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Obama for America
8:25 p.m. ET
[name] - you should apply



The next class of organizing fellows is about to be picked for the last few months of this election -- and I think you should apply. I did, and I just spent an amazing summer organizing in North Carolina.

We've all got a personal story of why we support the President, and now more than ever, you've got to put it into action. Whether you're retired, in school, or just want to pitch in for President Obama's campaign as much as you can, becoming an Obama organizing fellow is the way to do it.

Get started with your application now:

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It's up to all of us to make sure that every family has a shot at the American dream -- because that's really what's on the line this fall.

I became an organizing fellow in North Carolina because President Obama is working to help families like mine make a life for ourselves. My parents immigrated to the United States from India to go to college. They started from scratch, and taught me that if you put your heart into something and work hard, you should be able to make it in this country. I couldn't be more proud of what my parents have accomplished.

What motivates me to get up in the morning and go to work for this election is the opportunity to hear the stories of people from all walks of life, see what issues matter to them, and find the ways in which we can relate to one another. Plus, the local feel of this organization -- going out in your own neighborhood to make a difference for people around the block, or around the country -- is really something special.

Fellows are going to do some of our most critical organizing across the country this fall -- and with less than 100 days to go until every last vote is cast, you can bet that your role is going to be a big one. You'll do everything from organizing voter registration drives and team events, to managing your team's data, to training new volunteers.

And when voting starts, you'll be on the front lines helping get folks to the polls, and helping run one of the biggest get-out-the-vote operations this country has ever seen.

A fellowship in Massachusetts or in a battleground state this fall will be an unforgettable experience. It's an unpaid position, and it'll be a lot of work, but at the end of every long day you'll feel the change you've made.

So, are you ready to take this on?

Apply to be an organizing fellow now:

[url]

Sowmya

Sowmya Aditi Mangipudi North Carolina Organizing Fellow

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11:13 p.m. ET
Help close the gap



On Monday, we learned that we've been outraised by the other side in this race -- for the third month in a row.

Help close the gap -- pitch in $X or more now:

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Obama for America

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Obama - Biden David

On Monday, we learned that we've been outraised by the other side in this race for the third month in a row.

Help close the gap pitch in $X or more now:

Fundraising gap in millions of dollars between Romney and OFA

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1:12 a.m. ET
Chris Christie for VP?

Obama - Biden

What would you say if I told you Mitt Romney is choosing our own Governor Chris Christie for the VP slot on his GOP ticket?

It's time to start thinking about it.

Gov. Christie is on Romney's VP short list and has been for some time. This week his name crept back into the news, and with Romney expected to announce any day now, New Jerseyans have a job to do.

Most Americans don't know much about our governor. If and when Romney selects him, those who know him best -- and that's us, New Jersey -- need to be able to share the truth about Chris Christie from the get-go.

Share what you think Americans need to know about Governor Christie, and why a Romney-Christie administration would be a giant step back for middle-class families.

Your feedback will help hold Christie accountable on the campaign trail, if it should come to that.

As you know, there's no lack of material to work with here. Right now, it's our responsibility to make sure others know what they'd be getting into, too.

Add your voice to the conversation today:

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Jackie

Jackie Cornell-Bechelli New Jersey State Director Obama for America

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8:52 a.m. ET
Photo: Shoot hoops with this guy



In a couple weeks, you or someone you know who loves basketball could be hanging out with some of the best basketball players on earth.

The Obama Classic is on August 22nd. Take your shot at being there, and you could end up shooting hoops with this guy.

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Obama for America

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by August 10th, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America here, or click here to enter without contributing. Two 2 winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President Obama on a date, at a venue and for a duration to be determined by Sponsor approximate retail value of all prizes $X . Odds of winning depend on number of entries received and timing of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older or age of majority under applicable law . Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.

Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible.



In a couple weeks, you or someone you know who loves basketball could be getting dinner with Patrick Ewing, Sheryl Swoopes, Carmelo Anthony, and President Obama.

