Saturday, November 07, 2009

Obama's 'army' crashes colleges for health 'reform'

From WorldNetDaily
Students recruited to lobby Congress in major push for Obamacare Posted: November 05, 2009 ~ 11:54 pm Eastern By Chelsea Schilling © 2009 WorldNetDaily President Obama's "grassroots army" has descended upon college campuses, knocking on dorm doors to recruit students and slam lawmakers with phone calls pushing health-care "reform." Obama for America, Obama's 2008 political campaign, merged with the Democratic National Committee in January and is now known as Organizing for America. The grassroots army that some refer to as "Obama 2.0" is hosting a contest to see which college can call the most state and U.S. representatives by the end of November, the Arizona State University campus newspaper reports. According to the report, Arizona OFA Director Jessica Jones said students may win bragging rights and other prizes if they blast legislators with the most calls in favor of health-care legislation. OFA plans to have chapters present at all Pacific-10 school campuses. The Pacific-10 universities are the University of Arizona; Arizona State University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Oregon; Stanford University; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Southern California; University of Washington; and Washington State University. [Left off the list by author was Oregon State University.] The organization is urging students to sign a pledge promising they will contact lawmakers in support of Obama's health plan. Jones told ASU's State Press that OFA has two goals with its contest: "We really want to get students excited about OFA and get them involved in the organization. The other purpose is to engage in competition as a community, to show how many people want health-care reform and that [individuals are] not the only one[s] working on it." Political science major Erik Carlson, a Tempe campus intern for OFA, said he's forming an OFA chapter on the Arizona State University campus. He told the newspaper his group will make phone calls, set up an information booth and go door-to-door in residence halls to convince students to make the pledge. "We usually ask people if they support the president, and if they do, we ask them if they would mind calling their representative to voice their support on health care reform," he said. Carlson said he believes students need to play an active role rather than simply assuming the health-care issue doesn't affect them. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
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  1. I guess all these college students calling all the Congresspersons for Odongo don't realize that when they graduate and get into the working world, they will be paying up their ying-yang's for his Genocide Care Bill! Wow! I don't have a college degree, but I know I don't want to have to pay a third or more of my money for Dongo's Health Care Scam Game.