President Obama's recent budget proposal includes a number of dangerous austerity measures that stand to harm poor and middle class families and threaten the economy. Reflecting the destructive idea that we can fix our economic crisis by weakening social programs key to a healthy economy, the plan suggests grave cuts to Social Security.
That's why we've launched a campaign demanding that President Obama and Congress negotiate a final budget that doesn't include unnecessary austerity measures. We need a budget that grows the economy through job creation, sound investments in education and infrastructure, and a system of increasing revenue that doesn't take from those who are the least able to pay. Check out the original email we sent and join us after the jump.More »
Today, ColorOfChange launched a campaign urging TV network executives to refuse to air the National Rifle Association's (NRA) deeply offensive ad attacking President Obama's family. The NRA's ad centers on its ill-conceived demand for armed officers or guards in every American school, then suggests that Sasha and Malia shouldn't get Secret Service protection unless the President defers to the NRA's agenda. Dragging the president's children into this fight is a troubling new low — even for the NRA's notoriously callous leadership.
The NRA offers no sustainable solutions to reduce gun violence in our communities. Its ad is solely intended to whip up anger and paranoia at the president and his family. Together we can make sure that TV executives understand that the NRA's indefensible attack ad has no place in our homes. Check out the ad for yourself, and then read the email we sent to our members below and be sure to take action here.More »
Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests: Richard Kim, Executive Editor of The Nation magazine; Maya Wiley, Founder of the Center for Social Inclusion; Johnathan Cohn, Senior Editor at the New Republic Magazine; and Lizz Winstead, Co-Creator of The Daily Show — discuss what voters were saying when they cast their ballot for Obama. What will Obama's mandate be in the next four years? In other words, what do voters want the way 'forward' to look like?
What do you think voters want from Obama in the next four years? After you watch the video, leave us a comment and tell us what you think.More »
In his first post-Election Day interview, Congressman Paul Ryan offered a troubling explanation of President Obama's re-election when he stated, "the surprise was some of the turnout, some of the turnout especially in urban areas, which gave President Obama the big margin to win this race.”More »
Tonight's presidential debate will take place at 9:00 EST at New York's Hofstra University, with live streaming at the YouTube Politics channel. Moderated by CNN Anchor Candy Crowley, the debate will be in a town hall format, a structure which has been highly successful in past debates, producing memorable moments.
With the election moments away, polls getting close, and the unsatisfactory first presidential debate, millions of eyes will be watching to see how President Obama will fare, to see whether tonight's moderator will be proactive in asking poignant questions, and if previously avoided topics such as poverty, immigration, women's reproductive health, the economy, and criminal justice issues, will finally be raised.More »
Last night, ColorOfChange tuned in along with millions of other Americans to watch President Obama and Governor Romney face off in the first presidential debate of 2012 at the University of Denver in Denver, CO. The debate focused on domestic policy but seemed to get stuck primarily on healthcare and the economy (specifically as it relates to taxes).
With a national platform and an hour and a half of discussion time, what issues would you have asked the future president of the United States?More »
On August 3, the Obama campaign released an ad that highlights Mitt Romney's position on taxes. Namely, that the very rich should pay less and those who don't make $20 million a year, more. The ad also includes a subtle but very important strike at Mitt Romney's relationship to vehement birther Donald Trump. We're glad to see a presidential advertisement that highlights Mitt Romney's problematic and continued connection to Trump, who has raised millions for Romney's presidential campaign.
Today, President Barack Obama spoke about the Trayvon Martin tragedy. After explaining that he would expect all parents to understand the anguish the boy's parents are experiencing, President Obama said, "If had a son, he'd look just like Trayvon." Please watch, share with your friends and family and join us in demanding justice.More »
Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Rev. Billy Graham, just can't seem to accept that President Obama is a Christian. During an interview this morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Graham said that he accepts statements presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have made about their faith. But he implies that President Obama is lying when it comes to the topic of his religion. ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson had this to say...More »
Late last week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a working group comprised of state and federal officials who will investigate Wall Street banks' role in the housing crisis. The development comes in response to the ongoing work of ColorOfChange and our partners.
Here's an excerpt from the DOJ's announcement: