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Rally with the President in Wisconsin Tomorrow: Join a Watch Party Near You

eboard Posted September 27, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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President Obama will be at the University of Wisconsin tomorrow—headlining a rally with thousands of supporters to build momentum heading into November.

Organizing for America supporters will be holding more than 200 watch parties across the country tomorrow night—join in for a fun gathering to watch the President get supporters fired up for the final five weeks before November 2nd. You'll also get to see live music from Ben Harper, who will be joining the crowd in Madison.

If you're in the Madison area, the event is free and open to the public—gates open at 3:30 p.m. Central Time. No tickets are required, but RSVP'ing is encouraged.

If you can't make it to a Watch Party, you can watch live online ...

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Sunday Open Thread: Change That Matters

eboard Posted September 26, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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For more than 200 years, Democrats have fought to make the change that matters most for our country. As we continue that work this election season, take a minute to reflect back on our history and what's brought us here today.

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President Obama is Fired Up—And Asking You to Get Involved

eboard Posted September 26, 2010 at 3:50 AM
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With less than six weeks to go until November 2nd, President Obama is fired up--and asking you to knock on doors, call voters, donate what you can, and make sure everyone knows what's at stake in this election and makes their voices heard.

Watch President Obama's message asking you to do everything you can in support of Democratic candidates this year:

"I need everybody here to step up their game....we've got to have the same energy, we've got to have the same enthusiasm, I need you guys to make those phone calls, to knock on those doors--to volunteer for candidates, to write whatever checks you can...we've just gone through the first quarter here, the game is still on."

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AAPI Communities to Benefit from Patients’ Bill of Rights Which Prioritizes Crucial Preventive Care

eboard Posted September 24, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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As of this week, sixteen million AAPIs can expect to benefit from the reduction of preventable diseases and conditions through the Patients’ Bill of Rights. When congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama enacted the Affordable Care Act six months ago, the new law included a “Patients’ Bill of Rights” to protect consumers and patients from some of the insurance industry’s most abusive practices. This series of provisions prioritizes preventive care and recourse for patients that have been unfairly denied claims.

AAPI communities are needlessly left vulnerable to treatable diseases and avoidable conditions because of theprohibitive cost of preventive care or because their insurance plans just won’t cover regular screenings. The Patients’ Bill of Rights will help to eliminate disparities that exist ...

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Six Reasons to Join a Vote 2010 Event This Weekend

eboard Posted September 24, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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As Friday afternoon becomes evening and thoughts turn to the weekend, consider adding a Vote 2010 event to your Saturday or Sunday plans. Now’s a great time to join in and support Democratic candidates—there are 39 days until November 2nd and many reasons to get involved. Here are just six reasons to join in now and help Democrats keep making progress this election season:

  1. Yesterday, new provisions of health reform took effect—barring insurance companies from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, prohibiting lifetime limits on care, and allowing young people to stay on their parents plans for longer. If Republicans take control this November, the hard-earned progress we’ve achieved with the Affordable Care Act could be in jeopardy.
  2. President Obama has ...

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