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 that serves only the rich and powerful, and a Democratic Party that is fighting for everyone. President Trump and Republicans in Congress are trying to strip health care from millions of Americans and cut vital programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid – all while exploding our national deficit and giving wealthy corporations and the top 1% another massive windfall.
“Democrats believe health care is a right for all. We believe in lowering drug prices and protecting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. And we will fight tooth and nail to create good-paying jobs and build an economy that works for everyone – not just those at the very top.”