"Calling for an end to “the Bush tax cuts for the richest two percent....?"
Trying to Turn Obama Voters Into Tax Allies
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
Published: November 25, 2012
The first test of the mobilization efforts will come quickly, as the president pushes the tax issue during the lame-duck session of Congress. The idea, aides say, is to marry old-fashioned phone calls to the offices of wavering lawmakers with the latest social media tools.
Unions and progressive groups have made a Web site, theaction.org, calling for an end to “the Bush tax cuts for the richest two percent.” Supporters are encouraged to download an “action kit” that includes materials needed to make signs, letterheads and Web site banner ads — all arguing for an end to the tax cuts.
One sign that can be printed out says “Middle Class Over Millionaires.” Another says “Fairness & Progress from Congress.” A typical banner advertisement that supporters can download and post on their Web site says “End the Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy.”
Visitors to the site are also given the option of expressing their support for Mr. Obama with a single click that creates a Twitter message: “The election is over. Don’t rest. Join the action. The action to end the Bush tax cuts for the rich. #theaction.”
Another button on the site takes visitors to a Facebook page that can be used to organize meet-ups for the tax fight.