DNC Chair Tom Perez Travels Nationwide to Campaign for Democratic Candidates
October 19, 2018
Over the past week, DNC Chair Tom Perez visited Nevada, New Mexico and Texas to campaign for Democratic candidates up and down the ticket. His trip included canvass kickoffs, phone banks and a Winning with Women roundtable sponsored by two DNC initiatives – Seat at the Table and Mujeres Mobilized. The events emphasized early voting, which is now open in dozens of states across America. Perez and Vice Chair Grace Meng campaigned in the Asian American/Pacific Islander community to highlight the importance of voting for Democrats up and down the ticket, who are the only candidates who will protect quality and affordable health care and create good paying jobs.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: The volunteers clapped and cheered as Sisolak introduced the next speaker. Perez, the DNC chairman, had a hop in his step as he made his way to the front of the room.
“We need Steve Sisolak. We need Jacky Rosen. We need Aaron Ford. We have an opportunity,” he said.
Perez paced back and forth as he thanked the volunteers for their work while also reminding them of what they are fighting for: “A party that leaves no ZIP code behind. A party that’s fighting for health care. A party that is fighting for a brighter future for our immigrant children. A party that understands that we are all dreamers.”
“Nuestro voto es nuestra voz,” he yelled. “Our vote is our voice.”
Asian Journal: On Sunday, October 14, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez and vice chair Rep. Grace Meng were in Las Vegas to visit the AAPI community and campaign for candidates in some of the most competitive races in the country.
“The AAPI vote can really make a difference in the state,” Perez told the Asian Journal.
“Anyone with an immigrant experience, such as the AAPI community, who observes the divisive politics of Donald Trump, Dean Heller and Adam Laxalt, understands that we need to elect leaders who unite people. We need to build bridges of opportunity, not walls of fear. That is why I see so much energy.”
Santa Fe New Mexican: Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a former secretary of labor, will kick off New Mexico Democrats’ get-out-the-vote effort Tuesday with appearances in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.
His visit to the state comes after the Democratic National Committee’s $100,000 grant to the state Democratic Party for its effort to organize voters within the Navajo Nation and implement a digital organizing program in order to reach voters all across the state.
Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, delivered pep talks to campaign workers, volunteers and local candidates on Tuesday during a swing through Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.
He highlighted the potential for Democrat Deb Haaland to be the first Native American woman to win election to the U.S. House — a distinction she might share, he noted, if fellow Democrat Sharice Davids wins her race in Kansas.
“It’s our democracy as we know it that’s on the ballot,” Perez said.