Katrina and the Birth of ColorOfChange

By: Wednesday February 8, 2012 6:17 pm

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2005, upending the lives of 1.5 million people and putting Black folks’ lack of political and social power front and center for all the world to see.

The storms magnified racial disparities in the U.S., and no place demonstrated this more clearly than New Orleans, where 80% of the city was submerged after Katrina.

 

GOP Voter ID Laws: The Right’s New Poll Tax

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 1:45 pm

The 2012 campaign season may well bring the harshest attack on voting rights in decades. In a new video released today by the Advancement Project and Brave New Films, a blitz of new voter identification restrictions has flooded state legislatures, threatening to disenfranchise millions of voters.

Accountability: Who Else Will Go the Way of Congressman Bobby Rush?

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 7:15 pm

No member of Congress is beyond reproach. Every member of Congress should be open scrutiny of their record, and every member should be judged by his or her record. It’s critical to an effective democracy.

Last week, Congressman Bobby Rush’s record of carrying water for big telecom corporations — at the expense of the communities he represents — came back to haunt him when he lost his bid to become Ranking Member of the subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. Rep. Rush had been almost certain to get the position until more than 16,000 ColorOfChange.org members opposed his candidacy because of his record of advocating against net neutrality.

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