“How Organizing for Action Plans to Keep Obama’s Foot Soldiers Enlisted.” The Atlantic. [24], In its first two years alone, OFA trained 10,000 organizers who then worked on the 2014 and 2016 campaigns, gathered an email list of 30-million, had 3 million donors, and claimed 2 million active participants. Accessed July 31, 2017. March 12, 2013. Shafer, Jack, Edward-Isaac Dovere, Neil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld, and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld. [45] Hogan was one of the founding members of Organizing for Action and served as the communications director before becoming executive director. “Katie Hogan new chief of Chicago-based Organizing for Action.” Chicago Sun Times. February 18, 2017 | 10:30am. "We have a political tool in the state parties and the president should use them.". Accessed April 18, 2018. [15], Organizing for America was housed on the third floor of the Democratic National Committee, where it acted as an outgrowth of the Democratic Party’s national campaign arm. [13], The current 501(c)(4) Organizing For Action is actually the third iteration of OFA, which itself reaches back to Barack Obama’s first presidential election campaign in 2008 when it was named “Obama for America.”[14] Shortly before Obama’s inauguration, the then-President-elect announced that Obama for America would be reformed into Organizing for America. Accessed July 31, 2017. ORGANIZING FOR ACTION is headquartered in Washington, DC, and is a 501 (c) (4) organization. OFA advocates in several issue areas, including the environment and climate change, comprehensive immigration reform, preserving Obamacare, LGBT issues, abortion, and left-of-center economics. These representatives even gave the undercover reporters multiple absentee ballots for “friends who they said wished to engage in the same tactic,” with one Organizing for America worker seeming to brag about how she herself had committed voter fraud to help elect President Obama.[53]. [27], OFA has joined together with Indivisible, a protest organization that is part of the so-called “resistance” movement opposed to the Trump presidency. [41], Jon Carson is the former executive director of OFA and a co-chairman of the board. “OFA and NDRC Announce Partnership.” National Democratic Redistricting Committee. July 29, 2015. within the Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy category. All On The Line is a national campaign on a mission to end gerrymandering, restore fairness to our democracy, and ensure every American has an equal say in our government. Accessed August 1, 2017. No doubt Organizing for Action, which as of 2014 lists a total of 32,525 volunteers, has been associated politically with Obama, first as a candidate and then as 44th president of the United States. The bulk of the text used in the Facebook posts was lifted from the Daily Jot article, though with occasional edits. [40]  Messina has been the chief of staff for several Democratic members of Congress, including former Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana), former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), and former Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.). You can subscribe to our print edition, ad-free app or electronic newspaper replica here. Accessed August 1, 2017. Organizing for Action can dramatically increase the grassroots pressure on wavering legislators by bringing new resources and a broader base into the struggle. Accessed July 31, 2017. “If the Obama presidency is winding down, why is his group Organizing for Action ramping up?” The Washington Post. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, ASSOCIATED PRESS), “(Organizing for Action) wasn't helpful to the political work that needs to get done in building a bench,” Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, told POLITICO. Accessed July 31, 2017. Accessed July 31, 2017. [50] After originally returning the check, Samantha Malzman, an OFA fundraiser, requested that the check be returned to the same address but instead made out to America Votes, an OFA partner organization that does not disclose its contributors, thereby hiding Piacentile’s donation from the public. The current 501(c)(4) Organizing For Action is actually the third iteration of OFA, which itself reaches back to Barack Obama’s first presidential election campaign in 2008 when it was named “Obama for America.”Shortly before Obama’s inauguration, the then-President-elect announced that Obama for America would be reformed into Organizing for America. [4], Originally Obama for America, OFA was a part of President’ Obama’s first presidential election campaign,[5] eventually becoming a distant part of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) campaign apparatus called Organizing for America,[6] and finally becoming its own offshoot dubbed Organizing for Action. Sperry, Paul. (For-profit), ImpactAssets donor advised fund: $500,000. Real change—big change—takes many years and requires each generation to embrace the obligations and opportunities that come with the title of Citizen. Organizing for Action was a political activist organization that formed from President Barack Obama’s campaign committee in 2013, after he won his second term. He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. During