Organizing For America — May 5, 2010 at 8:01 am

OFA Wall Street Reform Day of Action – TOMORROW!


Tomorrow, Thursday, May 6th, Organizing for America (OFA) is holding a nationwide Wall Street Reform Day of Action. Across the country, thousands of OFA volunteers will attend phone banks to call constituents in districts with wavering Senators. Like we did with health insurance reform, we’ll be urging our supporters to call their Senator to urge them to support comprehensive Wall Street Reform legislation.

Will you join us?

From the OFA page:

Wall Street reform is gaining steam in the Senate, and a vote could come very soon.

But the big banks are ramping up their effort to carve out loopholes and exemptions — or block the bill altogether.

That’s why, this week, we’re organizing an urgent message from Main Street to Wall Street to show the widespread support for change.

Each event around the country will have a specific, strategic purpose: to build and demonstrate support for Wall Street reform, to ensure that the strongest consumer financial protections in history become law and that American taxpayers are never again forced to bail out a Wall Street firm that’s “too big to fail.”

I hope you can join us in your area on Thursday, May 6th.

No prior experience is necessary; OFA staff or volunteers will be at every event to make sure things go smoothly.

RSVP here:



Jeremy Bird
Deputy Director
Organizing for America

In the Washtenaw County (home of Ann Arbor, MI) where I live, there are no fewer than SIX phonebanks scheduled.

Like here and here and here and here and here and here.

And this type of thing is happening all over. In Oakland, CA, for example, they have a Day of Action event of their own and they’ve got some pretty impressive folks in attendance:

Been wanting to learn more about the reforms for Wall St. making their way through Congress? Join our panel of experts for an in-depth discussion of how President Obama’s proposed reforms will help reign in the excesses of Wall St. — and how the reforms will affect you.

Our distinguished panel of speakers includes:
*Addisu Demissie, OFA’s National Political Director
*Daniel Vasquez, co-founder of EDM Capital Partners, in charge of market research and investor relations
*Preeti Vissa, manager of the Community Reinvestment program at the Greenlining Institute

Find one near you and get involved. Two short hours of your time on Thursday night will help put pressure on recalcitrant Senators who are standing in the way of reform and in support of the bankers and Wall Street executives who drove our economy into the ditch with their greed and unethical behavior. We have the support of the White House on this. The president has been speaking publicly in support of this reform for weeks now.

Now it’s time for US to do our part.

While you’re at it, send a letter to Mitch McConnell, too. They make that very easy.

The OFA grassroots movement is a very effective tool for moving members of Congress to action. But only if WE get involved. I hope you’ll join us.

I’m just sayin’…