It may be no news to most of you, but Organizing for America is in the process (begun pretty much immediately after the election) of becoming Organizing for Action.
I got word of the meeting on Sunday because of my (failed) attempts to volunteer for the Obama campaign last year. I learned I cannot make a big song and dance over doing something if I want to actually be able to do it.
The new iteration is planned to provide resources and training for political actions on assorted issues in the lives of people around the country.
Among the current issues raging (big news here, I'm sure) is gun control. One of the women attending is deep into working on this, and she said that of Oregon's Democratic representatives, DeFazio and Schrader had not come out in support of President Obama's plan. If any of Rep. DeFazio's or Rep. Schrader's constituents see this and are in favor of the president's plan, please let your representative know this.
Other issues mentioned were health, education, LBGT, immigration, race, jobs, homelessness, infrastructure, .... The whole idea appears to be for OFA to provide resources and training for people who are already working on these issues or who would if they knew how.
They are busy setting up as a non-profit nationally, so things appear to be still up in the air, but the Portland metropolitan area has a thriving group already in place.
I am willing to act as liaison with OFA for the local PNW Kossacks, if any of you are interested in using their resources.