Organizing for Action, the nonprofit organization assembled from the remnants of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, is pushing for the president’s second-term agenda during a month-long “Action August” of advocacy and fundraising — but don’t expect to hear about the economy.
Beginning on Obama’s birthday, August 4, OFA will spend the month promoting the administration’s top issues ahead of the 2014 midterm elections: the benefits of enrolling early in Obamacare (August 4), immigration reform (August 5), climate change (August 13), gun control (August 21), and immigration reform again (August 31).
“I’ve always said that running for office is not just about getting elected. I believe in winning. Winning’s good. But you run for office and you win so that you can actually get things done. All right? It’s the beginning, and not the end of a process,” Obama said in his recent speech at the OFA summit in Washington, D.C., a video of which was sent to supporters Sunday to rally support for “Action August.”