Organizing for Action just sent out a press release bragging that it raised almost $5 million in the first quarter of this year.
“In the first few months of this brand-new organization, 109,582 supporters stepped up and invested in what we’re building together — from the grassroots up.”
The average donation was $44. (If you multiply $44 by 109,582 you get $4,821,608.)
Organizing for Action will “play an active role” in “mobilizing around and speaking out in support of important legislation” during Obama’s second term, the president said in January.
The group, which sprang out of Obama’s reelection campaign, urges supporters to get in others’ faces. Its leader, Jon Carson, says OfA’s most important immediate priorities are “immigration reform, reducing gun violence, and tackling the budget in a balanced way.”