Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I cannot do it alone
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I just finished delivering my first State of the Union address.
I set out an urgent plan for restoring economic security for struggling middle class families. This is my top priority, but I cannot do it alone -- and that's why I'm writing to you now.
Tonight, I called on Congress to enact reforms and new initiatives to defend the middle class -- to create millions of new jobs, support small businesses, and drive up wages; to invest in the education of our children and the clean energy technology that must power our future; and to protect the economy from reckless Wall Street abuses.
And I made my position on health reform clear: We must not walk away. We are too close, and the stakes are too high for too many. I called on legislators of both parties to find a way to come together and finish the job for the American people.
I have no illusions -- there have been setbacks, and there will be more to come. The special interests who have shaped the status quo will keep fighting tooth and nail to preserve it.
So tonight, I'm asking you to join me in the work ahead. I need your voice. I need your passion. And I need your support.
Can you help fuel our fight for the middle class with a monthly donation of $15 or more?
We have just finished a difficult year. We have come through a difficult decade. But a new year has come. A new decade stretches before us. We don't quit. I don't quit. Let's seize this moment -- to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more.
Thank you for making it possible,
President Barack Obama
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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It goes without saying that we are disappointed by the result of the special election in Massachusetts.
There will be plenty of time to dissect this race and to apply the lessons learned from it in elections to come. But in the meantime, we will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of the American people, and we will redouble our efforts to lay out a clear choice for voters this November.
And while the path toward change has never been easy, there is always a way forward.
This Wednesday, the President will be delivering his first State of the Union address, where he will lay out that path -- and Democratic Party and Organizing for America supporters will be gathering together at State of the Union Watch Parties across the country.
Can you help out, by signing up to host one?
All you need is a place for folks to gather, a phone, and a TV to watch on. I'll be attending an event in St. Louis, and we'll help recruit supporters from your area to come to yours. Then we'll launch the next step in our work together.
These State of the Union Watch Parties are a great way for us all to play a role as we forge a path forward.
No experience is necessary to host a successful event -- once you sign up to host, a local organizer will be in touch about what to do next.
I know that folks are feeling down after Tuesday's loss. But our nation faces real challenges, and with your help President Obama will continue to tackle them head on.
Please sign up to host a State of the Union Watch Party, and help move us forward:
Governor Tim Kaine
P.S. -- I want to thank our state parties and our DNC and Organizing for America staff and volunteers all across the country who worked tirelessly on the Massachusetts campaign. Together, we generated more than 2 million calls to Massachusetts voters in the final week of the election.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Today is the day
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Right now, the polls are open to elect a new senator to the seat that my friend Ted Kennedy held for 47 years.
The choice could not be more stark, and the result could not be of greater consequence -- for Massachusetts or the nation.
The Bay State can send progressive champion Martha Coakley to Washington to fight for everything we believe in -- health reform, getting all of our money back from Wall Street, and holding corporate interests accountable.
Or the Senate can get one more person already walking in lockstep with Washington Republicans.
The polls are still open, the choice has not been made, and you still have a crucial role to play by calling voters in Massachusetts. In a low-turnout special election like this one, every single voter counts.
Please call Massachusetts voters today.
Opponents of change and progress have been pouring money and resources into the Commonwealth -- they want to keep things just as they are.
The most important thing you can do to stand up to them is call voters and urge them to get out to vote for the leader we need representing Massachusetts.
In a race as close as this one, no matter how many voters you call, you could tip the balance.
So please make sure you do everything you can today. Click here to start calling voters in Massachusetts right away:
If you were fired up in the last election, I need you more fired up in this election.
Thanks for everything you've done, and for your efforts in this final push,
President Barack Obama
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Urgent election, days away
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I just got up to Martha Coakley's campaign HQ to help her win Tuesday's crucial special election. I have to tell you -- this isn't like anything Massachusetts has ever seen.
It's happening right after the holidays, so a lot of people haven't even heard about it. Meanwhile, the same guys behind the Swift Boat ads are taking over the airwaves to distort Martha's record, and the same far-right tea-party crowd that's attacking President Obama is funding her opponent.
The stakes in this race are incredibly high. If we don't hold this seat, a right-wing Republican will hold Sen. Ted Kennedy's old seat until at least 2012 -- and we'll lose a crucial vote in the Senate for health reform and the agenda we fought so hard for last year.
That's why we're going all out in Massachusetts with a massive effort to lock up a Democratic victory. But we can only afford to keep this battle up against the far right through Election Day if folks like you chip in.
Please donate $5 or more to help us make Martha Coakley the next senator from Massachusetts.
Democratic ads are highlighting the key differences between Martha, a long-time public servant and one of the nation's best attorneys general, and her extreme Republican opponent who would walk in lockstep with Mitch McConnell and national GOP power brokers.
And our organizers are engaging volunteers by the thousands to make sure Obama voters make it back to the polls.
But we need your help to keep it going. Please donate $5 or more to the Democratic Party to support our work, including our efforts to elect Martha Coakley:
Let's win this,
Democratic National Committee