President Barack Obama recently spoke with SiriusXM’s Urban View host Joe Madison to discuss the urgency of the American people taking part in tomorrow’s midterm elections. Below are six key reasons Obama says voting is so important.

1. We have a congress that has been derelict in its duties.” The president began by remarking how much improvement the economy has made since collapsing back in 2008. “We are making progress, but we still have a lot of work to do. There are too many folks out there who need an increase in their income and they’re struggling to get by, and the reason is because we have a Congress who has been derelict in its duties.”

Obama also went into depth about women being paid the same as men and how we need to help kids deal with college debt. “This is the moment in which we can send a clear signal, that we need a congress working on behalf of working families.”

2. The biggest help right now: Get out there and vote. “That’s the main thing that anybody listening right now can do!”

3. Election funding will always be trumped by people mobilizing themselves to vote: “The truth of the matter is no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many negative ads they run … It will always be trumped by ordinary people mobilizing themselves to exercise their right to vote.”

4.“If we turn out, we will win.” President Obama insists that it all ultimately comes down to turnout. “If we win, that means that I, in my last two years of office, can work with a Congress that cares about your listeners, Joe.”

5.”Progress has suddenly screeched to a halt.”  “When we vote, good things happen. When we don’t, bad things happen,” Obama said, reflecting on the the 2010 Tea Party Congress. “We have to be mindful of the things being put out there … We take away our power when we don’t take responsibility and make sure that we’re voting.”

6.The next two years and what’s at stake: At the end of the phone interview, President Obama’s White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett phoned in separately to discuss all the issues endured by the middle class, saying “that’s what’s at stake … He needs everyone to roll up their sleeves and help out, too.”

“Whether it’s making college affordable, or equal pay … all of this is going to be put in jeopardy if the president has to spend his whole time fighting against republicans who believe in those old theories of trickle down economics that we know did not work then, and it’s not going to work now!”

Joe Madison The Black Eagle airs weekdays from 6 – 10 am ET SiriusXM Urban View, Ch. 126.

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