Yesterday, DNC Chair Tom Perez spent the day in Central Florida speaking with rural voters in Polk County and engaging with Puerto Rican voters in Kissimmee, Florida and discussed the importance of electing Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson and Democrats up and down the ticket.

 

In the...

At his Las Vegas rally last night, Trump said that he and Republicans “will protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We're going to do that.” That couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that Trump and Republicans are backing a lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell previously said that “If we [Republicans] can’t sell this [the Trump tax law] to the American people, we ought to go into another line of work.”

 

McConnell, call your office. An internal Republican poll shows Americans know the truth about the...

Trump and Republicans continue to lie about Americans’ health care. The reality is that their sabotage of the Affordable Care Act is causing insurance premiums to skyrocket. They have done nothing to preserve protections for people with pre-existing conditions -- in fact, they’re...

El presidente del Comité Nacional Demócrata (DNC) Tom Perez emitió la siguiente declaración sobre el aniversario del huracán Maria:

 

"Hace un año, más de tres millones de estadounidenses en Puerto Rico se enfrentaron a uno de los peores desastres naturales en la historia de la...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the anniversary of Hurricane Maria:

 

“One year ago, more than three million Americans in Puerto Rico faced one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the island. The storm’s devastation demanded swift and...

Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda has led to a record number of immigrant children being detained. Now, to fund facilities for the growing population of detained children, the Trump administration is cutting tens of millions of dollars from programs relied on by millions of Americans.

 ...

The Trump administration continues to push its anti-immigrant agenda. Here’s some of the worst developments over just the past 48 hours alone:

 

The Trump administration lost track of 1,500 more immigrant children.

 

New York Times: “The Trump administration is unable to account...

In response to the Trump administration’s rollback of an Obama-era rule to curb methane waste on public lands, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

 

“Donald Trump continues to put corporate profits over the American people’s health and wallets. This...

DNC Hispanic Media Director Enrique Gutiérrez released the following statement in response to the congressional report that the Trump administration has lost track of 1,500 more immigrant children:

 

“The Trump administration’s immigration policy failures are on full display. Losing...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on Yom Kippur:

 

“The Democratic Party wishes an easy, meaningful, and reflective fast to Jewish communities in America, Israel, and around the world. Yom Kippur is a chance not only to forgive and seek forgiveness for past...

Washington Post: DNC chairman Tom Perez: ‘We’re fighting for our democracy’

 

By Jonathan Capehart

 

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“We can win everywhere if we organize everywhere.”

 

When Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee 17 months ago, there were doubts that...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month:

 

“Democrats are proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the millions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans who live and work in the United States. From commerce to culture, our...

El presidente del Comité Nacional Demócrata (DNC) Tom Perez emitió la siguiente declaración por el Mes de la Herencia Hispana:

 

“El Partido Demócrata se enorgullece en celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con los millones de hispanos y latinos estadounidenses que contribuyen a...

With primary season coming to a close last night, the stage has been set for the 2018 midterm elections. Throughout this primary season, we’ve seen LGBTQ candidates defy expectations and win up and down the ballot, from the state legislature to Senate to Governor’s seats.

 

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Most voters are not feeling any benefits from the growing economy. That’s because Trump and Republicans’ policies are only benefiting those at the top. While wealthy CEOs and big corporations take in record profits, real wages for workers continue to decline. Now, Republicans want to...

DNC Vice Chairs Grace Meng and Michael Blake issued the following joint statement on the results of tonight’s Democratic statewide primary races in New York:

 

“Congratulations to all of the Democratic candidates who won today’s primary races for statewide and local office in New...

Mientras que cientos de niños permanecen separados de sus familias, la agenda anti-inmigrante de Trump ha dado lugar a un número récord de niños inmigrantes detenidos. Esto es lo último:

 

La detención de niños inmigrantes ha alcanzado niveles nunca vistos debido a una reducción en...

While hundreds of children remain separated from their families, Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda has led to a record number of immigrant children being detained. Here’s the latest:

 

Detentions of immigrant children have reached the highest level ever recorded due to a reduction...

Newly released emails, which Republicans tried to keep secret, revealed that Kavanaugh potentially lied under oath. In his written Q&A, he refused to answer whether lying under oath is an impeachable offense for a judge. We now know Kavanaugh has misled the Senate and the American...

