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12 Dec
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Tom Perez on Hanukkah

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Tom Perez on Hanukkah

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“I want to wish Jewish families in America, Israel, and around the world a Happy Hanukkah. The story of Hanukkah is more than 2,000 years old, but its message – that light drives out darkness, that hope outlasts hardship, and that hatred and prejudice should never be allowed to extinguish the flames of freedom and justice – is as important today as it has ever been.

“The triumph of the Maccabees reminds us to find strength in faith and community in the face of fear and persecution. As millions light their menorahs over the next eight days to celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah, let us continue to be inspired by the resilience of the Jewish people and work together to light the way forward. Chag Sameach.”

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08 Dec
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DNC Chair on Recent Sexual Harassment Allegations

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DNC Chair on Recent Sexual Harassment Allegations

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Sexual misconduct, harassment, and assault have no place in the Democratic Party, the United States Congress, the White House, or anywhere. That’s why earlier today I called on Senator Franken to resign.

“For far too long, our society has looked the other way and allowed men to continue this behavior in virtually every industry. We must do better. We must step up and fix this immediately. Regardless of party, we must live up to our values by holding ourselves accountable and leading by example.

“Together, we all must share the responsibility of building a culture of trust and respect for women in every industry and workplace. In the House and Senate, the processes for responding to allegations of misconduct don’t work and must be dramatically reformed. But fixing these broken processes is just one part of the culture change we need today. It’s long past time for this era of silence to end.

“There are big differences between Democrats and Republicans and this is just one of them. Instead of standing up for women and confronting the problems of misconduct within their own ranks, the Republican Party has chosen to pursue power and push their radical far-right agenda at any cost. And they’ve continued to champion a president who has a long and disturbing history of misconduct with women.

“The Democratic Party will stand up for women and for what is right. Public service is a public trust. If you are a candidate for office or an elected official who has engaged in sexual misconduct, you should step aside – whether you sit in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, or the Oval Office.”

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06 Dec
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Majority of Voters Oppose Republican Tax Plan: It Hurts The Middle Class

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Republican Tax Plan Hurts the Middle Class

Nearly half of American taxpayers would pay more in taxes in 2027 under the Senate Republican tax bill, compared to current law. American taxpayers know how disastrous the Republican tax bill would be and that is why it is so incredibly unpopular.

  • 56% of Americans oppose the Republican plan, including a majority of independents
  • 64% of American voters say the Republican tax plan benefits the rich the most, while 24% say the tax plan benefits the middle class and only 5% say it benefits low-income people.
  • Twice as many voters say that their taxes will go up under the Republican plan than say they will go down.
  • Voters say 61 – 34% that the Republican plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class.
  • It’s not surprise then that a plurality of voters now trust Democrats over Republicans to handle taxes.

01 Dec
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RELEASE: Tom Perez on Flynn Charges

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Tom Perez on Flynn Charges

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Justice Department charged President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn with making false statements to the FBI:

“This time, the president can’t get away with claiming these charges aren’t about his inner circle’s contacts with Russia, and he can’t dismiss Michael Flynn as some low-level aide. This development should serve as a clear signal to Republicans in Congress that it is time to take this investigation seriously and stop making excuses for the president’s attempts to interfere with it. Democrats will not stand by as Trump’s enablers in Congress betray the American people, undermine our democracy, and endanger our national security. It’s time for Republicans to commit to protecting this investigation and preserving the rule of law.”

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27 Nov
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RELEASE: Tom Perez on Trump’s Racial Slur

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DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on President Trump’s racial slur disparagingly calling U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” at an event that was supposed to honor Navajo code talkers in the Oval Office:

“Donald Trump continues to debase the office of the presidency. These code talkers deserve our nation’s praise and gratitude, not a president who disrespects the Native American community and dishonors Native American veterans. What Trump displayed today was an embarrassment to our values and a disgraceful insult to the heroes of our history. Our country deserves better than this.”

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