• Take back the house

    If Election Day were tomorrow, John Boehner and Eric Cantor might be getting demoted. If Republicans lose 17 seats in the House of Representatives, they lose their majority -- and new polls released this weekend show that sitting Republicans are losing to Democrats in at least 17 districts. We've got the momentum -- but this is a critical week. Check out this graphic, then donate so Democrats hold onto our lead.

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  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “John Boehner is Afraid”

    As the reckless GOP Shutdown continues, Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent the following email to supporters encouraging them to get involved and tell Speaker Boehner to get the government up and running again.

    Friend --

    John Boehner can end the shutdown any time he wants. He could have a bill on President Obama's desk in the course of an afternoon.

    But right now he won't step up. And it's because he's afraid of challenging the most extreme voices in his caucus (and I don't need to tell you how extreme some of them can be).

    We need to make sure that those aren't the only voices the Speaker is hearing.

    Tell Speaker Boehner to get the government up and running today.

    If Speaker Boehner brought a clean bill to fund the federal government to the floor -- without any of the nonsense about defunding Obamacare -- it would pass in a bipartisan vote. Period.

    And every day that goes by, more Republicans, even some in Congress, are starting to say exactly the same thing.

    It's time for John Boehner to do his job and listen to the American people.

    Tell him to end the government shutdown:



    Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Democratic National Committee

  • A 30 day government shutdown?

    Today, DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee, sent the following email to supporters about the GOPShutdown.

    Friend --

    Just now, Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, offered to use the RNC's money to pay to re-open the National World War II Memorial for the next 30 days.

    (Side note: Does that mean they plan on keeping the rest of the government shut down for the next month? I guess that's not a surprise since they cheered the shutdown in the first place.)

    As a solution to this crisis, the RNC's stunt was meaningless. It would do nothing for the kids who right now can't participate in Head Start, or the cancer patients awaiting clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health, or the 800,000 public employees who want to get back to work.

    Fortunately, there's a solution that could get the government back up and running tonight (and for a lot longer than 30 days) -- and we know it has enough support to get through Congress and land on the President's desk. All it takes is a decision from Speaker Cruz Boehner to send a clean budget resolution to the floor.

    So will you join the Democrats and call for an end to the shutdown?

    I know Chairman Priebus is a well-connected guy, so I think he probably has the Speaker's number somewhere. The entire country would be a lot better off if he'd spend his time working to re-open the government instead of holding press conferences from the National Mall.

    Call on Reince Priebus and the rest of his fellow Republicans to re-open the federal government today:



    Mo Elleithee
    Communications Director
    Democratic National Committee

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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.

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