DNC Southern Regional Press Secretary Enrique Gutiérrez released the following statement after Arkansas removed almost 4,400 Medicaid recipients from its program after implementing work requirements approved by the Trump administration:

 

“Governor Hutchinson and the Trump...

Trump and Republicans are continuing their health care sabotage that has already led to higher premiums and fewer Americans with access to the care they need. This November, Democrats are holding them accountable. Here’s the latest:

 

Democrats are holding Republicans accountable...

After it was revealed that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was involved in an email chain that suggested booking a charter vessel “Su Ching” could be mistaken for a group “rub and tug massage session,” DNC Vice Chair Grace Meng and DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong released...

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement on the results of tonight’s Democratic primary races in Rhode Island:

 

“Congratulations to Democratic gubernatorial nominee Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and all of the Democratic candidates who won today’s...

In response to Trump’s executive order to authorize sanctions on foreign entities who interfere in future elections, DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson released the following statement:

 

“This is a small step, but there is still much more that must be done to secure...

Today House Republicans are meeting to prepare a bill that would delay or repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, and House Republican leadership said health care repeal will be a priority if they keep the majority.

 

Health care is on the ballot in the midterm elections. While...

Hundreds of children remain separated from their families because of Trump’s cruel policy. Even after families are reunited, they continue to suffer from trauma. That is why the United Nations’ human rights chief recently denounced Trump’s family separation as a human rights violation...

NH Dems also nominate Lisa Bunker who will become the first openly transgender elected official in the state of New Hampshire

 

Last night, Democrats continued a streak of nominating even more openly LGBTQ candidates to represent them in Congress and state legislatures across the...

The Trump tax law sent the deficit skyrocketing and gave a majority of the benefits to the richest Americans, while doing nothing for working families. Now, Republicans are doubling down on that unpopular law with more tax cuts for the wealthy.

 

The nonpartisan CBO says the deficit...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the results of last night’s primary elections in New Hampshire:

 

“Congratulations to Molly Kelly, Chris Pappas, and all of yesterday’s Democratic nominees in the Granite State! With this exciting slate of candidates, I know...

On the 17th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

 

“17 years ago, nearly 3,000 people were murdered in the worst terrorist attack in our history. It was an attack not just on our people but on our values and our...

Americans everywhere are struggling with rising costs and are failing to see their paychecks increase. But instead of reigning in drug costs or ending their health care sabotage that has led to skyrocketing premiums, Republicans want to push another round of tax cuts.

 

It’s clear...

Senator Collins said that if Kavanaugh was not truthful at his hearings then that would be a “major problem.” She also previously said that a Supreme Court justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade would “not be acceptable.” Therefore, based on her own standards, Senator Collins should...

In partnership with organizations including Swing Left, 270 Strategies, Obama Alumni Association, Hillary Alumni Group, Bernie Alumni, Sister District, Flippable, and MobilizeAmerica

 

Democrats are seeing increased enthusiasm all across the country with a record number of...

A text message accidentally received by Billy Penn shows a campaign consultant for Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner sharing a lewd meme with a group of top campaign officials.

 

On Thursday morning, Ray Zaborney, a well-known political consultant whose GOP-leaning...

This weekend, DNC Chair Tom Perez and RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel hit the airwaves, with starkly different visions of the political climate less than 60 days before Election Day. While Perez focused on the issues facing voters and emphasized the importance of every American exercising...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:


“With the beginning of the Rosh Hashanah, the Democratic Party wishes a sweet and healthy new year to Jewish communities in America, Israel, and around the world. A new year brings new opportunities to strengthen the historic...

While Democrats are fighting to give the American people the fair and transparent hearing they rightfully deserve for a nominee to the Supreme Court, Republicans have withheld documents and tried to hide Kavanaugh’s record. Meanwhile, Kavanaugh failed to answer important questions and...

DNC Northeast Press Secretary Elizabeth Renda released the following statement following reports that Rhode Island’s health insurers finalized rate hikes of up to 8% for 2019:

 

“Next year, Rhode Island’s working families will be left with the bill for Donald Trump and his...

During a rally in Montana last night, Donald Trump attacked Ben Jealous for his proposal to make community college tuition-free for all Marylanders, including Dreamers. DNC Northeast Regional Press Secretary Elizabeth Renda released the following statement in response:

 

“It’s never...

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:

 

“Voters all across this country want nothing more than to have a good-paying job and the reassurance that a crisis...

