DNC Chair Statement on Thanksgiving Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. — DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in celebration of Thanksgiving Day tomorrow:

“On behalf of our Democratic family, I wish Americans everywhere a wonderful Thanksgiving. For millions of families and friends celebrating tomorrow, it is a day of rest and celebration of family, while for countless others in our diplomatic corps and members of the military it is a day to work abroad in the defense, protection, and promotion of our nation, our values, and ideals.

“Here at the Democratic Party, we are thankful for President Obama’s strong leadership which brought us back from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, giving us much to appreciate after so many families lost jobs, homes, and a sense of confidence just a few short years ago.

“Still, this Thanksgiving, we know there is much to do, and that we need to keep America moving forward.  This holiday weekend, Democrats will be thinking of the many people here at home and around the world, working hard for themselves and their families but struggling with violence, poverty or illness. 

“On a day in which we celebrate a remarkable voyage by pilgrims seeking religious freedom and the helping hand they found on our shores, I can’t help but be reminded that we’re a better people and a better nation when we come together and strive to lift others up. That’s what the Democratic Party stands for – creating more opportunity for people – and we are inspired to work toward this goal each and every day, especially at the holidays.”