Obama asks supporters to commit to attending town halls, and other local events

President Obama asked supporters to commit to attending at least one community event during August to voice support for healthcare.

The president's political arm, Organizing for America, emailed supporters to ask them to turn out to support lawmakers at public events after a rash of boisterous uprisings at town halls have made national headlines.

"Throughout August, members of Congress are back home, where the hands they shake and the voices they hear will not belong to lobbyists, but to people like you," Obama wrote in an OFA email.

"Home is where we're strongest," the president said. "That's why Organizing for America is putting together thousands of events this month where you can reach out to neighbors, show your support, and make certain your members of Congress know that you're counting on them to act."

The email asks supporters to join at least one event in their community during August.

The email marks an extensive organizing effort put together by Democrats in Washington to combat healthcare reform opponents during the August recess, especially after the very public uprisings at district events in recent days.

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