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  • If Congress fails to stop the sequester

    If Congress fails to stop the sequester, more than 2 million jobs could be lost, 70,000 kids could be kicked off of Head Start, and 10,000 teachers' jobs could be eliminated. But it's all completely avoidable—if Congress acts by March 1.

    Tell Republicans in Congress: Work with President Obama and Democrats to stop the sequester.

    Demand action

  • Black History Month: Coming together to move America forward

    Last week, President Obama laid out an ambitious agenda for the year ahead: expanding access to preschool education for every American child, making the minimum wage a living wage, and reducing gun violence in our communities. But as our executive director, Patrick Gaspard, notes in his video message marking Black History Month, the President can’t do this on his own.

    Last week, President Obama laid out an ambitious agenda for the year ahead: expanding access to preschool education for every American child, making the minimum wage a living wage, and reducing gun violence in our communities.

    But as our executive director, Patrick Gaspard, notes in his video message marking Black History Month, the President can’t do this on his own. And as we celebrate the many contributions of African Americans throughout our history and the progress we've made in the fight for equal opportunity, this should also be a moment to focus on the change we still need. This month, let's commit ourselves to working toward President Obama's vision of stronger families, stronger communities, and a stronger America.

    Watch Gaspard's message, then say you stand with President Obama in the fight to make sure our best days are still ahead of us.

  • President Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence

    Today, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced their plan to reduce gun violence in America and keep our kids and communities safe. After senseless mass shootings in Connecticut and Colorado, we can't wait to act.

    Today, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced their plan to reduce gun violence in America and keep our kids and communities safe. After senseless mass shootings in Connecticut and Colorado, we can't wait to act.

    That's why the President's plan includes 23 executive actions that the administration will take immediately—actions such as strengthening the background check system and supporting mental health professionals. President Obama also called on Congress to pass specific, common-sense proposals right away. Taken together, this plan would close background-check loopholes that keep guns out of dangerous hands, ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, make schools safer, and increase access to mental health services.

    "While there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil," President Obama said in his remarks, "if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try."

    Find out more about the President's plan at whitehouse.gov.

  • 10 highlights from 2012

    10. Karl Rove's, the Koch brothers', and other conservative groups’ $1 billion in outside money was no match for your grassroots organizing.

    9. Everyday citizens stood up to Republican attempts to suppress the vote—and our nation's courts struck down some of the GOP's most blatant efforts in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio.

    8. The Supreme Court affirmed what we've known all along: Obamacare is constitutional.

    7. Four states made history by supporting marriage equality at the ballot box.

    6. Back from the brink of collapse, General Motors is posting record profits and investing billions in the U.S., thanks to a President who wouldn’t let Detroit go bankrupt.

    5. President Obama and congressional Democrats prevented 7.4 million college students' loan interest rates from doubling.

    4. With the DREAM Act stalled in Congress, President Obama signed an executive order helping undocumented young people in college or the military.

    3. As of this year, 3.1 million young people now have health insurance and birth control is co-pay free—all thanks to Obamacare.

    2. We've added 5.6 million jobs over 33 straight months of private-sector job growth. That's progress.

    1. With 332 electoral votes, President Obama won re-election—decisively.

  • Who we’re fighting for

    As he made his closing argument to the people of Florida at his last campaign stop in the Sunshine State last night, President Obama reminded us how much this election is about—and who we're fighting for.

    As he made his closing argument to the people of Florida at his last campaign stop in the Sunshine State last night, President Obama reminded us how much this election is about—and who we're fighting for.

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  • This election is personal

    If you ask supporters from Sioux City to Miami why they support President Obama, they'll tell you stories about their kids, their grandkids, their student loan debt. "2008 was historic; 2012 is personal" is more than a campaign catchphrase—it's a reality for so many folks like Jack, who stopped by a Gotta Vote event near his home in Coconut Creek, Florida, yesterday. This year really is personal.

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  • Reforming American education

    President Obama's Race to the Top initiative rewards innovation and positive reforms in local schools.

    Vote for education. Vote for President Obama.

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