On This Day: President Obama, walking with Sen. Patty Murray, right, accepts a letter and a bouquet of paper flowers from Mieraye Redmond, 7, next to the home where he met with neighborhood families in Seattle, Wash., Oct. 21, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)
The President has no public events scheduled for today
The First Lady is campaigning for Bruce Braley in Iowa and, later, for Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton in Minneapolis.
12:30 EDT: White House Press Briefing
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President Obama brings doughnuts and pastries to Democratic campaign volunteers, October 20, in Chicago
On This Day
Miami, Florida, October 21, 2008
First Lady Michelle Obama hula hoops with children during the Healthy Kids Fair on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 21, 2009 (Photo by Samantha Appleton)
President Obama reads briefing material while meeting with advisors inside his cabin at Camp David, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama talks with Carol Burnett, the 2013 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and her husband Brian Miller, in the Oval Office, Oct. 21, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)
Here is the email I sent out this morning to friends and family. Feel free to use this – it’s one small thing you can do to GOTV for this President. Even if it turns one person into a voter this year you will have made a great difference for 2014.
I’m reaching out to you today because in just a couple of weeks there is an important election taking place.
This November we supporters of President Barack Obama need to send a strong message to the Republican Party and the Mainstream Media that we continue and will always have this President’s back.
So much has been accomplished in the face of adversity.
This President walked into that White House in January 2009 with not just the weight of this country on his shoulders, but because we live in a global economy, he had the weight of the world on his shoulders.
The Republicans conspired that very night to be an obstacle to his every effort. Party before Country became their unspoken model. They proceeded to obstruct and filibuster every piece of legislation that would have a positive impact on you the voter. The goal was to make you cynical about government so that you would tune out. The media has virtually remained silent on this travesty.
Six years later, the President and Democrats’ efforts in Congress have brought us back from the brink of economic disaster, we have Health Care for all Americans, 55 straight months of private sector job growth lowering the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent and our manufacturing industry is booming. Yet the Republicans want you to believe that all is lost. They want you to think that state of our economy is awful.
Well we are better off now than we were when President Obama walked into the Oval Office due in no small part to him always putting your interests ahead of politics.
We have the President and the Democrats in Congress to thank for any progress we have made.
But just think how much further along we would be if the President had a Congress that was willing to work with him.
We could have comprehensive immigration reform, an infrastructure jobs bills putting millions of people to work, an increase in the minimum wage and climate change legislation that would make our environment safe for generations to come.
And this is just the short list.
I strongly urge you to go out and vote for Democrats this November.
I urge you to take your family and friends to the polls as well.
Don’t reward the Republicans’ bad behavior by conceding your vote to them.
Sen. Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton attend a campaign rally together at Amway Arena October 20, 2008 in Orlando, Florida
President Obama delivers remarks at a fundraiser for Bill Owens, the Democratic candidate running for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)