President Obama and the White House hope to rally support on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
At issue is the so-called "fiscal cliff" – the tax hikes and spending cuts that will take effect in early January, unless Congress can reach some sort of deal on the federal budget. Democrats want to end the Bush-era tax cuts for Americans making a quarter million dollars or more, and extend tax cuts for the middle-class.
But Republicans have fought any increase in taxes, choosing to focus instead on cuts to entitlement programs such as Medicare.
In a press statement this week, the White House said the "fiscal cliff" would prove disastrous for the American public.
"If Congress fails to act before the end of the year, every American family’s taxes will automatically go up," the White House press team wrote. "A typical middle-class family of four would see its taxes rise by $2,200 starting in 2013."