President Obama’s reconstituted campaign arm–Organizing for America–says it’s renewing its commitment to passing health care reform legislation. At a moment when health care reform seems precariously close to defeat, OFA is once again reaching out to its members to push members of Congress to get the job done.
“Congress is weighing options and hearing plenty of special interest voices telling them to give up,” reads an email to supporters from OFA Director Mitch Stewart sent this morning.
They need to understand that their constituents want them to keep fighting. So today, we’re relaunching our Health Care Action Center to give you all the tools and information you need to fight for reform. At the Action Center, you can make calls, write letters, speak out in your community, and weigh in directly with Congress. There’s information about what the President stands for, and personal stories that show why reform is so important. So check it out today: http://my.barackobama.com/Action Many of our senators and representatives are working overtime to gather support for a final bill and pass reform, and they should know we’re standing with them. And the rest need to understand their constituents still demand action. We’re so close to real reform — we can’t stop now.
As an arm of the DNC, the move suggests that, despite the fears of some reformers, the Democratic party infrastructure, from the White House on down, remains committed to reform.
OFA first launched its health care action center in June, and organized health care rallies in swing districts across the country. They received some criticism in August, though, when their activism efforts were overshadowed by Tea Partier town hall protests.