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“If there’s an enthusiasm gap for Democrats this election, it hasn’t reached Madison”

eboard Posted September 29, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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Tonight, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President Obama brought the house down. In front of a crowed estimated at more than 26,000, the President delivered a battle cry for Democrats across the country to get involved and make a difference in November’s elections.

Here are just a few of the early headlines from tonight’s event:

“President Obama Rallies more than 26,000 Supporters in Madison” -- Associated Press

“In Madison speech, Obama fires up potential Democratic voters” -- The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

“Obama Whips Up Large Campus Crowd” -- NY Times

“Obama hits the road in hopes of firing up voters” -- Reuters

“Obama lights a fire under UW-Madison supporters ...

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DNC Chairman Tim Kaine “Moving America Forward” in Delaware

eboard Posted September 29, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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Today, Democratic Party Chairman Tim Kaine rallied with Democrats at the University of Delaware. The “Moving America Forward” rally crowd got revved up listening to Chairman Kaine and to President Obama, who —via a live feed from the University of Wisconsin in Madison—called on voters to get involved in the fall elections and get to the polls this November. Along with Democrats at hundreds of watch parties across the country, the Delaware rally attendees were more than ready to join the President in electing Democrats this fall.

At the Delaware event, Chairman Kaine drove the importance of the fall elections home, saying:

“If Republicans win control of Congress, they’re going to do everything they can to reverse the progress that ...

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‘The Death of the Democratic Party has been Greatly Exaggerated’

eboard Posted September 29, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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Today, Vice President Biden spoke to an excited crowd of students and activists at Penn State University as part of the push to boost Democratic voter participation in the November elections. The Vice President told the packed crowd:

“The reports of the death of the Democratic Party have been greatly exaggerated.

“I’m here to tell you that on November the third, we will be in the majority of the United States House of Representatives, in the majority if the U.S. Senate and we will be sending Democrats to victory throughout Pennsylvania.”

Democrats should go to voters with a simple message this fall, Vice President Biden told the crowd:

“Explain to folks what the Republicans did to get us into this mess—and that shouldn’t be ...

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“Watching Is Not Enough” — Call Voters Now

eboard Posted September 29, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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President Obama just finished firing up a crowd of tens of thousands at the University of Wisconsin—highlighting the critical choice voters face in the elections just 35 days from today.

OFA Deputy Director Jeremy Bird delivered a message to supporters following the President’s rally, asking everyone to join in calling voters right now to let them know about what’s at stake this year.

You can start making calls here at Calls.BarackObama.com.

 

“Watching’s not enough—we need folks to get on the phones and call voters to talk about what you just heard and how important these elections are.”

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Keeping Social Security Safe

eboard Posted September 29, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Social Security, [August 14, 2010] President Obama used his weekly address to reiterate his support of the institution as a bastion for the middle class and program that deserves public support in perpetuity.  The President remains committed to working across party lines to strengthen Social Security.

Read the Presidential Proclamation on the 75th Anniversary of the Social Security Act here.

“We have an obligation to keep that promise--  to safeguard Social Security for our seniors, people with disabilities and for all Americans today, tomorrow and forever.” 

President Obama had this to say about the GOP push to privatize Social Security:

But some Republican leaders in Congress don’t seem to have learned any lessons from the past ...

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