The challenges President Obama inherited were immense—two wars, an economy in crisis, a broken health care system, record deficits. The size of our challenges had outgrown the smallness of our politics, and Americans of all walks of life were hungry for new ideas and new leadership.

Working with the President, Democrats in Congress helped prevent a second Great Depression and put our economy on the road back to recovery. They stabilized the financial system, and by standing up to insurance companies, big banks and credit card companies established the strongest consumer protections ever. And with the help of grassroots supporters across the country, we were finally able to make real the ideas that every American should have access to affordable health care, no one should be denied coverage because they get sick or have a pre-existing medical condition, and no one should go bankrupt just because they get sick.

But for nearly two years, Republicans have tried to block progress at every turn. They've rooted for failure and worried more about the next election than the next generation.

Now they want to take us back—to a time when special interests made the rules and American families paid the price. Where tax cuts for the very wealthiest drove deficits while ordinary Americans found it harder and harder to make ends meet.

They want to take us back to the same failed policies that saw 8 million jobs lost, lives interrupted, dreams deferred.

That's what's at stake this November. And that is why we cannot let up—not for one minute or one year or one election. Not when there is so much left to do.

  • If you care about educating our children for the challenges of the 21st century; if you care about protecting the health care of working families; if you care about civil rights and equal pay for equal work; if you care about creating jobs and making our economy more prosperous for all Americans—then we're going to need you to step up and work hard in this election.
  • If you are interested in a clean-energy future that creates jobs right here in America while ending our dependence on foreign oil, then you need to support Democratic candidates for Congress, because Republicans are going to say 'no' to that.
  • If you care about building a new foundation for our country, from the bottom up, instead of returning to the same tired, worn-out theories that didn't work for the past decade, then we're going to need you to talk to your neighbors, knock on doors, and make phone calls for Democrats who are willing to stand with the President and move our country forward. We've come too far to turn back now. We can't afford to slow down or sit back and watch everything we've fought for slip away—not when there's so much at stake.

We have a lot of work to do. But with your help, we can continue moving our country forward and fulfill the promise of change.