CHICAGO, IL – "Obama for America" recently announced the launch of the "Truth Team," a new national effort by President Barack Obama supporters online and on the ground to promote the president's achievements, respond to attacks on his record and hold the eventual Republican nominee accountable.
More than a million people took action as part of the "Fight the Smears" initiative during the 2008 campaign; the goal of the "Truth Team" is to double that number, reaching two million grassroots supporters who will communicate the president's record and fight back against attacks before the Democratic National Convention this fall.
Beginning Feb. 13 with events across the country and continuing through the election, the "Truth Team" will engage grassroots supporters to spread the truth about the president's record and respond to Republican attacks. The program will be housed at BarackObama.com/TruthTeam, with individual websites – KeepingHisWord.com,KeepingGOPHonest.com, and AttackWatch.com – serving as quick, comprehensive resources to help set the record straight. Designed to put responsibility for spreading the truth in the hands of the president's supporters, the websites contain videos and information on the president's record, and fact checks on Republican claims about the president and themselves.
The sites also contain tools for sharing materials via Facebook, Twitter and email, and empowers supporters to take further action by volunteering, writing letters to the editor, sending postcards to undecided voters with information about the president's record, and more. The goal is to ensure that when Republicans attack President Obama's record, grassroots supporters can take ownership of the campaign and share the facts with the undecided voters in their lives.
Republican Super PACs have committed to spend a half billion dollars on negative ads to defeat the president. But from the start, the "Obama for America" campaign has relied on grassroots supporters to spread the truth, and this week's announcement builds on and expands that effort.
Truth Teams will be announced today in many states including Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Wisconsin with events being held in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia. National supporters including the National Education Association (NEA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and the United Steelworkers Union (USW) will be participating in this effort.
To find out more about the Truth Team, please visit: Barackobama.com/TruthTeam
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