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  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Four things you need to know”

    In an email, Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz shared the Democrats' four-point strategy for winning elections in 2013, 2014 and beyond and encouraged supporters to get involved.

    Friend --

    I just got back from the DNC summer meeting in Arizona, so I thought I'd let you in on our strategy for the upcoming year and beyond (because I'm really excited about it).

    We have a four-pronged plan for the coming year:

    Recruiting and training top talent. Our party is only as strong as the people in it. So we're going to focus on identifying great candidates for state and local offices, training organizers across the country, and helping talented young people from all backgrounds break into politics through our Hope Institute program.

    Maintaining and building our digital edge. A big part of the reason we won last year is because our online program and tools were light years ahead of the Republicans. But that's the thing about cutting-edge technology -- it stops being cutting-edge pretty quickly. We're not going to rest on our laurels. We're going to work hard to maintain our edge while developing the next generation of tools.

    Expanding access to the ballot box. Every single thing we do as a party centers on our most fundamental right as Americans -- the right to vote. You've seen Republicans across the country restrict that right by taking advantage of the recent Supreme Court decision to gut the Voting Rights Act. And we're going to be fighting back by launching a national voter protection program.

    Holding Republicans accountable and promoting the Democratic agenda. You've heard Republicans talk a lot about how they're "rebranding" their party and agenda to be more inclusive after last year's election. But if you've been paying attention to the policies they're supporting, you've noticed that they've only gotten more extreme. We're going to make sure they don't get away with that bait-and-switch.

    Many people are going to work very hard to make sure this plan succeeds, but I have to be straight with you: a main factor in its success or failure will be whether we have the resources to pull it off.

    Chip in $10 or more today and make sure we can put our plan into motion:

    This is a winning plan -- and I can't wait to get to work on it with you, because we saw last year what we're capable of.



    Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Democratic National Committee

    P.S. -- You've seen what we can do when we get this organization operating at its peak -- let's do it again.

  • You Should Know: Five Facts About Jon Huntsman

    Since this is Jon Huntsman's first day as a presidential candidate, there's a lot that voters need to learn about his record. But first, I know what you're thinking: Doesn’t Jon Huntsman work for President Obama? The answer is no, he's working on becoming Mitt Romney.

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  • You Should Know: Five Facts About Herman Cain

    Another day, another set of facts to set the record straight. Our blog series about the Republican 2012ers continues today with a look at a corporate executive with a stunning record of job loss and a man whose previous foray into elected politics was a 30-point disaster. But if you ask some observers of the first Republican debate, this candidate is the front runner. Meet Herman Cain.

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  • You Should Know: Five Facts About Ron Paul

    Next in our blog series on the Republican 2012ers is Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. More than 20 years ago, he ran for president on the Libertarian ticket, and now after decades in Congress, he's seeking the Republican nomination—just as he did four years ago. And even though Ron Paul’s opinions are still far from mainstream, he's at home on the debate stage with the rest of these GOP candidates.

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  • You Should Know: Five Facts About Newt Gingrich

    Welcome to Day Three of our series on the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls. Today we're talking about a GOP party elder, whose years in politics are rivaled only by the number of times he's reversed his position on the issues. Day Three belongs to Newt Gingrich.

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