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21 May
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DNC on Trump Admin Assault on Workers’ Rights

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DNC on Trump Admin Assault on Workers’ Rights

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold employers’ right to require arbitration to settle workplace disputes, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“The Trump administration continues to put business interests ahead of the rights of American workers. After President Obama fought on the side of American workers, Trump abruptly switched the administration’s position to allow employers to force workers to contract away their rights to collectively challenge workplace abuses, including sexual harassment and racial discrimination. This decision today is an assault on workers’ rights that will further empower and enrich special interests at Americans’ expense.

“While Trump has broken his promise to put American workers first, Democrats will continue to fight for American workers and hold Trump and Republicans accountable for their all out assault on workers’ rights.”

15 May
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DNC Joint Statement on Ramadan

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DNC Joint Statement on Ramadan

DNC Chair Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison released the following statement as Muslims begin their month-long observance of Ramadan:

“As Muslim Americans join Muslims around the world to observe the holy month of Ramadan, celebrate the revelation of scripture, and engage in peaceful reflection and faithful fasting, it’s an opportunity for Americans of all backgrounds to celebrate the religious freedom we all share. We are also ever mindful of those Muslims throughout the world who face violence, political upheaval, and civil unrest due to religious conflict.

“Democrats believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate the fact that Muslim Americans are our friends, neighbors, and family members, and that their contributions to our culture, commerce, and public life have profoundly enriched our nation. We reject the vilification of Muslims and oppose efforts to ban people of any faith from entering our country based on their religion, and we will do everything we can to protect religious minorities and the fundamental right of freedom of religion. We wish Muslims everywhere a peaceful, safe and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak!”

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10 May
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ODP Statement on Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Voter ID Ruling

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For Immediate Release
May 10, 2018

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

ODP Statement on Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Voter ID Ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement on the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Voter ID ruling:

The Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision to uphold voter ID requirements is immensely disappointing.

ODP Chair, Anna Langthorn stated: “The Court’s decision to uphold a discriminatory law is unfortunate. Voter ID laws negatively impact marginalized communities and suppress voter turnout. Practicing your fundamental rights should be easy and convenient.”

ODP State Affirmative Action Chair Ali Canada commented: “Every Oklahoma citizen has a right to equal access to the ballot. ID laws mostly affect low-income voters, voters who move frequently, and voters who don’t have a driver’s license. In other words, Oklahoma’s most vulnerable citizens are being discouraged from voting.”

The Oklahoma Democratic Party will continue to support efforts to repeal voter ID laws. Additionally, they ODP will engage, educate, and turn out voters in spite of voter suppression tactics.

Voters must present a valid government-issued photo ID or a voter registration card when voting. Oklahoma is also one of nineteen states that do not meet federal REAL ID driver’s license standards.
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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdlive.wpengine.com, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.

01 May
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VIDEO: DNC Launches New Tech Hub – “I Will Run”

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DNC Launches New Tech Hub – “I Will Run”

“I Will Run will be particularly helpful for local-level and first-time candidates who are new to politics and don’t know where to turn when deciding to launch a campaign,” said DNC CTO Raffi Krikorian. “Democratic candidates shouldn’t have to worry about setting up websites, press lists, or voter contact and fundraising databases. They should be free to focus on connecting with the voters they hope to represent.”

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I Will Run provides a filtered map of available tech tools complete with standardized and negotiated pricing, allowing campaigns to circumvent the often cumbersome process of fielding pitches and negotiating with vendors. Each tool listed on I Will Run contains either a free option or a DNC-negotiated rate, many with up to a 25% discount.

This week’s pilot launch will initially provide access to I Will Run to Democratic candidates in 7 states – Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, and Iowa. We expect to expand the availability of I Will Run to additional states and to grow the universe of tools and vendors in the coming weeks and months.

In creating I Will Run, we aim to fill a significant gap in the progressive tech ecosystem by connecting candidates and staff with the best available tools to ensure success up and down the ballot.

The following tools and vendors are available in the initial pilot phase of I Will Run. More will be added in the coming weeks and months:

Digital

  • Technology Organization
  • Action Network
  • Blue State Digital
  • Collective Agency
  • Countable
  • MailChimp
  • Online Actions by NGP VAN
  • Red2Blue
  • Smartshoot
  • Swayable
  • Targeted Email by NGP VAN

Finance

  • NGP 8
  • RevUp
  • Warchest

Research

  • IQ Media
  • LexisNexis
  • Project Vantage

Security

  • Signal
  • Wickr

Training

  • Analyst Institute
  • Emerge America
  • EMILY’s List
  • Higher Heights
  • Lab 736
  • LGBTQ Victory Fund
  • National Democratic Training Committee
  • New Leaders Council
  • Open Progress
  • Ragtag
  • Run for Something
  • Wellstone Action

Voter Contact

  • 5 Calls
  • Campaigns & Engagement Points by NGP VAN
  • CivicEngine by BallotReady
  • Empower Engine
  • Events & Volunteer Management by NGP VAN
  • Field Day
  • GroundGame
  • GroveAI Chatbot
  • HubDialer
  • Hustle
  • Hylo
  • LiveBallot by Democracy Live
  • MiniVAN
  • MobilizeAmerica
  • OpenVPB by NGP VAN
  • Organizer
  • Outvote
  • Paid Phone Services by NGP VAN
  • Relay
  • Resistbot
  • Slack
  • Team App by Tuesday Company
  • Upland Mobile Messaging
  • Victory Guide
  • FlipGrid
  • VoterCircle
  • Your Voter Guide

01 May
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Statement On Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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DNC Statement On Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

To mark Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong released the following statement:

“Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have made tremendous contributions to our country. From starting small businesses to making breakthroughs in the sciences and technologies, serving in our military since the birth of this nation, and excelling in sports, education and the arts – they make an invaluable impact on our country each and every day. AAPI Heritage Month reminds us of the cultures, traditions, and remarkable achievements made by the AAPI community, at times in the face of discrimination and exclusion.”

“We also honor the deep tradition of public service that runs in the AAPI community. From Dalip Singh Saund, who was the first Asian American to serve in Congress, to Patsy Mink, the very first woman of color ever to serve in Congress, to Norman Mineta, who was the first Asian American appointed by a president to serve as a cabinet secretary, generations of AAPIs have served this country with honor and distinction in all echelons of Government. And Democrats have continued to help elect AAPI leaders so that those in elected office better represent the diversity of our country. In the last year, Democrats Kathy Tran and Kelly Fowler became the first Asian American women elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, while Vin Gopal was the first Indian American elected to the New Jersey state Senate and Manka Dhingra’s victory flipped control of the Washington state Senate, giving Democrats full control of the state government.”

“While we celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, Democrats will continue working every day to protect civil rights and expand opportunities for AAPI communities across the country.”

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