Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tomorrow morning

Democrats
Automat --

Tonight at midnight is our critical end-of-year fundraising deadline.

And what we have on hand tomorrow morning will determine how hard we can fight from now until November. Unlike the other side, who relies on super PACs and lobbyists to do their work, we rely on grassroots supporters like you pitching in what you can, when you can.

So if you're planning to give to help Democrats up and down the ticket in the year ahead, now's the time do it.

Donate $5 or more today:

http://my.democrats.org/Midnight

Thanks,

Patrick

Patrick Gaspard
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee



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Automat --

About the deadline tonight: It matters.

If you can, please give $3 or more today:

http://my.democrats.org/By-Midnight

To 2012,

Barack




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Friday, December 30, 2011

I want to be able to say

Automat --

This holiday has felt a bit like one last long, deep breath before we plunge into 2012.

This time next year, I don't want us to have any regrets. I want to be able to say we rose to the task, and got it done. We've all got some work to do right now.

Over the next 11 months we've got an organization to grow, voters to register, and people to get fired up.

I hope you'll close out this year by donating $3 or more now to help make sure we're ready for the next one:

http://my.democrats.org/No-Regrets

Thank you so much, and happy new year,

Michelle

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Here's what I need you to know

Automat --

I know we've been asking a lot of you lately.

We wouldn't be doing that, especially this time of year, if this weren't so important.

Folks, this campaign has an important financial deadline coming up. It's going to be the last one we'll have before 2012. And what we're able to raise before the 31st is going to have a big effect on what we're able to do next year to re-elect this president.

From the get go, we built this thing one person at a time, each pitching in what they're able. Please step up and donate $3 today -- or whatever you can. Every donation is going to count:

http://my.democrats.org/End-of-Year

We've come a heck of a long way since 2008, but we've still got a lot of work left to do if we want to see this country go where we all know it needs to.

This last week before the deadline will make a big difference.

Thanks so much,

Joe

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What Democrats do

Democrats
Automat --

If you follow political news like I do, you may remember this year for its GOP horse race: who was up, who was down, who had an "oops" moment. But that's not how I'll remember it.

I'll remember it as a pretty incredible year for Democrats. Here's why:

Just in the last week, we've seen solid evidence that health care reform is working: 2.5 million Americans are now insured thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that allows young adults to stay on their parent's health insurance, more than double the number previously estimated.

And with the last troops leaving this past Sunday, the war in Iraq has come to a responsible end. Because of the veterans provisions of the American Jobs Act and the Hiring Heroes Act, which provide tax incentives to businesses who hire veterans in need of work, our troops coming home and all our veterans know that they can get the help they need in finding work and supporting their families.

These are the kinds of fights Democrats are waging -- and winning. They're crucial victories, but they don't happen without you.

Next year, the stakes will be even higher. That's why I'm asking you to step up right now and say you're ready for the fights ahead:

Chip in $3 more for 2012.

Next year's election will be huge, that's for sure -- but the work we did in 2011 shows just what a grassroots campaign can do. Across the country this year, Democrats worked together and fought critical statewide battles on the ground.

In Mississippi, folks worked tirelessly to protect a woman's right to choose and soundly defeated the Personhood amendment, which would've made abortion illegal, including in cases of rape or incest, and even banned some forms of birth control.

Up in Maine, statewide Democratic groups worked together to overturn the state legislature's recent ban on allowing people to register and vote on the same day -- a nearly 40-year tradition that's helped the state have some of the highest voter turnout rates in the country.

And in the bellwether state of Ohio, the state Democratic party and progressive allies collected more than 300,000 signatures to stop a law that would greatly reduce how and when Ohioans can early vote -- and put it up for a statewide vote next year. Thanks in part to thousands who were able to cast their ballots early, Ohio voters in November successfully repealed a collective bargaining law that would've stripped away the rights of teachers and firefighters to negotiate for important benefits and working conditions.

We have a ways to go to get the economy working for everyone, and there's much more work to be done.

But we have a lot to feel good about. We've worked together at the national level to make change that's going to affect millions of lives every day, like repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and we've banded together in our states and communities to stand for our party's principles.

It's what Democrats do.

But don't doubt that for every victory we've had this year, the GOP is ready and waiting to reverse it. Repealing health care reform, reinstating "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," restricting voting rights, and putting Personhood amendments on the ballot in other states are all things the other side has promised to do if given the chance.

That's why we need to be ready to fight for the change we've made -- and make certain we'll get to keep pushing for more.

It can't happen without you. Show you're ready for 2012 by giving $3 or more today:

http://my.democrats.org/Ready-for-2012

Thanks,

Debbie

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair
Democratic National Committee




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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Iraq

Automat --

Early this morning, the last of our troops left Iraq.

As we honor and reflect on the sacrifices that millions of men and women made for this war, I wanted to make sure you heard the news.

Bringing this war to a responsible end was a cause that sparked many Americans to get involved in the political process for the first time. Today's outcome is a reminder that we all have a stake in our country's future, and a say in the direction we choose.

