12-13-2012 11:21 AM #1
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- Aug 2010
Hate Obama if you want. He is still out smarting the Republicans
Obama took hie reelection team and put them right back to work.
On Monday, his campaign urged supporters in Republican congressional districts to call their lawmakers to support the tax hike.
Many of the volunteers and staffers who powered the campaign's massive get-out-the-vote effort are continuing their work under the banner of The Action, a coalition of labor and liberal groups that launched three days after Obama's November 6 victory.
As Obama's Tennessee state director, Justin Wilkins steered volunteers in the deeply Republican state to phone banks and door-knocking efforts in more competitive states such as North Carolina. Now he is overseeing many of those same volunteers as part of The Action.
"Nobody had to be called. People literally came running," he said.
Like both of Obama's election campaigns, The Action combines cutting-edge digital tools with an emphasis on boots-on-the-ground action. A slick website directs supporters to events in their local area and provides the phone numbers of House lawmakers who have yet to back a legislative maneuver that would force a vote on Obama's proposed tax hike in the Republican-controlled chamber. Backers can download distinctive yellow-and-black signs to wave at local rallies or post online.“Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead, and no man yet to be born can do it any better.”