Re "Obama, House GOP meet but don't agree" (Page A6, March 14): Congress does not understand that Organizing for Action, which used to be Obama for America, is no longer a campaign organization. OFA is nonpartisan, does its own local fundraising and is a locally governed issues-focused organization. Its purpose is to counteract the unduly large influence that corporate money and super PACs like those funded by Karl Rove and the Koch brothers have on American democracy.
By allowing his campaign team to help start this group, I believe President Barack Obama is affirming his belief that the American people do care about their governance and given the opportunity will speak out. Right now we are working to affirm and support the president's legislative agenda, but as the national conversation moves toward a more civil tone and becomes less partisan, OFA's task will be to encourage public participation in its own governance.
-- Max Soucia, Citrus Heights