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  • Joe Biden: “Stand with me”

    Today, Vice President Joe Biden sent the following email to supporters encouraging them to take action and tell Congress to pass common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence:

    Friend --

    Soon after our first attempt at reducing gun violence was blocked by a minority of senators, I brought together advocates for this legislation and gave them a very clear message:

    This fight is far from over.

    If you're with me in the fight for common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence, let the Republicans in Congress know you're not backing down. Add your name right now.

    Look, I've been in politics a long time now. And I've seen time and time again that real, lasting change isn't always immediate -- but as long as you don't give up, you can win battles that you never thought possible.

    I have nothing but complete faith that Congress will pass meaningful gun laws that will save lives -- if we do everything we can to make it happen. When we band together to create change, we can win. And make no mistake, kid, it's up to us to win this fight.

    Let Republicans in Congress know that you're not done fighting for common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence -- and that we won't stop until it's signed into law:

    http://my.democrats.org/Reduce-Gun-Violence

    Let's do this,

    Joe

  • President Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence

    Today, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced their plan to reduce gun violence in America and keep our kids and communities safe. After senseless mass shootings in Connecticut and Colorado, we can't wait to act.

    Today, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced their plan to reduce gun violence in America and keep our kids and communities safe. After senseless mass shootings in Connecticut and Colorado, we can't wait to act.

    That's why the President's plan includes 23 executive actions that the administration will take immediately—actions such as strengthening the background check system and supporting mental health professionals. President Obama also called on Congress to pass specific, common-sense proposals right away. Taken together, this plan would close background-check loopholes that keep guns out of dangerous hands, ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, make schools safer, and increase access to mental health services.

    "While there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil," President Obama said in his remarks, "if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try."

    Find out more about the President's plan at whitehouse.gov.

  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tonight’s Debate: Vice President Biden Clearly and Decisively Won

    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on tonight’s vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky:

    “Tonight’s debate—which Vice President Biden clearly and decisively won—showcased two very different approaches to facts, details and core convictions: Vice President Biden understands they matter, and Congressman Paul Ryan obviously does not.

    “At no point tonight was Ryan able to offer a straightforward answer or specific explanation as to how he and Mitt Romney’s tax plan would be anything but devastating to the middle class, how doubling down on trickle-down will result in the creation of one single job now, how the Romney-Ryan ticket’s policy on Iran would be different from President Obama’s, or exactly what their plan is for our troops serving in Afghanistan. And women across the country watching tonight’s debate were not given any guarantee by Paul Ryan that they would continue to have control over decisions affecting their own health, their own lives, and their own bodies.

    “Meanwhile, Vice President Biden demonstrated that honest answers and concrete details do make a difference—and he consistently used them tonight to underscore the fact that he’s spent his entire life fighting for America’s middle-class families. He and President Obama will proudly continue to do so in a second term, as they keep moving our country forward with an economy built from the middle out.”

  • Team Joe

    At Thursday's debate, Vice President Biden said, 'Look at my record—it's been all about the middle class. They're the people who grow this country.''
  • Ready to vote

    If you want Joe Biden to be our vice president for four more years, you gotta vote.

    If you want Joe Biden to be our vice president for four more years, you gotta vote.

  • Watching the VP debate in Janesville, Wisconsin

    Tonight, Vice President Biden will debate Congressman Paul Ryan. And we're in Congressman Ryan's hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin.

    Tonight, Vice President Biden will debate Congressman Paul Ryan. And we're in Congressman Ryan's hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin.

    The Gotta Vote bus team is cheering on our VP at a debate watch party at Janesville's United Auto Workers hall. It's a fitting place when you remember that during the Republican National Convention, Congressman Ryan tried to convince the American people that President Obama was somehow responsible for an auto plant that closed here in Janesville under President George W. Bush. That night, Congressman Ryan showed us his breathtaking willingness to skirt the truth, and we expect he'll show a similar disregard for the facts at tonight's debate.

    The Obama Truth Team will be live fact checking Congressman Ryan all night, but since we're with the UAW, let's set the record straight on the auto rescue: President Obama's decision to lend Detroit a hand saved a million jobs up and down the supply chain. The big three American auto manufacturers—GM, Chrysler, and Ford—are all profitable for the first time since the late 1990s. Plants are adding third shifts to keep up with demand, and we've added 245,000 auto jobs across the country, many of which are here in Wisconsin.

    No wonder Paul Ryan's trying to distort the President's record—his own running mate wanted to "Let Detroit go bankrupt."

    Get full debate coverage at www.barackobama.com/debate.

  • "Important"

    There's a fundraising deadline on Sunday night, and Vice President Biden just sent out this email explaining why if you can make the biggest difference to the campaign by donating now. Check out the Vice President's email, and if you're feeling fired up, chip in $5.

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