Tickets to 'founders' summit' are $50,000 per person...
UPDATE: CLICK HERE FOR THE POSTPresident Obama will deliver remarks on Wednesday evening to donors and Democratic activists at the Organizing for Action dinner at Adour Restaurant. The nonprofit is the successor to his campaign organization, and the dinner is the capper to the first day of a two-day "founders summit" for OFA being held at the St. Regis Hotel, home to Adour, located three blocks from the White House.
The President will also answer questions at the 6:30 PM dinner, the White House said. There will be in-town travel pool coverage for the President's remarks only. Tickets to the event are $50,000 per person, AP reported.
OFA is currently pushing support for the President's agenda, including immigration reform, gun control, climate change, and sequester-related issues, among other topics. The organization came under fire recently for accepting donations from corporations, and has now reversed the policy.
After The New York Times reported that donors who gave or raised $500,000 would have quarterly meetings with the President, Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Monday that OFA is "a separate organization" but added that President Obama will meet "periodically" with members. He equated the group to any other organization that promotes public policy and said "any notion, as we've talked about, that there is a price set for a meeting with the President is absurd and wrong."
Other speakers at the summit will include Jon Carson, a former White House official and OFA’s new Executive Director; David Plouffe, former White House senior adviser, and manager of the 2008 campaign; Jim Messina, manager of the 2012 campaign and OFA's national chairman; Dan Wagner, the campaign’s chief analytics officer; former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, Sara El-Amine, OFA’s national organizing director; and Lindsay Siler, OFA’s issues director, Politico first reported this week.