Who’s Professionally Organizing Exactly?

A friend who signed up at www.my.barackobama.com awhile ago, recently received this letter, of which I copied for you here, removing her name, respecting privacy. As my friend joined just to keep up to date with liberal ideas and the Administration’s side, she thought this was an interesting letter. As she said in her note to me: “Gayle, Who’s doing the organizing here?”

Here is the e-mail she received regarding the John Shadegg townhall.  I especially love how the professionals promote oppositional attendance, like a wayward teen gets another to take a first drag of a cigarette.  All that’s missing, is ‘Come on, all the cool guys are doing it!’

“From: info@barackobama.com
Sent: 8/9/2009 2:01:04 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time
Subj: Visit Rep. Shadegg's office in Phoenix

All throughout August, our members of Congress are back in town. Insurance companies and partisan attack groups are stirring up fear with false rumors about the President’s plan, and it’s extremely important that folks like you speak up now.

So we’ve cooked up an easy, powerful way for you to make a big impression: Office Visits for Health Reform.

All this week, OFA members like you will be stopping by local congressional offices to show our support for insurance reform. You can have a quick conversation with the local staff, tell your personal story, or even just drop off a customized flyer and say that reform matters to you.

We’ll provide everything you need: the address, phone number, and open hours for the office, information about how the health care crisis affects your state for you to drop off (with the option of adding your personal story), and a step-by-step guide for your visit.

According to our records, you live near Rep. John Shadegg’s office in Phoenix, AZ.

Sign up now to visit Rep. John Shadegg’s office in Phoenix this week.

(Not your representative, or think there might be another office that’s easier for you to get to? Click here to find a different office.)

As you’ve probably seen in the news, special interest attack groups are stirring up partisan mobs with lies about health reform, and it’s getting ugly. Across the country, members of Congress who support reform are being shouted down, physically assaulted, hung in effigy, and receiving death threats. We can’t let extremists hijack this debate, or confuse Congress about where the people stand.

Office Visits for Health Reform are our chance to show that the vast majority of American voters know that the cost of inaction is too high to bear, and strongly support passing health reform in 2009.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done anything like this before. The congressional staff is there to listen, and your opinion as a constituent matters a lot. And if you bring a friend, you’ll have more fun and make an even greater impact.

Click below to sign up for an Office Visit for Health Reform:

http://my.barackobama.com/OfficeVisit

Wherever you live, these visits matter: Many representatives are pushing hard toward reform, and they are taking a lot of heat from special interests. They deserve our thanks and need our support to continue the fight. But those who are still putting insurance companies and partisan point-scoring ahead of their constituents must know that voters are watching — and that we expect better.

Earlier this week, the President wrote that “this is the moment our movement was built for” and asked us all to commit to join at least one event this month. This is the way to answer that call, and rise to the challenge of this moment together.

Thank you for going the extra mile when it matters the most,

Mitch

Mitch Stewart
Director
Organizing for America


Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee — 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.”


Comments

  1. kralmajales says

    You didn’t really think that people were just going to set back and let the Tea Party run this country did you?

    Or did you?

    Good luck.

  2. Donutwarrior says

    Grassroots! Paid for by the DNC! Not that that matters to anyone I suppose…I really don’t care, as it is no surprise. That is how the left has organized since the sixties. But the thousands upon thousands of people who are disgusted with our government and their dishonesty: astroturf…yes we have a disinformation campaign ongoing and its called the Democratic party.

    ‘Un-American’ attacks can’t derail health care debate

    By Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (USA Today Aug 10 2009)

    Pelosi is playing with fire. I guess its OK now to say that Democrats opposed to the Constitution, since they think protesting is Un-American despite the first amendment. Guess the constitution is for her convenience, not the public.

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