Civil Rights
  • Democrats Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Church Bombing

    As Democrats continue to remember the pivotal events of 1963 that forever changed the nation, we honor Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, and Denise McNair – the four young girls who senselessly lost their lives on Sunday, September 15, 1963 when Ku Klux Klan members bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. This week, at the request of Democrat Terri Sewell of Alabama, a Congressional Gold Medal was presented to the families of these girls, on behalf of President Obama. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and others marked the occasion with a special ceremony in the United States Capitol. Below are their remarks from the inspiring event.

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  • Priebus Highlights Autopsy’s Failure; Goes All-In for Cuccinelli, Jackson & Extreme Policies

    A little more than 100 days ago Reince Priebus and Republicans rolled out their “GOP Autopsy” to explain how they were going to win back voters who were alienated by the Republican Party’s policies and rhetoric. Today, NBC News noted that “Republicans have pretty much ignored that RNC “autopsy” report.” To mark the failure of the GOP’s report, today Priebus will campaign in Virginia for Ken Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson, a Republican ticket that has alienated many Virginians, including the LGBT community, immigrants, and women with dangerous legislation and inflammatory rhetoric.

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  • #SameOldParty Responds to DOMA Decision

    Yesterday, Democrats and millions of Americans across the country welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act as a tremendous step forward in the battle for equality. Republicans responded too, and it wasn’t pretty. Republicans claim they want to change their ways and reach out to groups they have traditionally struggled with. It’s clear from their rhetoric yesterday they have no intention of doing that. Please see below for a compilation of reactions on the Supreme Court’s rulings from prominent members of the #SameOldParty:

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