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CoC flooding MSNBC with phone calls: Fire Buchanan

CoC flooding MSNBC with phone calls: Fire Buchanan

Since more than 86,000 ColorOfChange.org members called on MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan there has been no sign of the right-wing correspondent on the airwaves. Last week, we delivered more than 275,000 petition signatures to MSNBC from ColorOfChange and CREDO Action members. But MSNBC refuses to say whether Buchanan will return, and they seem to think they can hide him away for a while and let this blow over.

Voter ID Laws: The New Poll Tax

Voter ID Laws: The New Poll Tax

For anyone who thought legal disenfranchisement was a thing of the past, think again. The 2012 campaign season -- which will pick up speed in the wake of the elections held around the country today -- may well bring the harshest attack on voting rights in decades. A blitz of new voter identification restrictions have flooded state legislatures, threatening to disenfranchise millions of voters who don't have the money, transportation or paperwork to secure necessary IDs. A report from the Brennan Center for Justice finds that the majority of these voters are from groups traditionally viewed as part of the Democratic base. But whatever their party affiliation, the new legislation stands to limit the participation of millions of African-American, Latino, young and elderly voters.

Can Black America Move Its Money?

Can Black America Move Its Money?

Late last week ColorOfChange urged members to participate in "Move Your Money Day" on November 5, 2011. The push on Saturday was part of an ongoing international campaign to get as many people as possible to move their money from large corporate banks to local banks and credit unions.

Good news in the fight to end mass incarceration

Good news in the fight to end mass incarceration

ColorofChange.org members consistently pressured Congress to eliminate the disparity in sentencing for crack and powder cocaine offenses, so recent news of a halt in prison population growth is of particular importance to our community. Low-income Black and Latino communities have been devastated by discriminatory drug policies -- policies that have contributed to placing in one in nine Black men between the ages of 20 and 34 behind bars. Victories in the past year have begun to turn the tide.

Welcome to the ColorOfChange Blog

Welcome to the ColorOfChange Blog

Welcome to the new blog! Today's launch is part of our ongoing effort to provide the ColorOfChange community with opportunities to be in conversation with our staff and each other. We have a six-year track record if engaging you in rapid response online campaigns that have lasting impact, and we see this blog as yet another path to advancing political power for Black America and our allies.

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Thought Leadership

Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything
  • The Nation

Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything

Movements need numbers, but they also need a strategy that maps the impact of their defiance and ensures disruptions on the authority of decision-makers. The Nation names Color Of Change as an organization leading the way on movement strategy and action.