47 years ago, 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.
Mitt Romney’s has shown he is totally out of touch with the average woman’s health issues. In fact, we haven’t heard anyone as extreme as Romney in more than half a century. The Republican candidate has promised to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood and limit access to contraception. Those aren’t mainstream values most Americans share. That’s just pandering to the most extreme voices in the GOP.
Annie Burkey survived an extremely rare form of cancer and without Obamacare she runs the risk of not being covered in the future due to her pre-existing conditions.
Now with a second chance at life; she’s taking nothing for granted. After hearing President Obama speak on Planned Parenthood she started volunteering in Colorado. Now she’s a Summer Organizer.
As Annie shares, “My favorite part of volunteering for the campaign is meeting people. And really just having really wonderful conversations with people. I think that’s how things change”
During her 10 years in Congress, Republican Senate candidate Heather Wilson established a long record of putting the rich and special interests ahead of New Mexico’s middle class. Now, Wilson refuses to support middle class tax cuts unless the wealthiest 2 percent get tax cuts, too.
“Instead of fighting for the majority of hard-working New Mexican families, Heather Wilson is intent on another budget-busting giveaway for millionaires and billionaires,” said Whitney Potter, spokeswoman for Democratic Senate candidate Martin Heinrich.
From 2001-2006, Wilson supported each and every round of the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthy. Wilson’s votes were a windfall for the wealthiest 2 percent, and contributed more than $1.7 trillion to the deficit. Now, Wilson wants to extend the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthy, giving millionaires an average tax cut of $160,000 dollars, and adding $50 billion to the deficit in 2013 alone.
“Heather Wilson’s record shows that she is willing to break the bank in order to put the wealthy first,” said Potter. “New Mexicans want a leader whose priorities are with hard-working families and the middle class.”
President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy is making America more energy independent by reducing our dependence on foreign oil and investing in renewable energy. President Obama’s policies have benefited small businesses like Heron Wind Manufacturing.
Steve Smiley, president and CEO of Heron Wind, wants to do good work that improves society. Wind-generated electricity has doubled since President Obama took office. But as Steve says, it needs to continue:
“There are unlimited renewable resources and the technology is ready. We just need good policy. And that’s why it’s really critical we have leaders like President Obama who are going to broadly support new and better policies.”