Obama plans speech at Organizing for Action summit

AP News
Posted: Jun 21, 2013 4:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to speak to donors, alumni of his campaign and Democratic activists involved with a group promoting his second-term agenda.

Obama loyalists and former staffers in January converted his re-election campaign into Organizing for Action. The nonprofit group says Obama will attend an August summit to push lawmakers to take action on Obama's agenda. Most members of Congress return home during the August congressional recess to hold constituent events.

Obama last spoke to the group's supporters and donors in March at its first big summit.

The speech suggests Obama is sticking with Organizing for Action despite its struggles. The group attracted widespread attention at first, but has struggled to raise money and to make good on its mission to build support for Obama's priorities, like gun control.