Organizing for America announces NC staff

Washington, D.C. — Organizing for America (OFA), a project of the Democratic National Committee committed to building on and strengthening the historic grassroots network created during the Obama campaign and helping to advance the President’s agenda, today announced it has hired Lindsay Siler as the N.C. State Director and Gregory Jackson as the N.C. Field Director.

“The work we’re doing at Organizing for America is unprecedented. I’m glad to be a part of this effort to maintain and build upon the historic grassroots network of support that brought us victory in November. OFA is quickly becoming a way for people in communities across the country to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and delivering on the President’s promise to change the way Washington works,” said Lindsay.

Lindsay Siler is an experienced grassroots field organizer. Siler most recently served as the Field Director and Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, where she built the group’s field organization in the state from scratch and worked to elect candidates across North Carolina to office. Siler also served as the Deputy Field Director of Trips for the Hilary Clinton for President campaign in Iowa. Gregory Jackson joins OFA after serving as the director of D.C. for Obama, where he oversaw 9,000 volunteers.

In the coming weeks OFA will begin a “Listening Tour” that will stop in communities across North Carolina. The tour will seek to solicit input and ideas from volunteers and supporters on the best ways to organize in their communities to develop support for the President’s agenda. OFA will also hold National Health Care Day of Service events across North Carolina on Saturday to highlight the urgent need for health care reform. North Carolinians can visit mybarackobama.comto find a listening tour stop or health care service event in their area.