the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign, the party’s Association of State Democratic Committees secured pledges from all the top campaigns not to create similar organizations, which were seen as a duplication to the party, according to POLITICO. Organizing for Action (OFA) is the latest incarnation of Organizing for America, the Obama campaign organization that was moved into the Democratic National Committee in 2009.. Obama announced the consolidation of his Organizing for Action group into the National Democratic Redistricting Committee during a call with supporters this … Scola, Nancy. [2] OFA’s website now links to the homepage of All On the Line, a project of the NDRC. The Daily Jot describes itself as “news analysis from a prophetic Christian worldview.” The Daily Jot author, Bill Wilson, confirmed to Snopes that he wrote the piece. Organizing for Action stated on August 9, 2013 in an email to Obama supporters in Florida: Sen. Marco Rubio "refuses to accept the basic science" on climate change and is "a climate change denier." (For-profit), Amalgamated Bank of New York (Amalgamated Bank) October 23, 2017. Expenses: $5,860,985 February 1, 2013. Left-wing commentary site Mother Jones accused President Obama of joining “a long line of presidents to offer exclusive access for big bucks,” offering to large donors “exclusive perks unavailable to run-of-the-mill Obama supporters.”[47]  The New York Times editorial board joined in on the condemnation, saying OFA’s practices were “a fancy way of setting a price for access to Mr. Obama” and that “the frantic pursuit of big money makes it impossible to call this a grass-roots effort.”[48] The Times followed that if OFA did not limit donations to a few hundred dollars “it will be playing the same sleazy game that its opponents do , made even worse by the assent of the President.”[49], OFA has even courted direct influence peddling. Accessed April 17, 2018. Charles Krauthammer won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987. OFA and Indivisible jointly published a “recess toolkit,” guiding its grassroots supporters in how to engage with members of Congress when they are in their districts and states during House and Senate recesses. Accessed August 1, 2017. Accessed August 1, 2017. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. July 12, 2013. “Fundraising Picks Up for Pro-Obama Group OFA.” The Wall Street Journal. In an email to USA TODAY, Wilson again confirmed that the Krauthammer attribution was a “fabrication.” The Daily Jot’s online archives end in 2018, but Wilson sent a copy of the column that matches prior accounts. organizing for action. Holder served in the Obama administration. Assets: $3,713,810. [36], OFA raised $4.9 million in the first quarter of 2013 and another $8.2 million in the second, doubling its supporters from 109,582 to 237,688 in that same period.[37]. Democrats disavow Obama's creation of rival political group February 10, 2017. Haberkorn, Jennifer and Kenneth P. Vogel. Accessed August 1, 2017. With more than 250 local chapters around the country, OFA volunteers are building the organization from the ground up, community by community, one conversation at a time – whether that’s on a front porch or on Facebook. April 2, 2011. Felsenthal, Carol. [3] OFA also runs a six-week fellowship program to teach its supporters how to become community organizers. “Milkis, Sidney M. and John W. York. Katie Hogan is the executive director of OFA, named to the position in the spring of 2016. “Special Report: Organizing for Action scandal.” MSNBC. Housed inside the Washington headquarters of the National Education Association, OFA was created specifically to succeed Organizing for America, which itself … organizing for action (ofa) is a non-partisan, issue advocacy organization committed to growing the grassroots movement by training, educating, and activating civically engaged community members across the country. The IRS' NTEE classification is Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy N.E.C. Accessed August 1, 2017. (Other Group), Sixteen Thirty Fund (1630 Fund) Organizing for Action (OFA) is a so-called community organizing project that sprung from Obama’s 2012 campaign organization, Organizing for America, becoming a nonprofit described by the Washington Post as “advocate[ing] for the president’s policies.” In a recent Facebook post titled, “Take a deep breath. “’Indivisible,’ With Ties to George Soros, Sows Division Against Trump, GOP Lawmakers.” The Daily Signal. “Get Trained.” OFA. Organizing For Action. Rutenberg, Jim and Adam Nagourney. Organizing for Action is a movement of millions of Americans, coming together to fight for real, lasting change. “An Obama Insider, Running the Race From Afar.” The New York Times. Accessed July 31, 2017. [42] Called a “damn genius” by the President he helped to elect, Carson helped amass President Obama’s multi-million-person campaign email list. EIN: 46-1827418. Zeleny, Jeff. The second iteration of OFA officially launched in mid-March 2009. “Organizing for Action Voluntary Contribution Disclosure.” OFA. The Pulitzer-prize winning conservative commentator announced he was losing his battle to cancer less than two weeks ago. Organizing for America was housed on the third floor of the Democratic National C… Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. “The White House Joins the Cash Grab.” The New York Times. Help us build this Foundation. Organizing For Action Donors List Features Loyal Democratic Funders By Paul Blumenthal WASHINGTON -- The campaign now known as Organizing for Action released a list of its donors on Friday, covering the first three months since the Obama reelection committee reorganized as a social welfare nonprofit. In an email obtained by Politico in October 2017, Barack Obama wrote to recipients: “OFA volunteers and supporters will provide the grassroots organizing capacity and mobilization that we’ll need to win state-level elections and move other initiatives forward ahead of the 2021 redistricting process, making sure that states are in the best position to draw fair maps.”