WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — Organizing for Action, the social welfare and community organizing project that advocates President Obama’s political agenda, has set up a health insurance survey for what consumers are “hearing about Obamacare” in an effort to garner donations.
The survey about the implementation of President Obama’s signature health care plan appears on the donation-based website, requiring an email address and zip code. The survey asks simple questions such as: “Have you, your family, or your friends enrolled through the new health insurance marketplace that opened October 1st?”
Another asks: “How well would you say you understand Obamacare?”
After filling out the survey, it takes the person to a donation page: “Thanks for sharing your experience. Here’s what we’re up against: The other side has spent more than $400 million to tear down Obamacare.”
It then gives people the option to donate up to $1,000.
Although the group states that is not involved in elections or “partisan political activity,” the OFA states that is “advocating for the agenda that a majority of American people voted for in 2012.”
OFA’s website describes the group as a “social welfare” non-profit organization that is “the grassroots movement built by millions of Americans to pass the agenda we voted for in 2012.”
The website goes on to describe some of the political action the organization is taking: “Today, we’re organizing to create jobs and strengthen the middle class, fix our broken immigration system, fight climate change, prevent gun violence, get the facts out about Obamacare, protect women’s rights, ensure marriage equality and push forward on even more issues.”
The chairman for Organizing for Action, Jim Messina – who served as Obama’s 2012 campaign manager — said the group believes in being “open and transparent. Messina has also stated that the group does not accept contributions from corporations, federal lobbyists or foreign donors.