This afternoon, David Plouffe, Senior Advisor to President Obama, sent the message below to the White House email list, announcing that Congress has passed an extension of the payroll tax cut. If you didn't get the email, be sure to sign up.
Good afternoon --
This week, thousands of folks have shared how $40 less in every paycheck would affect them if Congress didn't extend the payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans.
And it worked.
This afternoon, lawmakers got this done. The President will sign that bill into law next week, and we've already invited some of the folks who shared their stories to come to the White House when he does. The past few days have been a constant reminder of how incredible it can be when people from all walks of life join together to speak out. On Tuesday, we sat down with another group of Americans who added their voices to the debate, and they recorded a message just for you. It's a powerful thing to watch.
There will be other fights in the weeks and the months ahead when the kind of engagement they're talking about could make all the difference. So check it out, then pass it along to anyone who is skeptical that real people can't have an impact:
Senior Advisor to the President