[12], On December 20, 2018, the Atlantic wrote that, according to Obama, Organizing for Action would be folded into the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. A veteran of numerous campaigns, including Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth’s failed campaign for the Congressional seat won by Peter Roskam (R-Illinois) in 2006 and one of Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold’s reelection campaigns, Carson joined Obama’s first presidential campaign as the director of voter contact and then national field director. On October 23, 2017, OFA announced that it was forming a partnership with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) to pursue legislative redistricting to aid Democrats. “Organizing for Action.” Ballotpedia. Our fact check work is supported in part by a grant from Facebook. February 10, 2017. [46], During Obama’s presidency, progressives criticized OFA for appearing to put then-President Obama’s influence up for sale. In the White House, he worked first as the deputy assistant to the President and then under Obama confidant Valerie Jarrett as the operational director of the Office of Public Engagement.[43]. “Secret donors back Obamacare push.” Politico. The All On The Line campaign began after Organizing for Action, an Obama political organization, merged with his former Attorney General Eric Holder's group, the National Redistricting Action … April 18, 2016. The column was pinned to an ominous image of Obama, with the words “traitor,” “shadow government” and “deep state” written underneath. Accessed August 1, 2017. Explore resources and take action Join Us. Accessed August 1, 2017. allontheline.org The primary vehicle of this campaign is Organizing for Action (OFA), legally founded in January 2013 by First Lady Michelle Obama and her husband’s 2012 campaign manager Jim … “The White House Is for Sale Under Barack Obama, Too.” Mother Jones. Accessed August 1, 2017. 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The formation of Organizing For Action (OFA) was announced on January 18, 2013 by First Lady Michelle Obama and OFA national chairman Jim Messina, who had served as President Barack Obama‘s 2012 campaign manager. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about, Conservative intellectual and Pulitzer-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer didn't write widely shared column warning the U.S. is a "perfect target.". He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. November 16, 2008. Organizing for Action’s core purpose has been to build a more accessible and participatory democracy. Organizing for Action is a nonprofit organization established to support President Obama in achieving... OFA Lee County. “About OFA.” OFA. OFA discloses a self-reported list of all donors above $250 since its founding in 2013, a list that includes one corporation (union-owned Amalgamated Bank) and one donor-advised fund. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black lives to list, have left our nation heartbroken and outraged. By Alex Seitz-Wald After a long period of withdrawal from the public eye, Organizing for Action, the political group that grew out of Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, is ramping back … [7] Run almost entirely by Obama campaign alums, OFA has been accused of appearing to exchange access to the then-President for large donations. Even the additional quote, from actual New York Post columnist Perry, isn’t a direct quote — it is a paraphrase of the conservative author, albeit one that captures his message. [28] Along with Indivisible, OFA is training local protesters and activists to disrupt town-halls and phone congressional offices. Thank you for signing up. Help build this Foundation from the ground up, and be among the first to know about major news and updates. “Organizing for America (OFA).” Discover the Network. [30]  Below is a sampling of the largest donations as disclosed by OFA from 2016 through mid-2017. Accessed August 1, 2017. “Organizing for Action, Obama’s Group, Has Yet to Apply to IRS. January 25, 2009. As President Obama has said, the change we seek will take longer than one term or one presidency. Thank you for supporting our journalism. “Obama-Aligned Organizing for Action Relaunches for Trump Era.” NBC News. “Barack Obama Goes All In Politically to Fight Gerrymandering.”. Ballhaus, Rebecca. