I received an interesting email today from President Obama where he asks me to add my name to an e-mail list for the independent 501(c)(4) Organizing for Action. Here’s the text:
This is an experiment.
Organizing for Action isn’t like any other organization. It’s based in Chicago, not Washington, and its task is to help restore the balance of power in government.
We’ve seen that a bottom-up movement of passionate people can still win an election in the era of big campaign spending. That’s not what this is about.
Organizing for Action is about discovering whether ordinary people can reclaim the process of legislating from special-interest groups and lobbyists, and help give your friends and neighbors the voice they deserve in Washington.
This project needs your support — I’m counting on you to be there for the fights ahead.
Say you’re in today:
Let’s finish what we started.
And when I clicked on the link above, I was sent to a page to thank me for signing up and then asking me to donate.
Really? The president just did this at the same time the IRS is under scrutiny for its treatment of conservative 501(c)(4) organizations?
This is also the same president who in a State of the Union address hammered the Supreme Court for its decision on Citizens United — a 501(c)(4).