DNC Infographic: Stop The Sequester

Just days before $85 billion in deep federal budget cuts are to take effect, the Democratic National Committee is circulating a new online infographic aimed at pressuring Republicans to back President Obama’s plan to avoid the so-called sequester. “If Republicans in Congress don’t act by Friday to stop the so-called sequester, there will be far-reaching consequences on our economy. These disastrous consequences are completely avoidable, and the President has a balanced plan to stop the sequester,” says DNC Executive Director Patrick Gaspard says in an email with the infographic. Gaspard asks supporters to share the infographic via Twitter, Facebook and other online tools. President Obama warned of the consequences of the sequester in his recent State of the Union address. The … Continue reading

Obama To Hold Post-Speech Call

President Obama plans to hold an online phone call with supporters Tuesday night after he delivers his State of the Union speech at the Capitol. The call is being held under the auspices of Organizing for Action (OFA), the new organization designed to build grassroots support for the president’s initiatives. “On the call, the President will talk about his plan for moving this country forward — and how you can help put his words into action,” OFA Executive Director Jon Carson says in an email. “He’s looking forward to the chance to talk to all of us directly about what comes next.” The call is to begin at 10 pm ET. The link to sign up is based from Obama’s campaign … Continue reading