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Organizing for Action By Charles Krauthammer I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called "Organizing for Action" (OFA). Organizing For Action We’ve now joined forces with Eric Holder’s redistricting team @allontheline!Follow us there for updates & keep organizing for a more fair democracy. Accessed August 1, 2017. February 18, 2017. [51] After being questioned by reporters for this action, OFA returned the check without forwarding it to America Votes, publicly apologized, and fired Malzman. Organizing for Action was created in January 2013 from the remains of President … News, Analysis and Opinion from POLITICO. “ofa_2016_q4_disclosure.pdf.” OFA. The political activist organization works on anti-gerrymandering efforts under the rebranded name All on the Line. “If the Obama presidency is winding down, why is his group Organizing for Action ramping up?” The Washington Post. Accessed July 31, 2017. Edward-Isaac Dovere. Then take action,” OFA called on constituents to lobby … We are a potential chapter with Organizing for Action, a grassroots organization pushing forth issues we... OFA Savannah. Find ways you can meet anguish with action. [16] It was tasked with mobilizing support for Obamacare; supporting midterm campaigns in the 2010 election; and growing the grassroots volunteer, voter, and donor base developed by the Obama campaign in 2008. Obama’s Filling The White House, And Early.” The Atlantic. Obama said that the merger would create a “joint force that is focused on this issue of singular importance” (redistricting). Organizing for America, then Organizing for Action, (OFA) is a community organizing project of the Democratic National Committee. Kroll, Andy. The second iteration of OFA officially launched in mid-March 2009. Copyright 2020 InfluenceWatch. [8], The group has also joined forces with the anti-Trump administration group Indivisible. (Photo: Gabe Hernandez, AP). July 29, 2015. He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. “How Organizing for Action Plans to Keep Obama’s Foot Soldiers Enlisted.” The Atlantic. “ofa_2017_q1_disclosure.pdf.” OFA. Organizing for Action will be separate from the Democratic National Committee, with Obama’s 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina serving as the national chairman of the group. Seitz-Wald, Alex. Accessed July 31, 2017. The image was watermarked to a Twitter account that supports the right-wing conspiracy theory QAnon. Accessed July 31, 2017. Editorial. Organizing for Action was a political activist organization that formed from Obama’s campaign committee in 2013, after he won his second term. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Without weighing the merits of the article shared in the Facebook posts, we can say it was not authored by Krauthammer. powered by people like you. Krauthammer, who wrote for the Washington Post for decades, is only bylined in the New York Post twice, according to its website. First came Obama for America, the president’s vaunted information-age campaign organization. Once was for a printed excerpt from a speech he gave. Lucas, Fred. The new OFA was started in 2013 by Barack Obama and his team including Jim Messina, Jon Carson and others who have also worked for or financially supported Obama. October 23, 2017. Political consultant Jim Messina is the chairman of OFA and was the manager of President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Take action Meet Anguish with Action . Join Unite Oregon and help build a unified, intercultural movement for justice in our state. January 22, 2013. It also didn’t leave Democrats with the warmest of feelings. They describe their approach as: The organization also sponsors the Communit… “Milkis, Sidney M. and John W. York. Accessed August 1, 2017. Organizing for Action is actually the third iteration of Obama’s grass-roots movement. According to OFA's website, the group runs a program for new organizers—called the OFA Alumni Training Corps. All Rights Reserved. We work to help leaders change their world—and the world needs changing. The 701-word post calls Organizing for Action a "shadow government" helmed by former President Barack Obama to "disrupt everything that our current president's administration is trying to do. “Obama-Aligned Organizing for Action Relaunches for Trump Era.” NBC News. It found the column attributed to Krauthammer largely originated from the blog DailyJot.com in February 2017 — eight months before Nugent's post. There … Accessed July 31, 2017. [52], In 2012, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas went into then-Organizing for America’s headquarters throughout the U.S. and, upon expressing their intent to commit voter fraud by casting multiple absentee ballots in multiple states, appeared to be encouraged to do so by Organizing for America representatives. Accessed July 31, 2017. Its reach includes conservative activist and musician Ted Nugent. He shared the same text on his Facebook page in October 2017, though he attributed it to Krauthammer writing in the New York Post. “Organizing for America (OFA).” Discover the Network. OFA aims to train community organizers in techniques for building grassroots support and in issue advocacy. [1] On December 20, 2018, Obama announced that Organizing for Action would be folded into the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC). Accessed July 31, 2017. We believe that all