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19 Oct
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Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak 2017

As Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists around the world prepare to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement:

“As millions in the United States and around the world observe Diwali this week, celebrating the triumph of good over evil, light over dark, and knowledge over ignorance, we are reminded that our diversity is our greatest strength as a nation. To all those gathering with friends and family for the Festival of Lights, Democrats wish you and your loved ones a Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak.”

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12 Oct
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RELEASE: Perez on EO to Sabotage Health Care

Tom Perez on Trump’s Executive Order to Sabotage Americans’ Health Care

In response to President Trump signing an executive order that would continue his sabotage of health insurance markets across the country, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Donald Trump is signing away Americans’ right to quality, affordable health care. This loophole will undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions and raise premiums for those who need affordable health care the most. Instead of letting Americans suffer from Trump’s recklessness, Republicans should put an end to their party’s efforts to sabotage our health care system.

“Democrats believe health care is a right, not a privilege – and so do the American people. It’s time for Republicans to join us as we work to build on the progress of the Affordable Care Act and improve our health care system for all Americans.”

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11 Oct
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DNC on National Coming Out Day

DNC on National Coming Out Day

In recognition of National Coming Out Day, DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC LGBT Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released this statement:

“Today, on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate the fact that love is love and are resolute in our belief that all people deserve to be treated with dignity. We remember a time not long ago when living openly as a member of the LGBTQ community was nearly impossible. And we honor those who have fought and struggled to advance the cause of true equality. Even more importantly, we welcome and embrace those who are openly LGBTQ, those who choose to come out today, and those who are still unable to live openly.

“Unfortunately, this year’s celebration is clouded by a presidency that is openly hostile to LGBTQ people. Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and their administration began attacking the LGBTQ community on their first day in office. They retracted the Department of Education’s guidance on transgender students, abandoned America’s global leadership role on LGBTQ rights, proposed cuts to HIV/AIDS testing and care, and just last week reinterpreted the law to give businesses a license to discriminate.

“Democrats are committed to fighting this administration’s anti-LGBTQ actions tooth and nail. We will redouble our efforts to protect the progress we’ve made. And we wish all Americans a happy Coming Out Day.”

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06 Oct
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RELEASE: Reversal of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

DNC on Trump Administration’s Reversal of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

In response to the Trump administration’s callous decision to undo the ACA requirement that insurers provide coverage for accessible contraception at no cost, DNC CEO Jess O’Connell released the following statement:

“President Trump doesn’t belong in the Oval Office and he certainly doesn’t belong in the doctor’s office. This is 2017, not 1917. It is outrageous that Trump is taking us back to a time when women had no voice in our public policy debate.

“These are basic human rights, not political pawns on a chessboard. Access to contraception with no out-of-pocket costs is an economic necessity that has saved women billions of dollars, and over two-thirds of Americans support guaranteed, no-cost contraceptive coverage.

“Today’s action just further shows that Trump is out of touch with American values. I won’t stand for this. Women across the country won’t stand for this. And Democrats won’t stand for this. All Americans should be able to make decisions about their health with their doctors, not their employer, and we will never stop fighting to ensure that contraceptive care remains affordable and accessible.”

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02 Oct
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ODP Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

For Immediate Release
October 2, 2017

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
405-536-2417

ODP Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement in response to the Las Vegas deadly shooting:

Today our hearts and thoughts are with the Las Vegas victims, their families and those affected by this horrific tragedy.

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.