September 6, 2013 While opponents of military action in Syria drown Congress in phone calls, the president's grass-roots organization sits on the sidelines.
Jim Messina (left), the head of Organizing for Action and a former top Obama campaign and White House aide, watches President Obama make a statement in the White House Cabinet Room in 2010.
March 7, 2013 Organizing for Action, which was formed from the Obama for America campaign committee to promote the president's second-term agenda, now says it won't take money from corporations or PACS. Critics say they'll believe it when they see it.
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