The Democratic National Committee has joined in the White House's effort to promote President Obama's American Jobs Act.
On Monday, the DNC announced a round of T.V. and online ads as well as a new website to help promote Obama's $477 billion American Jobs Act, which the president unveiled roughly a week earlier. The legislation aims to create jobs through $175 billion in employee payroll tax cuts, extending unemployment insurance benefits for another year, and increased infrastructure spending.
"The next election is fourteen months away. And the people who sent us here, the people who hired us to work for them," Obama is quoted as saying in one of the ads, "they don't have the luxury of waiting fourteen months. Some of them are living week to week, paycheck to paycheck."
The television spots begin airing on Monday in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia. The online ads will appear on a number of well trafficked websites and social networking sites like Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, and Facebook.
The advertising push comes the same day that Obama plans to press Congress to take action on the jobs plan.
The DNC's ads are in addition to the White House's efforts to quickly push the job creation legislation forward. After Obama's speech in front of Congress, the White House and Democrats began blasting out emails with endorsements of the American Jobs Act.
"The President’s plan is just what our economy needs, and it will move the country to appeal to its elected representatives to take action on jobs and get the economy moving again," Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is quoted as saying in one such email.
After Obama's speech top Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also called on Democrats to push to move the legislation forward and urge Republican committee chairmen to take action.
Obama also plans to visit Ohio and North Carolina to promote the legislation on Tuesday and Wednesday.