The Washington Times - February 27, 2013, 12:12PM

They pine to hear tales of horror from the citizenry, perhaps. Organizing for Action, the aggressive grassroots non-profit that grew out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, is now seeking “sequester stories” from loyal Democrats and progressives.

The canny idea intensifies the Democratic Party’s blame game and fear mongering over the looming budget cuts.


“Right now, each of us has a responsibility to step up and make sure Congress hears our voices. Whether you’d be directly affected by these sequester cuts, or whether they’d affect a senior, veteran, or teacher you know, please share what they mean to you,” says Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’ former deputy campaign manager, in an email message on behalf of the group.

There’s a handy online link to do just that.

But the organization also has the rights to all the content, as outlined in the submission guidelines agreement, which grants the group “perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, sublicensable, royalty free license to publish, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, edit, modify, create derivative works of and otherwise use the Submissions in any manner or media and for any purpose whatsoever at the sole discretion of OFA, including without limitation any political, advertising or commercial use of any kind.”

And naturally, the email asks for a little cash, too.

“Let’s finish what we started. Chip in $25 or more to Organizing for Action, the grassroots movement that will get the job done,” Ms. Cutter says in the email.