Statement from Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorofChange.org, on Re-Election of President Barack Obama

November 7, 2012

New York -- “On behalf of the more than 850,000 members of ColorOfChange, I'd like to congratulate President Barack Obama on his re-election as President of the United States. Throughout the election, the choice couldn’t have been more clear. President Obama's commitment to fight for everyday people in his next term stood in stark contrast to the failed economic and social policies of the other party. “But we've still got more work left to do to ensure that our efforts at the polls result in real change for our families. There are far too many folks suffering from the effects of this long-lived downturn economy, and we look forward to working with President Obama and advocates across the nation to push for reforms and policy solutions that will help Americans everywhere achieve the American Dream. "ColorOfChange members registered thousands of voters and took more than 200,000 online actions to protect voting rights in Black and Latino communities across the country. And despite millions of dollars spent to keep our communities away from the polls and to suppress our voices, Black folks, Latinos and working class Americans waited in long lines to cast their vote. This should be a wake-up call to the country that the issues that affect communities of color can no longer be ignored.” ### With more than 850,000 members, ColorOfChange.org is the nation’s largest online civil rights organization.

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