Three days into his confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh has still failed to answer important questions on his disturbing views of executive power, he’s given no assurances on his views of women’s rights or pre-existing condition protections, and his testimony has actually raised even...


by David Wasserman

 

“In November, Americans could elect more than 100 women to the House for the first time in history — and put more new women in the House than in any prior election, a new race-by-race analysis shows.

“But the impending surge is being driven entirely by...

At his hearing tonight, Kavanaugh refused to say whether he believes the Obergefell decision, which legalized gay marriage, was rightly decided.

 

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Senator Harris: “Do you believe Obergefell was correctly decided?”

 

Kavanaugh: “Each of the justices have declined...

El presidente del Comité Nacional Demócrata (DNC) Tom Perez emitió la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la propuesta de la Administración Trump de eludir los límites judiciales y detener a niños migrantes por tiempo indefinido:

 

“La crueldad de Donald Trump no conoce límites....

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to circumvent court limits and detain immigrant children indefinitely:

 

“Donald Trump’s cruelty knows no bounds. Hundreds of children remain separated from their parents because...

What are Republicans hiding? Here’s a clue…

 

“As a White House lawyer in the Bush administration, Judge Brett Kavanaugh challenged the accuracy of deeming the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision to be ‘settled law of the land,’ according to a secret email...

Throughout Kavanaugh’s hearing today, Senate Democrats pressed him on many important questions that will have an impact on Americans’ futures. Kavanaugh refused to give direct answers. Here are just a few examples:

 

Senators called Kavanaugh out directly for not answering their...

DNC Hispanic Media Director Enrique Gutiérrez released the following statement on the anniversary of Donald Trump terminating the DACA program and playing politics with the lives of over 700,000 young people:

 

“Donald Trump promised that he would treat our Dreamers ‘with heart.’...

El director de medios Hispanos del Comité Nacional Demócrata (DNC), Enrique Gutiérrez, emitió la siguiente declaración en el aniversario desde que la Administración Trump anunciase el fin de DACA y jugará con las vidas de más de 700,000 jóvenes:

 

“Donald Trump prometió que trataría...

Under pressure from Senator Whitehouse, Kavanaugh refused to promise to uphold vital protections for tens of millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.

 

Meanwhile, oral arguments began today in Trump’s lawsuit to dismantle those very protections. The suit could be...

DNC Women’s Media Director Elizabeth Renda released the following statement on New Hampshire’s Republican Governor Chris Sununu referring to paid family leave as “vacation”:

 

“Chris Sununu’s reference to paid family leave as ‘vacation’ demonstrates exactly how out-of-touch the...

Senator Feinstein pressed Kavanaugh on whether a sitting U.S. president is required to respond to a subpoena in a criminal investigation. Kavanaugh flailed in his response, refusing to give a direct answer.  

 

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Kavanaugh previously refused to answer whether the...

In response to a question from Senator Grassley on whether he would have trouble ruling against a president who appointed him, Kavanaugh said that he believes "no one is above the law in our constitutional system."

 

But Kavanaugh has repeatedly expressed disturbing views of...

A new poll found that 75 percent of Americans, and 58 percent of Republicans, want to keep ACA protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Despite that, Trump filed a lawsuit to destroy these protections. Oral arguments in this lawsuit begin today, and it could be contested...

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement on the results of tonight’s Democratic primary races in Massachusetts:

 

“Congratulations to gubernatorial nominee Jay Gonzales and all of the Democratic candidates who won today’s primary races in Massachusetts, including 7th...

Senator Harris today slammed Kavanaugh’s confirmation process and suggested Kavanaugh will prioritize Trump’s agenda over Americans.

 

Senator Harris: “‘I’m concerned his loyalty will be to the president who appointed him,’ and not to the people of the United States, Harris said.”

...

Senator Whitehouse said today that Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh, who believes the president is above the law, “should give every senator pause.”

 

 

Senator Whitehouse: “Finally, you come before us nominated by a president named in open court as directing criminal activity and...

Senator Booker talked about the threat Kavanaugh poses to Americans with pre-existing conditions.

 

 

Senator Booker: “Well, knowing your record, it is right that these Americans, so many of them with pre-existing conditions, are asking whether the Supreme Court will be an...

Senator Hirono highlighted the immense stakes of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. “It could take just one vote” to deny women control over their reproductive rights and take away Americans’ access to health care. We already know how Kavanaugh would vote.

