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  • President Obama: “35 days left until we elect the last Congress of my presidency”

    This morning, with just 35 days left until the November election, President Obama emailed Democrats across the country to ask for their support. Here’s what he said:

     

    There are 35 days left until we elect the last Congress of my presidency.

    We still have an opportunity to organize and win the tough races we have to win -- but time is the thing we're just about out of. If we don't hit our goals before midnight tonight, we won't be able to build the best organization we can build.

    Don't let that happen. Before midnight, chip in $3 or more.

    Thanks,

    Barack Obama

    P.S. -- I know how hard you're working to help win this thing, which is why I'd like a chance to thank you in person. Chip in $3 or whatever you can, and you'll be automatically entered to fly out to Los Angeles in a few days to join me.
  • Mary Burke: “Add your name to defeat Scott Walker”

    Mary Burke sent this email to Democrats across the country, asking them to help her defeat Scott Walker in the Wisconsin gubernatorial race. Here’s what she had to say:

    Since I launched my campaign for governor against Scott Walker last year, thousands of grassroots activists have joined Team Burke. Under Walker, our state capitol has become the most divisive in the nation. People are recognizing there's a better way. I understand that it's time to focus on what matters and use common sense to find solutions that work.

    My message is resonating with folks across Wisconsin, and this race is a dead heat. The latest polls have us tied 46-46 with Scott Walker among registered voters -- that's why I need your help today. Are you with me?

    Add your name to defeat Scott Walker and say that you're standing with me!

    With just weeks until Election Day, Scott Walker and his allies are trying to hide his failures behind a sea of negative ads. They're spending millions because they know I can win.

    I know how to apply my experience creating jobs in the private sector to our government, focusing on what entrepreneurs and small businesses need to start up and grow.

    I directed strategic planning at Trek Bicycle, helping the company grow to nearly 1,000 employees right here in Wisconsin. During my time as Secretary of Commerce, I helped small businesses get started, and businesses of all sizes grow. I know how to get Wisconsin moving again.

    Sign your name if you're ready to join my team and defeat Scott Walker:

    http://my.democrats.org/Join-Mary-Burke

    Thanks for standing with me,

    Mary Burke

  • Women’s Leadership Forum 2014

    Democratic women from across the country spent two days gathered together to hear from First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama, and many other Democratic leaders. Here are some of the highlights:

  • 3 Takeaways from the GOP’s Latest Poll of Women

    Republicans are out of touch, and now they have the data to prove it. Earlier this week, Politico released details of a survey funded in part by Karl Rove’s PAC. Here are our three key takeaways from the research (not that we expect them to change the GOP’s attitudes toward women).

    1. Republicans “fail to speak to women in the different circumstances in which they live.”

    Republicans’ research found that women “believe that ‘enforcing equal pay for equal work’ is the policy that would ‘help women the most.’” Women still make just 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man, adding up to over $430,000 in lost compensation on average in a lifetime. By repeatedly voting against policies to ensure that women receive equal pay, the report warns, “Republicans who openly deny the legitimacy of the issue will be seen as out of touch with women’s life experiences.”

    2. Republicans are “stuck in the past.”

    The women polled for the report described Republicans as “intolerant” and “lacking in compassion.” In an effort to change this image, the GOP wants to, in the words of the study, “pursue policy innovations that inspire women voters to give the GOP a ‘fresh look.’” Suggestions included “strengthening enforcement against gender bias in the workplace.” The only problem? We’re still waiting for Republicans to join us in supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act!

    3. The GOP isn’t changing their position; they’re changing the subject.

    When it comes to addressing the issues that matter to women the most, Republicans are quick to change the subject. The research concludes that when it comes to tough issues like reproductive health, Republican leaders should “deal honestly with any disagreement on abortion, then move to other issues.” But Republicans aren’t moving on – they’re committing time and taxpayer money to restricting access to reproductive health care. That’s time they could be spending on policies that help working families, like raising the minimum wage, expanding access to paid sick leave, and making childcare more affordable.

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  • The logistics for BBQ with POTUS

    I work for the Operations Team here at the DNC. That means that I spend a lot of time making sure things run smoothly at headquarters -- that people are where they're supposed to be so we can be the party that works for you. But being behind the scenes doesn't always give me the opportunity to interact with our supporters and hear why they're excited about the ideas that make our party what it is. That's why I love these contests. Seriously: One of the most rewarding parts of my job is booking the flights and hotels for supporters who've won the chance to meet our President. There is just something so gratifying in knowing I have a hand in someone's experience of a lifetime.

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  • Stand with Florida Women

    As we close out National Women’s Health Week, I’m struck by the dramatic contrast between Republicans’ and Democrats’ priorities when it comes to women’s health.

    Democrats are hard at work helping women access health care by defending the Affordable Care Act, and with it, no co-pay preventive care, guaranteed access to maternity coverage, and ending discrimination by health insurance companies based on pre-existing conditions or gender. And, of course, we believe that a woman’s health care decisions should be made between her and her doctor. Period. Not her boss. And certainly not politicians.

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