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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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Watch Live Now: Rally in Wisconsin

eboard Posted September 28, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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Live right now—Ben Harper will soon begin playing for the crowd of thousands gathered to hear the President speak at the University of Wisconsin today.

Watch the rally live here.

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Photos: Madison Gets Ready for President Obama

eboard Posted September 28, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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It’s a beautiful fall day at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where the campus is buzzing in advance of the President’s visit.

Check out some photos from earlier today:

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President Obama: “You can’t sit it out”

eboard Posted September 28, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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At today’s rally at the University of Wisconsin, President Obama will be speaking directly to the college students and young voters who helped power his historic campaign in 2008.

The President talked with college and university journalists yesterday about how important it is for people to stay involved in the political process, and how important it is to vote this November:

“What I want to do is just to go speak to young people directly and remind them of what I said during the campaign, which was change is always hard in this country.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  You take two steps forward, you take one step back.  This is a big, complicated democracy.  It’s contentious.  It’s not always fun and games.  ...

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