Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Obama's OFA Silent on Maine's Anti-Gay Ballot Measure

Organizing for America, formerly Obama for America, is ignoring the crucial anti-gay ballot measure in Maine.

Instead OFA is telling Maine activists to get involved in the New Jersey election!

John Aravosis writes:

Joe wrote last night about how the DNC's "Organizing for America" organization (formerly known as "Obama for America") emailed Maine voters yesterday about today's election, but failed to mention the anti-gay ballot measure that is the number one issue in the state right now.

Today things got worse. We just received a copy of an email message that OFA sent to Maine voters yesterday asking them to get involved in.... New Jersey! . . Tell us again why any gay voter should help the DNC ever again? And where is our President, the "fierce advocate"? . . So, who came up with the idea to ask Maine voters to contact New Jersey when Maine has its own hugely important election? Did the White House have a say in OFA not helping gay Americans keep their civil rights in Maine?

Update: NPR - Marriage in Maine in Dead Heat
Related: Plumline - Obama’s Political Operation Takes Heat For Lack Of Push Against Maine Anti-Gay Initiative / Maine Marriage Equality