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  • Only One Party Supports Equality

    This week, the Supreme Court heard two very important cases on marriage equality: Proposition 8 and DOMA. We don't know what the court will decide, but here's what we do know: There's only one party fighting to make sure every American has the right to marry the person they love.

    This week, the Supreme Court heard two very important cases on marriage equality: Proposition 8 and DOMA. We don't know what the court will decide, but here's what we do know: There's only one party fighting to make sure every American has the right to marry the person they love.

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  • Big news for equality

    In a major step in the fight for LGBT equality, the White House urged the Supreme Court last week to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. If you're as proud as we are to have a president who is fighting for the right of all people to marry, get his back.

    Friend --

    This is huge. President Obama just took another step toward equality for all.

    On Friday, the Obama administration filed a brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.

    I couldn't be more proud to have a president who stands up for equality and is willing to fight for the right of all people to marry, no matter who they love.

    Do you have the President's back while he fights for equality? Show him you do by donating $5 or more today:

    https://my.democrats.org/Marriage-Equality

    Together, we can do this.

    Forward,

    Debbie

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Chair
    Democratic National Committee

  • Inauguration

    Last week, we inaugurated a president. It's easy to see an inauguration as the culmination of a long-fought campaign, but as our chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, reminded supporters in an email today, we still have a lot to do. From tackling climate to working for LGBT equality, the next four years will be busy.

    Read the chair's email below, then chip in what you can to make sure it's a productive term.

    Friend --

    Watching President Obama take the oath of office last Monday was an incredible reward for all of the time and energy that you and millions of other Democrats put in throughout the election. And when I looked out at the sea of supporters who braved the cold to watch the President's inauguration, I was reminded that in you we have the support we need to make incredible change over the next four years.

    Since I became Chair of the Democratic Party two years ago, my motto has been "no one will outwork us." And although we're still celebrating our incredible victories in 2012, it's time for us to get back to work.

    President Obama has outlined an ambitious plan for his second term, including tackling climate change, working for full equality for LGBT Americans, and making sure that all Americans, no matter where they come from or who their parents are, have an equal shot. And it's up to us to fight for Democrats and make sure that that agenda becomes law.

    Donate $5 or more now to make sure we have the resources to fulfill our duty to our country, ourselves, and the millions of Americans whose lives will change for the better:

    https://my.democrats.org/Back-to-Work

    Let's do this,

    Debbie

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Chair
    Democratic National Committee

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  • 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.

  • Supporting Equality

    Vote for equality. Vote for Barack Obama.

    Vote for equality. Vote for Barack Obama.

  • Debate watch party with Cleveland's Stonewall Democrats

    The Gotta Vote bus tour is in Cleveland tonight, where we're watching the debate with the Cleveland Stonewall Democrats.

    Since he took office, President Obama has been an advocate of LGBT Americans, repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," ordering the Justice Department to no longer enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, and becoming the first sitting president to support marriage equality.

    Dan, who's LGBT, says that the choice in this election is so obvious that it's really not even a choice: "You have a candidate who is about as close to 100 percent behind the LGBT community as we've ever had, and a candidate who's behind us zero percent," he says. "Over the last two years, the progress that's been made when it comes to the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and the executive orders he's put into place, really shows President Obama is on our side, and he's on the right side of history."

    Follow full debate coverage at barackobama.com/debate.

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