DNC on Appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after President Trump fired Jeff Sessions and named Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General: “This is a gross abuse of power and extremely dangerous to the rule of law. And put simply, it doesn’t pass the smell test. “Donald Trump has now hand-selected an acting Attorney General […]

DNC on Historic Diversity of Democratic Candidates

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:   “Last night, Democrats elected the most diverse group of candidates in our party’s history. Voters across the country sent a loud and clear message that our leaders should represent the diversity of our country.   “Michelle Lujan Grisham was elected as the first Latina Democratic governor, […]

DNC on Taking Back the House of Representatives

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement after Democrats took back the House:   “The Democratic Party is back.   “Nothing is more powerful than the voice of the American people, and they spoke out loud and clear: Donald Trump does not stand for our values, the Republican Party has failed to hold him […]

DNC Chair Tom Perez Gets Out the Vote

DNC Chair Tom Perez spent the two weeks before Election Day traveling more than 15,000 miles, visiting 14 states and 25 cities, all to campaign for Democrats up and down the ticket. Early vote and vote-by-mail turnout is at historic levels and our candidates — led by women, and especially women of color — represent […]

DNC Chair Tom Perez on October Jobs Report

After the U.S. Department of Labor released the latest jobs and unemployment numbers, DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez issued the following statement: “Too many working families have been left behind in the Trump economy. When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, they will have a clear choice between a Republican Party […]

Republicans Are Full of It About Their Health Care Agenda

The White House and the Republican National Committee are blatantly lying to voters about health care. The truth is that Republicans continue their health care sabotage and have tried to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions — and they’re suing right now to allow insurers to deny those people coverage.  Read more Republicans who […]

DNC on Betsy DeVos’s Disturbing Proposed Change to Title IX

DNC Women’s Media Director Elizabeth Renda released the following statement on the Department of Education’s proposed rule change to Title IX, which would require students accused of sexual harassment be allowed to cross-examine their accusers:   “Under Betsy DeVos’s leadership, this administration continues to actively fight to strip protections for victims of the sexual assault […]

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