down to the wire … Michael Langenmayr, Democracy for America

It’s down to the wire in Wisconsin.

 We need to win at least three Republican recall elections to take back the State Senate. Polls show us leading in Districts 14, 18 and 32 and close behind in Districts 2, 8 and 10. These are three Republican districts that no one ever thought we had a chance of winning.

 The war on working families has backfired on Republicans and now we have a shot of picking up three seats that they said we could never win. But we can’t do it without you. Can you join us and make calls to Wisconsin voters on Tuesday?

These calls are important. Talking directly to voters cuts through the corporate spin and is one of the most effective ways to Get Out The Vote. Please join us today and help put us over the top.

 Thank you for all that you do.

 – Michael

 Michael Langenmayr, Deputy Political Director
 Democracy for America

54.5 mpg … Mitch Stewart,

Anyone who cares about the environment and what we pay at the pump needs to hear this news.

The details get a little complicated — I had to study up to write this thing — but bear with me, because this is important.

 This week, the President unveiled the next round of a program to make America‘s cars more efficient — the most important step our country’s taken to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, cut pollution, and bring down costs for drivers.

Getting it done meant bringing together stakeholders — from auto workers and union representatives to manufacturers and environmental leaders — to offer their two cents and agree upon a program and set of standards. In light of what’s happening on Capitol Hill as I write this, it’s a welcome reminder of what can happen when folks put aside their differences and work together to do big things for our country.

 This announcement follows up on an aggressive plan that the administration put in place back in 2009, setting ambitious fuel-efficiency and greenhouse-gas standards for 2012-2016 model cars and trucks. That plan alone is estimated to save 1.8 billion barrels of oil — and save families up to $3,000 at the pump — over these vehicles’ lifetimes. And this new program, covering model years 2017-2025, takes real, tangible steps to raise the bar even higher, nearly doubling the current fuel efficiency of the average car.

 This is a big deal. Everyone from truck drivers to farmers to teachers to business owners feel the burden of transportation costs — and will feel the effects of these improvements.

   Because you’re someone who has let us know that you’re particularly interested in clean energy and environmental issues, we wanted to make sure you heard about this news. We’ve pulled the information you need about this plan into a graphic you can share with your friends and family.

Here’s what this program will mean in the short term: We’ll start seeing more electric and hybrid vehicles from manufacturers and more clean-diesel, efficient SUVs and sedans. Automakers will have new incentives to make smart, innovative cars and trucks — from the materials they choose down to the design of their engines and transmissions. They’ll be turning to start-up companies in the clean-energy sector and in advanced battery manufacturing, helping to create jobs across the country.

 And in the long term, the results of this program are huge. Here are a couple numbers to show how it will break down:

      — By model year 2025, the average American car or truck will get 54.5 miles a gallon (the average car currently gets 23.8 mpg).
    — We’ll have saved 12 billion barrels of oil and eliminated 6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution.
    — A family that purchases a new car in 2025 will save $8,200 in fuel costs, compared with what they’d pay for gas for a similar vehicle bought in 2010.
    — All told, American drivers will save nearly $2 trillion over the life of the program.

This is something every American needs to hear about, so you should spread the word.



Mitch Stewart
Battleground States Director
Obama for America

Here’s the deal ,,,Jim Messina,

The President and congressional leaders reached an agreement last night to meet our financial obligations and reduce our deficit.

Many people will have lots to say about this deal — but the President wanted to talk to you directly.

Watch the video:

Please share this video with everyone you know.



Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America