Organizing For Action Is Still Asking For Money After Implying They Would Stop

Yes we can….spam your inbox.

In a New York Times piece two weeks ago, Organizing for Action implied it would cut back its fundraising activities so the group wouldn’t detract from other Democratic fundraising campaign efforts.


From the Times piece:

Responding to these concerns, several Democrats said Friday that Organizing for Action would cut back its fund-raising activities so the group would not be in competition with the candidates for donors. Katie Hogan, a spokeswoman for it, said, “We understand and expect that some of our more than 420,000 contributors will shift their focus to their local campaigns during the midterm season.”

But OFA definitely has not cut back their email fundraising effort. The past week has seen 14 emails from OFA that included a link to donate to the group.

(Two of the above emails — “Forward this” and “We’re giving this sticker away - want one?” — do not include donate links.) Organizing for Action Emails/Andrew Kaczynski's Inbox

An Organizing for Action spokesperson gives this comment to BuzzFeed:


“As OFA has been fighting for the last year we will continue to tell the success stories of ACA and fight on issues that the american people want to see action on like raising the minimum wage. We understand that some of our more than 420,000 contributors that give an average contribution of under $40 will shift their focus to their local campaigns during the midterm season. OFA does not work on electoral politics, and will still be engaged on the issues through our more than 4.4 million action takers across the country.”

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