FILE - In this March 4, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Enveloped by political gridlock, President Barack Obama is reaching out to rank-and-file Republicans, hosting GOP senators for dinner at the White House Wednesday night and then visiting Capitol Hill next week for separate meetings with Senate and House Republicans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is addressing donors and Democratic activists who are raising money for a new group formed out of his re-election campaign.
The president is headlining a two-day meeting of Organizing for Action, a nonprofit group created by former Obama campaign aides and White House advisers this year. The group is raising millions of dollars from donors to rally support for issues like gun control, immigration reform and climate change.
The White House has said Obama will meet with members of the group periodically but denies that high-dollar contributors will get quarterly meetings with the president.
Donors will hear from former Obama aides Jim Messina and David Plouffe (pluhf) during a "founders summit." Obama will speak during a dinner Wednesday night.