Monday, March 16, 2009

Obama Enlists OFA In Fight to Pass Budget

President Obama will kick off an all-out grass-roots effort today urging Congress to pass his $3.55 trillion budget, by calling on the Organizing for America (OFA) network of supporters to help "win the debate between those who marched in lockstep with the failed Bush economic policies and now have no new ideas versus the Obama agenda which will help us manage the short term economic crisis and puts us on the path to long term prosperity."
David Plouffe, who was Obama's campaign manager and is now an adviser to OFA, and Mitch Stewart, Director of Organizing for America, sent e-mails to the OFA mailing list over the past several days signaling the ramping up of the campaign for the president's budget.

"In the next few weeks we'll be asking you to do some of the same things we asked of you during the campaign -- talking directly to people in your communities about the President's ideas for long-term prosperity," Plouffe wrote in his email.

An accompanying OFA website page asks the 13-million-strong supporters receiving the emails to either "Call Congress" or "Join a Canvass."

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