President Obama will continue to promote his jobs bill this week, following up on Friday’s visit to Virginia with stops in Ohio on Tuesday and North Carolina on Wednesday.

Obama is seeking to build momentum for the jobs plan he presented to Congress on Thursday night, which includes tax cuts, new spending measures and an extension of federal unemployment benefits.

The promotional tour has implications for the president's reelection campaign, since all three states are likely key swing states in 2012. All three went to Obama in 2008.

Obama promised in a radio interview last month that if Congress showed signs of continued resistance to his proposals, he would seek to mobilize the American people by “going on the road and talking to folks” directly in order to best communicate his vision.
 
At his speech in Virginia, Obama urged the crowd to contact their members of Congress and urge them to vote on the bill.
 
“I’m asking all of you to lift up your voices, not just here in Richmond — anybody watching, listening, following online — I want you to call, I want you to email, I want you to tweet, I want you to fax, I want you to visit, I want you to Facebook, send a carrier pigeon, I want you to tell your congressperson, the time for gridlock and games is over,” he said. “The time for action is now. The time to create jobs is now.”

Obama is looking to gain traction on economic issues in the face of an unstable market and the disappointing August jobs report, which indicated no new job creation and an unchanged 9.1 percent unemployment rate.