 

 

Senator Hirono:...

Senator Blumenthal told Kavanaugh that, if confirmed, there will always be an asterisk by his name because of Senate Republicans rushing his nomination with an unprecedented lack of transparency. Blumenthal called on Kavanaugh to ask for a postponement of his hearing.

 

 

Senator...

Senator Chris Coons suggested that Trump nominated Kavanaugh -- who has expressed disturbing views of presidential power -- “with an eye towards protecting himself.”

 

 

Senator Coons: “We have to confront an uncomfortable but important question about whether President Trump may...

Senator Klobuchar laid out the high stakes of Kavanaugh’s nomination. If confirmed, he would threaten the health care of Americans.

 

 

Senator Klobuchar: “At a time when the administration is arguing that protections to ensure people with pre-existing conditions can't be kicked...

Senator Durbin spelled it out for Americans today — President Trump, who faces mounting legal trouble, has decided that Brett Kavanaugh is his man. Why? Because Kavanaugh thinks the president is above the law.

 

 

Senator Durbin: “You are the nominee of President Donald John...

Senator Leahy — who has served in the Senate for 44 years, a span that has included 19 Supreme Court nominations — highlighted the unprecedented secrecy from Senate Republicans in trying to rush through Kavanaugh’s nomination.

 

 

Senator Leahy: “The Judiciary Committee's Supreme...

At today’s hearing, Senator Feinstein got personal on life before Roe v. Wade, describing her experience of sentencing women who had abortions to state prisons.

 

 

Senator Feinstein: “I was in the 50s and 60s active, but first as a student at Stanford. I saw what happened to...

Ahead of Kavanaugh’s hearing today, a new poll shows that the American people oppose his nomination.

 

  • Kavanaugh’s approval remains underwater and “among the lowest support levels for a high court nominee in polling back to 1987.”

 

  • Only 38% of Americans say Kavanaugh...

Unprecedented secrecy. Just hours before Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Senate Republicans dumped 42,000 pages of documents that were pre-screened by a Republican lawyer who used to work for Kavanaugh.
 

Washington Post: “Hours before the start of hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s...

DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and DNC Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo released the following statement on Labor Day:

 

“The American labor movement transformed our nation and made our economy the envy of the world. From the 40-hour workweek and overtime pay to...

Don’t let today’s executive order fool you - throughout his presidency, Trump has made it harder for workers to save for retirement.

 

Trump has focused on rolling back Obama-era policies aimed at helping workers save for retirement.

 

Bloomberg: “The action will come as the...

At his rally last night, Trump continued to lie and take credit for lowering prescription drug costs. The truth is that drug prices continue to skyrocket.

 

LIE: Trump claimed that drug prices are coming down.

 

Trump: “Drug prices are coming down like they’ve never seen.”

 

...

As we honor the American labor movement, here is a look at some of the many ways Trump has hurt workers since becoming president:

 

  1. CEOs and wealthy shareholders continue to collect billions in profits from the Trump tax law, while real wages for workers have continued to...

Following reports that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to propose new campus sexual misconduct rules, Ned Lamont promised that as governor he would fight back against these shameful policy proposals from the Trump administration. DNC Women’s Media Director Elizabeth Renda...

In response to Trump eliminating pay raises for civilian federal employees, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

 

“Trump sent the deficit skyrocketing to give massive tax breaks to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans, while working families got...

Trump has tried to take credit for lowering drug prices, but the reality is that costs continue to skyrocket. New data released today shows that prescription medication costs were the leading contributor to an increase in consumer expenses last month.

 

Americans across the country...

El presidente del Comité Nacional Demócrata (DNC), Tom Perez, emitió la siguiente declaración sobre los informes de que la Administración Trump está negando pasaportes a ciudadanos hispanos:

 

“Estadounidenses hispanos están siendo detenidos, y se les está negando sus derechos a...

Trump and Republicans’ health care sabotage is increasing the number of uninsured Americans and causing premiums to skyrocket across the country. But Democrats are fighting back. That is why voters overwhelmingly trust Democrats over Republicans and Trump on health care.

 

Democrats...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on reports that the Trump administration is denying passports to Americans:

 

“Americans are being targeted, detained, and denied their rights because of the color of their skin. This is a disgrace to our democracy and a vicious...

