Tags: Obama | Outside Group

Obama to Speak to Organizing for Action Summit

Monday, 11 Mar 2013 02:24 PM


President Barack Obama plans to speak Wednesday night to donors and Democratic activists who are building support for a nonprofit group formed to promote his agenda.

Two people involved in the planning confirmed the president's speech to the founders' summit of Organizing for Action, which was first reported by Politico Monday morning. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the event planned at a Washington hotel has not yet been officially announced.

The two-day meeting at a Washington hotel will include addresses by OFA chairman Jim Messina, a former White House aide who served as campaign manager for Obama's re-election; David Plouffe, a former White House senior adviser and Obama's 2008 campaign manager; and Jon Carson, a former White House official and the group's executive director.

A contribution form for the conference said tickets cost $50,000 per person. The form was part of a three-page "save the date" for the event obtained by The Associated Press.

Organizing for Action is being run by former Obama advisers who have transformed his re-election campaign into a grassroots machine to support his initiatives. The group is raising millions from donors and generating support among activists for issues like gun control and an immigration overhaul.

White House press secretary Jay Carney reiterated Monday that OFA is "a separate organization" but said Obama will meet "periodically" with members of the organization. He likened the group to any other organization that promotes public policy and said "any notion, as we've talked about, that there is a price set for a meeting with the president is absurd and wrong."

Topics for the meeting with include a rundown of the policy issues the president intends to pursue and a discussion of recruitment and mobilizing strategies. Other speakers include former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, Sara El-Amine, OFA's national organizing director, and Lindsay Siler, OFA's issues director.

Each session is expected to have about 100 attendees and will conclude Thursday afternoon.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Gov. Scott Walker Tops Iowa Poll After Freedom Summit Speech

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 22:42 PM

A Des Moines Register poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at the top of the pack of potential 2016 GOP nominees ahead . . .

Tom DeLay: Rick Perry's White House Hopes Likely Hurt by Charges

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 19:46 PM

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Saturday he can relate to any fallout from the indictment dogging forme . . .

Obama Budget Sets up Battle With GOP-controlled Congress

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 14:39 PM

After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved