Obama lobbies supporters to help pitch Affordable Care Act in new video

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A new video posted Tuesday by Organizing for Action – a nonprofit political advocacy group spawned from the president’s Organizing for America group – features President Obama directly lobbying his supporters for help in signing people up for the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act.

The president begins by addressing the ongoing problems plaguing the launch of the Obamacare online exchanges, noting that “by now you have probably heard that the website has not worked as smoothly as it was supposed to, but we’ve got people working overtime in a tech surge to boost capacity and get it fixed.”

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The president goes on to directly ask his supporters for help, urging them to join “Team Obamacare” –

That’s why I’m asking you to be a part of Team Obamacare. We won’t be able to reach everybody who deserves the safety and security of affordable health insurance without you. Fortunately, that’s what you do best: organizing. So I’m asking you to help tell your friends, families, co-workers, classmates, neighbors and anyone else about what the Affordable Care Act can mean for them.

[Via Huffington Post]

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