Obama Urges Grammy Artists to Take Stand on Sexual Violence

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President Barack Obama made a video appearance during Sunday night's Grammy Awards to call on Americans to end sexual violence, saying, "It's not OK, and it has to stop."

Obama asked artists at the Grammys to urge their fans to join Obama administration's "It's On Us" campaign targeted at college campuses, which began in September. "Artists have a unique power to change minds and attitudes and get us talking about what matters," he said.

"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 in the video.


— M. Alex Johnson