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  • Honoring Every Victim of Gun Violence

    This week, President Obama asked Francine Wheeler to give the White House weekly address. The Wheelers lost their 6-year-old son, Ben, in Newtown. She is one of the many victims of gun violence calling on Congress to take action. We can honor the Wheelers and all victims of gun violence by demonstrating the courage to take action to reduce it. Watch this powerful weekly address and then add your voice to call for common-sense reforms.

    This week, President Obama asked Francine Wheeler to give the White House weekly address. The Wheelers lost their 6-year-old son, Ben, in Newtown. She is one of the many victims of gun violence calling on Congress to take action.

    We can honor the Wheelers and all victims of gun violence by demonstrating the courage to take action to reduce it. Watch this powerful weekly address and then add your voice to call for common-sense reforms.

    Add your voice

  • The President asked you to act

    Yesterday, President Obama called on all of us to play our part in reducing gun violence across the country. Here's something you can do right now: Sign our petition asking Congress to act quickly and pass legislation that will make our communities safer. Read the email with the details that our executive director, Patrick Gaspard, just sent to Democrats—then add your name

    Friend --

    Yesterday in Minneapolis, President Obama told the American people that it's time to take some basic commonsense steps to reduce gun violence.

    It's up to Congress to take the next step and pass legislation -- but first, we have to let them know that Americans demand they act quickly.

    If you stand with the President, add your name to this petition telling Congress to act swiftly to pass legislation to reduce gun violence:

    http://my.democrats.org/Reduce-Gun-Violence

    Thanks,

    Patrick

    Patrick Gaspard
    Executive Director
    Democratic National Committee

    Sign it

  • 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.

  • 47 years of the Voting Rights Act

    47 years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the discriminatory practices that had led to the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans. Mark this anniversary by registering to vote—and making sure your friends and family are registered too. http://www.gottavote.org

    47 years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the discriminatory practices that had led to the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans. Mark this anniversary by registering to vote—and making sure your friends and family are registered too. 

  • Good news for students

    Good news today for the 7.4 million college students who faced an interest rate hike on their loans.
  • Pass the Buffett Rule

    The President has proposed the Buffett Rule, which would require everyone to pay their fair share by closing the loopholes and special tax breaks that let the wealthiest pay a lower tax rate than many middle-class families.

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  • Payroll tax cut passes

    Two days before Christmas, the House of Representatives has passed the two-month payroll tax cut extension by unanimous consent, preventing a tax increase on the middle class that would have gone into effect January 1.

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