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Organizing for Action
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In August of 2013, OFA is launching their "Action August" month. According to executive director Jon Carson, "August is a rare month where constituents can change the conversation in their communities while knowing that their representative is home in their district. It is an organizing opportunity that OFA will be leading." Activities include petition circulations, letters to the editor, advocacy events and visits to congressional members in their home offices. The events, all organized by volunteers, will be tracked on a public calender on the new website.
In the first quarter of 2014, OFA raised $4.9 million dollars. In the second quarter, OFA raised $8.2 million. Fred Eychaner, president of the Chicago-based Newsweb Corp., and David Shaw, co-founder of D.E. Shaw, a New York investment management firm, each donated $500,00 in the second quarter. Amy Goldman, a philanthropist and author, contributed $250,000 in the second quarter.
According to OFA, the year-to-date average donation is $55.16.
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