Obama campaign relaunches as new political group

obama2012President Obama’s 2012 campaign, Obama for America, is preparing to relaunch as a 501(c)4 on Sunday, called Organizing for Action, the same day Obama takes the oath of office for his second term, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The group is re-branding itself as an issue advocacy organization designed to advance the president’s far left progressive agenda. Its executive director will be Jon Carson, a former field organizer who is now White House Director of Public Engagement.

The new structure, set up as a social welfare group, will seek to leverage the campaign’s sophisticated organizing tools and rich voter database to support issues such as raising the debt ceiling, gun control and immigration reform.

ABC News notes that the transition is unprecedented for a presidential campaign apparatus and that the move means the group won’t have to report its donors to the Federal Election Commission. Obama’s 2012 campaign manager and former chief of staff Jim Messina will serve as chairman of the new group.

A similar effort was tried after the 2008 election, but Organizing for America – then housed within the Democratic National Committee, fizzled.

First Lady Michelle Obama posted a new video that details the relaunch, calling it the “next phase of our movement for change,” adding that it aims to train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders.

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed

Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.He can be reached at TomTillisonFL@gmail.com
About Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review. He can be reached at TomTillisonFL@gmail.com

  • http://Facebook Richard crouch

    Is this the same America hater, that is pushing for more, the never satisfied, bunch of Dem's, that have messed up our kids lunches, at school, made buying anything in this country, go up 100% to 300% esp food, wanting more change, our kids will have to foot the bill for all of her hubby's spending, and the writing of blank checks, and the wasted green energy, all FAILS, now she wants the people to get on her messed up bandwagon to spread more lies, more hate, more,of the same bullshit, we have had for the last 4 years, for her gun shy POS, oboma, agenda. what a piece of work.

  • bessie morro

    well I definately won't be watching it. her and her husbands ideas are not what they are trying to make people believe. anything they say you can guarentee the opposit is the truth. thank god my kids have a brain and know how to research and diiiferentiate what is truth and what is lies

  • Diane Argabritr

    Nothing I'm interested in! He has done Nothing to help this country!! Nothing,! Made it the worst it's ever been!!! And then smiles!

  • Boca Legend

    I'm just guessing that Barry is doing it this way since he doesn't have the political chops to get legislation passed like most elected (so-called) leaders.

  • LeftiesAreDopes

    So, lefties arent such dopes after all, are they? I should change my handle to "WannaBeLeftiesAreDopes", because the upper leftists who are pulling the strings understand how to keep the ball rolling in their direction. Unless conservatives get in this game, the future of this country, as it should be, is doomed.

  • http://Bizpac Ted

    Sounds like a Democratic PAC. This should be no surprise. With the Citizens United passage and the slew of Republican PACs, this is just a logical progression of political fund raising. The anonymous aspect of PACs is disturbing because you can have mysterious contributors who provide the money to forward isssues that are not always in the best interests of the voters. We need to ge rid of the anonymous PACs. We need to know whose hand is involved in issues that affect the public good. Left and right.