WASHINGTON (CNN) – As Congress considers his budget proposal, President Obama is back in campaign mode Wednesday, heading West to plug the plan on the road, and online with a video pitch to supporters.
"I'm asking you to head outside this Saturday to knock on some doors, talk to some neighbors, and let them know how important this budget is to our future," he says in a four-minute video appeal included in a message sent from former campaign manager David Plouffe, who now heads the Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America effort, to the group's massive e-mail list.
OFA is directing supporters to canvass this weekend - in their neighborhoods, by e-mail and on Facebook - in support of the president's budget plan. And they've been asked to lobby lawmakers, using an online tool that will help them contact members of Congress.
The group boasts an e-mail list of millions, though turnout for its first post-election organizing event - a weekend of house parties to help volunteers push for the president's stimulus plan - drew far fewer than any pre-Election Day effort.