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Obama's Organizing for Action raises $4.9 million in first quarter

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Organizing for Action--the spin-off group created out of the Obama presidential campaign--will report later Friday that first-quarter fund-raising hit just under $4.9 million from 109,582 supporters. The OFA has been scouting for a headquarters in Chicago; the group already set up shop in Washington.

Click below for OFA Executive Director Jon Carson's letter pitching supporters for small dollar donations....the list of big contributors comes out later today....

OFA is teaming with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to hold "We Have Not Forgotten and Demand Action" events as the Senate starts debating gun-control bills.

Friend --

Today, we're releasing our first quarterly fundraising numbers at Organizing for Action, and I couldn't be prouder.

In just the first few months of this brand-new organization, 109,582 supporters stepped up and invested in what we're building together -- from the grassroots up.

To anyone who thought we couldn't do this, these numbers send a pretty clear message. It's never been done before, but supporters like you are doing it.

Now my question to you is: Are you going to let those founding members do it all on their own, or are you going to join them? It's not too late.

Chip in $5 or more right now to become a member of Organizing for Action today.

Here's something else I'm proud of: Our average donation is just $44.

That's incredible, and the way it should be.

People -- especially the special interests on the other side -- are taking notice of what this grassroots-funded organization is up to. We're digging in, we're speaking out, and we're amplifying the voices of ordinary Americans on some of the biggest issues of our time.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this movement: We're off to a running start, and we're not turning back.

Go on -- make a donation of $5 or more today:

Thank you for everything you're doing.


Jon Carson

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