Organizing for America is dispatching volunteers to the local offices of 32 House Republicans whose districts supported President Barack Obama in the 2008 election to demand that they support Obamas health care reform initiative.OFA volunteers will begin to drop by the offices Friday and continue doing so through the middle of next week. Among Members slated for visits are Reps. Dan Lungren and David Dreier of California, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Frank Wolf of Virginia, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Bill Young and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, and Mike Castle of Delaware.The message was clear in these districts: Americans want change, and they expect their Representatives to work with President Obama and reach across the aisle to help deliver it, OFA Director Mitch Stewart said in a statement. This is part of an ongoing effort by OFA and the Democratic Party to hold Republicans accountable for voting against the views of their constituents and their desire for change, and to make sure that Republicans know that there will be a political price to pay for standing with insurance companies and against reform, Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse said. OFA is backed by the DNC and partly composed of the e-mail list of supporters amassed by Obamas presidential campaign.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.