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  • Keeping faith with our veterans

    Finding ways to support our veterans as they seek to continue living their lives as meaningful and productive citizens is very important for our national community.

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  • Working with faith communities to protect the vote

    We're inviting faith leaders to share portions of a letter DNC faith outreach director Rev. Derrick Harkins has written—in both English and Spanish translations—with their congregants to shed light on what promises to be a genuine threat to democracy: voter suppression legislation.

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  • President Obama Hosts the Annual Iftar

    Last night the White House continued a longstanding tradition of hosting an iftar--the meal that breaks the dawn to sunset fast Muslims observe during Ramadan--the holy month in the Islamic calendar. Guests included congressional representatives, community members, and foreign dignitaries.

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The DNC Faith Team is Keeping Busy!
June 25, 2012
Rev. Derrick Harkins, the DNC’s National Director of Faith Outreach, met with faith leaders in Ohio and North Carolina to talk about the President’s accomplishments and the important choice before Americans this election cycle. These leaders praised the President’s values and his strong commitment to common good policy.
President Obama Stands Up for Young Immigrants
June 15, 2012
President Obama has announced a bold change to immigration policy. Young, eligible undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children will now be able to apply to continue legally studying or working in the country. This move was met with strong support from faith leaders across the country who agree that this is not a partisan issue but rather about equal opportunity.
Working with faith communities to protect the vote
November 4, 2011
In the DNC's continued efforts to combat voter suppression legislation Rev. Derrick Harkins met with faith leaders across the country to educate and amplify their efforts to ensure that all Americans can exercise their right to vote.