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Visa Inc. will be tied to an officially anti-gay Olympics

Email by Andy Kelley


Seth -- 

The daily violence in Russia against the LGBT community is unacceptable and wrong -- and together we are going to do something about it. 

Since we launched our campaign calling on Olympic sponsor Visa to speak out, tens of thousands of people including you have taken action and folks are starting to take notice. 

Today, Bloomberg news stated in an editorial that unless they speak out against the anti-LGBT violence in Russia and call on the International Olympic Committee to act, Olympic sponsors like "Visa Inc. will be tied to an officially anti-gay Olympics." 

Can you chip in $4 today to help fuel our campaign and keep up the pressure on Visa to speak out? 

Visa has made countless millions from the LGBT community, and even put their name on the “Rainbow Platinum Plus Visa Card," but they haven't taken any meaningful action to help ensure the safety of LGBT athletes and fans for the Winter games. 

With less than six months until the Olympics, it's critical that Visa speak out, as an Olympic sponsor, and urge the IOC to take action. 

Can you chip in $4 today to help us continue the fight to hold Visa accountable? 

Together our voices are powerful, 

Andy 

Andy Kelley, Online Programs Deputy and Visa Cardholder 
Democracy for America

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Categories: LGBT


What's up with the gay agenda in Kentucky?

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It might be surprising, but the smallest town in Kentucky not only elected a gay mayor, but they also passed a LGBT fairness ordinance, too. 

0:00 - 1:07: Just what is Vicco, KY, and who is their mayor?

1:30 - Just what do the people think of Mayor Cummings? 

2:02 - Cummings introduces an LGBT fairness ordinance to the council. 

2:30 - But who stands against it? The local pastor. He's against the entire deal. Why, they should even go back in the closet, according to him.

3:07 - What do the people of Vicco say about the ordinance? 

3:56 - Rush Limbaugh calls it the gay mafia. 

4:40 - The rights ordinance did pass 3-1 through the city council

5:13 - The council, all heterosexual, voted it in.

It's an amazing moment for small-town America. 

Do you have a story about LGBT tolerance in unlikely places? Share your story in the comments!

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MUST WATCH: Woman Tearful Explains To John McCain What Republican Policies Are Doing to Real Americans

This is exactly why Democrats can not join Republicans in their crusade to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid... It's heartless. WATCH this then add your name to our campaign to expand Social Security not cut it Add your name here.

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Make sure to stick around for the fascinating debate by the Up panelists and continue the conversation in the comments. 


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Categories: Healthcare Social Security


VIDEO: John Oliver's not likin' it.

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0:40 - Uses CNN to introduce the issue

1:15 - Says what we're all thinking

1:45 - McDonald's made $5.5 billion last year. Sooo they can't pay a living wage because?

3:00 - We apparently can't have a living wage for fast food workers because it removes the incentive to work harder

4:25 - Fox News points out that if we had a stronger economy, minimum wage workers would be paid better! Right? #ThanksObama

5:17 - Fox also doesn't know that the average age of a fast food worker is 28, and that the $2/hour wage in 1974 (adjusted for inflation) would be, Gasp!, over $9/hour in today's terms!

7:10 - More on Fox? Yeah, more on Fox. Some protesters had children, and apparently it's not McDonald's problem that those kids need to be fed. 

Sure, John Oliver's take is hilarious. But the reality is that fast food workers across the country work for suppressed wages, and it's wrong. 

Sign the petition, and let these workers strike without fear of retaliation! 

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VIDEO: This senior's Social Security story moved her to tears


Sheryl Tenicat, of Des Moines, starts her story at the 2:00 mark... 

“$624 a month. That’s what I live on. 99 of that goes to my Medicare Part ‘A’ and ‘B’. After I get my check in two weeks, it’s gone. I have nothing. I live on what I eat here (at the senior center). I don’t want my cost of living cut because I’ve paid in since I was 16.”

Sheryl's story is all too common. Many seniors' sole source of income is through Social Security, and threats to cut their benefits force them to risk poverty and make them food-insecure. 

Add your name, and send a message to Washington that we need to expand Social Security benefits, not cut them!

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