The Washington Times - May 7, 2009, 09:37AM

The group formerly known as the Obama campaign and now called Organizing for America is urging supporters to take “the next step” and write letters to the editor of their local newspapers with their story of supporting the president’s budget.

Mitch Stewart, executive director of OFA2, housed at the DNC, lauded Congress’ passage of the more than $3 trillion budget blueprint in the email to Obama supporters. 

“It’s a budget that works for ordinary Americans, and it’s all thanks to people like you,” he wrote.

He said OFA2 volunteers collected “hundreds of thousands of signatures” and made calls to Congress to lobby for the budget.

“As the President said on his hundredth day in office, we should be pleased with our progress so far, but not satisfied. There’s so much more work to do, and to get it done we need to keep growing this movement,” Stewart wrote.

He directed supporters to an online letter to the editor tool to “share your story about how you helped pass this budget, and invite folks in your community to join in.”

“The work we’re doing now is crucial to enact the reforms our country so desperately needs — and with your help, people can understand why,” Stewart said.

Stewart said “special interests” are preparing to “block or water down the president’s agenda,” so the group needs to count on supporters “to defeat them, and we’ll need to get even more people involved if we hope to succeed.”

— Christina Bellantoni, White House correspondent, 
The Washington Times

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