Category: Obama for America
TheAction.org takes ACTION on repealing the Bush tax cuts on the wealthiest 2% this weekend! Get involved!
The time for ACTION is NOW!Last week, I wrote about the new website TheAction.org, a new organizing tool to help pass President Obama's second term agenda. This weekend marks the first Day of Action using this organizing tool. The activities are designed to ensure that Congress passes a repeal of the Bush tax cuts on the wealthiest 2% of Americans while preserving the middle class tax cuts that actually help stimulate our economy by keeping money in the hands of those who will immediately put it back into the economy. Details on how you can get involved after the jump. Read more ›
Respect, empower, and include. Repeat.With another successful Obama election behind us, those who were involved with Obama for America (OFA) at the grassroots level are likely wondering, "What's next?" After his first election, it wasn't until the summer of 2009 that OFA 2.0, aka "Organizing for America" came into being. I was privileged to be chosen to attend a 300-person debriefing conference about a month after election, dubbed "The Legacy Confernce" where those of us who were deeply involved in the campaign got together to discuss OFA's future. The same type of thing is happening now and YOU can be part of it. Details after the jump. Read more ›
We’re not getting Obama on the ballot until Malia is ready
2012 was extraordinarily important election because it decided whether ObamaCare would be maimed before it could even go into effect. However, whether the law gets funded and properly will be a constant question because of an election too many Americans just skipped—2010.
Republicans got about 500,000 fewer votes for the House of Representatives than Democrats but they kept their huge majority and they’ll likely keep it until 2020 for one reason: Republicans came out in massive numbers in 2010. This gave them the power to gerrymander districts so they can’t lose—creating an electoral map that virtually guarantees Republican control of the House for a decade.…Read more ›