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Fuzzy Slipper

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Mon Feb 9, 2015, 02:11 AM Feb 2015

Obama delivers sexual assault message at the Grammys: ‘It has to stop’ [View all]

Source: MSNBC

President Obama made a surprise appearance at the Grammys on Sunday night – in the form of a powerful PSA for the White House’s sexual violence awareness campaign, “It’s On Us.”

In the ad, President Obama tells viewers that nearly one in five American women will be raped, and nearly one in four will experience some form of domestic violence. He then urges viewers to take responsibility for ending rape and sexual assault, saying: “It’s not okay – and it has to stop.”

Obama also called on artists at the Grammys to get involved, telling viewers, “Go to itsonus.org and and take the pledge. And to the artists at the Grammys tonight, I ask you to ask your fans to do the same too.”

“It’s on us – all of us - to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated, where survivors are supported, and where all our young people – men and women – can go as far as their talents and their dreams will take them,” Obama said.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/obama-grammys-delivers-message-about-sexual-assault?



Now that takes some real guts. To come out against sexual assault? On a show featuring rap and hip-hop?

Brave caring man.

I'm pretty sure Reagan and Bush where in favor of sexual assault and even rape.
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