurance that I know I will be doing it again.

On the Front Line for Obama: My Adventures Registering Voters in Florida

Charles Alexander | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Charles Alexander

As an Obama supporter living in Brooklyn, I sometimes feel useless. Even with Romney's recent surge, surely the President has New York in bag. Fortunately, my wife and I have a second home in Sarasota, Fla. That's where the action is.

Jon Ward

Obama Campaign Manager: Even If Romney Surges, 'We're Going To Be OK' | Jon Ward | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO – "Let me show you what kind of advantage we have," said Jim Messina, springing out of a chair in his downtown office. Messina, the 42-ye...

Obama Faithful in Michigan: 'Yes We Must'

Connie Cuellar | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Connie Cuellar

As one Organizing for America volunteer said, "During the last campaign, our slogan was 'Yes We Can;' this time it should be 'Yes We Must.'" That's seems to be the attitude prevalent among Michigan Obama supporters.

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...

Organizing for America: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Jeremy Bird | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Bird

The DADT vote showed that Democratic activists will not stop fighting after the November elections. We will continue to stand up for President Obama's legislative priorities.

Kirk Pressured Over Upcoming DADT Repeal Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Newly-minted Senator Mark Kirk is facing pressure from his constituents over his opposition to the proposed repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The ch...

Jason Linkins

Tax Cut Compromise Leaves Ardent Obama Supporters Disillusioned | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I know we're supposed to be celebrating the Obama Comeback Narrative today, but this piece from Sam Graham-Felsen in today's Washington Post, concerning the outcast state of the volunteer base at Organizing for America, isn't playing along.

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.

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.