Obama Takes To Twitter for American Jobs Act
President Obama raises the bar again on rallying Americans and getting them engaged by integrating social into his campaign with his new Twitter app, Tweet for Jobs.
After laying out his plan more than a month ago, House Republicans have not acted to pass the American Jobs Act. In fact, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has been noted as "bragging that they won't even put the jobs package up for a vote - ever." The Obama Administration is confused about what part of the bill the Republicans now object to: building roads, hiring teachers, getting veterans back to work or if it's simply a ploy in doing everything they can to make sure that President Obama and his Administration do not succeed.
So today, the Obama Administration reached out to their supporters and asked them to take to Twitter and call out the Republicans publicly and demand that they pass the bill.
The new Twitter app helps you find a House Republican based on your zip code and then offers you one of three tweets to tweet with the hashtag #passthebill.
For those not on Twitter, they encourage you to write to your local newspaper with another tool that lets you send a letter directly to the editor of your regional, local or national papers based on your zip code.
Whether it will work or not has yet to be seen, but it's clear that President Obama has taken grassroots campaigning and fundraising to a whole new level week after week as we approach the 2012 election.
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