The Obama Classic is on August 22nd. Take your shot at being there, and you could end up shooting hoops with this guy.

[url]

Obama for America

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by August 10th, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America here, or click here to enter without contributing. Two 2 winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President Obama on a date, at a venue and for a duration to be determined by Sponsor approximate retail value of all prizes $X . Odds of winning depend on number of entries received and timing of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older or age of majority under applicable law . Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601. Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible.

Obama - Biden Jonathan --

In a couple weeks, you or someone you know who loves basketball could be hanging out with some of the best basketball players on earth.

The Obama Classic is on August 22nd. Take your shot at being there, and you could end up shooting hoops with this guy.

It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hang out with the President and a few basketball superstars.

[url]

Obama for America

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by August 10th, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America

or click hereto enter without contributing. Two 2 winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President Obama on a date, at a venue and for a duration to be determined by Sponsor approximate retail value of all prizes $X . Odds of winning depend on number of entries received and timing of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older or age of majority under applicable law . Promotion subject to Official Rulesand additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601. Paid for by Obama for America

Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible.

5:22 p.m. ET
Help close the gap



On Monday, we learned that we've been outraised by the other side in this race -- for the third month in a row.

Help close the gap -- pitch in $X or more now.

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Obama for America

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Obama - Biden --

On Monday, we learned that we've been outraised by the other side in this race -- for the third month in a row.

Help close the gap -- pitch in $X or more now.

Because you've saved your payment information, your donation will go through immediately:

QUICK DONATE: $X

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Or donate another amount.

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Romney for President
9:07 a.m. ET
Meet Dad and his running mate.

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I can't wait to find out who Dad will choose as his running mate. Even I haven't been able to get so much as a hint out of him. You'd think I'd have a little bit of "pull" being his youngest and favorite son -- sorry Tagg, it's true -- but no luck! I'm excited to meet the leader who will help get our country back on track. In just a few days, one lucky supporter will win the remarkable opportunity to meet Dad and his VP pick in person. Don't miss out! Enter now at: [url] [url] Time is running out for you to enter to win your chance to personally meet America's Comeback Team. It's history in the making -- and this could be your chance to be part of it! Thanks and good luck! Craig Romney

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. No contribution or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Promotion. Making a contribution does not increase your chances of winning. To enter by making a contribution, click [url] here . To enter without making a contribution, click [url] here . Void where prohibited. The Promotion begins on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 12:01am Eastern Daylight Time and ends on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time "Entry Period" . All entries must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, August 10, 2012. One 1 winner will receive the following Prize: one 1 round-trip coach class plane ticket within the continental United States on a date and to a Destination to be determined by Sponsor, with an approximate retail value of $X; one 1 one-night hotel stay at the Destination, with an approximate retail value of $X; and ground transportation at the discretion of Sponsor, with an approximate retail value of $X. Approximate total retail value is $X. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. The Promotion is open to citizens and permanent residents green card holders of the United States who are legal residents of one of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia and are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority as determined by state law. Details and qualifications for participation in this Promotion may apply. Restrictions are listed in the [url] Official Rules . The Sponsor is Romney Victory Inc., PO Box 149757, Boston, MA 02114.

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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
12:47 p.m. ET
this could cost us

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This could cost us the election.

Republican Governors across the country have enacted discriminatory voter suppression measures in swing states targeting minorities, the urban poor, and the elderly.

Aside from the fact that it's blatantly partisan -- since the voters affected traditionally vote for Democrats -- it's also an attack on millions of Americans' right to vote.

Please sign our petition to stop Republican voter suppression [url]

We have to stand up to this injustice.

We can't look back after Election Day knowing we could have done more to stop Mitt Romney and the Republicans from stealing this election. Add your name to show that you're fighting to protect our voting rights:

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Thanks,

Mike

Mike Ryan DCCC Policy Director

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