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A Call from the President

eboard Posted September 28, 2010 at 12:07 AM
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In March, Gail O’Brien was diagnosed with high grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma—and at the time, she had no health insurance. But through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan established under health reform, she’s finally gotten insurance and the care she needs, and is responding well to treatment.

On the six-month anniversary of health reform’s signing, President Obama made a surprise phone call to Gail at her home in New Hampshire.

Watch:

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President Obama Signs Small Business Jobs Bill

eboard Posted September 27, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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This afternoon, President Obama signed into law a Small Business Jobs Bill that will help promote job creation and spur private-sector growth. Historically, small businesses have accounted two thirds of all American jobs, and this law will provide small businesses with new tax cuts and new capital to invest and expand – helping to ensure that they remain an engine for job growth.

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine said this after President Obama signed this law:

The Small Business Jobs Act will help American businesses and workers to take another step down the path toward full economic recovery by supporting economic expansion and job growth all across the country.  This new law builds on critical legislation – from the Recovery Act to tax ...

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Moving America Forward with our AAPI Communities

eboard Posted September 27, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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Democrats are moving America forward--  fighting to fix the damage the Republicans heaped upon the Nation during the last decade.  And because we’re Democrats we know it will take the entire community to work towards that effort.   Democrats are made up of the culturally diverse communities in  the United States and are providing materials that are inclusive of our non-English speaking constituencies.   Many of our Asian American Pacific Islander communities require translated materials so we have made our Moving America Forward campaign toolbox available in Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean,  Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese.  We are counting on our organizers to use this material to help fight the Republicans who have become the “party ...

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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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