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04 Jan
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DNC Chair Tom Perez on December Jobs Report

DNC Chair Tom Perez on December Jobs Report

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:

“Hundreds of thousands of American workers still don’t know when their next paycheck will come. The fundamentals of the stock market are faltering after stocks posted their worst year in a decade. And thanks to Trump, volatility in the federal government is translating into volatility across our economy.

“President Trump has created nothing but chaos and uncertainty. Yesterday, President Trump’s own economic adviser admitted that many U.S. companies would be forced to lower their expected earnings because of this administration’s reckless p0licies.

“That’s why in November, millions of Americans voted for change by electing Democrats up and down the ballot across the country. Last night, House Democrats did what voters sent them to Washington to do: they voted to make our government work for American families. It’s time to end the disastrous Trump Shutdown.”

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03 Jan
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DNC on Trump’s Attack on Civil Rights Law

DNC on Trump’s Attack on Civil Rights Law

DNC Chair and former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division Tom Perez released the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration is considering a far-reaching rollback of anti-discrimination rules:

“This rollback would be a disgrace to the Justice Department’s mission and our nation’s values. Under President Obama, we actually fought for the civil rights of all Americans. Now Donald Trump wants to take a hatchet to the rules that protect millions of Americans from discrimination in education, housing, employment, and other areas. It is an undeniable fact that systemic racism exists and will persist and grow if we fail to fight it. We cannot allow this administration to turn our federal government into an agent of discrimination, and we must uphold the rule of law and our values of equality and justice for all.”

07 Dec
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DNC Chair Tom Perez on November Jobs Report

DNC Chair Tom Perez on November Jobs Report

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:

“With lower-than-expected job growth, more proposed tax cuts for the wealthy, and a never-ending assault on Americans’ access to health care, Donald Trump and Republicans have kicked working families to the curb. That’s why millions of voters took to the polls last month to elect Democrats up and down the ballot across the country. They sent a loud and clear message to this administration: Our leaders should fight for all of us, not just those who line their pockets.

“The new Democratic-led House will fight for good-paying jobs, protect people with pre-existing conditions, work to lower drug prices, and help build an economy that works for everyone.”

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02 Dec
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DNC Statement on Hanukkah

DNC Statement on Hanukkah

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Tonight, millions of Jewish families in America, Israel, and around the world will light their menorahs to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah. The story of Hanukkah is one of perseverance in the face of persecution. It’s a testament to the strength of the Jewish faith and the resilience of the Jewish people. And it carries a message of hope that remains as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago.

“From Charlottesville to Pittsburgh, America has witnessed a resurgence of anti-Semitism. As a nation, we must come together to condemn such prejudice, and we must continue to light the way toward a better world for all.

“The word Hanukkah means ‘dedication’ in Hebrew. As we celebrate this festival of lights, may we all rededicate ourselves to fighting hate, standing up to bigotry, and ensuring that the forces of evil can never extinguish the flames of freedom. Hanukkah Sameach.”

01 Dec
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DNC on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

DNC on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:

“Today, we mourn the loss of an American patriot and public servant. George H.W. Bush paired his profound sense of personal responsibility with honesty, gentility, and hard work.

“In his inaugural address, he said that great nations, like great men, must keep their word. He stated that the American people did not send politicians to Washington to bicker. The American people ask their leaders to rise above the merely partisan. Throughout his life and career, President Bush embodied that sense of duty and commitment to bettering our country – whether it was fighting for Americans with disabilities, ensuring clear air for future generations, or bringing a peaceful end to the Cold War.

“President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush showed us that character and integrity must never become casualties of partisan politics. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family and their friends as they mourn his passing and celebrate his historic life and legacy.”

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