06 Oct

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.”


02 Oct

ODP Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

For Immediate Release
October 2, 2017

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

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.


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

02 Oct

Perez on Las Vegas Shooting

Tom Perez on Las Vegas Shooting

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to last night’s deadly shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada:

“This morning, America woke to news of the worst mass shooting in our history. Our hearts are with the people of Las Vegas and all those affected by this despicable act of terror. In the coming days, we will surely learn of the heroism of ordinary Americans and selfless first responders who risked their lives to save others. We will be reminded that the courage of the American people will always outlast the cruelty of cowards. As Americans, we cannot give in to fear or hatred. We must be united against all those who perpetrate such terror, and do everything we can to ensure that vicious attacks like this become a thing of the past.”


28 Sep

Perez on Supreme Court Case Attacking Unions

Tom Perez on Supreme Court Case Attacking Unions

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s granting of certiorari in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that threatens the ability of public sector unions to collect fair share fees for their services:

“Once again, wealthy corporations and their Republican allies are using the Supreme Court to take away the fundamental rights of American workers. Attacking unions is one of the most powerful tools in the Republican playbook to rig the economy against working people. In fact, Republicans are so determined to gut worker protections that they held a Supreme Court seat hostage for nearly 14 months so they could nominate an anti-union judge.

“Democrats believe that when unions succeed, America succeeds – and the evidence is on our side. Study after study has shown that the right to organize and bargain collectively are critical to raising wages, strengthening the middle class, and securing the economic fairness every worker deserves. That’s why Democrats will keep fighting to make sure that workers have a seat at the table and a voice in decision-making – because these fights aren’t just about dollars, they’re about dignity.”


26 Sep

No Vote On Health Care Bill

Tom Perez on Delay of Republicans’ Attempt to Repeal Health Care

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Senator McConnell announced he would not hold a vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill:

“Health care is a right. This bill was wrong. But instead of listening to the people they represent, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and congressional Republicans tried yet again to take health care away from millions of families. This bill should have never been proposed, let alone come close to a vote.

“Thanks to millions of calls, emails, and letters from ordinary Americans, Republicans have been unable to accomplish their disastrous agenda. Now it’s time for Trump and Republicans in Congress to stop playing games with people’s lives and start working with Democrats to ensure that health care is a right for all.”


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