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Obama for America campaign operation is now a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization

Home - by - January 18, 2013 - 23:15 America/New_York - 10 Comments

 

Washington Times

President Obama’s campaign has transformed itself into a tax-exempt organization aimed at supporting his second-term agenda and countering a similar group that top Republican strategist Karl Rove has run during the last two election cycles.

Mr. Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, has turned the Obama for America campaign operation into a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, an Obama campaign operative confirmed.

The new organization, dubbed Organizing for Action, a play on the initials of the Obama for America campaign, is similar to Crossroads GPS, a spin-off of the super PAC fundraising machine Mr. Rove, President George W. Bush’s top political adviser, created three years ago.

In launching the new group, Mr. Obama sent an email to supporters announcing announcing it with the subject line: “Say you’re in.”

“Following the footsteps of the campaign you built, Organizing for Action will be an unparallelled force in American politics,” he wrote. “It will work to turn our shared values into legislative action — and it’ll empower the next generation of leaders in our movement.”

The email linked to a video of first lady Michelle Obama thanking supporters for the work to get Mr. Obama elected and asking them to get involved in the next phase of the “our movement for change.” It did not include a request for a donation, only a button to click to provide a name, email and zip code.

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  1. Bad Brad

    January 18th, 2013

    Go figure.

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  2. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 18th, 2013

    America has seen enough of your “movement”…
    who’s going clean it off the floor of the Oval Office?
    :evil:

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  3. Eleanor in Hell

    January 18th, 2013

    FRANKLIN, how crude can you be?

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  4. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 18th, 2013

    How’s this?

    Turdmander In Chief
    (with your picture)

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  5. Eleanor in Hell

    January 18th, 2013

    F R A N K L I N !!

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  6. Jerry Manderin

    January 18th, 2013

    I love The Roosevelts.

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  7. Marqsheb

    January 19th, 2013

    Organizing for socialism would be more honest.

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  8. Edith McCrotch

    January 19th, 2013

    @ F.D.R.in hell,

    Your 2nd comment was somewhat… paralyzing.

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  9. scr_north

    January 19th, 2013

    Isn’t any US taxpayor allowed to challenge the tax exempt status of any organisation? Why not do it to this one. Hell, start a challenge war with the left on which orgs should actually be tax exempt or the ones that allow donations to be deductible. I’ll bet it would hurt the left more than the right.

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  10. Carlos The Jackal

    January 19th, 2013

    The nonprofit funnels money into “community outreach organizations” (like ACORN and unions) which in return “donates” shiny clean money to the democratic party.
    Dey be doin’ it in Chitown fo’ long time.

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