Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Your input needed
While we at the DNC are still reflecting on the President's victory and all our other wins, we're also refocusing and planning for the work ahead.
How we move forward depends on you. This is your party, and we want to hear from you. What are your priorities and interests?
Please share your thoughts about the election and how you think we should move forward.
Now is the time to hone our strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Together, we're facing a big moment in American politics. We have the chance to accomplish some major successes for the American people. Your input today -- and your participation going forward -- is incredibly important.
I look forward to hearing from you:
As always, thank you so much for your support,
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee
Monday, December 17, 2012
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Our hearts broke on Friday as we learned of the tragic and senseless deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Last night, President Obama addressed the families of Newtown, offering the love and prayers of a nation, and vowing to use whatever power his office holds to protect our children from such unthinkable acts of violence.
He spoke from the heart -- as a president and a parent. Watch this speech:
As we reflect on the lives lost last week, we must also, as the President urged, consider how each of us can play a part in making our country worthy of the memory of those little children.
I hope you and the ones you love have a happy and safe holiday.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Pick up the phone right now
This week, thousands of Americans picked up the phone to help the President prevent a tax hike on middle-class families.
We can't stop now. Republican leadership in the House of Representatives is still refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would prevent 98 percent of American families from paying higher taxes next year.
If your taxes go up by more than $2,000 in a couple weeks, there's only one reason: because a few dozen Republican representatives refuse to ask the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans to pay their fair share.
Your representative has already signed the petition -- but there are dozens more who still need to step up. Log on to the call tool today and ask fellow supporters who live in Republican districts to call their representatives now:
Voters have already made their voices heard on this issue. As the President said at his first press conference after the election:
"If there was one thing that everybody understood was a big difference between myself and Mr. Romney, it was, when it comes to how we reduce our deficit, I argued for a balanced, responsible approach, and part of that included making sure that the wealthiest Americans pay a little bit more.Yet a handful of Republicans in the House of Representatives are still fighting for the same top-down approach that's been tried -- and has failed.
Whether you voted for the President or not, he's fighting to keep taxes low for 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses, because he believes we need to grow the economy from the middle out.
He's fighting for you. He's got your back.
We've got to get his, too. Make a few calls right now. One person reaching out to another is how we re-elected Barack Obama. It's how we'll win this fight, too. Just a few minutes of your time will make a difference.
Thanks for doing your part. More soon.
Obama for America
Monday, December 10, 2012
Help the President by picking up the phone
Who will decide if your taxes increase in just 22 days? A few dozen members of the House of Representatives, that's who.
Cutting taxes for the middle class shouldn't be difficult, especially when Republicans claim they agree with the President on the issue. But some Republicans are still holding middle-class tax cuts hostage simply because they want to cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires.
Here's what's going on right now: President Obama is asking Congress to move forward on a plan that would prevent 98 percent of American families from paying higher taxes next year. The Senate has passed that bill, and the President is ready to sign it -- but the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives won't even bring the bill to the floor for a vote. House Democrats have filed a petition that would force a vote if it attracts 218 signatures.
If a bill has enough votes to pass, Congress should vote on it and pass it. It's a pretty simple proposition. And every Member of Congress who hasn't signed on to keep taxes low for the middle class needs to hear from you.
Your representative in Congress, Nancy Pelosi, has already done their part to help bring the bill to the floor. But there are dozens more who still need to step up and do the right thing.
Use the call tool today to reach out to fellow Obama supporters and make sure they contact their Republican representative.
Let's get one thing straight: If your taxes go up, Republicans will have made a conscious choice to let that happen. They'll have missed the opportunity to prevent it, just to cut taxes for the wealthy.
Republicans need to stop using the middle class as a bargaining chip. If they fail to act, a typical middle-class family of four will see a $2,200 tax hike starting in a few short weeks. Middle-class families could face some tough financial decisions simply because Republicans didn't want to ask the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans to pay their fair share.
That's not what President Obama and you campaigned on, and that's not what millions of Americans voted for just one month ago.
We know we can affect change in Washington when we raise our voices together. So pick up the phone and make a few calls. Republicans in the House need to hear from their constituents. You can help:
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The perfect gift
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