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UPDATED – OFA in Wisconsin working with protesting public employees

UPDATED – OFA in Wisconsin working with protesting public employees

Okay, one blog despite a raging sinus infection. Ben Smith at Politico reports that OFA Wisconsin is helping organize the protesting public employees in Wisconsin: The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America arm — the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign — is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to strip most public […]

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The OFA = “the brown shirts” meme never dies

The OFA = “the brown shirts” meme never dies

After my Twitter exchange with some fierce anti-gun control zealots earlier this week, in addition to being called a “freedom-hating communist”, I was also accused yet again of being a Nazi: [email protected]_Galt, I see that @Eclectablog is a brown-shirt…openly states he’s an #OFA community organizer…Sad, just sad. #NRA #guncontrol This is not the first time an OFA volunteer has been […]

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Dems demoralized and not active? Think again.

Dems demoralized and not active? Think again.

This past weekend, Organizing for America (OFA) groups across the country held training sessions for folks interested in getting/remaining involved as we head into the new year. After a debilitating mid-term election, many folks have argued that Democrats are demoralized, unenthused and disinterested in being involved and active. This is hardly the case. In Michigan alone, we had four of […]

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Will YOU fight the repeal of health insurance reform?

Battle lines are being drawn. Republicans have a bill ready to go called Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act that will be introduced next week. They aren’t talking about fixing things. They are talking about dismantling things. And, screw the deficit. They have even exempted the repeal of health insurance reform from their own requirements that any new laws […]

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The view from the OFA grassroots sidelines

You’ve probably read Sam Graham-Felsen’s Washington Post op-ed, a friendly fire-filled piece suggesting that Organizing for America (OFA) volunteers have been put on the sidelines by the Obama administration for the past year. I am a Community Organizer (CO) for OFA. Mine is a volunteer position that is the equivalent of the Field Directors during the 2008 Campaign for Change. […]

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OFA in action on DADT and DREAM Act

OFA in action on DADT and DREAM Act

This week, across the country, Organizing for America (OFA) held phonebanks for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) and passage of the DREAM Act. Last night, as Community Organizer for OFA, I participated in one in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. It was a huge success so I thought I would share some thoughts with you on where […]

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How OFA’s GOTV operation will change this election

How OFA’s GOTV operation will change this election

I have no doubt that we’re going to win some and lose some come next Tuesday night. But so many of the races across our country will be won 51-49 by one side or another. And it’s in these races where GOTV is going to make ALL the difference. From now until the polls close on Tuesday, my every waking […]

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GOTV: Get Your Vol On!

GOTV: Get Your Vol On!

Three weeks from today. That’s the light at the end of the tunnel, the prize upon which we are keeping our eyes. As a Community Organizer for Organizing for America (OFA), I and our staffers and our many volunteers (“vols”) have been working hard all summer for the dénouement. We’ve been identifying Democratic supporters, getting many, many of them to […]

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RNC dials back GOTV, DNC ramps UP thanks to OFA!

RNC dials back GOTV, DNC ramps UP thanks to OFA!

Cross-posted at Daily Kos. A Yahoo News Blog entry reports that the RNC is dialing back on its GOTV efforts due to a lack of funds. [T]he RNC has decided to end the long-standing practice of sending congressional staffers into hotly contested districts to make contacts with voters and assist the GOP’s midterm election efforts. A spokesman for the RNC […]

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Why Michigan (all???) Democrats should be scared

Why Michigan (all???) Democrats should be scared

Michigan dodged a bullet last week when we chose Virg Bernero as our Democratic candidate for governor over Blue Dog Andy Dillon. But here’s something to chew on: Number of people who voted for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in last week’s primary election in Michigan: 1,047,048 Number of people who voted for a Democratic gubernatorial candidate in last week’s primary […]

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ACTION: OFA urges supporters to fight Murkowski Resolution

ACTION: OFA urges supporters to fight Murkowski Resolution

As you may know , the White House is fighting the so-called Murkowski Resolution that would ban the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about this topic a couple of days ago. Today, Organizing for America (OFA) is getting in on the act. Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, […]

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