[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/02/art.getty.obama.supporters.jpg caption="The president is asking supporters to host gatherings next weekend to push for his economic stimulus plan."](CNN) - President Obama sent a message to supporters Monday personally calling them action behind his agenda for the first time since his inauguration.
The president’s message was sent by Organizing for America — the former campaign apparatus that is now a two-week-old arm of the Democratic National Committee — to anyone who was involved with an Obama house party during the campaign season.
The president is asking them to host similar gatherings next weekend to push for his economic stimulus plan. That package, which passed the House last week without Republican support, is currently being considered by the Senate.
“I hope to sign the recovery plan into law in the next few weeks,” said Obama in the e-mail. “But I need your help to spread the word and build support. … You can help restore confidence in our economy by making sure your friends, family, and neighbors understand how the recovery plan will impact your community.”
Last week, Organizing for America director Mitch Stewart sent a similar message announcing the gatherings.
Event hosts will be sent statistics on how Obama’s plan might affect their state, and given a downloadable party kit, similar to the one provided by the group when it held the first round of home gatherings earlier this month.
The house meetings are scheduled for next weekend, February 6-8.