people have the potential to become leaders and agents of change. May 15, 2013. The column has spread far over the years, but never links back to one of the news organizations Krauthammer wrote for in his decades-long career. “Obama’s Army Enlists in Redistricting Fight.” POLITICO. (Non-profit), 270 Strategies “ofa_2016_q3_disclosure.pdf.” OFA. Accessed July 31, 2017. February 10, 2017. U.S. News. Obama is bordered by images of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, a photoshopped image of former Vice President Joe Biden aiming a gun, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was tasked with investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russian officials, and others. The columns attributed to Krauthammer in Nugent's post and the June 25 Facebook post are identical, down to a sentence nearing the bottom ending with two periods. [25] Because of these activities, many Democrats believe OFA took up “what the more constrained national party committees once did, and in doing so might be providing a valuable service to all Democrats.”[26], After the election of President Donald Trump, OFA retained much of its senior leadership shifted its focus to defending Obamacare, joining together with other liberal groups like Center for American Progress and MoveOn.org, as well as the abortion network Planned Parenthood. [31], According to the Wall Street Journal, in its first year of existence in 2013 OFA received $500,000 donations from Fred Eychaner, the president of Newsweb Corp., and David Shaw, founder of New York investment management firm D.E. ", The column also quotes conservative commentator Paul Sperry as writing, “The OFA will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.”. In 2014, Dr. Joseph Piacentile, a man convicted of Medicare fraud and tax evasion in 1991, was seeking a Presidential pardon and, while his request was pending, sent a $100,000 check to OFA. [29], OFA publicly proclaims it publicizes all donations over $250 and disavows donations from corporations. Accessed August 1, 2017. Metzler, Rebekah. “Obama-linked activists have a ‘training manual’ for protesting Trump.” New York Post. The claim that he authored the contents of the post is FALSE. [44] Hogan was an early member of Obama’s first presidential campaign, joining in February 2007, She eventually served as then-Senator Obama’s traveling press assistant and was the deputy press secretary in his reelection campaign. Further, Organizing for Action is not a shadow government formed by former President Barack Obama. “Jon Carson Will Soon Be Obama’s Most Important Man in Chicago.” Chicago Mag. subscribe to our print edition, ad-free app or electronic newspaper replica here. Accessed July 31, 2017. Shortly before Nugent’s 2017 post, the alleged authorship caught the attention of fact-checking website Snopes.com. Obama said that the merger would create a “joint force that is focused on this issue of singular importance” (redistricting). OFA raised another $7.7 million in the third quarter of 2013, with a $150,000 donation from Anne Getty Earhart,[38] heir to the Paul Getty oil fortune and president of the environmentalist Marisla Foundation. Accessed August 1, 2017. President Barack Obama is seen in May 2013. [23] OFA also staged rallies for progressive causes, and it continued to build out the e-mail list and voter databases used in Obama’s campaigns. Philanthropist and Author Amy Goldman donated $250,000. Organizing for Action (OFA) was an advocacy group that was the lineal descendant of the campaign organizations supporting the election of former President Barack Obama, Obama for America and Organizing for America. “Melding Obama’s Web to a YouTube Presidency.” The New York Times. [39] Before that, he served as the White House deputy chief of staff for operations in President Obama’s first term after acting as the chief of staff for Obama’s first Presidential campaign. Revenue: $6,464,270 March 2, 2013. Facebook; Twitter; 2020 Elections. Initially founded after the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, the group sought to mobilize supporters in favor of Obama's … Krauthammer's research assistant, Mike Watson, further confirmed that Krauthammer "had nothing to do with" the column. January 22, 2013. “ofa_201y_q2_disclosure.pdf.” OFA. Accessed August 1, 2017. Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/06/30/fact-check-charles-krauthammer-didnt-allege-obama-shadow-government/5348466002/, (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, ASSOCIATED PRESS), merging with National Redistricting Action Fund, it is a paraphrase of the conservative author, Did Charles Krauthammer Write an Op-Ed Called ‘The Enemy Among Us?’, How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency, Democrats disavow Obama's creation of rival political group, Obama political arm to merge with Holder-run group. [9] Indivisible has been criticized for controversial protest tactics. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Scola, Nancy. A Facebook user on June 25 posted a warning labeled, in all-caps, “todays (sic) history lesson" and attributed it to Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, who died in 2018. OFA was a 501(c)(4) devoted to preserving and building on the Obama agenda. 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