May 14th, 2009
04:40 PM ET
9 years ago

OFA fundraises on healthcare reform

(CNN) - Organizing for America, an arm of the Democratic National Committee dedicated to mobilize supporters around President Obama's agenda, is launching a new campaign to fight "special interest lobbyists and partisan ideologues" who are against reforming healthcare.

In an e-mail to supporters Thursday, Organizing For America Director Mitch Daniels writes, "Special interest lobbyists and partisan ideologues will now go into overdrive, spreading distortions and twisting arms in D.C. to water down the final plan - or stop it entirely."

Daniels also asks for contributions. "With your support, we can train volunteers, hire organizers, place ads, hold local educational events, bring constituent voices straight to Congress, and make sure your real life stories are heard louder than the lobbyists' spin," he writes.

Filed under: Healthcare
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Tulsa

    I gave today! Thanks for reminding me Mitch.
    Great work.

    May 14, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. Hans Brecker, Albany NY

    Anyone who thinks the government can do even a fair job of healthcare really needs to have their head examined.......wake up and smell the formaldehyde you imbeciles.

    May 14, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  3. Kurt C.

    Real life stories from people under nationalized healthcare systems are not spin. Their stories are what we are facing.

    May 14, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  4. I sat in Rev. Wrights church pews for 20 years and didn't hear a word..

    Who's next to help BOs good buddys at ACORN..........

    May 14, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. yuri

    Wish you guys all the good luck in the world in tons.

    May 14, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  6. Mari( maybe one of my comments will be posted)

    @ " I sat in Rev. Wright's........."

    Will you please STOP spewing the LIES that you hear on 'Faux News' and AM radio!

    Honestly, its disgusting how you, GOPers lie! Do yourself a favor and "Google" the total monies given to ACORN from the Stimulus and WHAT the money is being used for!

    And while you are Googling, check out "GOP VOTER FRAUD" ITS QUITE INTERESTING!

    May 14, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  7. Gem

    My donation is on the way it baffles me that some people really believe that they have freedom of choice through private carriers when the carrier determines which procedures they will cover or the fact that you can only see doctors in their network if you want your claims to be paid its really sad these people have been brainwashed to believe the republicans definition of choice

    May 14, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |

    Hey OFA! Why no "single payer" option in your health care platform?
    I thought Pres. Obama promised to try and get it in play during the election and as of this writing it's not even on the table. What gives???

    May 14, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  9. Mississippi Mike

    Democrats have the Presidency and both houses of Congress, why do they need to campaign in support of the president's policies? Is it because his policies are lousy and the general public needs to intimidated into going along? Yes.

    May 14, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  10. Pioneer

    Time for the current status quo to be different and not some watered down version of what Coryn and Limbaugh want.
    Will send money today.
    Thanks for the reminder

    May 14, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  11. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    Yep, open season has just been declared on drug makers, insurance campanies, HMOs and the AMA!

    Hey, Cheney, kin ah borrowy yer shotgun?

    May 14, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  12. Crazy ass human being

    Stop the drug campanies advertising – -that would save a bundle.
    I'm inundate every night about drugs for everything.

    May 14, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  13. Dave in Illinois

    Why does it sound like Organizing for America is one of hose "special interest lobbyists and partisan ideologues" going "into overdrive" to "spin" the issue in their direction?

    May 14, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  14. Tom Bachman

    Well, Medicare's headed into the dumper, why not toss the whole system into the abyss??

    May 14, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  15. No Incumbents 2010

    OFA sounds alot like lobbyists.

    May 14, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  16. paula

    I work in a minimum wage factory where all workers make approximately $15,000 a year. Believe me there is no lack of healthcare for these workers, and they know how to get it. In fact they all know how to access the system. Food stamps, medical cards, WIc, etc. There is no need to worry about the working poor.

    May 14, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  17. Cali J

    Mari spreads hate on all boards.
    Who do you work for Mari? Does pay you to get on these boards and spew against anyone who doesn't think like you?
    People like you in this country are the problem.
    People, please realize that no politician or party has your best interest in mind. Not even your beloved BHO. Try thinking as Americans and try not hating someone who doesn't think exactly as you do, and let's see if we can solve some problems.
    Healthcare is a problem. The more good ideas we come up with, the better we can do in solving the problems. We need all bright minds in Congress to work hard together and get this done. Freedom of health care for those who can afford it, and free health care for the poor and elderly.

    May 14, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  18. A little sad

    Mississippi Mike May 14th, 2009 5:33 pm ET

    Democrats have the Presidency and both houses of Congress, why do they need to campaign in support of the president's policies? Is it because his policies are lousy and the general public needs to intimidated into going along? Yes.


    The "Harry and Louise" ads helped prevent healthcare reform in the '90s, and the neocons have already hired the HCA fraudster to star in more untrue ads.

    So yes, there is a need to counteract the GOP lies.

    May 14, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  19. Dace Tucson

    This is totally needed because big money health care and pharma are mobilizing the hate and ignorance troops on the far right to do their dirty work again and stop Americans from getting health care. This is the biggest national security risk in our history – why isn't the right wing hate machine behind this – they say they love the country. Many of them don't have insurance (well except the super wealthy that have used the religious extremist for decades).

    May 14, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  20. Jimmy the Greek

    Obama unleashes his goons.

    Why risk the chance of Americans deciding if Obama's Universal Healthcare is worth the cost (socialism). Better to send out a political hit-squad to quelch opposition and push Obama's propaganda.

    Hugo Chavez is cheering for his new soulmate, Obama.

    May 14, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  21. health care is broken

    we need to break it apart and put it back together again

    May 14, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  22. Terry

    Attention Morons: No one is proposing socialize medicine! No one is going to tell you what doctor to go to. No one is going to tell you to wait months for urgent surgeries. Canadians love their medical system. Canadians do not have to wait a long time for treatment. They used to, but that was corrected a decade ago.

    There is a woman in my home town who needs a lung transplant and cannot afford it. Her friends are having bake sales to try and raise the money she needs, otherwise she will die. Many Americans have no health insurance. My insurance company will not pay for some of the medication that my doctor has prescribed for me. America spends more money per patient than any other nation. The health of the American population is about 37th in the world.

    May 14, 2009 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  23. Allen in Hartwell GA

    I refuse to work for any program except single-payer. Employers won't have to provide insurance. Every citizen will have insurance for preventative care, reducing hospital costs. We might be able to recoup costs for treating foreign visitors, who just happen to take a trip to the USA before discovering a catastrophic medical condition.
    And best of all (for you who refuse to sit in a waiting room with the common rabble) the rich will still be able to pay for whatever they want.

    May 14, 2009 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  24. Otto

    Right CNN...very right and yes, I gave $50.00 toward those same ads. It is time to stop the health care companies that are lobbing for their own wealth AND put a stop to the Republicans who are the party of "NO"
    I am willing to give more as I did in the campaign and NO I am not a lazy Liberal as they think; but a hard working American with more common sense than most Republicans. I am quiet I am smarter than Ruch.

    May 14, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  25. Fitz in Texas

    Good Lord, the government can't even run the United States Post Office and Obama's sheeples want the government to run our Health Care. Now this really scares me.

    May 14, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
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