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A message from President Obama
There are just 99 days between now and November 6, 2018
That's how long we have until these critical midterm elections -- until Americans go to the ballot box, and decide what kind of country we want to be.
We can choose leaders who don't answer to lobbyists, but to families. We can choose a politics built not on gerrymandering and voter suppression, but on fair representation and stronger voting rights. We can choose an economy that works not just for a shrinking few, but for everybody -- with better wages, more secure health insurance, and Medicaid expansion that covers more Americans.
For eight years, we made great strides together.
We expanded health care to 20 million more Americans. We made sure insurance companies could no longer discriminate against women, or people with pre-existing conditions. We made big investments in clean energy, and reined in greed and recklessness on Wall Street.
Friend, OFA's Team '18 is full of examples of everyday people who have become active, engaged citizens over the past few months:
Folks like Shelia, a grandmother from Georgia who started as an OFA Fellow in 2017. She just hosted a Team '18 House Party to get her neighbors involved in the fight against gerrymandering -- and she'll keep fighting for policies and candidates that leave a better world for her grandkids.
And Debra, who organized a Team '18 training in her Houston neighborhood -- rallying her friends to keep knocking on doors from now until November. And Andres, a filmmaker in California who is using his skills to tell powerful stories about immigrant families.
They inspire me every day -- and it's not too late to join them.
There is no action too small. Every election, every ballot measure, every conversation between now and November ... it all matters.
Make the next 99 days count as part of Team '18: