She urged them to remember the Recovery Act, which created millions of jobs, and the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to help women "get equal pay for equal work."
"And of course,e there's the Affordable Care Act,'' also passed by Congress.
"So it matter who we elect in Washington...and right now we are just 17 seats away from winning the House of Representatives.....and six seats away from "losing the senate."
"I want you to think for a minute what could happen if we lose those seats,'' she said.
She said Americans could see votes that "interfere" with women's contraception or with laws that allow Americans to marry "the one they love."
"This year, we have 36 governor's seats up for grabs,'' so "it is simply not enough to elect Barack Obama president."
"Starting right now, today, we need to be as passionate and as hungry that we were in 2008 and 2012 -- you hear me?
'We need to be even more passionate and more hungry because these races will be even harder,'' she said.
"One of the reasons these midterm races are so tight is because too often, we don't show up -- you hear me?" she said, noting a "significant drop off in young people, women and minorities.
"It's on us,'' she said. "We can't just sit back and hope for the best..and be surprised and outraged when things don't work out."
"We do that well, she said.
"You can write a check. Or another one. Write a big fat check. Write the biggest check you could possibly write."