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14 Aug
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DNC to Meet in Chicago, August 23-25

DNC to Meet in Chicago, August 23-25

Chicago – members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from across the country will gather for the DNC’s Summer Meeting in Chicago, where the DNC will discuss the important work that is happening to prepare for the midterm elections and take up reforms to the 2020 presidential nominating process.

Press must RSVP here to guarantee a credential.

The DNC meeting will begin on Thursday, August 23 and will conclude on Saturday, August 25. Over the course of three days, DNC members will participate in caucus, council, and committee meetings as well as training sessions. There will be one general session meeting to discuss party business on reforms to the 2020 presidential nominating process, including caucuses, primaries, superdelegates and party reforms.

The DNC caucus meetings and general session will be open to the press and the public.

Additional details, including a detailed schedule of events, will be made public in subsequent media advisories. There will also be a media filing center open to press throughout the duration of the DNC meeting beginning Thursday morning.

WHAT: DNC Summer Meeting
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 E Upper Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60601
WHEN: August 23-25, 2018
MEDIA RSVP: Please click here to RSVP

08 Aug
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In Honor of Gerald Barton

Photo Courtesy of Landmark Land Golf Resort

08 Aug
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OPEIU Statement on Missouri Overturning Right to Work

STATEMENT ON WORKING PEOPLE’S VICTORY IN MISSOURI NEW YORK, NY (August 8, 2018) — The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) celebrates with the courageous people of Missouri who stood up to wealthy special interests by voting NO on Proposition A, defeating a coordinated corporate campaign to make Missouri the nation’s newest so-called “right-to-work” state. If passed, the ballot measure would have decimated wages, benefits, and rights in Missouri’s workplaces—while failing to deliver on its proponents’ promises of more jobs, higher wages, and more freedom for workers. Though the fully-fledged corporate assault on working people’s rights marches onward, we applaud the everyday Missourians who turned out to vote against this disastrous policy, which threatened to reverse the gains in wages, benefits, and rights that were fought for and won by workers committed to fairer, safer and more equal workplaces.

Read more from CNN on the Right to Work rejection in Missouri

08 Aug
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Protect Our Voting Rights

06 Aug
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DNC on Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

DNC on Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

On the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Vice Chair for Civic Engagement and Voter Participation Karen Carter Peterson released the following statements reaffirming the Democratic Party’s commitment to protecting every American’s right to cast a ballot:

“For more than half a century, the Voting Rights Act has been a central pillar of our democracy,” said Tom Perez. “Generations of activists fought for the law’s passage, endured centuries of bigotry, and some ultimately sacrificed their lives in the fight for equality at the ballot box.

“Today, those rights are under an all-out assault. Donald Trump and Republicans across the country are trying to deny millions of Americans access to the voting booth, especially in communities of color. From gerrymandering to voter roll purges to discriminatory voter ID laws, voter suppression tactics are a key part of the Republican playbook and have been for decades. And in 2013, the conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act by striking the requirement for states with a history of discrimination to have changes to their voting laws ‘pre-cleared’ by the Justice Department — a disastrous decision that has spurred a wave of new voter suppression laws from Republicans in Congress and across the country.

“Democrats believe that our nation works best when more people can participate in our democracy, not fewer. That’s why we’re fighting every day to expand access to the right to vote, end discrimination, and restore critical protections of the Voting Rights Act.”

“Across the country, GOP-led state legislatures are using discriminatory voter roll purging practices and using morally bankrupt laws to suppress the rights of minority communities,” said Karen Carter Peterson. “Our voting infrastructure is at grave risk of foreign sabotage, and our president refuses to protect integrity of our democracy.

“Democrats won’t stand idly by while Republicans undermine the foundation of our democratic process. We’re taking action. In addition to expanding resources for voters and supporting campaign voter protection programs, we’re also focused on building a resilient party infrastructure to protect the right to vote every year, in every ZIP code.”

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