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16 Sep
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

DNC on National Hispanic Heritage Month

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month:

“As the first-ever Latino DNC Chair, I’m proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Hispanic and Latinx families across America. And I’m excited to honor the Hispanic and Latinx activists, leaders, lawmakers, and community organizers who are working to build a brighter future for everyone.

“Unfortunately, this president has peddled hate and prejudice since day one. He’s separated families at the border and treated asylum seekers with unconscionable cruelty. He’s used ‘immigrant’ as a four-letter word, targeting Hispanic communities and using lies and fearmongering to divide our country.

“Unlike Donald Trump, Democrats believe our diversity is our greatest strength. And as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we will never stop fighting for the values of inclusion and opportunity for everyone.”

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11 Sep
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DNC on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11

DNC on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

“18 years ago today, our nation was attacked and nearly 3,000 people were murdered. The horrific images of 9/11 are ingrained in our nation’s memory: falling towers, rising smoke, grieving faces desperately searching for their loved ones amid the rubble. But just as indelible as these horrors are the images of hope and heroism: first responders carrying the injured; Good Samaritans, like the man in the red bandana, risking their safety and even giving their lives to help others; valiant passengers on Flight 93 fighting to protect their fellow Americans; three firefighters raising our nation’s flag above Ground Zero and sending a message to the world that terrorism will never triumph.

“Today, we affirm that message once more. We recognize the courage of the first responders who saved so many, and all of the heroes who have followed in their footsteps by answering our country’s call to serve. We recommit ourselves to the values that were attacked that day – life, liberty, equality, and justice for all. We honor the survivors and families whose strength reminds our nation every day that out of many we are one. And we pay tribute to the lives we lost – in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania – by holding them forever in our hearts.”

10 Sep
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DNC on Increase in Uninsured Rate under Trump

DNC on Increase in Uninsured Rate under Trump

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after it was reported that the share of uninsured Americans increased for the first time since the Affordable Care Act took full effect:

“The American people have had enough of Trump’s broken promises. He lied when he said that more people would have health care. He lied when he said it would be cheaper. He lied when he said people with preexisting conditions would be protected. He lied when he said he wouldn’t try to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. But he’s going to face the harsh truth on Election Day when voters across the country tell him to pack his bags and sell his snake oil somewhere else.

“Democrats believe that access to quality, affordable care is a right for all, not a privilege for the wealthy. And that’s why we’re going to win up and down the ballot in 2020.”

03 Sep
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ODP Statement on Dr. Isabel Baker’s Passing

For Immediate Release
September 3, 2019

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
405-536-2412

ODP Statement on Dr. Isabel Baker’s Passing

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is saddened by the passing of Dr. Isabel Keith Baker, a distinguished scholar, and advocate for education. She served nearly 20 years as a teacher in the Oklahoma public school system and went on to teach at Morehead State University, Oklahoma State University, and Northeastern University where she retired as Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Baker’s achievements and numerous recognitions include Oklahoma Woman’s Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Mother of the Year, OSU’s College of Education Hall of Fame, NSU’s President’s Award for Community Service, Health & Aviation Hall of Fame, NSU Centurion, and the 2019 Carl Albert Award from the Oklahoma Democratic Party.

Dr. Baker touched many lives, and her passing is a great loss to the community. Our condolences go out to Dr. Baker’s son Bill John Baker, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation and to the Baker family.

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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.

02 Sep
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This Labor Day

Before you head out today, I hope you’ll give me a second to honor the American workers who have built this country brick by brick, from the ground up.

They’re the working men and women across our country who rise before the sun — or tuck their children into bed before going to work. They’ve made our country what it is today and will continue to shape it for generations to come.

But, as many American workers have told me, our country’s not where we need it to be.

Education is getting more expensive. Wages have stagnated. Inequality is rising. That pathway to the middle class trod by generations before us is becoming steeper and narrower.

All the while, corporations are getting major tax breaks, bolstering their profits even higher thanks to Trump and his administration.

This is nothing new, Angela. For decades, Republicans and their wealthy corporate allies have chipped away at workers’ rights, weakening unions, and depressing wages.

As Democrats, we know the middle class is the backbone of our country. That’s why, when I was Secretary of Labor under President Obama, we fought like hell for working Americans.

We helped tens of millions of workers breathe clean air in the workplace. We helped create opportunities for tens of millions of workers to save for retirement. And we closed a 57-year loophole that favored union busters over union workers.

While Republicans continue taking aim at the labor movement, Democrats will keep standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our brothers and sisters.

I’m glad that you’ll be a part of that fight, Angela.

Tom

Tom Perez
Chair
Democratic National Committee

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