Today, Congressman Ted Deutch joined activists across Florida and the country for the launch of the Obama for America Truth Team. As a member of the Truth Team, Congressman Deutch will be part of a national effort based online and on the ground to respond to misleading attacks on President Obama's record. More than a million people took action as part of the Fight the Smears initiative during the 2008 campaign; the goal of the Truth Team is to double that number, reaching two million grassroots supporters who will communicate the President's record and fight back against attacks before the Democratic National Convention this fall.
“I welcome today’s announcement on the launch of a Florida Truth Team and am eager to join fellow supporters of the President in uncovering the lies that Republicans will be pumping into Florida’s airwaves over the next nine months,” said Congressman Deutch. “With the 2012 campaign heating up across the country, the Truth Team will play an important role in promoting the President’s strong record of supporting the middle class, protecting civil liberties, and creating jobs.”
Beginning today with events across the country and continuing through the election, the Truth Team will engage grassroots supporters to spread the truth about the President's record and respond to Republican attacks. The program will be housed at BarackObama.com/TruthTeam, with individual websites - KeepingHisWord.com, KeepingGOPHonest.com, and AttackWatch.com - serving as quick, comprehensive resources to help set the record straight.
Designed to put responsibility for spreading the truth in the hands of the President's supporters, the websites contain videos and information on the President's record, and fact checks on Republican claims about the President and themselves. The sites also contain tools for sharing materials via Facebook, Twitter and email, and empowers supporters to take further action by volunteering, writing letters to the editor, sending postcards to undecided voters with information about the President's record, and more. The goal is to ensure that when Republicans attack President Obama’s record, grassroots supporters can take ownership of the campaign and share the facts with the undecided voters in their lives.