The leadership of both parties must step up to condemn such hateful speech and demand apologies. The Obama campaign has criticized the lyrics, but we call on the presumptive party nominee, who is the celebrated subject of the new song, to go even further: It is not enough to condemn the song, we are calling on our presumptive Democratic Nominee to call on the artist and the label to pull the song and make a public apology. Now.
E-mail now. Send an e-mail to (http://www.defjam.com/site/contact.php) and demand that the song be pulled out of circulation and that Ludacris and his record label issue an apology.
Tell your friends. Forward this e-mail to everyone you know. We promised that we’d jump on these issues. But we need you to take it from here.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
What Should Obama Do About Ludacris?
Women Count, in a letter to its members, demands action be taken against the rapper Ludacris and his label Def Jam for releasing a song with such offensive lyrics. They also call on both parties, and the Obama campaign demand the song be pulled from the shelves.