DNC Women’s Media Director Elizabeth Renda released the following statement on the new campus sexual misconduct rules Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to propose, which “would bolster the rights of students accused of assault, harassment or rape” and “lessen liability for...

DNC Southern Regional Press Secretary Enrique Gutierrez released the following statement following reports that Florida’s health insurers plan to raise premium rates by an average of 5 percent for ACA plans in 2019:

 

“Donald Trump and his Republican cronies like Ron DeSantis and...

While Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is working to dismantle the department she is charged with leading and Republican governors are ignoring educators’ pleas for better funding, voters are making their voices very clear - they want better pay for teachers and better schools for...

Trump continues to build an economy focused on rewarding wealthy corporations at the expense of working families. The Trump tax law gave massive new tax breaks to big corporations and did nothing for workers. Now, while corporations just had their best profit gain in six years, real...

Last night, Democrats continued a streak of nominating even more openly LGBTQ candidates to represent them in Congress and state legislatures across the country than ever before.

 

In Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema won the Democratic nomination for senator and is the first openly bisexual...

El presidente del Comité Nacional Demócrata (DNC), Tom Perez, emitió la siguiente declaración sobre los resultados de las primarias demócratas de esta noche en Florida:

 

“Felicidades al candidato a gobernador Andrew Gillum, al senador Bill Nelson y a todos nuestros candidatos...

Following a successful primary night in Arizona, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:  

 

“Congratulations to Arizona Democrats on a successful primary night, nominating formidable candidates up and down the ticket. The momentum Arizona Democrats have going into the...

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement on the results of tonight’s Democratic primary races in Florida:

 

“Congratulations to gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, Senator Bill Nelson and all our Democratic candidates who won their primaries tonight in Florida. In a...

Trump has broken his promises to working families. The Trump administration may try to claim credit for a growing economy, but the reality is that working families have been left behind. In fact, real wages for workers have actually declined over the past year and many Americans...

Michael Cohen’s plea deal last week put Trump into legal jeopardy. Court documents revealed a vast conspiracy set up to make hush payments for Trump’s affairs. And Trump continued to abuse his executive power, deepening the swamp. Here’s the latest:

 

Trump intervened in plans to...

Senate Republicans are trying to rush through the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh by holding his hearing before the Senate is able to review the full subset of records that Senator Grassley has requested.  

 

In fact, the Senate has reviewed less than half of the subset of records...

By Tom Perez

 

My former boss, Ted Kennedy, died nine years to the day before Sen. John McCain passed away of the same disease. The two were famously close friends —— lawmakers who rose above the petty resentments of party tribalism to respect and love one another based on their...

El director de medios hispanos del Comité Nacional Demócrata, Enrique Gutiérrez hizo la siguiente declaración sobre las fallas de la Administración Trump para reunificar a los niños inmigrantes con sus familias:

 

“Meses después de la implementación de la política inhumana de 'cero...

Hundreds of children still remain separated from their parents as a result of Trump’s cruel family separation policy. Children face long-term traumatic impacts from being separated from their families. Some children have been separated from their families for so long that they no...

Big banks continue to be big winners from the Trump tax law. Banking profits hit a record $60 billion in the second quarter, primarily as a result of the Trump tax law. Meanwhile, real wages for workers have actually declined over the past year.

 

Reuters: U.S. banking profits hit...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain:

 

“John McCain devoted his life to serving his country. He was and always will be an American hero, and the U.S. Senate will not be the same without him.

 

“It was his profound sense of...

This weekend, Democratic National Committee members passed historic new rules expanding the definition of gender in delegate selection and caucus participation rules to include gender non-binary Democrats. Members also passed a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s...

Today, DNC members passed the most wide-ranging reforms in decades to the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating process. These reforms will grow the Democratic party, increase participation, rebuild trust with voters, and put our next nominee in the strongest position possible to...

Former Vermont Governor and DNC Chair Howard Dean released the following video announcing his support for the reforms passed by the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, including changes to the presidential nominating process. Dean led the DNC from 2005 to 2009, during which time...

Today on Fox and Friends, Trump said what he is doing for health care was “incredible” and claimed his actions were  bringing down health care premiums. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Trump continues to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and has caused premiums to increase...

Yesterday, Michael Cohen said under oath that he made hush money payments at Donald Trump’s direction in order to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Today, the Republican National Committee struggled to defend the president’s corruption and, as they do, resorted...

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