Obama's "Organizing for America:" On the ground in Virginia

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    Jul 09, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    I got this in an email...There will be a bunch of meetings (click tinyurl link below) thruout Virginia. Sounds like an excellent opportunity for us to give the Obama campaing in Virginia an earful in person on his dragging his ass on gay issues....I will be at the one in Alexandria on Aug 22.

    David --

    My name is Brandyn Keating, and I'm the new Virginia State Director for Organizing for America.

    I'm excited to announce that we're on the ground in Virginia. I'm thrilled to be part of this movement standing with President Obama to make the change we fought for in 2008 a reality in 2009 and beyond.

    Right now, that means working to fix our deeply broken health care system that has denied many Americans the care they need for far too long. Organizing for America is fighting to make sure Congress passes real health care reform that gives every American access to the quality, affordable health care they deserve.

    But to be successful, we need to hear from you -- your effort and commitment are the backbone of this movement and this organization.

    So starting Monday, July 13th, we'll be hosting Listening Tour stops across the state.

    Will you make your voice heard and join us on the Listening Tour?


    At Listening Tour stops, you'll get a chance to learn about OFA's goals and accomplishments, hear about some lessons learned during the election, and offer your thoughts on how we can organize Virginia going forward. Your ideas will be used to write a Virginia-specific plan for Organizing for America.

    The campaign brought an unprecedented number of new voices into the process -- we need to make sure those voices remain at the center of the debate as the President and Congress work to fix our health care crisis, reinvest in our schools, and jumpstart a new green economy.

    But these stops are not just for folks who were involved in the campaign -- we hope that every Virginian will get involved.

    We can't stop growing our movement now. We've never had a better opportunity to shape our future -- and just like during the election, we'll do it from the bottom up.

    Sign up now to attend a Listening Tour stop:


    I look forward to seeing you,


    Brandyn Keating
    Virginia State Director
    Organizing for America

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    Jul 09, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    Is this happening in other states?
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    Jul 09, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    I've seen the national commercials and viewed the white house website commercial but have not seen or heard of anything like this going on in North Carolina. Too many people obsessed with S.C gov Mark Sandford's sex life I suppose. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 09, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    I have called HRC to see what they know about this and how best to attend to get our point of view across. I forwarded the email to HRC and expect a call back from their regional guy (He's in Richmond today).
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    Jul 09, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    Fayetteville, NC JUL 14
    7PM - 8:30 PM

    Location TBD