Obama to speak to Organizing for Action summit

AP News
Posted: Mar 11, 2013 9:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to speak Wednesday night to donors and Democratic activists who are involved with a nonprofit formed to promote his agenda.

Two people involved in the planning confirmed the speech to the founders' summit of Organizing for Action, which was first reported by Politico Monday morning. They spoke on a condition of anonymity because the event planned at a Washington hotel has not yet been officially announced.

Organizing for Action is being run by former Obama advisers who transformed his re-election campaign into a grassroots machine to support his initiatives. The group is raising millions from donors and whipping up support for issues like gun control and an immigration overhaul.