RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The group that formerly acted as President Obama's campaign organization has distributed an e-mail urging supporters to "step up and own it" and help fend off the president's critics.
Organizing for Action, led by former Obama campaign heavyweight Jim Messina, signed the email which refers to "shady groups with undisclosed donors" as among those that are working to oppose Mr. Obama.
The email, sent Thursday, March 7, reads as follows:
"Think back to President Obama's first term. Special interests spent unprecedented money to convince Congress to vote against policies the American people supported.
History is already repeating itself. We're just a few months into President Obama's second term and special-interest groups are back at it, pouring money into ads to defeat common-sense gun safety measures that more than 90 percent of Americans support. Shady groups with undisclosed donors are fighting back against comprehensive immigration reform.
We're not sitting back and letting them get away with it.
Organizing for Action's mission is to put power back into the hands of the American people. That's why we won't accept a single dollar from corporations, PACs, foreign donors, or lobbyists. This is your movement, not theirs.
So step up and own it -- add your name today and let us know you're in:
Organizing for Action"