Friday, February 18, 2011

Obama Community Organizes Wisconsin

Obama stirs Wisconsin's pot, again using his national office to inject himself into state affairs.

WaPo: Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing Republican anti-union bill

The president's political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to get thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.

By the end of the day, Democratic Party officials were organizing additional demonstrations in Ohio and Indiana, where an effort is underway to trim benefits for public workers. Some union activists predicted similar protests in Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Politico: DNC playing role in Wisconsin protests

OfA [Organizing for America] Wisconsin's field efforts include filling buses and building turnout for the rallies this week in Madison, organizing 15 rapid response phone banks urging supporters to call their state legislators, and working on planning and producing rallies

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