Thank you.

Barack




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Friday, December 16, 2011

Dorothy Cooper

Democrats
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Dorothy Cooper was born before women or African Americans in our country could exercise the right to vote. She grew up in a Jim Crow-divided South, and saw the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

Dorothy is 96 years old. In 70 years, she's missed just one election. And she's never had a problem voting -- until this year.

Why? Because in more than 40 states, including Tennessee, where Dorothy lives, Republicans are introducing and passing laws that make voting more difficult for everyone -- especially for minorities, young voters, and seniors.

We're fighting back -- and you can help. Please donate whatever you can to support Democrats and help fund the work we're doing to beat back voter suppression efforts -- one state legislature at a time.

I head up our voter protection team, and we have folks digging in on these suppression efforts every day. We're spreading the word when new laws are introduced so we can be in a better position to fight them -- and for those areas where laws have already been passed, we're arming people with the information they need to make sure they can still vote on Election Day.

And we can win these fights:

Earlier this fall, thousands of folks in Ohio fought a GOP-led initiative to severely restrict early voting. They collected hundreds of thousands of signatures to enact a "citizens' veto" and prevent the law from going into effect. As a result, more than 500,000 people were able to cast a ballot in the elections there this past November, and Ohio voters will be able to vote early in the 2012 election.

That's not a victory for Democrats: It's a victory for our democracy. Help support Democrats and our team's work to beat back voter suppression.

GOP leaders have actually said themselves: They do better when fewer people show up to vote.

That's why these efforts are no coincidence. They're making voting more difficult, on purpose, and if enough people don't step up, they'll keep getting away with it.

Republicans' suppression efforts go beyond the standard Democrat-versus-Republican back and forth. They are an affront to our democracy -- plain and simple.

It is absolutely ridiculous that in Texas you can now vote with a gun license but not a student ID. Or that many of these GOP mandates exclude government-issued veterans ID cards, making it more difficult for our vets to vote.

Or that someone like Dorothy Cooper can show up at her local DMV with her birth certificate, voter registration card, and numerous other residency and identity documents and still be denied the state ID card that Republicans have said she needs in order to vote in her state.

But that is what is happening right now.

If that infuriates you, as it does so many other Americans who are learning more about these laws every day, there's something you can do right now.

Help us keep up the fight by donating to support Democrats and the work we're doing to push back on laws that keep people out, and double down on efforts to bring more people in:

http://my.democrats.org/Fight-Voter-Suppression

Thanks,

Will

Will Crossley
Counsel and Voter Protection Director
Democratic National Committee




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Friday, December 09, 2011

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Read this and sign up to take action

Democrats
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If you value your right to vote, you need to look at our interactive report on how it's being threatened -- and believe me, you will be amazed by some of the stuff in there. Then, sign on to fight back:

http://www.protectingthevote.org

Here's why:

In at least 40 states, Republicans have introduced laws that would make voting more difficult for everyone -- particularly minorities and young voters.

Coincidence? Of course not. It's all for partisan gain. GOP leaders have said it themselves: They do better when fewer people show up to vote.

That's right: Right here in America, some people are actually trying to make sure fewer people show up at the polls next year.

This is an issue that Democrats have always fought for -- bringing more people into the electoral process. It's central to who we are. That's why we're jumping to action right now -- and our vigilant voter protection team is on the case, digging in on these suppression efforts every day. Check out our report now.

When you do, you'll see that some of these new laws are downright absurd. You can vote with a gun license in Texas, but not a student ID. In some states, even a Veterans ID card wouldn't be sufficient photo identification to vote. Republicans are trying to justify their suppression efforts by claiming "voter impersonation" is rampant, but here's what's funny:

Between 2001 and 2007, there were just nine possible occurrences of voter impersonation. (During that same period, 352 people were killed by lightning, and there were more than 32,000 reports of UFO sightings.)

Republican lawmakers have already rammed through laws like these in Wisconsin and Florida, and given that they currently control both chambers in 24 other state legislatures -- nearly all of which also have Republican governors -- I'll bet they're thinking they're going to keep getting away with this.

They're banking on you not doing anything about it. Let's show them that's a bad assumption to make -- and that we're just getting started fighting this.

Here's how we can beat this:

First, we spread the word about these laws, so that we're poised to fight them -- one ballot initiative, one state legislature at a time.

Second, we compound our on-the-ground efforts to register and educate new voters in all 50 states. Because here's something we know: One of the best ways to thwart any voter suppression efforts is going to be by making 2012 the largest turnout ever -- even larger than 2008.

Sound like something you want to be a part of? Learn more, and sign on to join us now.

Because this isn't about Democrats and Republicans. It's not about red states versus blue states. It's about a fundamental right that should transcend the politics that some of our own representatives are foisting on our democracy.

We're slapping that down right now, and that starts with a massive showing of support from people like you. Read our report, add your name, and stay tuned:

http://www.protectingthevote.org

Thanks,

Debbie

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair
Democratic National Committee




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