Organizing for Action (OFA) announced Monday that it is coordinating “anniversary events” to commemorate the 2012 Newtown, Conn., shooting that killed 27 people, including 20 children.
“When tragedy struck Sandy Hook elementary School last year, we mourned together as a nation,” the nonprofit group, which is an “overhaul of Obama’s reelection campaign,” as The Hill puts is, said in an email to potential supporters.
“As we approach the anniversary of December 14, communities are coming together to reflect and stand as one with the families of Newtown, Connecticut.”
The email explains that OFA is looking for supporters who would be willing to host “remembrance events,” adding that interested parties can sign up today.
“OFA will give you the resources you need to ensure your event is a powerful reminder of what we lost a year ago, and a reminder that we as a nation need to do more to prevent gun violence and keep our communities safe,” the email reads. “Newtown green ribbons will be distributed that day – both in person and online – to help show solidarity with the families of Sandy Hook.”
The email ends by offering potential OFA supporters a link to a signup sheet posted to my.barackobama.com.
Supporters who click through the link are then greeted with a message attacking Congress for failing to pass stricter gun laws:
“Despite overwhelming public support for expanding background checks for gun sales, Congress has failed to act,” the site reads. “Join local supporters as we remember Newtown and ask Congress: What will it take to make our communities safer?”
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