Just before President Obama's second inauguration, his campaign committee, Obama for America, transformed virtually overnight into Organizing for Action (OFA), a nonprofit "social welfare organization" that, under Section 501(c)(4) of the tax code, is exempt from federal income tax. Launched inaugural weekend to "support the president in creating jobs and growing the economy from the middle out, and in fighting for issues like immigration reform, climate change, balanced deficit reduction and reducing gun violence," the stated mission of the OFA was to translate the president's re-election victory into policy victories in his second term.
The Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Organizing for Action
The Legal Intelligencer
March 26, 2013
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