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Obama’s next move

January 17th, 2009 · 8 Comments · US Election 2008

At the end of the US election some of us were wondering what the very well oiled and funded machine will do next. I found this news interesting in the midst of the train journey and inauguration/transition coverage currently underway.

Obama’s campaign moved to the next phase with the announcement today of Organizing for America – a new movement working within the Democratic Party where Obama will be encouraging all his supporters to transfer their energy to campaign for legislation and the Obama presidential agenda. First thing to note was the way he found out what the campaigners and supporters wanted to do.

This announcement follows a dialogue with Obama for America supporters across the country. More than 500,000 completed surveys following the election making clear their vision for the organization, and more than 4,200 hosted house parties in their communities. A clear majority believe that organizing in support of President-elect Obama’s agenda should be the most important goal for the organization.

(Update: Keith has more on the survey here)

He sent the announcement today to all his supporters including the Youtube below and will be sending more information in the next few days on the organisation itself.

So if Congress or the Senate aren’t too co-operative he’ll just call out the electoral troops or something? That’ll be interesting!

h/t  Huffington Post.

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