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Obama to Speak to Donors at Founders' Summit of Organizing for Action on Wednesday

6:27 AM, Mar 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Barack Obama will speak to donors to Organizing for Action, the group that was formerly his reelection campaign, this Wednesday in Washington, D.C. "President Obama will speak to a Wednesday-night dinner for donors and grassroots supporters at the Founders' Summit of Organizing for Action, the nonprofit successor organization to his campaign," reports Mike Allen.  

"The summit, to be help Wednesday and Thursday at a Washington hotel, is aimed at keeping supporters motivated ahead of tough congressional fights on gun legislation and immigration reform, and to take their temperature about the future of the organization. Speakers will include David Plouffe, former White House senior adviser, and manager of Obama's 2008 campaign; Jim Messina, managing of the 2012 campaign and OFA's national chairman; Jon Carson, OFA's executive director; Dan Wagner, the campaign's chief analytics officer; Lisa Jackson, Obama's former EPA administrator; Sara El-Amine, OFA's national organizing director; Lindsay Siler, OFA's issues director; and others."

Allen continues:

Advisers said topics will include the sequence of issues the president will pursue, the greater challenge of recruiting volunteers compared to a campaign, and tactics that have been successful in mobilizing supporters since the election. "The summit is a series of meetings with volunteers, neighborhood team leaders, former campaign staff and donors who will shape the direction of Organizing for Action," an OFA official said. Portions of the summit will be open to reporters each day. Some sessions will be closed because they "are meant to be discussion-inducing, to brainstorm new ideas and have smaller group conversations about policies and issues," the official said. Each session will have about 100 attendees, and that number may grow on Thursday. The event begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday and continues into Thursday afternoon.

It was previously reported that donors who gave at least $500,000 to Organizing for Action might get a chance to meet quarterly with President Obama. It's not clear whether this event counts as one of those quarterly events--and whether all top level donors have been invited to this event.

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