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Obama asks voters to pressure Congress on jobs bill

Since introducing the American Jobs Act last Thursday Obama has been promoting his plan and trying to pressure Congress to pass it and send it to his desk.

In his remarks Monday, Obama stood in front of a backdrop of teachers, first responders, construction workers and others he says, "would be helped by the American Jobs Act."

This is not the first time Obama has urged the public to contact their representatives. At the height of the debt-ceiling crisis in late July, Obama urged Americans to “Tweet at your Republican legislators and urge them to support a bipartisan compromise to the debt crisis.”